Marianopolis College admits students directly from high school to its enriched Honours Science Profiles. Students can choose a specific profile: Honours Health Science (200.HH) or Honours Pure and Applied Science (200.HP). Once in Honours Science, you will get to participate in activities such as math or science competitions, attend interesting lectures and visit cutting-edge labs. You will have to take a minimum of three enriched science courses. These may include a choice from:

  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Topics in Mathematics
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics, Modern Physics

As an Honours Science student you will be encouraged to complete an Honours Science Project. You can participate in the local Science Fair, which, for many Marianopolis students, is a gateway to higher-level fairs and recognition. You will work under the supervision of a faculty member and the results will count as the official Épreuve synthèse required by the Quebec Ministry of Education.

Marianopolis offers Science Honours profiles to provide its most motivated students an opportunity to cultivate their passion and talent for the sciences, within a stimulating and creative framework of courses and activities. As an Honours Science student you would have to maintain minimum averages of 82 % overall and 87 % in math and science courses once at the College.

In these enriched courses you will take the same final exams as students enrolled in the regular courses.

The Registrar’s Office will provide an attestation certifying that you have taken enriched courses. You will include this attestation with your university applications.

The Marianopolis Honours Science profiles are specifically designed for students who have a strong interest in the sciences, are highly motivated and wish to engage in curricular and extra-curricular activities that will enrich their understanding of science and natural phenomenon. If you are a high school student with an overall average of 90 %, simply select one of the Honours Options in the online application and send a letter of intent to the Admissions Office telling us why you would be a good candidate for this profile.

Honours Science prepares you for university studies in Pure Sciences, Engineering, Architecture and other Applied Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry and other specializations in the Health Sciences. It’s also excellent preparation for Mathematics and Computer Science as well as for careers in various research fields.

Advanced Placement - Students who have been admitted to the College and who have covered course material equivalent to the content of a Mathematics or a Science course in the Science program may apply for advanced placement.

Advanced placement exams are normally written either in June, before beginning the program, or during regular exam sessions at the College in December and May. A small examination fee is charged.

Application for advanced placement exams can be submitted during the May registration or at a later stage by contacting one of our Academic Advisors. Course outlines and textbook references (as well as a sample exam, when available) may also be obtained.

Admissions Requirements

  • Prerequisites:
    • Secondary V Chemistry (051504, 551504)
    • Secondary V Physics (053504, 553504)
    • Secondary V Mathematics TS (064506, 564506) or Mathematics SN (065506, 565506)
  • Letter of intent submitted with the application
  • Minimum historical admission averages
    • Program average:  90%
    • Overall average:  83%
    • Secondary IV and V Math TS or SN: 75% minimum in each grade