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Application Supporting Documents


Students seeking admission to an undergraduate program must complete the following prior to a review for admission:

  • Application form
  • Application fee (see Application Fees)
  • Official transcripts (academic records) submitted in English, or accompanied with notarized English translation.
    • Official transcripts are documents which are sent directly to the Admissions office from the institution.
    • Official transcripts must indicate the courses studied; the grades obtained in each course along with high school graduation and/or degree conferred where applicable.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if required)


School of Ministry applicants must also complete the following:

  • Reference Form
    • Employer/Professional/Academic contact
    • Pastor/Denominational Leader from Christian congregation or organization
  • Personal Statement including spiritual journey and educational goals


Bachelor of Education (After-Degree) applicants must also complete the following:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable application fee (see Application Fees)
  • Official post-secondary transcripts sent directly from the degree-granting institution to Ambrose. Students whose undergraduate degree comes from outside of Canada must have their degree transcript assessed through IQAS at
  • Completed official criminal record check with vulnerable sector search, to have been issued within a year of intended start date.
  • Resumé to include all work and volunteer experience, including experience working with children.
  • Two reference forms to be completed and submitted online by referee, at least one of whom has overseen the applicant in a role working with children. See
  • Written Statement (500-750 words): Please explain why you are interested in pursuing an elementary education focused degree at Ambrose University.
  • Proof of English Proficiency may be required from applicants whose primary language is not English, or for students whose undergraduate degrees have been completed in a language other than English.
  • Applicants who have completed all requirements will be invited to an interview. 

All application supporting documents received by the Admissions office become the property of Ambrose and will not be photocopied or returned to students or forwarded to other institutions.


Early Admission

If you apply before graduating from high school, please send an unofficial transcript or a mid-year report showing your grade 11 marks as well as your interim marks for grade 12 courses currently in progress. You will be considered for Early Admission when we receive a satisfactory unofficial transcript/mid-year report, a completed Application for Admission form, payment of the application fee and any necessary supporting documents.


You can only be fully admitted once we receive all of your supporting documents, including official transcripts showing that entrance requirements have been met. To be considered “official,” transcripts must be mailed directly to Ambrose by the issuing institution. Unofficial transcripts, such as photocopies and faxed copies of transcripts, or transcripts received directly from you, may be submitted for consideration for Early Admission but only official transcripts will qualify you for full or conditional Admission (see Admission Types). If your official transcripts are in a language other than English, it is your responsibility to provide a certified English translation.


Application Deferral

Students who have received an offer of admission may defer their application for one year from the date of acceptance. Students who attend another post-secondary institution during the deferral period must re-apply for admission.


Residence Requirement

We highly recommend all first year students under 21 years of age to live in Residence.


English Language Requirement

Students whose first language is not English, and who have not studied in a recognized English-speaking post-secondary institution (where the language of instruction is English), must demonstrate English proficiency for academic purposes by fulfilling the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL* (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    • a minimum score of 560 on the paper-based; or
    • a minimum score of 83 on the internet-based TOEFL; or
    • a minimum score of 5.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE); or
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    • a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS Academic test; or
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)
    • a minimum score of 85; or
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
    • a minimum score of 70 with no section less than 60; or
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English)
    • a minimum score of 58 on the Academic version; or
  • Duolingo English Test
    • a minimum score of 110 with no sub-score below 100

One or more of the above may be required, and you may be asked to provide an additional writing sample.
The TOEFL institution code for Ambrose is 8915.

For the Bachelor of Education program’s English Language requirements, please see the note in Program Specific Requirements.

Partnership with Mount Royal University on English Proficiency Program: If you do not meet our English proficiency requirements, there is still a way for you to join us. We have partnered with Mount Royal University, where they offer a full-time English Language Program, known as LEAP. LEAP has an academic focus, including instruction on reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and literature. 

Successful completion of LEAP will prepare students for further academic study at Ambrose University and meet the English language requirement for admission.

Fraudulent Documentation

Students seeking admission to the University must provide true, complete, and accurate information in their application. Students who falsify or omit information as part of the admission process, up to the add/drop deadline, may have their admission and registration cancelled by the Registrar’s Office. After the course add/drop deadline, students who falsify or omit information may be subject to academic misconduct regulations. Students who have submitted false information may be identified to other post-secondary institutions. Falsified documents may be referred to the appropriate authorities for potential prosecution under the Criminal Code of Canada. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event a student becomes aware that the student has unintentionally made an error in the information submitted, or has unintentionally omitted any information, as part of the admission process, the student is required to immediately report the same to the Registrar’s Office. The University will not take disciplinary action against a student that self-reports an error that was made reasonably and unintentionally. The University will only give consideration to students that self-report errors if such reports are made before the University has reason to believe that a student has falsified or omitted information as part of the admissions process.