The following information, regarding minimum equivalent qualifications and academic standing, and required credential, is intended as a guideline only and is to be used as a reference for admission purposes only

Admission to Master's Program

Minimum Equivalent Qualifications
For admission to a master’s program, the qualifications listed are normally recognized as equivalent to a Simon Fraser University 4-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall grade of B

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
Second Class Upper Division or 70 on 100-point scale

Required Credential or Degree
Bachelor's degree (3 years Honours with major)

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
Second Class, Upper Division or 70 on 100-point scale

Required Credential or Degree
Master's degree

English Language Proficiency Test

Applicants with a degree from this country are exempt from submitting proof of English Language competency if the degree was completed at an institution where the language of instruction and examination was in English

Education System

Language(s) of Instruction


Grading System

Classification Scale

Scale Grade Description Division US Grade
3.60 - 4.00 First Class Honours   A
3.00 - 3.59 Second Class Honours Upper Division A- / B+
2.50 - 2.99 Second Class Honours Lower Division B
2.00 - 2.49 Third Class Division   C
1.00 - 1.99 Pass   D
0.00 - 0.99 Fail   F

Percentage Scale

Grade Percentage Description
A 80-100% Outstanding
A- 75-79.99%  
B 65-74.99% Very Good
C 60-64.99% Good
D 50-59.99% Credit
F 0-49.99% Fail
I   Incomplete