Bishop’s University Undergraduate requirements for American Students

Bishop’s University admission requirements for all the courses at the undergraduate level for American students have been released for the 2021/2022 academic year.


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Bishop’s University undergraduate requirements for American Applicants. Check that you meet the requirements as stated below then proceed to apply for your desired course/program.

Bishop’s University Undergraduate Admission Requirement for Americans

Below are the Entry Requirements. Applicants are to read carefully before initiating the Admission application exercise.
The following requirements should be used as a guideline to be considered competitive for admissions consideration. Each admission cycle, Bishop’s University receives more applications than spaces available. Meeting the minimum posted requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements may be considered on an individual basis. In those cases, the Admissions Office may request additional information in addition to that indicated below.

Bishop’s University General Undergraduate requirements:

  • Completed high school diploma
  • Academically strong and well-rounded

Program-Specific Requirements:


  • 3.80 GPA
  • Required grade 11 course: Mathematics
  • Required grade 12 course(s): English


  • Required grade 12 course(s): English
  • 3.50 GPA
  • Music: audition and letter of musical background required. Please refer to the Music Admissions Information Sheet.
  • Studio Art: No portfolio required
  • Drama: No audition required


  • Psychology: 3.60 GPA
  • All others: 3.50 GPA
  • Required grade 12 course(s): English


  • 3.50 GPA
  • Required grade 12 course(s) for B.Sc applicants: English, Pre-Calculus or Calculus, 2 of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  • Required grade 12 course(s) for B.A. applicants to Math, Biology, or Computer Science: English, any Grade 12 level Mathematics

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION – elementary and secondary

  • 3.60 GPA
  • Required grade 12 course(s): English

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION – math or science as a teachable

  • 3.60 GPA
  • Required grade 12 course(s): English, Pre-Calculus or Calculus, 2 of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics

Some USA high school curricula do not permit a student to take two of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics in the Grade 12 year. Students applying from such curricula must take one Grade 12 science course and have completed the second science course in Grade 11

AP Courses and Transfer Credit

Students can receive advanced standing credit at Bishop’s University for most AP exams completed with a score of 4 or better.  View the current AP Transfer Chart for details.  An official score report sent from the College Board is required.

Required Supporting Documents: All Applicants

  • Latest high school transcript, including courses in progress and future term courses showing final or in-progress grades.
  • School grading chart and/or school profile.
  • While not required, information such as SAT/ACT, class rank, senior-level courses available at your school, teacher recommendations and a personal statement will assist us when reviewing your application.
  • Copy of personal identification document(s). Consult the Personal Identification Documents page to determine what document(s) you must provide.

How to apply for Bishop’s University Undergraduate Admission as an American candidate

March 1st is considered the deadline for submitting an online application for Fall. Also, the deadline to submit the Entrance Awards and Bursaries application.

The undergraduate application form is for anyone looking to apply to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), or Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree.

Start with these steps to apply for undergraduate admission.

  1. To successfully submit an Undergraduate, Graduate, or Certificate application form, you must make a $65 CAD application fee (non-refundable). You will be asked to submit this payment via credit card at the end of the application, so have your information ready.
  2. After submitting the payment, you will have the option to upload any supporting documents with your application. If you do not have your supporting documents ready now, you can submit them to the Admissions Office via your myBU Applicant Portal (information below), as a PDF email attachment to, by post c/o Admissions Office, or in person during our regular business hours at a later time.
  3. Visit our Academic Programs section for a complete list and full descriptions of all the programs offered at Bishop’s University.

“myBU” Applicant Portal

Once an application has been submitted an applicant will receive their “myBU” Applicant Portal login information via email within 24 hours. It is via the Applicant Portal that students can follow along the most up-to-date status of their application, upload any missing documents to complete their application file, access key resources and information about the university.


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