Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) prides itself on welcoming homeschooled learners into our academic community. All applicants are assessed on an individual basis and are treated on their own merits. We appreciate the uniqueness of the homeschool environment and provide the following admission routes as a guideline for your benefit. We also understand that your situation may be different, so please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your admission circumstance.
CUE offers three direct-entry Bachelor Degree programs that students may apply for when they are finishing their Grade 12 year: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Management, and Bachelor of Science.
The following detail three admission routes that are open to applicants:
- Homeschool Portfolio which should contain, but is not limited to:
- Evidence of prior learning from Grades 10 through 12
- Statement of results from Grades 10 through 12
- Minimum three writing samples from your Grade 12 work (from literature works studied)
- A brief essay (1000-2500 words) describing the value of your homeschooling experience or an entrance video production with supporting written storyboard
- An interview may be requested as part of the process.
- To strengthen your application we encourage you to provide a confidential letter of recommendation from an impartial source, such as a home education coordinator, indicating your academic readiness for a university- level program of studies and method of homeschooling followed.
- Demonstrating the required admission average in the five 30-level courses for required subjects in your program of choice (See concordia. ab.ca/requirements for list).
- Completing a minimum of one year of full-time study in a diploma program at a recognized college, technical institute, or Bible college in addition to their homeschooling program. Applicants must achieve a satisfactory academic standing in that course work.
There are extra requirements for applicants into CUE’s Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Science programs. Documentation is required to determine Grade 12 course prerequisites needed for admission. For each subject area, course syllabi, textbook list, and three to five academic work samples such as science laboratory reports or results from standardized aptitude tests such as SAT or ACT are required.
For students seeking admission into the Management degree program, the prerequisite needing to be satisfied is Mathematics. For students seeking admission into any Science degree program, the prerequisites needing to be satisfied are Mathematics and two subjects from either Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
CUE also offers entrance scholarships to those who apply for admission prior to April 1 of the year they intend to study. Homeschooled applicants who present the appropriate Grade 12 requirements for admission (as listed above), present an award average of 75% or higher, and submit an application for admission by April 1 are eligible for entrance award consideration.
Concordia University of Edmonton will also consider homeschooled applicants who present the appropriate ACT or SAT score. Homeschooled applicants who are ineligible for an entrance award are eligible to be considered for in-course awards (Section 7.0, Awards) after the completion of their first year of study at Concordia University of Edmonton.
Homeschooled students who present an appropriate ACT or SAT score will be considered for a $1,000 renewable University Entrance Scholarship. To become eligible, applicants must:
- Apply for admission by April 1;
- Be entering their first year of postsecondary study; Concordia University of Edmonton Welcomes Homeschooled Learners
- Present a minimum ACT score of 28, or present a minimum SAT score of 1900 (no score lower than 600);
- Be enrolled in a degree program in Arts, Management, or Science;
- Register in a minimum of 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) in each semester.
Recipients whose registration drops below the required 80% minimum will immediately forfeit their scholarship.
To renew the scholarship in subsequent years, students must:
- Be registered in a minimum 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) in each subsequent semester;
- Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 during the academic year. Courses completed in Spring and Summer sessions are not included in the GPA calculation.
The renewal period shall not exceed the length of the student’s degree program. Students who lose their scholarship entitlement due to reduced course load or low GPA may have their scholarship reinstated following an academic year of study that satisfies the registration and GPA requirements. However, their eligibility period will not be extended.