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Admission Process


Those who have previously attended Simon Fraser University but who fit into any of the following categories must apply for readmission ( see "Readmission and Reregistration" ).

In all other cases students may register directly in courses.

Application Methods

Students may apply for admission in one of two ways: over the Internet and by paper form.

Internet Application

Application may be made from any computer which has a connection to the Internet and is equipped with browser software, enabling interpretation of data on the World Wide Web.

The form may be accessed from www.reg.sfu.ca. The form may also be accessed from www.pas.bc.ca, the Postsecondary Application Service of BC (PASBC) web site.

For fees, document requirements, etc., see the following sections. However, application and document evaluation fees should be sent after the form has been submitted electronically. Quote the reference number that is given to the applicant when the submission is acknowledged by the University.

Paper Application Form

Applications for admission must be made on the forms provided by the Office of the Registrar or on a form downloaded and printed from our web site (see above). The following supporting official documents must also be submitted from the issuing institution before any application will be considered.

All documents must be originals. Uncertified photocopies are not acceptable. Replaceable documents submitted with an application become the property of the University and will not be returned.

Official translations, certified by an educational or embassy official, or made by a certified translator are required for records not in English or French.

Applicants should submit application forms and any available documents as early as possible but not more than twelve months before the semester they intend to begin studies. The deadlines for receipt of applications and documents are given below and in the Academic Calendar of Events ( see "Academic Calendar of Events". ). Applications received after the published deadline may be evaluated selectively at the discretion of the director of admissions.

Application Deadlines

Fees Payable upon Application

All applicants must pay an application fee. A document evaluation fee may also apply.

Application Fee

Each time an applicant applies for admission or readmission, a $25 application fee is required. This fee, nonrefundable and not applicable to tuition fees, must accompany the application for admission form or be paid soon after making an application.

Document Evaluation Fee

A document evaluation fee of $40 is assessed for all applicants whose academic records, in whole or in part, originate outside of British Columbia and the fee will be assessed to students making a second or subsequent application for admission or an application for readmission if such application includes either secondary school documents from outside Canada or postsecondary documents from an institution outside B.C. if these documents have not been evaluated previously. This fee is nonrefundable and not applicable to tuition fees. This fee is waived if the documents originate from a secondary school located in Canada, or if the applicant is participating in a recognized exchange program between SFU and another institution.

Offers of Admission

Admission offers are valid only for one semester. Applicants who are admitted but do not register in classes or who register but withdraw from classes before or during their first semester must apply again if they wish to attend a subsequent semester.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits are granted to students on admission on the basis of work done at another accredited institution; transfer credits reduce the total credits which must be taken at Simon Fraser University for a degree, diploma or certificate. Transfer credit should not be confused with advanced standing - transfer credit is often given without any concomitant advanced standing; the reverse may also be true.

Regulations

Total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 credit hours, and may not include more than 15 credit hours as upper division work. Within these limits, credits may be transferred for all courses passed, which are acceptable under University policies.

Transfer credit is not used in the CGPA calculation.

Transfer credit for ungraded passes (e.g. pass/fail) will be granted only if the course has been previously articulated for transfer credit and if all students in the course are graded in a similar manner.

Transfer credit is not granted for credit assessed by other institutions, for knowledge acquired outside formal instruction, but course challenge credit may be obtained at Simon Fraser University for such work or knowledge.

Students who are attending, or who have attended Simon Fraser University should note that in addition to these regulations

Please see "Courses at Other Institutions/Letters of Permission". for more information.

To qualify for a specific minor on a degree program, at least seven credit hours of the upper division credit used toward the minor must have been completed through Simon Fraser University courses.

Students completing certificates or diplomas should note that each program has its own specific restrictions on the amount of transfer credit permitted. Consult the appropriate sections in the Calendar for these limitations.

Special transfer credit regulations apply to the bachelor of general studies degree, the bachelor of education degree, the bachelor of applied science degree in engineering science and to students attending other universities on formal exchange programs. Refer to the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education , and Faculty of Applied Sciences sections respectively and see "Study Abroad". .

An applicant with transfer credit is advised that the courses transferred, together with those subsequently taken at SFU, must meet the general and specific requirements of the faculty and department in which he/she chooses to major or honor. Some awarded transfer credit may be designated `general elective credit.' Individual faculties may restrict the amount of general elective credit that may be counted toward a degree in that faculty. The applicant should not assume that he/she will complete the degree with a number of credit hours equal to the difference between total hours required for the degree and transferred hours. Although this calculation will usually be correct for a student who remains within a field of study, it will not necessarily be correct for a student who changes fields.

Transfer credit is designated as type one, two, or three. Type one is assigned credit, used for a Simon Fraser University equivalent. Type two is unassigned credit in a subject area, used for courses without Simon Fraser equivalent, but which are acceptable to a department as fulfilling subject requirements for a general or honors degree in that department. For example, `BISC (3)' means that three semester hours of credit in Biological Sciences have been granted. Type three is general elective credit , used for courses which are judged to be transferable but do not fulfill specific faculty departmental requirements (other than Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Business Administration group requirements). General elective credit is counted toward the total required for the degree. Examples include `general elective - classical studies' and `general elective - environmental studies.' Individual faculties may restrict the amount of general elective credit that may be counted toward a degree in that faculty.

Individual departments may require students to repeat prerequisite courses for which they have received transfer for a D grade. The repeated courses will show on the student's permanent record, but double credit will not be granted.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing is placement to a certain level in a subject area granted on admission. The department concerned examines the applicant's previous work, or asks him/her to take a placement test, and then places the applicant at a certain level in the sequence of courses in the department.

Program Approval

Newly admitted students who wish to take either a post baccalaureate diploma or a further undergraduate degree must obtain program approval from their faculty or department prior to registering in courses.

Enrolment Limitations

Examples of recent enrolment limits and consequent admission cutoff averages for admission to the Faculty of Arts are as follows.

Fall Semester 2000
Basis of Admission
Limit
Minimum
Arts Acceptance Average
BC grade 12 graduation
2010
78%
grade 12 graduates from other provinces
200
78%
BC college transfer
730
2.70
degree holders and transfers from universities
350
2.80
other
155
n/a
Total 3450

Enrolment limits for any semester are subject to revision without notice.

Completion of the minimum requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to any course, program, department or faculty at the University. In those instances where the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number that, in the opinion of the University, can be accommodated, the University reserves the right to select from among the qualified applicants.

Admission and Approval into a Faculty and Credential

Students may apply for admission to one of five faculties: applied sciences, arts, business administration, education and science.

Applicants may indicate an alternate faculty in the event that they are not selected to the faculty of their first choice.

For example, a student's first choice may be the Faculty of Business Administration (intended degree BBA). Due to insufficient space, this is not approved. The student's second choice is the Faculty of Science (intended degree BSc). Due to the lack of a required course, this is not approved either. The student's third choice is the Faculty of Arts (intended degree BA). The student may now proceed to seek entry to either the Faculty of Business Administration, or Faculty of Science, or may complete a BA in the Faculty of Arts.

Students are permitted to change faculties during the course of their studies, so those who are not selected to their chosen faculty may transfer between faculties later in their studies.

All Applicants

The following admission requirements are extracted from the more complete regulations approved by senate. Authority for interpretation of the regulations rests with the senate committee on undergraduate studies; the University reserves the right to reject or accept any applicant.

All percentages stated are based on a pass mark of 50%. For schools and colleges operating on a pass mark other than 50%, the percentage required for admission is adjusted.

Applicants for offcampus and distance education programs must follow the same application procedures and meet the same requirements as regular 0n campus students. Specific details on these programs are available in brochures published each semester (see Continuing Studies .)

English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction and communication in the University. Accordingly, an applicant whose primary language is not English, or whose previous education has been conducted in another language, must demonstrate a command of English sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instruction, written assignments and participation in tutorials and discussions.

The University will take into account the following factors in assessing an applicant's facility in the English language.

Applicants will be deemed to have satisfied the English language requirement if they

Applicants who consider English their primary language may request an exemption form.

Required English Tests

Applicants who, in the opinion of the University, do not have sufficient experience or skills in written and spoken English will be required to achieve a satisfactory score on one of the following tests.

Test scores must be sent directly from the respective testing agency to Simon Fraser University.

English Bridge Program

This ten week intensive English program is offered by Simon Fraser University's Language Training Institute in the Faculty of Arts, on the main Burnaby campus. Emphasizing the English language skills needed in the academic setting, the program is designed for students who are otherwise fully admissible to the University but who do not completely meet the English language requirements. For applicants who are given conditional university admission, successful completion of the English Bridge Program leads to automatic admission to an undergraduate program in the following semester.

For more information, contact International and Exchange Student Services: fax (604) 291-5880; sfu_international@sfu.ca; http://www.reg.sfu.ca/IESS/.

Diverse Qualifications Undergraduate Admission Policy

Each semester, many more admission applications are received than can be accepted. Academic performance is the main criterion for admission and is used exclusively in 90% of cases. However, it is recognized that some candidates have other attributes and achievements which should be recognized in determining admission. The University seeks to admit not only applicants who are academically very well qualified but also those who meet minimum admission standards and have

The University will select up to 10% of new students, taking into account these diverse qualifications. To be considered for admission under this policy, complete a personal information profile form and submit it with one letter of reference.

This admission policy is not available to Faculty of Science applicants.

This policy applies only to candidates who meet the published minimum academic admission requirements and the English language requirement.

Integrated Studies Programs for Mid-Career Adults

Integrated Studies Programs for mid-career adults are cohort-based, employer-sponsored undergraduate degree completion opportunities leading to the Bachelor of General Studies degree. A flexible admission policy allows recognition of non-traditional learning experiences and a set curriculum enables degree completion within a pre-established time frame - usually three years - while candidates continue to work full time.

Mature applicants with a minimum of 5-8 years of work experience, and support of their employer to complete an undergraduate degree, are encouraged to contact the program director, Integrated Studies Programs, at 778.782.5072, for information about currently available programs (see "Integrated Studies Program".).

British Columbia and Yukon Applicants

Applicants from BC or Yukon may be admitted from:

Refer to those sections that follow. Several special categories of admission also exist for BC applicants (see "Special Categories".).

Admission from British Columbia and Yukon Secondary Schools

All applicants (except as noted) must graduate from secondary school before entering Simon Fraser University.

BC grade 12 students may apply for general admission (Faculty of Arts requirements) or for direct entry to a number of programs:

Actual final percentage marks will be used whenever available. If not given, the following equivalents are used in computing the average (for BC high school admission only).

A = 4.0 or 91%

B = 3.0 or 79%

C+ = 2.5 or 70%

C = 2.0 or 64%

C = 1.0 or 56%

See "Additional Information for BC Secondary School Applicants". for additional information for BC secondary school applicants.

Arts, Faculty of
Grade 11 Requirements

We calculate the admission average on the five best required grade 12 courses as selected above.

Business Administration, Faculty of
Grade 11 Requirements

We calculate the admission average on five best grade 12 courses as selected above.

Communication, School of
Grade 11 Requirements

We calculate the admission average on the best five grade 12 courses as selected above.

Computing Science, School of
Grade 11 Requirements

We calculate the admission average on the best five required grade 12 courses as selected above.

Education, Faculty of

Entry to the Faculty of Education is restricted to those who have at least 76 credits and are selected for entry to the Professional Development Program, or who have a first degree and are approved to PDP or another program in the faculty.

Engineering Science, School of
Grade 11 Requirements

We calculate the admission average on the five best required grade 12 courses as selected above.

Kinesiology, School of
Grade 11 Requirements

We calculate the admission average on the five best required grade 12 courses as selected above.

Science, Faculty of
Grade 11 Requirements

We calculate the admission average on the five best required grade 12 courses as selected above.

Additional Information for BC Secondary School Applicants
Independent Schools

The University accepts applications from students attending independent schools adhering to the BC secondary school curriculum. Applicants must have written any secondary school examinations administered by the provincial Ministry of Education in courses used towards graduation. Examination results will be evaluated in the same manner as if the applicant were attending a public secondary school.

BC Secondary School Students Taking Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Exams

BC secondary school students who take AP or IB courses and who take the external exams offered in these programs may receive transfer credit (see separate lists).

Advanced placement or international baccalaureate courses in a number of disciplines may be used in place of equivalent provincially approved BC grade 12 courses.

The external exams marks will be converted as follows for the purpose of determining admission.

AP Exam Grade
IB Exam Grade
Equivalent Percentage
5
7
96
-
6
90
4
5
86
3
-
80
-
4
76
2
3
70

BC Adult Graduation Diploma

This credential is available to adults who take courses to complete graduation through a secondary school, adult education centre or a community college.

Applicants who have completed the diploma and who are at least 19 years of age may be admitted if they have completed:

All four grade 12 or provincial level subjects must be graded: a minimum average of C+ or 67% is required, based on the Ministry of Education grading scale.

Entry requirements to business administration, computing science, engineering science, kinesiology and the Faculty of Science parallel those for BC secondary school graduates.

BC Calculus Examination Certificate

All prospective SFU, UBC, UNBC and UVic students who have completed, or who are registered in, a secondary school calculus course are eligible to write a calculus challenge exam. Students who pass this exam will receive a UBC - SFU - UVic - UNBC Calculus Examination Certificate that permits them to obtain calculus transfer credit at one of these universities.

Secondary school students can write the exam, which must be done prior to entering one of the four participating BC universities.

Only one attempt to write this exam is permitted. The exam's resulting grade will be converted into the individual university's equivalent grade. These equivalencies are noted on the certificate.

Calculus Course Credit

A student who has passed the calculus challenge exam and is registered at Simon Fraser University, may be awarded transfer credit: MATH 151 (3).

Students already eligible for transfer credit because of high AP or IB scores will keep this eligibility regardless of their examination score and can waive the examination score and/or credit.

Examination Locations, Schedule

Each year a university will host the calculus challenge examination. Exams are held twice a year. The April exam is held at participating high schools, or at the host university. The August exam takes place only at the host university.

Application to Write the Exam

Application to write the exam must be made to the mathematics department at the university that is hosting the exam in that year. Apply by March 15 for the April exam, or by July 19 for the August exam.

Examination information

The exam is three hours in duration.

For further enquiries about writing the calculus examination and the Calculus Examination Certificate, contact: Math Challenge 151, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 8888 University Drive, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6; telephone (604) 2913332; fax (604) 2914947; email mast_chair@sfu.ca

Upgrading BC Grade 12 Grades

Applicants who wish to improve their grades in BC grade 12 courses may do so in accordance with Ministry of Education policies, except that the final grade in a provincially-examinable course may not be increased by taking a equivalent college course. For example, an applicant who has achieved a mark of 66% in principles of mathematics 12 may not count in her/his admission average a subsequent, higher grade (say `B' or 73%) in a college ABE provincial level mathematics course taken through a college.

BC and Yukon Community and University Colleges

BC community college students may apply for general admission (Faculty of Arts requirements) or for direct entry to a number of programs:

or for direct entry to the following programs:

Arts, Faculty of

Students must complete at least one full year (30 credit hours) of transferable work with a minimum average of 2.00 or 60%. Up to 60 credit hours of transfer credit will be awarded for acceptable passed courses.

Applicants who met the University's admission requirements after completing grade 12 may be admitted on the basis of those requirements, provided that they have attempted less than 30 semester hours of transfer credit. However, they will not be admitted if they present three or more transferable courses equal to nine or more credit hours with an average of less than 2.0 or 60%.

The admission target for fall semester 2001 is approximately 600 new students.

Business Administration, Faculty of

Students planning to enter the BBA degree program must meet the same requirement as those given for the faculty of arts, except that the equivalents of the following courses must be passed with a C grade or higher:

BUEC 232-3

BUS 237-3, BUS 251-3, BUS 272-3

ECON 103-3, ECON 105-3

MATH 157-3 (or MATH 151-3 or MATH 154-3)

and two of ENGL 101-3, ENGL 102-3, ENGL 103-3, ENGL 104-3, ENGL 105-3, ENGL 199-3,

PHIL 001-3, 100-3, PHIL 120-3

Admission is highly competitive. Most transfer students enter the University's Faculty of Arts before they are approved into the Faculty of Business Administration ( see "Faculty of Business Administration". ). The admission target for fall 2001 is approximately 25 new students.

Communication, School of

Students must complete at least one full year (30 credit hours) of transferable work with a minimum average of 2.00 or 60%. Up to 60 credit hours of transfer credit will be awarded for acceptable passed courses.

Computing Science, School of

Students applying for the computing science program may be admitted directly based on excellent college grades or may be offered general University admission with the opportunity to apply for later admission based on Simon Fraser University grades. Admission is highly competitive.

For direct entry from college to spring semester 2002 and subsequent semesters, students must complete at least 30 credit hours of transferable credit including seven courses that receive the following transfer credit.

Admission will be based on a grade point average calculated on the best seven courses satisfying these constraints. All seven must have been taken from a single institution within a two year period. No course may be included in the average if it is considered a duplicate of any course previously taken.

Engineering Science, School of

Students planning to enter the BASc degree program must include at least 30 credit hours in transferable science or engineering courses.

Admission is highly competitive.

An additional application is required ( see "School of Engineering Science". ).

Kinesiology, School of

Students planning to enter the BSc (Kinesiology) degree program must satisfy complete at least 30 semester hours of transferable credit.

A total of approximately 120 students are approved into the kinesiology major program per year. Admission is competitive. Most kinesiology majors are first admitted to Simon Fraser University in another faculty as intended kinesiology majors and then later become approved kinesiology majors after achieving a criterion grade point average in a specified set of courses. Please see "Internal Transfer". for details.

However, a small number of students may be approved directly in the major program based on excellent grades in courses which transfer as:

BISC 101-4

MBB 221-3

CHEM 121-4, 122-2, 281-4

KIN 142-3

MATH 151-3, (or 154-3), 152-3 (or 155-3)

PHYS 101-3, (or 120-3), 102-3, (or 121-3), 130-2, (or 131-2)

A student who either has not completed all of these courses at a college or has not achieved the criterion grade point average in these courses at college may be admitted to Simon Fraser University as an intended kinesiology major in another faculty.

Science, Faculty of

Students planning to enter the BSc degree program must satisfy the same requirement as those given for the faculty of arts, except that the equivalents of the following courses must be included among either the college transfer courses or secondary school courses

Postsecondary courses bearing university transfer credit, such as PHYS 120, satisfy the respective grade 12 course requirement (i.e. physics 12). If transferable courses are used, a C minimum grade is acceptable.

Admission is competitive. The admission target for fall semester 2001 is approximately 50 new students.

Transfer Credit Guide

A transfer guide listing all first and second year (lower division) transferable courses and the SFU equivalents is accessible through www.bccat.bc.ca

Associate of Arts/Science Degree Holders

Graduates with AA or ASc degrees from BC or Yukon community colleges will be offered first priority in admission to the faculties of arts and science respectively, subject to a minimum 2.0 admission GPA. Transfer credit will be given for all individually transferable courses. When the individually assigned credit from all sources totals less than 60 credit hours, additional general elective credit will be assigned to bring the transfer credit total to 60 hours.

University Transfer

Applicants in good standing at other recognized universities may be admitted on completion of at least one full year (30 credit hours) of transferable work with a minimum 60% (2.0) average. Other requirements are the same as those for students transferring from a BC community or university college. The following conditions apply:

Applicants must send copies of detailed course outlines to assist with the evaluation of transfer credit.

Visiting Students

Students of other universities may apply for admission to take specified courses for subsequent transfer back to the `home' university. Applicants should apply in the normal manner and will be evaluated as University transfer applicants (see above). No transfer credit or registration priority is awarded to visiting students.

University Degree Holders

Applicants holding degrees may be admitted to undergraduate studies to undertake a second or subsequent degree at the bachelor's level, or to undertake a diploma or certificate. Applicants may also gain admission as special students to take undergraduate courses which are not for credit toward a degree, diploma or certificate program.

Applicants with baccalaureate degrees from recognized universities may be admitted with a minimum average of 2.0 or 60% based on the last two years of degree (or post degree) work attempted.

Admission is competitive.

Special Categories

Simon Fraser University is interested in extending learning opportunities to British Columbia residents who may not qualify under the regular categories of admission. The number of such admissions is limited by the availability of resources, and is not automatic. Four special categories are available - mature student entry, early entry, concurrent studies and irregular admission .

Only Canadian citizens or permanent residents are eligible. Applicants must meet one of the following residency qualifications (documentary evidence should be submitted). They must have

Mature Student Entry

Applicants aged 23 or older who have attempted less than one year of postsecondary transferable course work, and who do not meet regular admission requirements, may be given consideration as mature students. In addition to normal documents, mature applicants must submit a personal information profile or equivalent letter of intent and at least one letter of reference ( see "Diverse Qualifications Undergraduate Admission Policy". ). Applicants who have successfully completed some postsecondary work, usually three to four transferable academic courses (nine to twelve credit hours), and ensured that they have no background deficiencies in essay writing, mathematics, etc. will receive preference.

Applicants who have attempted a year or more of transferable postsecondary work (i.e. 30 credit hours or more) are ineligible for mature student entry and may be considered for admission as transfer students.

Early Entry

This category is for outstanding students who have completed grade 11; applicants must have exceptional academic records and mature intellectual development. Admission under this category is at the discretion of the director of admissions. Applicants must submit letters of recommendation from their school principals, along with official copies of their academic records. For more information, please contact the director of admissions.

Concurrent Studies

Students with superior academic records may apply for limited admission to take one or two university courses while still attending secondary school. Admission is limited to one semester, with a maximum of two courses in the semester. Credit for these courses may be applied to academic degrees if the student is subsequently admitted to a regular program at the University.

Applications should be supported by a letter of recommendation from the school principal or designate, and an official copy of the academic record. Admission under this category is at the discretion of the director of admissions and the respective faculty dean. Inquiries should be directed to the director of admissions.

Irregular Admission (Education)

Applicants may apply for irregular admission, giving limited access to certain courses offered by the Faculty of Education. This category allows certified teachers in BC, who seek professional development opportunities, to avoid long lead times and full documentation of their academic histories. Normal admission deadlines are waived, but published minimum admission requirements apply. Irregular admission students may not pursue a credential at Simon Fraser University (e.g. a degree) and receive no registration priority. They may take no more than eight credit hours per semester to a maximum of 16 in total. Eligibility to reregister after each semester is subject to the approval of the Faculty of Education. For further information, contact the Faculty of Education at (604) 2915830.

Canadian Applicants

Canadian applicants may be admitted from:

BC applicants should see "British Columbia and Yukon Applicants"..

Canadian Secondary School Requirements

Applicants from all Canadian provinces and territories may apply for:

or for direct entry to the following programs:

To meet admission requirements, refer to the province-specific list of acceptable high school courses that follow.

When eligible applicants exceed the number that can be accommodated, the University reserves the right to select from among the qualified applicants.

BC and Quebec Applicants

BC secondary school applicants should see "British Columbia and Yukon Applicants". . Quebec grade 12 applicants should see "Quebec Grade 12 Requirements". . Quebec CEGEP should see "Quebec CEGEP". .

General Admission Requirements

All applicants must be pursuing studies leading to graduation. Graduation is required prior to the start of the student's first semester at the University. Courses used for admission are to be chosen from province-specific lists, which follow.

To apply to the University, students must have:

The minimum admission average will vary depending on the number of applications received and on spaces available. Typically, it will be about 80% but it will not be lower than 67% (70% from CEGEP).

The admission average is calculated on: the required course or courses in List 1 - i.e. senior English or Français course(s); the best two further courses in List 2; the best two further courses in either List 2 or List 3.

Business Administration, Faculty of

Business administration applicants must meet general admission requirements including a senior mathematics course. Admission is highly competitive.

Communication, School of

See "General Admission Requirements"..

Computing Science, School of

Students applying for the computing science program may be admitted directly based on excellent high school grades or may be offered general University admission with the opportunity to apply for later admission based on Simon Fraser University grades.

Admission is highly competitive.

Applicants to the fall semester 2002 must meet the general admission requirements which should include senior courses in mathematics, two science courses, and one social science course.

Engineering Science, School of

Applicants to the engineering science program must meet the general admission requirements and should have completed senior courses in math, chemistry, physics and computer science. Admission is highly competitive.

Kinesiology, School of

School of Kinesiology applicants will be eligible for formal acceptance into the kinesiology major program [bachelor of science (kinesiology)] if they fulfill the general University admission requirements and complete a senior course in biology, mathematics, chemistry and physics.

A senior computer science course is recommended, if available. Admission is highly competitive.

Science, Faculty of

Faculty of Science applicants must meet general admission requirements and should have completed senior courses in mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry, physics computer science, geoglogy and geopgraphy

Quebec Grade 12 Requirements

Applicants from Quebec grade 12 must present the following:

1. English 12 or Français 12

2. at least two additional university preparatory grade 12 courses selected from mathematics, sciences, languages, literature, social sciences, history, geography

3. at least two additional academic subjects required for graduation

Admission average will be based on one course from group one, the two best courses in group 2 and the two best courses in List 2 and 3.

See "Quebec CEGEP". for CEGEP requirements.

Alberta, Nunavut and NWT

All courses are 30 unless indicated otherwise.

List 1, 2 and 3 contain only those AP or IB courses for which no regular grade 12 equivalent exists. Some grade 12 courses do not have AP or IB near-equivalents which are acceptable. A complete chart is available from SFU Admissions.

List 1

English

AP English language and composition

IB English language A

Français

List 2

biology

AP biology

IB general biology

chemistry

AP general chemistry

IB chemistry

AP computer science

IB computer science/studies

AP English literature and composition

IB English literature

AP environmental science

IB environmental systems

world geography

AP human geography

IB geography

world history

AP European history

AP US history

AP world history

IB European history

IB Asian history

pure mathematics

mathematics 31

AP calculus AB or BC

IB mathematics HL

IB advanced mathematics SL

IB mathematical studies

IB mathematical methods

AP statistics

physics

AP physics B or C

IB physics

List 3

art 31

art (studio)

AP art studio (general or drawing)

AP history of art

general music

drama

IB theatre arts

IB business and organization

AP economics

AP comp government and politics

AP US government and politics

social studies

AP psychology

IB psychology

IB social anthropology

information and communication techology

languages 30/31

AP languages

IB languages

IB western civilization

IB theory of knowledge

Manitoba

All courses are 40S or 40A unless indicated.

List 1, 2 and 3 contain only those AP or IB courses for which no regular grade 12 equivalent exists. Some grade 12 courses do not have AP or IB near-equivalents which are acceptable. A complete chart is available from SFU Admissions.

List 1

English - literary

English - transactional

English - Language and literary forms

English - Language and transactional forms

AP English language and composition

IB English language A

Français

List 2

biology

AP biology

IB general biology

chemistry

AP general chemistry

IB chemistry

AP computer science

IB computer science/studies

English or Français courses not used in List 1

AP English literature and composition

IB English literature

AP environmental science

IB environmental systems

world geography

AP human geography

IB geography

world issues

AP European history

AP US history

AP world history

IB European history

IB Asian history

mathematics

advanced mathematics

pre-calculus mathematics

calculus 45A

AP calculus AB or BC

IB mathematics HL

IB advanced mathematics SL

IB mathematical studies

IB mathematical methods

statistics and probablity 45A

AP statistics

physics

AP physics B or C

IB physics

List 3

AP art studio (general or drawing)

AP history of art

IB theatre arts

IB business and organization

economics

AP economics

law

AP comparative government and politics

AP US government and politics

AP psychology

IB psychology

IB social anthropology

computer sciences

languages

AP languages

IB languages

western civilization

IB western civilization

IB theory of knowledge

New Brunswick

All courses are 121 or 122 unless indicated.

List 1, 2 and 3 contain only those AP or IB courses for which no regular grade 12 equivalent exists. Some grade 12 courses do not have AP or IB near-equivalents which are acceptable. A complete chart is available from SFU Admissions.

List 1

English

AP English language and composition

IB English language A

Français

List 2

biology 120

AP biology

IB general biology

chemistry

AP general chemistry

IB chemistry

AP computer science

IB computer science/studies

Canadian literature 120

AP English literature and composition

IB English literature

AP environmental science

IB environmental systems

environmental science

Canadian geography 120

world issues 120

AP human geography

IB geography

Canadian history

AP European history

AP US history

AP world history

IB European history

IB Asian history

mathematics

advanced mathematics 120

calculus 120

AP calculus AB or BC

IB mathematics HL

IB advanced mathematics SL

IB mathematical studies

IB mathematical methods

AP statistics

physics

AP physics B or C

IB physics

List 3

visual arts 120

media studies 120

AP art studio (general or drawing)

AP history of art

music

theatre arts 120

IB theatre arts

IB business and organization

economics 120

AP economics

journalism 120

political science 120

AP comparative government and politics

AP US government and politics

AP psychology

IB psychology

IB social anthropology

computer science

languages

AP languages

IB languages

IB western civilization

IB theory of knowledge

Newfoundland and Labrador
List 1

English language 3101

AP English language and composition

Français 3220

List 2

biology 3201

AP biology

chemistry 3202

AP general chemistry

AP computer science

thematic literature 3201

literary heritage 3202

AP English literature and composition

folk literature 3203

AP environmental science

environmental science 3205

world geography 3202

global issues 3205

AP human geography

geology 3203, 3223

world history 3201

AP European history

AP US history

AP world history

mathematics 3200

advanced mathematics 3201

calculus readiness 3105

AP calculus AB or BC

statistics 3104

AP statistics

physics 3204

AP physics B or C

List 3

art and society 3222

art/design 3200

video/film arts 3220

AP art studio (general or drawing)

AP history of art

theatre arts 3220

advanced writing 3103

global economics 3103

AP economics

media and society 3122

AP comparative government and politics

AP US government and politics

AP psychology

computer technology 3200

languages

AP languages

Nova Scotia

All courses are academic or advanced unless indicated.

List 1

English

AP English language and composition

Français

List 2

biology

AP biology

chemistry

AP general chemistry

AP computer science

Canadian literature

AP English literature and composition

AP environmental science

geography

global geography

AP human geography

geology

history

global history

AP European history

AP US history

AP world history

mathematics

advanced mathematics

pre-calculus mathematics

AP calculus AB or BC

AP statistics

physics

AP physics B or C

List 3

art

AP art studio (general or drawing)

AP history of art

music

economics

AP economics

law

political science

AP comparative government and politics

AP US government and politics

AP psychology

computer related studies

languages

AP languages

Ontario

All courses are OAC or 4U/C unless indicated.

List 1

Core English

AP English language and composition

IB English language A

Core Français

List 2

biology

AP biology

IB general biology

chemistry

AP general chemistry

IB chemistry

AP computer science

IB computer science/studies

studies in literature

AP English literature and composition

IB English literature

AP environmental science

IB environmental systems

Canadian and world issues (geography)

world geography: human patterns

AP human geography

IB geography

Canada: history, identity, culture

world history: West and world

AP European history

AP US history

AP world history

IB European history

IB Asian history

geometry and discrete mathematics

advanced functions and introduction calculus

AP calculus AB or BC

IB mathematics HL

IB advanced mathematics SL

IB mathematical studies

IB mathematical methods

mathematics of data management

AP statistics

physics

AP physics B or C

IB physics

List 3

visual arts

dance

music

dramatic arts

IB theatre arts

writer's craft

IB business and organization

analysing current econ issues

AP economics

environment and resource mgmt

Canadian and international law

Canadian and world politics

aboriginal governance

issues of indigenous peoples

AP comparative government and politics

AP US government and politics

individuals and families in diverse society

challenge and change in society

issues in human growth and development

AP psychology

IB psychology

IB social anthropology

computer engineering

science

geomatics

computer and information science

exercise science

earth and space science

food and nutrition sciences

communications technology

languages

AP languages

IB languages

classical civilization

IB western civilization

IB theory of knowledge

philosophy: questions and theories

Prince Edward Island

All courses are 611 or 621 unless indicated.

List 1

English

Français

List 2

biology

chemistry

global issues

Canadian history survey and civics

PEI history

algebra

advanced mathematics

physics

List 3

intro economics

advanced politics

individual in society

oceanography

animal science

computer studies

Saskatchewan

All courses are 30, 30A or 30 IB unless indicated.

List 1

A English and B English

AP English language and composition

IB English language A

A Fransaskois and B Fransaskois

List 2

biology

AP biology

IB general biology

chemistry

AP general chemistry

IB chemistry

AP computer science

IB computer science/studies

AP English literature and composition

IB English literature

AP environmental science

IB environmental systems

geography

AP human geography

IB geography

geology

history

AP European history

AP US history

AP world history

IB European history

IB Asian history

mathematics A

mathematics B

mathematics C

calculus

AP calculus AB or BC

IB mathematics HL

IB advanced mathematics SL

IB mathematical studies

IB mathematical methods

AP statistics

physics

AP physics B or C

IB physics

List 3

arts education

AP art studio (general or drawing)

AP history of art

IB theatre arts

IB business and organization

economics

AP economics

native studies

AP comparative government and politics

AP US government and politics

social studies

AP psychology

IB psychology

IB social anthropology

languages

AP languages

IB languages

IB western civilization

IB theory of knowledge

Canadian Colleges and Quebec CEGEP

The following requirements refer to admission to the Faculty of Arts, except where otherwise stated. The Quebec CEGEP requirements appear below.

Applicants who have attended a college in a transfer program articulated with Simon Fraser University must complete at least one full year (30 credit hours) of transferable work. The minimum average is typically 3.0. It will not be lower than 2.0 or 60%.

Applicants who have attended other community colleges in academic programs must have completed at least one full year (30 credit hours) of transferable work. The minimum average is typically 3.20. It will not be lower than 2.40 or 65%.

Applicants who met the University's admission requirements after completing grade 12 may be admitted on the basis of those requirements, provided that they have attempted less than 30 credit hours of transfer credit. However, they will not be admitted if they present three or more transferable courses equal to nine or more credit hours with an average of less than 2.0 or 60%.

Up to 60 semester hours of transfer credit will be awarded for acceptable passed courses.

Other requirements are parallel to those for BC college transfer students (see above), except that associate degrees are given no special priority.

Transfer credit may be granted to a maximum of 60 credit hours based on approved transfer lists or on the advice of the appropriate SFU departments.

Quebec CEGEP

Applicants from CEGEP must present either a completed DEC or at least one year of an approved academic program. Contact Admissions, Office of the Registrar for information.

Institutes of Technology/Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

Students with completed two year diplomas from Canadian institutes of technology, including BCIT, or colleges of applied arts and technology may be admitted with an average of 65%. Transfer credit may be granted based on overall academic background and on the recommendations of the appropriate departments at Simon Fraser University. Transfer credit is generally granted only for completed technical programs as a block and is not evaluated on a course by course basis.

University Transfer

See "University Transfer"..

University Degree Holders

See "University Degree Holders"..

International Applicants

International applicants may be admitted from secondary school, from a college, or from a university, or applicants may already hold a university degree. Refer to those sections that follow.

The University limits new international students to not more than 7% of each year's entry.

Secondary Schools

The following requirements refer to admission to the Faculty of Arts, except where otherwise stated.

United States of America

Students who will graduate from US secondary schools may be considered for admission if they have, or are predicted to have, a GPA of 3.2 or higher based on a combination of grade 11 and 12 academic courses and above, test scores (typically SAT V+M such as honors, rank in class, and advanced academic courses (e.g. international baccalaureate, average advanced placement program).

Other Countries

For information regarding secondary school admission requirements for students from other countries. please refer to our Admission Guide for International Students or follow the links from www.reg.sfu.ca

University or College Transfer

See "University Transfer". .

University Degree Holders

See "University Degree Holders". .

Readmission and Reregistration

Students who have previously attended, who have completed at least one full semester at Simon Fraser University and who fall into any of the following four categories must apply for readmission or reregistration by completing the application for readmission form available from the Office of the Registrar. Please see "Special Fees". .

The following conditions will require re-admission before registering in further courses.

Those who receive certificates or who complete a professional development program before their bachelor's degrees may register in subsequent semesters without applying for readmission.

An application by former Simon Fraser University students may be categorized as

Holders of Simon Fraser University Bachelor's Degrees

In addition to submitting an application for readmission, former Simon Fraser University students who plan to undertake a program of study leading to an additional bachelor's degree or toward a diploma are urged to obtain program approval from the appropriate department and faculty as soon as possible. Such students entering certificate programs should obtain approval from their faculty advisors.

Students holding SFU bachelor's degrees may also apply for readmission to undertake undergraduate courses as special students. Normally, no approval is required.



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