1. A prospective student presenting more than two half-course equivalent transferable courses from a post-secondary institution (including the University of Calgary), and applying to transfer into the BComm program for the Fall 2013 or Fall 2014 admission cycles, must meet either criterion (A) or criterion (B) below. It should be noted that discussions are taking place regarding the phasing out of admission consideration under criterion (B) and no additional students are expected to be admitted under this criterion after the Fall 2014 admission cycle. It is expected that a prospective student will only be considered under criterion (A) from the Fall 2015 admission cycle onwards.
Admission under either criterion is competitive. The applicant pool for criterion (A) is assessed independently of the applicant pool for criterion (B). While the two continue to exist, it is expected that the minimum grade point average required for prospective students meeting criterion (A) will be higher than the minimum grade point average required for those meeting criterion (B). Prospective students meeting both criteria will have their qualifications assessed in the application pool that most advantages them.
Assistance in program planning is available through the office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs), Haskayne School of Business.
CRITERION (A): A prospective BComm transfer student must first successfully complete a minimum of three prescribed full-course equivalents by the end of the Winter Term (January - April) of the year of application.
CRITERION (B): A prospective BComm transfer student must first successfully complete 10 prescribed full-course equivalents.1,2
2. A maximum of two full-course equivalents with "D" or "D+" grades may be used to fulfill commerce requirements. The "D" or "D+" grades cannot be in prerequisite courses or in the junior English course. The minimum grade required in a prerequisite course is "C-", unless the course serves as the prerequisite to the concentration sought. In this case it must be a "C". The minimum grade required in the junior English course is a "C-".
3. Admission to the Haskayne School of Business will be based on the calculation of the grade point average over the most recent course work to a maximum of five full-course equivalents (University of Calgary courses and/or transfer courses taken at other institutions). All grades within a term will be included except where the number of courses taken within a term exceeds that required to fulfill (to a maximum of) five full-course equivalents, in which case the highest grades will be used. Spring Term courses taken after May 1 in the year of admission will not be used in the calculation of the grade point average.
4. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 (calculated as outlined in point 3. above).
5. Transfer applicants must present official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar indicating time spent and grades received in all courses being presented to satisfy pre-commerce requirements or for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Commerce program.
6. Courses or their equivalents presented to fulfill pre-commerce requirements must not have been repeated more than once.
1Those applicants attending Spring Term to fulfill Criterion (B) pre-commerce requirements, if admitted, will be admitted provisionally subject to required standing being obtained in their Spring Term courses. Summer Term courses taken in the year of application will not be considered. For further information contact the office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs), Haskayne School of Business.
2Prospective BComm transfer students presenting the majority of the 10 prescribed full-course equivalent Criterion (B) pre-commerce requirements, with deficiencies in only the “Senior Non-Commerce Option” requirements by the end of the Spring Term of the year of admission, will be considered for admission at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs), on the basis of superior academic merit. The Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs), reserves the right to a) set a minimum grade point average above the competitive admission grade point average required for fully-qualified applicants, and b) limit the number of transfer students admitted deficient these pre-commerce requirements.