3.2 Transfer to Faculties and Schools Following University 1
Target faculties and schools that students may enter after University 1 have established minimum admission requirements. It is strongly advised that students pay attention to these requirements when choosing their courses in University 1. Many target faculties and schools have also established a Focused Approach for choosing courses in University 1 that will allow students to complete their degree in the shortest possible time.
Target faculties and schools that admit students directly from University 1 require for admission, the completion of either 24 or 30 credit hours, depending on the program. There are often alternative courses that will fulfil admission requirements and, with careful planning, the University 1 course selection can qualify students for admission to more than one program. The basic course requirements for admission to faculties and programs after University 1 are summarized in each faculty or school section in this Calendar and in the University 1 STARTbook. Detailed information on admission requirements can be found in the Applicant Information Bulletin available for each program from the Enrolment Services Office, 424 University Centre.
Students who have completed 30 credit hours or more with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 must exit University 1 before registering in the next Fall/Winter Terms. Students with 30 credit hours or more who have not met specific academic standards are normally required to remain in University 1 until those standards are met. See Section 4.9 of this chapter for an explanation of University 1’s academic standards.
Students who have completed 24 credit hours or more with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 may be eligible to apply for admission to another faculty or school. See the admission requirements section in each faculty or school chapter in this Calendar and the STARTbook. Alternatively, students who have completed 24 to 29 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 may elect to remain in University 1 and register for a full course load.
Students who have completed 24 credit hours or more with a cumulative GPA of 1.99 or less may not be eligible for admission to a target faculty or school and would remain in University 1. Students should refer to University 1’s academic standards as outlined in Section 4.9 of this chapter.
Note: School of Art (Studio programs), the Faculty of Music, the School of Agriculture (the Agriculture Diploma program), and the Faculty of Engineering continue to admit students directly from high school, providing specific entrance requirements are met. Students may also apply for admission to these programs from University 1. See the chapters of these faculties and schools in this Calendar for program information.