Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on program. Specific minimum academic requirements are listed below*. Admissions assessments are based on an applicant’s complete academic record.
Entry into UTP Stage I generally requires the successful completion of Year 11 or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on program. Specific academic requirements are listed below.
*Meeting minimum admissions requirements as listed below does not guarantee admission. This information is a guide only and is subject to change without notice.
Before you start a program at FIC, you will take the FIC Math Check.
The completion of secondary school mathematics (or equivalent) at an acceptable level is required for entry into UTP Stage II in the Computing Science, Environment, and Engineering Science streams.
Once accepted to FIC, before you start a Business Administration, Computing Science, Environment, or Engineering Science program, you will be required to take the FIC Math Check, UTP Stage II students may be required to complete a Pre-Calculus course in the first term of UTP Stage II as a prerequisite to the required math course for their program. The Pre-Calculus course is additional to your required courses for Business Administration, Computing Science, Environment, and Engineering Science programs.
To enter the Science stream directly, students must have at a minimum Math 12 and two Grade 12 Science subjects (Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Physics 12). The Science Fundamentals Program provides students with the opportunity to advance their university studies while upgrading skills to meet UTP Stage II courses prerequisites. Students will be admitted into the Science Fundamentals program when:
a student does not have Grade 12 Math or has less than a 75% average in Grade 12 Math
a student does not have two science subjects meeting the following requirement:
65% average in Grade 12 Biology
60% average in Grade 12 Chemistry
60% average in Grade 12 Physics
IELTS (Academic), 5.5 Overall no band less than 4.5, or 5.0 Overall with minimum 5.0 reading and Writing, and 4.5 in Speaking and Listening
TOEFL, 59 Overall Reading and Writing minimum 12
Pearson Versant English Test (PVT), 50 Overall
Completion of the last three (3) years of full-time secondary school education in English in Canada, N/A
Completion of the last three (3) years of full-time secondary school education in English in a country in which the principal language of instruction is English**, N/A
Completion of the last four (4) years of full-time secondary school education in English at a recognized international school in a country in which the principal language of instruction is not English, N/A
GCSE/O Level English Language, N/A
IB English, Not Applicable
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL), 50 overall with no band below 50
Pearson Test of English (PTE), N/A
There are an endless number of career opportunities available to Arts and Social Sciences graduates. More than half of all advertised positions that require a university degree do not specify a required degree discipline. The reason is that a university education, and especially a university education in Arts and Social Sciences, is as much about skill development as it is about content, and the skills you develop in Arts and Social Sciences are highly valued by employers. Possible career paths include: