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International Requirements

Requirements by Country

Admission requirements vary based on your country of secondary school study. See the list of  secondary school credentials and/or other requirements for first year admission from the link below:

See Requirements by Country

If you are not eligible for first-year university admission, you have the opportunity to apply to Brescia’s pre-university program, the Preliminary Year. This program is open to both male and female students.

General Certificate of Education Requirements

Admission to Preliminary Year

General Certificate of Education (GCE)/General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) with passes in at least five academic subjects at the “O” level (grade ‘C’ or higher) including English. Math, Science, or a language other than English is recommended.

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Certificate, grades one-three (effective 1998) at General Proficiency, will be accepted.

Admission to University Programs:

  • Applicants seeking admission on the basis of the GCE must submit three distinct A-Level (or four distinct AS-Level) traditional academic subjects with grades of ‘A’ and/or ‘B’ for admission consideration. General Paper is not acceptable. Applied Advanced Level subjects are not an ideal preparation for our programs.
  • Students who receive a ‘B’ grade on final GCE Advanced Level exams will receive transfer credit for those courses approved by the appropriate faculty.
  • Specific prerequisite courses are required for admission to some faculties/programs. Prerequisites must be presented at the Advanced or Advanced Subsidiary Level; however, some programs may consider IGCSE/GCSE/Ordinary Level results with a grade of ‘B’ or above to satisfy prerequisites.
  • Submission of five IGCSE/GCSE/Ordinary Level academic subjects or equivalent is required as reference for past academic success.

United States Requirements

Admission to University Programs (minimum requirements)

  • SAT Reasoning Test = minimum of 1190
  • 79.5% final average, based on 4.0 grade 12 academic courses

Advanced Placement Exams

Transfer credit may be granted for Advanced Placement (AP) courses with a grade of four out of five. A maximum of two transfer credits may be awarded. All transfer credits are subject to faculty approval, and some may not be eligible.

Arts English
Social Science English (Math recommended for study in Psychology, Economics or Honors Geography)
Family Studies (BA) English
Family Studies (BSc) English, Biology, Chemistry and a background in Math
Foods & Nutrition English, Biology, Chemistry and a background in Math
Kinesiology English, Biology
Health Sciences English, Math and Biology (Chemistry is recommended)
Management & Organizational Studies English, Math