Entrance Requirements - Canadian Students

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

 

Applicants from Secondary Schools in British Columbia

You are required to complete an approved provincially examinable Grade 12 program leading to graduation with British Columbia Certificate of Graduation or "Dogwood Diploma" prior to starting your degree program at the Vancouver Campus.

Program

Grade 12

Grade 11

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

  • English 12 or English 12 First Nations
  • Foundations of Math 12/Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus
  • Two other approved Grade 12 courses (from Group A or B)

 

  • English 11 plus a language 11
  • Mathematics 11
  • An approved Grade 11 Science course
  • An approved Grade 11 Social Science course

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

  • English 12 or English 12 First Nations
  • Foundations of Math 12/Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus
  • Two other approved Grade 12 courses (from Group A or B). It is recommended that at least one be laboratory science course (from Group B)

 

  • English 11 plus a language 11
  • Mathematics 11
  • An approved Grade 11 Science course
  • An approved Grade 11 Social Science course

 

Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies

  • English 12 or English 12 First Nations
  • Three other approved Grade 12 courses (From group A, B, C, D, E)

At least two should be academic (From Group A, B, C, D).

  • English 11 plus a language 11
  • Mathematics 11
  • An approved Grade 11 Science course
  • An approved Grade 11 Social Science course

 

Group A

BC First Nations Studies 12, Calculus 12, Comparative Civilization 12, Economics 12, English Literature 12, Foundations of Math 12*, French 12 or français langue seconde 12, History 12, Law 12, Philosophy 12 (must be 4 credits), Pre-Calculus 12* , Social Justice 12, Sustainable Resources 12.

*Pre-Calculus or Foundation of Math will be used for admission, not both.

 

Group B

Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, Physics 12.

 

Group C

Any Language 12 courses; First Nations Language Courses

 

Group D:

Accounting 12, Business Information Management 12, Marketing 12, Psychology 12, Entrepreneurship 12, Financial Accounting 12, International Studies 12, Information Technology 12

 

Group E

Music, Performing or Visual Arts 12 courses

 

Applicants from Secondary Schools in Other Canadian Provinces

Admission requirement varies by province. Please provide the Admissions Office with a copy of your current transcripts for preliminary assessment. The Admissions Office can be reached at 604-682-8112 by phone or vancouver-admissions@fdu.edu by email.

 

Recommendations

Two letters of recommendation are required. For students currently enrolled in a school or post-secondary institution, at least one must be written by a teacher or school counselor. If the applicant has been out of school for several years, a recommendation from an employer may be submitted. All letters of recommendation should be written on letterhead stationery and submitted to the Admission Office either directly from the recommender or in sealed envelopes.

 

Advanced Standing

Students who complete College Board Advanced Placement courses or International Baccalaureate exams, students with GCE A-level courses and students who have taken coursework at another university or college may be eligible for credit transfer. Please submit all relevant scores to us as soon as they are available.

If you have been enrolled in an academic program at a regionally accredited college or university for at least two years on a full-time basis, you are no longer required to submit high school transcripts. Please submit your college/university transcripts instead. Should you be admitted, a credential evaluation will be conducted to award appropriate transfer credits.

 

SAT or ACT scores

SAT or ACT scores are NOT required for admission consideration. However, an applicant may be eligible for higher scholarship award if they score above 1050 in SAT Critical Reading and Math combined sections, or above 23 in ACT. If an applicant has a SAT or ACT score, please request ETS (www.ets.org) to send official score reports to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s SAT code is 5823, and ACT code is 2552.