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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 International Foundations Program R.5 Program Structure R.5.4 IFP Bridging
R.5.4 IFP Bridging

IFP Bridging consists of three tiers which teach advanced academic language and skills for use in university contexts. Each Tier (1-3) consists of a full term (approximately 208 hours) of instruction. Refer to R.3 for information on how students are placed in Tiers.

IFP Bridging students who have completed all required Tier 2 courses are permitted to register in up to two credit courses per term with the approval of the IFP Associate Dean.

The following chart outlines the course requirements for each Tier:

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

All IFP Bridging students who achieve a grade of "C" or better in a course will be permitted to advance to the next course in the sequence. Students who achieve a grade of "C-" or lower in any course will be required to repeat that course. Students repeating courses will not have the original grade removed from the transcript. The transcript will indicate the grade for both the first attempt and the repeated course.

Grades for IFP Bridging courses are not used in the calculation of grade point averages for degree programs unless specifically allowed by that program. In addition, IFP Bridging courses may not be used for credit toward a degree program unless specifically allowed by that program.

Students admitted to IFP Bridging cannot submit English language proficiency scores for early exit from the program after the first day of IFP classes.