Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2006/2007
Canadian Excellence

Programs of Study - Degree Specific Requirements Fall 2006

APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT AN ACADEMIC RECORD THAT CONSISTS OF COURSES FROM BOTH THE OAC AND GRADE 12U AND M LEVEL CURRICULUM WILL BE CONSIDERED EQUALLY.
Applicants are required to present a total of SIX Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M level courses including the required credits noted for a program.
Note:
Science (BSc) applicants who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration.

LAURIER BRANTFORD CAMPUS, BRANTFORD, ONTARIO

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or General Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Major:
Contemporary Studies. This program may be combined with other majors:
Anthropology, Children’s Education & Development Option (CED), Communication Studies, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion & Culture, Sociology, and Women’s Studies

Note: Effective September 2007, the university will offer only three general degrees: both a BA and a BSc without a  major, and a BA in Contemporary Studies (available only on the Brantford campus). No further designation (major, option or minor) is awarded with these degrees

Grade 12U English at 60 percent.

Psychology Majors: Must have one of MCF3M, MCR3U or a Grade 12U Mathematics at a minimum of 60 percent
Laurier/Nipissing Concurrent Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (BA/BEd)
Available as an Honours or a General Degree
Major: Contemporary Studies
Primary/Junior Division
Junior/Intermediate Division

This program may be combined with other majors or minors:
Anthropology, Communication Studies, English, Geography, Global Studies, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion & Culture, Sociology, and Women’s Studies

Grade 12U English at 70 percent and one Grade 12U Mathematics at 60 percent, Teaching Evaluation Package

Note: The Laurier Brantford Admissions Committee will consider applications on the basis of applicants' academic record and the Teaching Evaluation Package

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Criminology
Grade 12U English at 60 percent
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Organizational Leadership
Grade 12U English at 60 percent
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Journalism 

Grade 12U English at a 75 percent, Supplemental Assessment Form

Note: The Laurier Brantford Admissions Committee will consider applications on the basis of applicants' academic record and the Journalism Supplemental Assessment package

Laurier Brantford/Mohawk College Degree Completion Programs (Two by Four)
Students have an opportunity to combine their university program at Laurier Brantford with occupational and professional programs available at Mohawk College. Students in the programs earn two credentials in four years of study - a Laurier General Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a Mohawk College certificate or diploma. Students interested in completing one of these programs should apply in the normal manner to be considered for admission at either institution.
Program NameDegree Specific Requirements
General Bachelor of Arts (BA), Contemporary Studies

Second Majors Available:
Anthropology, Communication Studies, Children’s Education & Development Option, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science,  Religion & Culture, Sociology, and Women’s Studies

*Psychology (prerequisite one of MCF3M, MCR3U, MAT4A, MCA0A, or MCB4U at a minimum of 60 percent)
Two + Two Programs: Students complete two years of study at Laurier Brantford and two years of study in one of the following programs at Mohawk College:
-Accounting
-Graphic Design - Digital
-Graphic Design  - Creative
-Law and Security Administration
-Marketing
-Police Foundations

Students must complete two years at one of the two institutions, before applying for admission to the other institution

Note: To be admissible, students must complete their initial program with an average of 75 percent or higher. *Some majors have prerequisite requirements
Three + One Programs: Students complete a Laurier General Bachelor of Arts (BA) and proceed, on application, to one of the following one-year Mohawk programs:
-Human Resources Management
-International Business
-Small Business Management
-Instructor for the Blind & Visually Impaired
-Public Relations
-Police Foundations

Note: To be admissible, students must complete the Laurier BA with an average of 75 percent or higher. *Some majors have prerequisite requirements
Conestoga College and Laurier Brantford Articulation Agreement
Laurier Brantford has established a new agreement with Kitchener’s Conestoga College. It allows students from Conestoga’s General Arts & Science and Journalism programs to enter Laurier Brantford’s core program in Contemporary Studies.
Graduates of Conestoga College’s two year General Arts & Science ProgramMinimum 75 percent  average required for admission into Laurier Brantford’s BA Contemporary Studies Program. Up to 5.0 transfer credits may be granted
Graduates of Conestoga College’s two year Print and Broadcast Journalism programMinimum 75 percent average required for admission into Laurier Brantford’s BA Contemporary Studies Program. Up to 5.0 transfer credits may be granted
Graduates of Conestoga College’s three year Print and Broadcast Journalism programMinimum 75 percent average required for admission into Laurier Brantford’s BA Contemporary Studies Program. Up to 7.0 transfer credits may be granted

LAURIER WATERLOO CAMPUS, WATERLOO ONTARIO
Arts (BA) Degree Programs
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Majors:

Anthropology, Archaeology, Classical Studies, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, Geography & Geomatics, History, Languages, Mediterranean Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion & Culture, Sociology, and Spanish

Must be combined with another Honours program:  Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Greek, Latin, Medieval Studies, and Women’s Studies
Grade 12U English at 60 percent
General Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Majors:

Anthropology, Archaeology, Business French, Business Spanish, Canadian Studies, Classical Studies, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, Greek, History, Latin, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion & Culture, Sociology, Spanish, Women’s Studies

Cultural Studies and Film Studies available as a second major only

Grade 12U English at 60 percent

Note: Effective September 2007, the university will offer only three general degrees: both a BA and a BSc without a  major, and a BA in Contemporary Studies (available only on the Brantford campus). No further designation (major, option or minor) is awarded with these degrees

Honours/General Bachelor of Arts (BA) Biology

General BA Biology must be combined with another major
Grade 12U English at 60 percent and Grade 12U Biology at 70 percent

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Financial MathematicsGrade 12U English, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, one of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Mathematics, or Math of Data Management each at 60 percent. A combined average on the Mathematics courses of 80 percent
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Kinesiology & Physical EducationGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Biology at 70 percent, one of Grade 11M Functions, Grade 11U Functions and Relations or a Grade 12U Mathematics at 60 percent

Recommended: Grade 12U Exercise Science
Honours/General Bachelor of Arts (BA) Mathematics

Grade 12U English, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, one of Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management each at 60 percent

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Politics, Philosophy and EconomicsGrade 12U English at 60 percent and Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent

Recommended: One additional Mathematics course (Geometry & Discrete Mathematics or Math and Data Management)
Honours/General Bachelor of Arts (BA) PsychologyGrade 12U English and one of Grade 11M Functions, Grade 11U Functions and Relations, or a Grade 12U Mathematics each at 60 percent
General Bachelor of Arts (BA) Computer ScienceGrade 12U English, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus each at 60 percent
Business and Economics Degree Programs
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent

Recommended: One additional Mathematics course (Geometry & Discrete Math or Math and Data Management)

Note: Admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration program is only available on a Full-Time basis
Honours Bachelor of Business and Chemistry (BBSc)Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent, and Grade 12U Chemistry at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computing and Computer ElectronicsGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent, and one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 80 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Eligible for direct entry into Co-op program

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall  average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer ScienceGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent, and one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 80 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Eligible for direct entry into Co-op program

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall  average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (WLU) and Honours Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) (University of Waterloo) Joint ProgramGrade 12U English at 70 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Mathematics each at 85 percent

Co-op required - automatic entry

Note: Applicants must meet the admission criteria for both Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University
Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics, or Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Accounting, or Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Administration, or Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics and Financial Management or Honours Bachelor of Arts in combination with another Honours programGrade 12U English at 60 percent and Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent

Recommended: One additional Mathematics course (Geometry & Discrete Mathematics or Math and Data Management)

NEW: Honours Applied Economics (BA)

Grade 12U English and Grade 12U Calculus each at a minimum of 60 percent

Not eligible to apply for Co-op option 

Music Degree Programs
Honours Bachelor of Music (BMus)

Grade 12U English at 60 percent

For all prospective BMus students: Grade II conservatory theory or equivalent. Grade VIII conservatory-level may be taken as a guide to the minimum level of performance expected of students wishing to study an instrument as part of their degree program

For prospective piano and organ students: a minimum level of grade IX conservatory level piano or its equivalent

For prospective students in voice or instruments other than organ or piano: there is no required grade, although grade VIII conservatory-level may be taken as a guide to the minimum required

All prospective students must have an audition-interview with the Faculty of Music, to be arranged by appointment by April 1; the audition is valid for one year only. Applicants are required to perform two compositions in contrasting styles in their own performance medium, to sight-read, and to write a theory placement test. For specific requirements, consult the Faculty of Music. Late applicants will be considered if space permits

Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) Music in Combination with Another Honours BA ProgramGrade 12U English at 60 percent

Grade II conservatory theory or equivalent. Grade VIII conservatory-level may be taken as a guide to the minimum level of performance expected of students wishing to study an instrument as part of their degree program

All prospective students must have an audition-interview with the Faculty of Music, to be arranged by appointment by April 1; the audition is valid for one year only. Applicants are required to perform two compositions in contrasting styles in their own performance medium, to sight-read, and to write a theory placement test. For specific requirements, consult the Faculty of Music. Late applicants will be considered if space permits
Honours (BMusTh) Bachelor of Music TherapySelections for admission to the BMusTh program are made by the Faculty of Music Admissions Committee at the conclusion of the second year of the Honours Music program. Students planning to complete a BMusTh degree should apply for entry to the BMus program and select courses in the first and second year in accordance with guidelines offered by the Faculty of Music. (Refer to Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy in the Faculty of Music chapter for additional details)
Science (BSc) Degree Programs
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology, or
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Chemistry
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Physical Geography, or
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and Psychology
Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Biology at 70 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus and Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math, Grade 12U Math of Data Management, or Grade 12U Physics

Biology is also available with an Environmental Science Option

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall  average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing, will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biochemistry/BiotechnologyGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Chemistry at 75 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, and Grade 12U Biology, each at a minimum final grade of 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 75 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Chemistry

Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, and Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Math of Data Management, or Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math

Chemistry is also available with an Environmental Science Option

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Chemistry and MathematicsGrade 12U English, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Chemistry; one of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12M Science courses

Also available with an Environmental Science Option

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer ScienceGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus; one of Grade 12U Chemistry, Grade 12U Biology, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computing and Computer ElectronicsGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, and one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12M Science courses

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Geography; Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Geography with Environmental Science Option; or Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Geography & Geomatics

Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, two of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Financial MathematicsGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, and one of Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Mathematics or Grade 12U Math of Data Management; one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics at 60 percent

A combined average on the Mathematics courses of 80 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Kinesiology and Physical EducationGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Biology at 70 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus; one of Grade 12U Chemistry or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management; Grade 12U Exercise Science

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Mathematics; Computer Science and Mathematics (BSc)

Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus; one of Grade 12U Geometry and Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management; one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biology and MathematicsGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry; one of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Also available with an Environmental Science Option

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) PhotonicsGrade 12U English at 60 percent; Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus and one of Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 70 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U  Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more  subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
New: Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) PhysicsGrade 12U English at 60 percent; Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus; two of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U  Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more  subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) PsychologyGrade 12U English, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Biology each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U  Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more  subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) BiologyGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Biology at 70 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus and Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math, Grade 12U Math of Data Management, or Grade 12U Physics

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) ChemistryGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus and Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent

Recommended: One of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math, or Grade 12U Math of Data Management

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer ScienceGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus; one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) MathematicsGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus; one of Grade 12U Geometry & Discrete Math or Grade 12U Math of Data Management; one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) Physical GeographyGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus; two of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) PhysicsGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus; two of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
General Bachelor of Science (BSc) PsychologyGrade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus, Grade 12U Biology each at 60 percent

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration
Honours Bachelor of Chemistry and Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBSc)Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent, Grade 12U Chemistry at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 70 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U  Science courses
Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computing and Computer Electronics, with Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent, and one of Grade 12U Biology, Grade 12U Chemistry, or  Grade 12U Physics each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 80 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Eligible for direct entry into Co-op program

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration

Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) Computer Science, with Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)Grade 12U English at 60 percent, Grade 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus at 70 percent, one of Grade 12U Physics, Grade 12U Biology, or Grade 12U Chemistry each at 60 percent

A combined minimum average of 80 percent is required in the Grade 12U Mathematics and Grade 12U Science courses

Eligible for direct entry into Co-op program

Note: Students who do not meet the minimum overall average in the required courses and/or have one or more subject requirements missing will be reviewed by the admissions committee on an individual basis for special consideration