General Ontario High School Admission Requirements

  • Five academic Grade 12 courses with an overall average of 60%:
    • One course must be English (ENG4U) or Studies in Literature (ETS4U).
    • 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.

Alternative Admission Requirements:

  • 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.

Standard Courses


Algebra Other Math Calculus Social Studies  Science Fine Arts
Any level 5 native language (LNAEO-LNOEO, LBADU-LYXDU),
Any 4U-level French (FSF4U, FEF4U, FIF4U)

Advanced Functions (MHF4U)



Math of Data Management (MDM4U)

Calculus (MCV4U)


History (CHI4U or CHY4U), World Geography (CGU4U),
Canadian and World Issues (CGW4U), Classical Civilization (LVV4U)


Biology (SBI4U),
Computing Studies (ICS4U).
Earth and Space Science (SES4U),
Physics (SPH4U),
University/College Preparation (SNC4M)

Visual Arts (AVI4M),
Drama (ADA4M),
Dance (ATC4M),
Music (AMU4M)

Non-Standard Courses

A maximum of one non-standard course may be presented for admission:

  • Any 4U or 4M course