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:
Academic Writing and Grammar I
Academic Writing and Grammar II
Academic Writing and Grammar III
Reading Comprehension and Proficiency I
Reading Comprehension and Proficiency II
Reading Comprehension and Proficiency III
Listening Comprehension and Oral Fluency I
Listening Comprehension and Oral Fluency II
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.