Admission evaluation

How will my application for admission be evaluated?

The best way to understand how your application will be evaluated is to

  • confirm that you have met the requirements; and
  • review how the courses you have completed compare to Lists A and B (see admission requirements).

Meet the general and program specific requirements

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Complete a minimum of five approved grade 12 courses

  • Take the required courses for your program(s) of interest from List A, and then add additional List A and/or B courses.
  • Use the Admission Compass as a guide to determine what program(s) you are eligible to apply for.
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All approved courses matter

  • We are comprehensively evaluating your high school transcript.

For admission to Fall 2019:

  • All approved grade 12 courses will be used in the admission evaluation.
  • Courses not included: applied design, skills, and technologies; career education; physical and health education; faith-based.

For admission to Fall 2020:

  • All approved grade 11 and 12 courses will be used in the evaluation.
  • Courses not included: applied design, skills, and technologies*; career education; physical and health education; faith-based.

*Note: the following courses are approved: Entrepreneurship, Financial Accounting, Engineering, and Mechatronics.

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Focus on List A courses

  • List A courses are program specific and help to support your success at SFU.
  • Greater emphasis is placed on List A courses in the evaluation.
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Explore within List A and B courses

  • SFU will remove one grade 12 course from the evaluation if you present six or more approved courses as follows:
    • If you present six or more approved List A courses, SFU will remove the lowest, non-required List A course.
    • If you present five or fewer List A courses, your lowest List B course will be removed.
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Course exceptions

  • If your school does not offer courses found on Lists A or B of your first choice program, or you are unable to take the courses due to personal circumstance, please complete the Student Course Exception Form.
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Online Courses

  • To be used in the admission evaluation, online courses must be completed by January 31 and submitted to the Ministry of Education to ensure the course is noted on your official interim transcript, in time to be evaluated for admission.
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