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Applications open:
(TBC) October 1, 2024
Applications close:
(TBC) January 31, 2025
Next start date:
(TBC) September 2025

Now you’ve submitted your application and all the required documentation, what’s next?


  • Application deadline is January 31
  • Short-listed applicants contacted for interviews in March
  • Admission decisions are sent March/April
  • Program starts in September


Your application goes through a five-step evaluation process:

Step 1: Wait for all transcripts to arrive

After applications are submitted online, they may not advance to the next stage of the evaluation process until all transcripts are received by the PPS Admissions office.

Step 2: Check for minimum academic requirements

A member of the PPS Admissions team reviews your application to:

  • Calculate the GPA for the last 60 credits
  • Determine whether you will meet the minimal academic requirements for the subject(s) you wish to teach

Applicants who have applied in more than one subject area may be eligible in one and not in the other. You will only be considered in later stages for those areas in which you meet all the minimum requirements. You will be considered “ineligible” for the others.

Only those applicants that meet the minimum requirements in at least one subject area will be passed on to the reviewing stage. 

The process of checking academic requirements is time consuming. To speed up the overall reviewing process, applications are released in waves from requirement checking into reviewing.  This means that decisions on some applications are made earlier than for others.

Step 3: Contact shortlisted candidates to arrange interview

Based on evaluated application package, potentially suitable candidates for AHCOTE will be invited for an interview with the Admissions Committee. the interview allows the Admissions Committee to learn more about you and determine your candidacy for AHCOTE. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. The interview does not guarantee an offer of admission to AHCOTE.

Step 4: Inform applicants of the decisions in email

  • You will be informed about your admission status by an email from the PPS Admissions office by end of April.
  • Applicants who are waitlisted or not accepted into the program have the opportunity to meet with the Coordinator, Admissions and Recruitment to discuss their admission decision.


If you have questions about AHCOTE not covered on our website, contact our admissions team.

Admissions email: pps_admissions@sfu.ca

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Virtual Hours

Get help with your application and connect with a member of the admissions team during our virtual drop-in hours: every Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (PST).**

Meet on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 660 0788 5834
Password: 833520
Regular Schedule: Wednesday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 p.m. (PST)

**Regularly scheduled time slot subject to change or cancellation without notice