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The information contained in this page should not be considered to be authoritative. For official University regulations, please consult the University of Calgary calendar, or contact the Undergraduate Science Centre for advising.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The University of Calgary awards up to a full year of credit (five full-course equivalents) for those students that have completed the International Baccalaureate diploma. The course specific implications of the IB diploma, however, require approval of the faculty. Normally, a grade of '5' or above (IB transcript required) will result in either advanced placement or credit. Where credit is granted, a mark of 'CR' will appear on the transcript. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers advanced credit or placement in Mathematics 249 for students with credit in mathematics higher level in an IB program, and advanced credit for Mathematics 265 or Mathematics 275 (for Engineering students) for students with credit in further mathematics higher level in an IB program. Please consult the University of Calgary calendar for more specific information. Students applying for advanced placement or credit are encouraged to visit the Faculty of Science Undergraduate Science Centre for advising.
Advanced Placement (AP)
AP students will automatically receive advanced credit or advanced placement in approved courses where they present grades of 4 or higher. In the case of advanced credit, a grade of "CR" will be recorded on the student's record. Official AP transcripts are required as part of the evaluation process. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers advanced credit or placement in Mathematics 249 or Statistics 213 for students with credit in equivalent AP courses. Please consult the University of Calgary calendar for more specific information. Students applying for advanced placement or credit are encouraged to visit the Faculty of Science Undergraduate Science Centre for advising.
The University of Calgary allows students, under certain conditions, to transfer credits taken in equivalent courses at other institutions toward their degree program at the University of Calgary. Students wishing to transfer from another post-secondary institution must meet the application and transcript deadlines set out in the University of Calgary calendar. Furthermore, whether or not a course taken at another institution shall be deemed equivalent is at the discretion of the Faculty of Science. Students wishing to transfer from other institutions are encouraged to consult with both Enrolment Services and the Faculty of Science Undergraduate Science Centre to determine their eligibility and course equivalencies.
University of Calgary International (UCI)
University of Calgary International (UCI) manages programs for international students coming to Calgary to study. If you are coming from another country and have questions about whether or not the University will recognize your foreign high school or post-secondary education, the UCI is where you can find answers. Information about the University of Calgary's partnerships with other universities around the world is also available through the UCI. Students with questions about coming to Canada to study, funding opportunities for international students, and academic programming advice for international students are encouraged to visit the University of Calgary International (UCI) website for more information.
Centre for International Students and Study Abroad (CISSA)
The Centre for International Students and Study Abroad (CISSA) administers a number of programs for international and local students. The Centre promotes inter-cultural exchange opportunities by assisting international students with their acclimatization to Canada, and by promoting opportunities for local students to study abroad. The University of Calgary views internationalization as a highly desirable supplement to any degree, and the Centre for International Students and Study Abroad works hard to provide those types of opportunities to our students. If you have questions about services for international students, like additional English language support, or about studying at one of our partner universities around the world, please consult the Centre's website.
Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program (TASSEP)
In addition to the opportunities to study abroad offered through the Centre for International Students and Study Abroad, the Faculty of Science participates in several international programs restricted to science students. The largest of these is TASSEP (Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program; http://studyabroad.unc.edu/tassep/), an agreement between three consortia - European, US and Canadian - that gives UofC science students access to about twenty European institutions. Students interested in what opportunities might be available should consult the Program's website.
Most junior level Mathematics courses require a prerequisite course from the Alberta High School system (Math 30-1 or Pure Mathematics 30 or equivalent). Specific courses require a minimum grade in this prerequisite. For details on the prerequisites for each mathematics course, please consult the University Calendar course descriptions (ACSC, AMAT , MATH , PMAT, STAT). The Department of Mathematics and Statistics lists some First Year Mathematics Prerequisite alternatives below.
A continuing student may not register in a course offered within the Faculty of Science unless a grade of at least C- has been obtained in each prerequisite taken unless otherwise outlined in the University Calendar course descriptions. It is the responsibility of students to ensure that they meet all prerequisite requirements.
Students transferring from other provinces and outside the country will be required to have a transfer assessment made by the University of Calgary Admissions Office prior to registering for their courses.
First-Year Prerequisite Alternatives:
Students who wish to enroll in courses in the Faculty of Science -- and specifically for courses offered in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics -- should consult the University Calendar and the course description for relevant prerequisite requirements. Those who lack the stated prerequisites for first year courses should refer to section C.1 of the current calendar for information on acceptable prerequisite equivalent(s) or permission to take a course.