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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.

Discover Pharmacy Day on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, University of British Columbia!

Discover Pharmacy Day is a one-day event that gives students a sneak-peak into the world of pharmacy. This event is geared towards high school students (Grades 10-12) who are interested in health sciences programs and want to learn more about what it means to be a pharmacist!

Participants will choose two workshops, sit in on an interesting lecture from our very own Dr. James P. McCormack, Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Co-host of the popular Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast, and learn about how to start their journey to pharmacy school. Participants will receive a certificate to acknowledge their participation in the learning sessions – after all, the workshops are taken straight from Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum!

Spaces are limited, so it’s best to apply early. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 13, 2016.

More information can be found on our event page here:

To apply, students can fill out this application form:

If you didn't get the opportunity to come out and see our Grade 12 Parent Information Evening on Monday, October 7th at 6pm, here is your chance to view the presentation.

Grade 12 Parent Evening Presentation 2013

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate contacting your child's Counsellor


Hosted by:
Burnaby North Secondary
751 Hammarskjold Drive
Burnaby, BC

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
1:30-2 p.m. – North Cafeteria

Representatives from 39 universities from across Canada will speak about their respective schools,   programs, admissions, scholarships and much more!

Atlantic Universities

Acadia University 

Dalhousie University 

Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Mount Allison University

Saint Mary’s University 

St. Francis Xavier University

St. Thomas University

University of Kings College 

University of New Brunswick

Quebec Universities

Bishop's University

Concordia University 

Ontario Universities

Brock University

Carleton University  

Kings University College

Queen’s University 

Ryerson University

Trent University

University of Guelph 

UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo  

University of Western Ontario

Wilfrid Laurier University

York University

Western Universities

Emily Carr University 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University 

Royal Roads University

Simon Fraser University 

Thompson Rivers University 

Trinity Western University 

University of Alberta

University of Calgary

University of the Fraser Valley

University of Manitoba

University of Northern British Columbia

University of Regina

University of Saskatchewan

University of Victoria

Vancouver Island University  


Students from other schools may visit the event to obtain information on:  Admission, Residence, Fees & Much More

All students must make their own transportation arrangements & bring signed permission from their parents to their subject teachers at South

To all of you who are SFU bound, there's an Information Evening scheduled

Information Evening promises to lay a foundation for you who have recently been admitted to SFU for Fall 2013, allowing you to learn more about your chosen programs and welcoming you to the SFU community. SFU has invited each of you and your families to visit the Burnaby campus to meet faculty, staff and students, go on campus tours, and participate in faculty presentations.

New to our event this year is the Exploration & Engagement Zone where students can connect with various SFU members to learn how to make the most of your university experience.

Students can also enter our $1000 tuition draw by dropping off their invitation in boxes within the Exploration & Engagement Zone

Please visit their website at for more details

Hey Grads!

Next Friday (May 24th) you need to be at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre by 11:00 for the School Leaving Ceremony rehearsal

You can pick up your gowns in the office on Tuesday at lunch time

Additional Ceremony Tickets are $5, and MUST be purchased at the School Main Office (Tickets ARE NOT available for purchase at the door of the Bill Copeland Centre)

You need to be at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre by 1:00 on Saturday (May 25th) for the Leaving Ceremony

With offers of admissions rolling out through the month of April we hope that there are many excited students who have been admitted to UBC!  Application decisions will continue in May, especially once UBC receives official grade information from the Ministry next week.  This point of the admission cycle does lead to many questions from students regarding their next steps, which can bring both a wave of excitement and anxiety.

What will happen if you’re offered admission to your 2nd choice before you’ve been offered admission to your 1st choice?

We’ve had a number of questions around application choices and what will happen if you’ve been offered admission to your second choice before you’ve been offered admission to your first choice.

Think of the first and second choices on your UBC application as two separate applications because you are applying to two different faculties/programs at UBC. For example, if you have applied to UBC with a first choice of Science and a second choice of Arts, we will be using different criteria to evaluate your application to the Faculty of Science than we will for your application to the Faculty of Arts. These faculties have different pre-requisite courses so admissions averages will be calculated differently and then combined with your personal profile.

Sometimes, we complete an evaluation to your second choice program faster than we complete an evaluation to your first choice. We want to let you know that you’ve been admitted — but we don’t stop there.

If you’ve received an offer of admission to your second choice — congratulations! And if your status says that your first choice is still pending an evaluation — this means that we are still evaluating your first choice application.

The best source of information on the status of your application is the Student Service Centre. Here you will see the status of each one of your choices – and the statuses may be different for each.

By receiving an offer to your second choice, this does not mean that we will stop evaluating your first choice. When we arrive at a decision about your first choice, you will see the status change. On the flip side, since you’ve noted that your first choice is your preferred choice — if we offer you admission to your first choice then this is where we stop. We will only evaluate your second choice if you request us to do so by contacting us. We always assume that your first choice is what you prefer and we will continue evaluating both until we have a decision on your first choice.

Through March and early April, we received grades for over 9,000 BC high school students through self-reporting so we continue to evaluate applications and render decisions. We continue to make decisions so keep checking the Student Service Centre for updates on your application.

Hey Burnaby South!

There's a number of GREAT volunteer opportunities this upcoming summer

  • Burnaby Art Gallery
    • Volunteers needed for Summer Art Days at the Burnaby Art Gallery
    • Must commit to 2 weeks of mornings or afternoon
    • Application Forms available at Career Centre
  • SFU Summer Camps
    • Positive & responsible volunteers needed for summer camp programs
    • Opportunities from: sports, music, educational, computers, kayaking, climbing, "So you think you can dance"
    • More information:
    • Application deadline:  May 13th
  • Burnaby Parks & Rec
    • Volunteer session at Burnaby South on Tuesday, May 14th from 3:30pm to 5pm
    • Register by calling:  604-230-0167   Quote barcode: 298998

Hey Burnaby South!

Registration for Summer School Courses will begin on Friday, April 12th

All Classes will begin on Wednesday, July 3rd

Students Going Into Grade 8 or 9

  • These courses offered in Summer School are for students who have previously taken a course and have not yet received a PASSING mark in that course
  • Students can take "Preview" courses to learn and practice concepts and skills in preparation for courses enrolled in September, but they will NOT be granted Credit for the course taken
  • Courses are NOT offered for students who wish to earn Advance Credit for Grade 8 or 9 Courses.
  • These classes will end on Friday, July 26th 
  • NOTE: Students may ONLY register in 1 course due to the time required for completion of the course

Students Going Into Grade 10 to 12

  • These Courses in Grade 10, 11 and 12 are for students who wish to:
    • Acquire 4 Credits for a course not taken before
    • Upgrade a mark for a course taken previously
    • Repeat a course
    • Preview a course
  • Students may register in 2 Courses in the Summer (one in the morning session and one in the afternoon session)
  • These classes will end on Friday, August 8th

NOTE:  For those courses with Provincial Exams (Eng 10, Sci 10, Math 10, Socials 11 & Eng 12), these Provincial Exams will be the week of Aug 12th - 16th 

ESL Students

  • Courses are available for students to improve their English Language skills with a focus on:  speaking, listening, reading & writing
  • Students wishing to take Planning 10 MUST be in ESL Level 2
  • ESL Students will need to complete a "Permission to Attend" can download it here


How to Register??

  1. You MUST have your PEN Number (Personal Education Number)...this is found on your Report Card
  2. You can register 3 different ways.....
    1. Online
    2. By Phone  604-664-8868 (Mon-Fri: 9:30am to 4pm)
    3. In Person  (Mon-Fri: 9am to 3pm)
      1. Administration Office, 5325 Kincaid St
Here is a copy of the Summer School Brochure: