Cape Breton University


Requirements for Canadian Students

Students applying for early fall admission must arrange to have their final Grade 11 marks and proof of registration in their Grade 12 courses (for both semesters where applicable) sent to CBU at the time of application. Admission will be conditional, pending the successful and satisfactory completion of program requirements.

All students who are offered early fall admission must submit an official high school transcript to the Admissions Office by June 30 of their graduating year or the offer of admission may be withdrawn.

Requirements for International Students

Cape Breton U actively seeks to increase the number of non-Canadian students in order to enrich the educational and cultural experience for all of its students and faculty. All students seeking admission to Cape Breton U must have completed the equivalent of Nova Scotia's high school diploma with five Grade 12 university preparatory courses and an average of at least 60%. Students from the United States must have completed a high school university program with 16 points, including four courses in English. SAT or CEEB results must be submitted. Students in the British system must have completed secondary school at the Ordinary level. Students whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language by means of one of the standard test such as TOEFL or MELAB.

Procedure for Canadian Students

Please note: official supporting documents include transcripts, credentials and proof of English Language Proficiency. To be considered official, all documents must come directly from the issuing institution or be a notarized copy of the original. Cape Breton University reserves the right to request the original documents.

Procedure for International Students

International students are advised to submit their applications by March 31. Applicants are urged to submit their applications and all supporting documentation well in advance of the published deadlines, particularly if they are seeking accommodation in the University residences, which have room for 460 students.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September

Generally speaking, students may enrol in courses in September or January for either full-time or part-time studies, although the variety of courses available in January is less extensive than in September. Students may also enrol for part-time studies in May. All students are required to take courses in a core program in addition to departmental requirements for their particular degree.

Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on February 05, 2024