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
2nd Class Upper Division Honours

Required Credential or Degree
Bachelor's degree

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
First Class/Division 1 (65%) or Very Good (8 on a 10-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


Language(s) of Instruction


Grading System

9-Point Reverse Scale

Grade Scale Description
A 1-2.99 Pass with Distinction
B 3-4.99 Pass with Credit
C 5-6.99 Pass with Credit
D 7-7.99 Pass
E 8-8.99 Pass
F 9 Fail

Classification Scale

Class Description
Class I Top Honours
Class II Honours Upper
Class II Honours Lower
Pass General Pass

Letter Grade Scale

Grade Percentage
A 70-100%
B 60-69%
B 50-59%
C 40-49%
D 35-39%
E 0-34%