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SFU Admissions Evaluation



The best way to understand how your application will be evaluated is to

  • confirm that you have met the requirements; and
  • review how the courses you have completed compare to Lists A and B (see admission requirements).

Meet the general and program specific requirements

Complete a minimum of five approved grade 12 courses

  • Take the required courses for your program(s) of interest from List A, and then add additional List A and/or B courses.
  • Use the Admission Compass as a guide to determine what program(s) you are eligible to apply for.

All approved courses matter

  • We are comprehensively evaluating your high school transcript.

For admission to Fall 2020:

  • All approved grade 11 and 12 courses will be used in the evaluation.
  • Courses not included: applied design, skills, and technologies*; career education; physical and health education; faith-based.

*Note: the following courses are approved: Entrepreneurship, Financial Accounting, Engineering, and Mechatronics.

Focus on List A courses

  • List A courses are program specific and help to support your success at SFU.
  • Greater emphasis is placed on List A courses in the evaluation.

Explore within List A and B courses

  • SFU will remove one grade 12 course from the evaluation if you present six or more approved courses as follows:
    • If you present six or more approved List A courses, SFU will remove the lowest, non-required List A course.
    • If you present five or fewer List A courses, your lowest List B course will be removed.

Course exceptions

  • If your school does not offer courses found on Lists A or B of your first choice program, or you are unable to take the courses due to personal circumstance, please complete the Student Course Exception Form.

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