Admission Requirements

Applicants wishing to be accepted into Briercrest College as a full-time or part-time student must:

  • have earned a high school diploma with a minimum average of 60 per cent in four academic grade twelve courses*, including at least one academic English course.
  • be a professing and practicing Christian.
  • commit to live by the standards set out by Briercrest College and Seminary.
    See this page for Student Responsibilities and Expectations.

*The following course divisions are accepted as an academic course, take note that the following list is not exhaustive but only serves to give a general guideline for what is required. Other courses will be considered when they are brought to the attention of an applicant's admissions adviser:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Space)
  • Geography
  • History/Social Studies
  • Classical and International Languages (eg. Japanese, Greek, Spanish, etc.)
  • English
  • French
  • Social Sciences (Economics, Psychology)
  • Philosophy
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Business/Computer Science (Accounting, Management Systems, etc.)
  • Christian Ethics


Conditional Acceptance

If a student applies to Briercrest College and does not meet the general admission requirements, the student may, in certain cases, be offered a conditional acceptance based on available resources in our Student Success Centre.

A conditional acceptance will consist of the following:

  • Students will be able to register for a maximum of 12 credit hours in their first two (2) semesters at Briercrest. Students will be required to register for ENG 100 Literature and Composition I in their first semester.
  • Students will meet with an academic coach on a weekly basis for the first two (2) semesters at Briercrest. The academic coach will be an employee of the Student Success Centre and will help to prepare students for college academics. The cost for these weekly sessions is $200 per semester and will be charged to the student's account at the beginning of the semester.
  • Briercrest College financial awards, scholarships, or bursaries are not available until the conditional acceptance is removed.
  • Conditions persist until a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater (63%-66% grade average) is achieved.

The Enrolment Services Office reserves the right to request further information at any point during the application process before an acceptance decision is made (e.g., educational assessments, references).

Most satisfying: the support and encouragement from the staff, faculty, and students that can only be achieved in this particular learning community. Most disappointing: that it took me so long to find this place.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015