Does SFU look at grade 12 marks?

Yes, Simon Fraser University (SFU) does look at grade 12 marks when making admissions decisions. However, they also consider grade 11 marks and other factors such as extracurricular activities, personal statements, and letters of recommendation.

For most programs, SFU will use your final grade 12 marks from a minimum of five approved courses, including at least two List A courses. If you present six or more approved courses, they will remove the lowest, non-required List A course. If you present five or fewer List A courses, they will remove your lowest List B course.

The specific weight given to grade 12 marks will vary depending on the program you are applying to. For example, programs in the Faculty of Science will typically place a higher emphasis on grade 12 marks than programs in the Faculty of Arts.

Here are the average admission averages for some of SFU‘s most popular programs:

  • Faculty of Science: 86%
  • Faculty of Arts: 82%
  • Faculty of Business: 84%
  • Faculty of Engineering: 90%

If you are applying to a competitive program, such as Engineering, you will need to have strong grade 12 marks in order to be competitive. However, even if you do not have the highest grades, you may still be able to get into SFU if you have other strengths that make you a strong candidate.

We are comprehensively evaluating your high school transcript. All approved grade 11 and 12 courses will be used in the evaluation.