What universities boost Alberta grades?

Several universities in Canada recognize the higher academic standards of Alberta’s education system and adjust their admission requirements accordingly. Here are some notable examples:

  1. University of British Columbia (UBC): UBC automatically raises the grades of Alberta high school applicants by two percentage points to account for the province’s more rigorous curriculum.
  2. University of Toronto (U of T): U of T considers the Alberta Diploma Examination (ADE) scores when assessing applications from Alberta high school graduates. Students with strong ADE scores may receive a slight boost in their overall admission consideration.
  3. McGill University: McGill University recognizes the challenging nature of Alberta’s curriculum and may consider adjusting grades for Alberta applicants on a case-by-case basis.
  4. University of Alberta: While the University of Alberta does not have a formal policy of adjusting grades for Alberta applicants, the university’s admissions committee is aware of the province’s high academic standards and may consider this factor when evaluating applications.
  5. University of Saskatchewan (U of S): U of S has implemented a policy that allows Alberta high school applicants to choose between their in-class marks or their diploma marks, whichever is higher. This policy is designed to level the playing field for Alberta students who may be disadvantaged by the province’s emphasis on standardized testing.

It is important to note that specific grade adjustment policies may vary from university to university. It is always advisable to check with the admissions office of each university you are interested in to inquire about their specific policies for Alberta applicants.