Students entering Year 2 of the BMSc Program
a) What happens if one of my marks is raised after the adjudication period and my average in the 3.0 first-year prerequisite courses (Biology, Chemistry and Math) reaches or exceeds the average needed (78%) to be registered in Year 2 of the BMSc degree?
Answer: We will re-adjudicate you once the mark revision is processed and a new adjudication form is produced. If your First Choice during the Intent to Register period was an Honors Specialization module which has reached its maximum capacity by the time your revised adjudication form is reviewed, you may be assigned to an alternative module (Double Majors) for Year 2. You can re-apply for the Honors Specialization module during the Intent to Register period in February/March 2012.
b) I achieved the minimum marks in my first-year prerequisites for the BMSc program [60% in each of Biology, Chemistry, Math and Physics] but my average on the 3.0 courses (Biology, Chemistry and Math) didn't meet the average needed to register in Year 2 of the BMSc program. Can I reapply in 3rd year? What are my chances? Do I have to raise the average in my 3.0 first-year prerequisite courses?
Answer:Yes, you can re-apply for the BMSc program in Year 3 and you do NOT have to repeat any of the first-year courses as long as you achieved a minimum mark of 60% in EACH full or half course. Admission to Year 3 of the BMSc program will be based on your performance in the 2000-level foundation courses. Please refer to Applying to Year 3 of the BMSc Program for information about the admission requirements and criteria.
c) I didn’t get the minimum marks in my first-year prerequisites for a BMSc degree. Can I reapply in Year 3? What are my chances? Do I have to repeat my first-year courses?
Answer: Yes, you can re-apply for the BMSc program in Year 3 BUT you must upgrade any first-year prerequisite course(s) with a mark less than 60% (before Year 3), AS WELL AS complete the minimum number of foundation courses required for entry into Year 3 of the BMSc program. Admission to Year 3 of the BMSc program will be based on your performance in the 2000-level foundation courses. Please refer to Applying to Year 3 of the BMSc Program for information about the admission requirements and criteria. If you have to repeat a first-year course, please contact us in June at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine your future eligibility of the BMSc program.
Students entering Year 3 of the BMSc Program
a) I did not satisfy all the admission requirements and criteria for Year 3 of the BMSc Program. Can I still be considered for the BMSc Program in Year 3?
Answer: Our target for registration in Year 3 of the BMSc Program is 450 students. If fewer than 450 students meet all the Admission Requirements & Criteria, then some of the admission criteria will be relaxed in order to reach this target, as follows:
- students with fewer than 5.0 courses in Year 2 will be considered
- students with an average less than 78% in their best 3.0 foundation courses will be considered -- an average less than 75% will not be considered
- students taking or repeating a first-year course (biology, chemistry, math, physics) or a “foundation course” in the summer will be considered
- students with 2.5 foundation courses will be considered – students with fewer than 2.5 foundation courses will be considered only if there are exceptional circumstances
- Note: Admission Requirements are not relaxed – students must pass all courses in the previous year and marks of at least 60% must be achieved in each of the first-year half courses in biology, chemistry, math and physics
b) I received a mark of 56% in one of the foundation courses. Can I repeat this course in Year 3 and apply for the BMSc Program in Year 4?
Answer: Only students in Year 3 of the BMSc Program may apply to Year 4 of the BMSc Program. We must see on your adjudication form that you are retaking that foundation course in the summer before Year 3 to be considered for entry into the BMSc Program. If your average is competitive you will likely receive a conditional acceptance, provided a certain mark (60% or higher, if required to be competitive) is achieved on the foundation course taken that summer.
c) I was not accepted into the Honors Specialization of my first choice during adjudication. Can I re-apply to that module again during Intent to Register for Year 4?
Answer: Adjudication into Year 4 Honors Specialization modules is based on the courses completed in Year 3 and not by your Year 3 module of registration. If you take the courses required for a specific Honors Specialization module in Year 3, as outlined in the Weighted Averages Chart, then you are eligible for consideration for entry into that module in Year 4.