Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
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Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2008/2009




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J Bell
email: jbell@wlu.ca
phone: 6350

College Applicants

The university recognizes that students will benefit from exposure to both the applied knowledge programs offered at a college and the more theoretical liberal studies approach offered by university programs. Competition for admission to limited enrolment programs is usually keen. A higher academic standing than the minimums stated may be required for some or all programs.

Ontario Colleges

Admission from Ontario Colleges (formerly known as Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) programs is normally based on a cumulative average, number of years of study and appropriateness of the courses. Advanced standing is normally awarded on the following criteria:

  1. appropriateness of the CAAT program;
  2. course concentration;
  3. student achievement;
  4. applicability to the degree or major requested at Laurier.

Completed a Three-Year Program

Applicants who have achieved a cumulative average of B- or better or have a B- average or better in the last two semesters in a three-year Ontario college program are considered for admission. Advanced standing may be awarded up to 7.50 credits to meet unspecified divisional credits, elective requirements or program requirements. A minimum grade of B- must have been attained in any applicable courses for transfer credit consideration. (effective January 2009)

Completed a Two-Year Program

Applicants who have achieved a cumulative average of B- or better or who have a B- average or better in the last two semesters of a two-year program are considered for admission to Year 1 of an appropriate program. Advanced standing may be awarded up to 3.0 credits to meet unspecific divisional credits, elective requirements, and honours/major requirements where appropriate. Up to 2.0 additional credits may be granted (for a total of 5.0 credits). A minimum grade of B- must have been attained in any applicable courses for transfer credit consideration.

Completed Two Years of a Three-Year Program

Applicants who have completed two years of a three-year program and achieved a cumulative average of B- or better or who have a B- average or better in the last two semesters are considered for admission to Year 1 of an appropriate program. Advanced standing may be awarded up to 3.0 credits to meet unspecific divisional credits, elective requirements, and honours/major requirements where appropriate. Up to 2.0 additional credits may be granted (for a total of 5.0 credits). A minimum grade of B- must have been attained in any applicable courses for transfer credit consideration.

Completed One Year of a Program

Applicants who have completed the first year of an Ontario college program with a cumulative average of A- or better are considered for admission. Advanced standing may be awarded up to 2.5 credits to meet unspecified divisional credits, elective requirements or program requirements. A minimum grade of B- must have been attained in any applicable courses for transfer credit consideration. Ontario college students who do not meet these requirements will be considered on an individual basis by the admissions committee. (effective January 2009)