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If you think we might be the right school for you, we want to talk! We invite you to attend an Information Session or schedule a personalized tour and you’ll get to talk with one of our admissions experts. Together, we’ll determine whether Vicars School is right for you. We consider your life and work experience, not just your academic background. Adult learners have an advantage over students coming right out of high school.
Do you have what it takes to succeed at Vicars?
From experience, we know that successful students have an aptitude for working independently, an interest in the science of the human body, and have strong interpersonal skills. We also must ensure that all students meet our academic prerequisites and English-language standards.
Each application is considered individually and we only accept students who we feel will thrive in our program. Denials are never based on race, ethnicity, religious belief, gender or gender expression, or sexual orientation. International students are welcome, and pay the same tuition as Canadian students.
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There are four application categories. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
- A high school diploma, having earned 50% or higher in Grade 12 English and a
Grade 12 Science course (or non-Alberta equivalent), OR
- A high school General Equivalency Diploma (GED), with scores of 50% or higher in English and Science (or non-Alberta equivalent), OR
- 50 credits towards a high school diploma, including 50% or higher in Grade 10 English and Grade 10 Math, and have been out of high school for at least two years, OR
- Successful completion of an aptitude test administered by the school, and have been out of high school for at least two years.
These categories are the minimum technical requirements for acceptance into the program. Meeting one of these standards does not guarantee admission.
Police information check
All applicants must provide a recent police information check that includes a vulnerable sector check. The document must show that you have no criminal record as an adult, and that you have have not received a record suspension or a pardon for a sex-crimes related offence or have had any police involvement that would result in you being a risk to vulnerable persons, as defined by the issuing law-enforcement agency. The document must be issued by the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where you live. It must be received by the school prior to your first day of on-campus classes, and must be dated no earlier than 6 months prior to the first day of on-campus instruction.
The school will provide you with the necessary documentation to request the vulnerable sector check.
Our program is delivered in English. All students must have the ability to:
- Speak and communicate in English
- Listen and understand in English
- Read and write in English
If you have completed a high school, college, or university program delivered in English, we will accept your official transcripts from that program as evidence of your English skills.
If you have not completed the required English-language education, we will also accept a wide range of English proficiency exams as proof of fluency. The following is a list of the English tests we recognize, along with the minimum scores we will accept:
- TOEFL iBT: overall score of 95; including minimum of 20 in each four components
- TOEFL CBT: overall score of 240; including minimum essay score of 4.5
- IELTS Academic: 6 or higher
- CLB: Listening 8; Reading 8; Speaking 8; Writing 7
- MELAB: 80 or higher