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University of Calgary Calendar 2015-2016 International Foundations Program Q.5 IFP Bridging Stream
Q.5 IFP Bridging Stream

A student may be admitted to an undergraduate degree or diploma program with the requirement that the student successfully completes IFP Bridging Tier 3 courses. Students normally have 12 months to complete IFP Bridging or they will lose their degree/diploma admission. Students will be placed in Tier 1, 2 or 3 based on the IFP Language Assessment. Students whose Language Assessment results place them below Tier 1 will lose their degree/diploma admission immediately.

Each Tier (1-3) consists of 13 weeks (approximately 260 hours) of classroom instruction, including formative and summative assessments. All Tier 1 and Tier 2 courses are co-requisites and must be taken as a group; however, students who do not successfully complete any component of Tier 3 will be required to complete only the unsuccessful component. IFP Bridging students enrolled in IFP Bridging Tier 3 may pre-register for degree credit courses offered in the next term.

IFP Bridging – Course Sequence

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
IFPX 270
Academic Writing and Grammar
IFPX 280
Academic Writing and Grammar
IFPX 290
Academic Writing and Grammar
IFPX 273
Reading Comprehension and Proficiency
IFPX 283
Reading Comprehension and Proficiency
IFPX 293
Reading Comprehension and Proficiency
IFPX 277
Listening Comprehension and Oral Fluency
IFPX 287
Listening Comprehension and Oral Fluency
IFPX 297
Listening Comprehension and Oral Fluency

All IFP Tier 1 and 2 students who achieve a grade of "C" or better in all three courses of the tier will be permitted to advance to the next tier. Students who achieve a grade of "C-" or lower in one or more courses in any tier will be required to repeat and successfully complete all courses of the tier before advancing to the next tier. All students are permitted to take co-requisite tier courses twice. After two unsuccessful attempts to complete co-requisite tier courses, students must retake the IFP Language Assessment and pay the $250.00 CDN fee which will indicate appropriate tier placement for the student.

If a student does not complete IFP Bridging Tier 3 successfully or meet the University's ELP requirement, registration in credit courses in the next term will be cancelled, and admission to the degree/diploma program rescinded. These students must reapply and meet criteria for admission to a degree program in a future term.

Students are advised that grades for IFP Bridging courses are not used in the calculation of grade point averages for the purposes of the official transcript. In addition, IFP Bridging courses may not be used for credit toward a degree or diploma program. Students are also advised that faculty requirements for continuation in a degree/diploma program may be significantly different than those for the IFP Bridging program. Students must refer to the appropriate program sections of this Calendar for specific promotion and graduation requirements.