British Columbia high school students will be accepted for admission based on the following criteria. If you do not think you are eligible for admission, contact one of King's admissions counsellors and they will be happy to review your options with you.

Requirements

  • Five academic Grade 12 courses with an overall average of 60%:
    • One course must be English 12 or English First Peoples 12.
    • Three courses must be Standard (see chart below for Standard courses).
    • The fifth course may be a Standard or Non-Standard course carrying normal weight (see list below for Non-Standard courses).
      • Cannot be Special Projects or Work Experience.
      • Two courses of lower course weight may be substituted for the fifth course.
  • Meet any Program-Specific Requirements.
  • English Proficiency.

Standard Courses

Section Previous Curriculum Courses (still accepted) New Curriculum Courses
English (required for all students) English 12,
English First Peoples 12

English Studies 12,
English First Peoples 12

Non-English Language 12 or 12A Language

12 or 12A Language

Social Studies

History 12,
BC First Nations Studies 12,
Economics 12,
Law 12,
Comparative Cultures 12,
Philosophy 12,
Social Justice 12,
Geography 12

20th Century World History 12,
BC First Peoples 12,
Economic Theory 12,
Law Studies 12,
Comparative Cultures 12,
Philosophy 12,
Social Justice 12,
Human Geography 12,
Physical Geography 12,
Asian Studies 12,
Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12,
Genocide Studies 12,
Political Studies 12,
Urban Studies 12

Mathematics

Pre-calculus 12,
Foundations of Mathematics 12,
Calculus 12

Pre-calculus 12,
Foundations of Mathematics 12,
Calculus 12
Science Biology 12,
Chemistry 12,
Physics 12,
Geology 12,
ICT Computer Programming 12

Anatomy and Physiology (Biology) 12,
Chemistry 12,
Physics 12,
Geology 12,

Fine Arts

Choral Music 12,
Music 12,
Theatre Production 12,
Theatre Performance 12,
Dance 12,
Visual Arts 12,
Studio Art 12,
Art Foundations 12

Choral Music 12,
Instrumental Music 12,
Contemporary Music 12,
Composition & Production 12,
Theatre Production 12,
Musical Theatre 12,
Drama 12,
Theatre Company 12,
Film & TV 12,
12-Level Dance,
Art Studio 12,
Studio Arts 2D,
Studio Arts 3D

Non-Standard Courses (maximum of one)

Accounting 12,
Communications 12,
English Literature 12,
Writing 12,
ICT Computer Programming,
Physical Education 12,
Bible 12

Financial Accounting 12,
e-Commerce 12,
Entrepreneurship 12,
Media Arts 12,
New Media 12,
Graphic Arts 12,
Computer Programming 12,
Literary Studies 12,
Composition 12,
Creative Writing 12,
Computer Information Systems 12,
Robotics 12,
Active Living 12,
Fitness and Conditioning 12,
Outdoor Education 12,
Statistics 12,
Specialized Science 12,
Comparative World Religions 12,
Bible 12
Environmental Science 12

Alternative Admission
An applicant who cannot present five acceptable courses, but can present a 70% average on four courses, may be admitted as an Unclassified Student to take an approved course for credit. A grade of C- or better in the course will allow the student to be considered for regular admission in the following term.

If you don’t think you are eligible for admission into King’s, don’t lose hope! Contact one of our Admissions Counsellors and they will be happy to review your options with you.