Admissions Requirements at SFU as of Fall 2006
SFU introduced admissions requirements to coincide with the implementation of the Undergraduate Curriculum in the Fall semester of 2006 (1067). These admissions requirements affect students applying to SFU for admission in September 2006 and thereafter. Click here for more detail of SFU's admission requirements. The following is a general overview of the literacy and quantitative requirements. Details of the requirements can be found here:
Requirements Pertaining to Literacy Competence
Because the Undergraduate Curriculum requires all students to take at least two Writing-Intensive courses, all applicants must demonstrate their literacy competence as a part of the admissions process. There are several ways that students can demonstrate this competence; which route a student chooses to follow will depend on how well that student did in English 12 (or equivalent) or English courses in college, and may require that the student's competency be assessed by an accepted English language proficiency test.
Students who are close to meeting this target may still be accepted, but will be required to take a Foundations of Academic Literacy (FAL X99) course where they will receive the opportunity to review and improve their writing skills.
Requirements Pertaining to Quantitative Skills
The Undergraduate Curriculum also requires all students to take at least two Quantitative/Analytic Reasoning courses. As a result, all applicants must demonstrate their competence in quantitative reasoning as a part of the admissions process. There are several routes students may take to demonstrate this competence, depending on the Mathematics level (Grade 11 or Grade 12) required for the Faculty in which they plan to register.
Students who are close to meeting this target may still be accepted, but are required to take a Foundations of Analytical and Quantitative Reasoning (FAN X99) course where they will receive the opportunity to review and improve their quantitative skills.