University Preparatory

A better matriculation program

Preparing students for their brightest future

Columbia’s pre-university (Grade 12) program prepares students for admission to universities in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Students now studying in Form 5, Sec. 4, or ‘O’ Level are eligible to apply to the 6-month program (January or Mid-May intake) and will complete the six courses required to enter university. Senior Middle 2 students are eligible to apply for a minimum 10-month program (August intake). This allows students to complete eight credits and graduate with an Ontario secondary school diploma (OSSD).

University Placement Office
Columbia’s university placement team helps students with university applications, career planning and securing opportunities at world-class universities. Dedicated staff are always willing to answer questions, offer advice and advocate for students, helping them secure the best future possible.

Learn more about Columbia’s University Placement Office

TO STUDY COMPULSORY COURSES ADDITIONAL COURSES
Architecture 1. English   2. Advanced Functions   3. Calculus & Vectors   4. Physics + 2 other courses (Portfolio or Graphic Work may also be required)
Arts or Humanities 1. English + 5 other courses
Business/Commerce 1. English   2. Advanced Functions   3. Calculus   Vectors + 3 other courses
Computer Science 1. English   2. Advanced Functions   3. Calculus   Vectors + 3 other courses (1 of these must be a Science course)
Engineering 1. English   2. Advanced Functions   3. Calculus   Vectors   4. Physics   5. Chemistry + 1 other course
Hotel and Food Management 1. English 2. Advanced Functions or Calculus + 4 other courses
Science 1. English   2. Advanced Functions   3. Calculus and Vectors + 3 other courses (1 of these must be a Science course)
Social Studies 1. English + 5 other courses (Some programs require 1 or 2 Pre-U Math Courses)
Graphic Design 1. English + 5 other courses (Portfolio or Graphic Work may also be required.)

"Through concerted efforts, we have been successful in placing our university preparatory graduates into prestigious universities, many with scholarships and awards."

− Annie Rong, University Placement Coordinator