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
B or "very good" or 80% or higher

Required Credential or Degree
Honours Bachelor's degree

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
Second Class, Upper Division

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

Percentage Description
70-100% First Class
60-69% Second Class, Upper Division
50-59% Second Class, Lower Division
40-49% Third Class

Letter Grade Scale

U.S. Grade Equivalent Percentage Letter Grade
A 70-100% A/AB
B+ 60-69% B/BC
B 50-59% C/CD
C+ 45-49% D
C 40-44% E
F 0-39% F