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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.8 International Foundations Program (IFP) – Faculty of Science
4.8 International Foundations Program (IFP) – Faculty of Science

A student who meets the admission requirements for the Faculty of Science degree programs (see A.5 Undergraduate Admission Requirements in this Calendar for more information), and the minimum English language proficiency scores outlined in Section A.11.1 (International Foundations Program), may be admitted to the first year of an undergraduate academic program concurrent with English language and support courses.

The IFP Pathways Route only accepts students for start in September.

Students admitted to IFP Pathways with the Faculty of Science complete a curriculum that includes BSc courses combined with intensive English language and academic course support.

IFP Pathways Science students take first-year science courses within the Faculty of Science, concurrently with English language and support courses within IFP, commencing in the Summer Intersession. Students also take three courses in the Spring intersession of the Spring/Summer Term later in their degree. This allows students to complete the first year Science program without any delays. The IFP Pathways Science students’ language and academic course support consists of 7 unpaired courses:

  • Unpaired courses focus on foundational academic communication skills, including reading, listening, speaking, and composition.

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

Students admitted to IFP Pathways Faculty of Science must complete IFP Pathways and cannot submit English language proficiency scores for early exit.

For information on admission to the IFP Pathways Science program, refer to R.1 International Foundations Program Admission.

The below charts outline the first year program progression for IFP Pathways students based on their program.