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Admission

Application for Admission

Application procedure is explained in Undergraduate Application Deadlines for Admission and Readmission  of the University Calendar.

Admission Requirements

  1. Average: Applicant must possess a minimum average of 70% (on a 50% passing scale) on five appropriate Grade 12 subjects or equivalent.
  2. French Language Proficiency: French is the language of instruction in all programs at Faculté Saint-Jean. Therefore, all applicants must possess an adequate knowledge of written and spoken French as a prerequisite to admission. Nonmatriculated applicants and Open Studies students must comply with the requirement along with other applicants. All applicants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the French language prior to admission. This demonstration may take any one of several forms:
    1. successful completion of one of the following courses (Alberta Education curriculum):
      • Français 30-1, 30-2
      • French 30 (9 year), 31
      • French Language Arts 30-1, 30-2
        OR
  3. successful completion of four years of education in French. Such education can be in a combination of secondary and postsecondary training; OR
  4. graduation from a degree program offered by an accredited university at which French is the language of instruction.

Detailed admission requirements for the various university programs are set out in Undergraduate Admission  of the University Calendar.

High school courses listed are based on Alberta Education curriculum. Prospective students from other provinces and territories should review the Admission Course Equivalents on the Registrar's Office website at www.admissions.ualberta.ca for acceptable courses.

Further information may be obtained from the Office of Admissions, Faculté Saint-Jean.

Requirements for the BA, BEd, BEd/BSc, BSc, BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences-Bilingual), BSc Nursing (Bilingual) programs

Bachelor of Arts Program
  1. One of French 30 (9 year), 31, Français 30-1, 30-2; French Language Arts 30-1, 30-2.
  2. Any language other than French, level 30. (For the competency requirements in English/second language see English Language Proficiency for Admission.) (See Note 1).
  3. Three subjects from Group A, B and/or C. A maximum of one subject in Group B may be presented for admission. Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission, though some disciplines require Mathematics 30-1 as a prerequisite for required courses (see notes below). Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 will be used for admission. In order to maximize their future program and course choices, all applicants are encouraged to present a broad range of subjects across Group A and C.
  4. See additional requirements below for specific majors and minors.

Notes

  1. If an applicant presents French as a second language (30-level French Language Arts, 30-level French, or equivalent), the other 30-level language must be the school's language of instruction.

    For example, an applicant residing in Alberta and attending a school where the language of instruction is English must present English Language Arts 30-1 for admission; an applicant residing in Mexico and attending a school where the language of instruction is Spanish must present the final Spanish language course for admission.
  2. If applicants choose Political Science as a major they should present Social Studies 30-1.
  3. If applicants choose Psychology as a major or a minor they should present Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2.
  4. If applicants choose Economics as a major they must present Mathematics 30-1, and presentation of Mathematics 31 is recommended. Mathematics 30-1 does not have to be included as one of the five 30-level courses used for admission, but Mathematics 30-1 is required as a prerequisite for some courses.
  5. If applicants choose Mathematics as a major they must present both Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31. For a minor in Mathematics, applicants should present Mathematics 30-1. These courses do not have to be included in the five 30-level courses used for admission, but are required as prerequisites for some courses.
  6. If applicants want to transfer to the Faculty of Business they must present Mathematics 30-1. This course does not have to be included as one of the five 30-level courses used for admission, but some of the courses required for admission to the Faculty of Business require Mathematics 30-1 as a prerequisite.
Bachelor of Education Program

Elementary

Admission Requirements

  1. One from Français 30-1, 30-2; French Language Arts 30-1, 30-2; French 30 (9 year).
  2. A language other than French, which may include a 30-level Aboriginal language recognized in Canada. (For the competency requirements in English/second language, see English Language Proficiency for Admission.) (See Note.)
  3. Three subjects from Group A, B and/or C. A maximum of one subject in Group B may be presented. Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Elementary) program. However, only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 will be used for admission purposes.

Note: If an applicant presents French as a second language (30-level French Language Arts, 30-level French, or equivalent), the other 30-level language must be the school's language of instruction. For example, an applicant residing in Alberta and attending a school where the language of instruction is English must present English Language Arts 30-1 for admission; an applicant residing in Mexico and attending a school where the language of instruction is Spanish must present the final Spanish language course for admission.

Secondary

Admission Requirements

  1. One from Français 30-1, 30-2; French Language Arts 30-1, 30-2; French 30 (9 year).
  2. A language other than French, which may include a 30-level Aboriginal language recognized in Canada. (For the competency requirements in English/second language, see English Language Proficiency for Admission.) (See Note.)
  3. Three subjects from Group A, B and/or C. A maximum of one subject in Group B may be presented. Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) program. However, only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 will be used for admission purposes. See Additional Requirements by major below.

Note: If an applicant presents French as a second language (30-level French Language Arts, 30-level French, or equivalent), the other 30-level language must be the school's language of instruction. For example, an applicant residing in Alberta and attending a school where the language of instruction is English must present English Language Arts 30-1 for admission; an applicant residing in Mexico and attending a school where the language of instruction is Spanish must present the final Spanish language course for admission.

Additional Admission Requirements for BEd Secondary majors

  1. For a major in Mathematics, applicants must present Mathematics 30-1.
  2. For a major in General Sciences, applicants must present Biology 30, Chemistry 30 and Mathematics 30-1.

Additional Information for BEd Secondary minors

  1. For a minor in Mathematics, applicants should have Mathematics 30-1. Mathematics 30-1 does not have to be included for admission, but the minor requires courses for which Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite.
  2. For a minor in General Sciences, applicants should have three from Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30 and Mathematics 30-1. These courses do not have to be included for admission, but the minor requires courses for which Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisite.
  3. For a minor in Physical Sciences, applicants should have Chemistry 30, Physics 30 and Mathematics 30-1. These courses do not have to be included for admission, but the minor requires courses for which these are prerequisites.
Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science Program

Admission Requirements

  1. One from Français, 30-1, 30-2; French Language Arts, 30-1, 30-2; French 30 (9 year).
  2. A language other than French which may include a 30-level Aboriginal language recognized in Canada. (For the competency requirements in English/second language, see English Language Proficiency for Admission.) (See Note.)
  3. Mathematics 30-1.
  4. Two from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Computing Science (CSE) Advanced Level, Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (5 credits), Mathematics 31 and Physics 30.

Note: If an applicant presents French as a second language (30-level French Language Arts, 30-level French, or13.3 equivalent), the other 30-level language must be the school's language of instruction. For example, an applicant residing in Alberta and attending a school where the language of instruction is English must present English Language Arts 30-1 for admission; an applicant residing in Mexico and attending a school where the language of instruction is Spanish must present the final Spanish language course for admission.

Additional Requirements for BEd/BSc Secondary majors

  1. For a major in Biological Sciences, applicants must present Biology 30 and Chemistry 30.
  2. For a major in Mathematical Sciences or Physical Sciences, applicants must present Chemistry 30 and Physics 30.
Bachelor of Science Program
  1. One of French 30 (9 year), 31; Français 30-1, 30-2; French Language Arts 30-1, 30-2.
  2. One of English Language Arts 30-1 or English as a second language, level 30. (For the competency requirements in English second language see English Language Proficiency for Admission).
  3. Mathematics 30-1
  4. Two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 31, Physics 30, or Computing Science (CSE) Advanced Level-Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (5 credits)

Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Conservation Sciences-Bilingual) program

Effective September 2015, there will be no further admissions to BSc ENCS program. Students who entered the program prior to September 2015 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2021. The last BSc ENCS program will be granted at Spring Convocation 2021.

Note: Prospective applicants must apply for admission to Faculté Saint-Jean. See Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Conservation Sciences-Bilingual) .

  1. One of French 30 (9 year), 31; Français 30-1, 30-2; French Language Arts 30-1, 30-2.
  2. One of English Language Arts 30-1 or English as a second language, level 30. [For the competency requirements in English second language see English Language Proficiency for Admission].
  3. Mathematics 30-1
  4. Chemistry 30
  5. Biology 30

Bachelor of Science Nursing (Bilingual) program

Note: Prospective students must apply for admission to the Faculty of Nursing (see BSc in Nursing–Bilingual Program/Baccalauréat ès sciences infirmières (bilingue)  and BScN—Bilingual Program/Baccalauréat ès sciences infirmières (bilingue) ).

Admission to this quota program is limited.

Language Proficiency Requirements

  1. English: For information regarding general English Language proficiency requirements as well as spoken English requirements applicable to all health sciences disciplines see Language Proficiency Requirements .
  2. French: Applicants will have to demonstrate their language proficiency in French in two ways:
    1. successfully complete one of the following courses: Français 30-1 or 30-2 (offered in French schools), French Language Arts 30-1, or 30-2 (offered in French immersion programs) French 30 (9 year), or French 31 (offered in English schools).
      AND
    2. Satisfy Faculté Saint-Jean's admission requirements by taking the French language placement test. (For additional information please contact the academic advisor, Faculté Saint-Jean).

For further information, see BSc in Nursing–Bilingual Program/Baccalauréat ès sciences infirmières (bilingue) , Academic Standing and Graduation  and BScN—Bilingual Program/Baccalauréat ès sciences infirmières (bilingue) .

Classification of Matriculation Subjects

High school courses listed below are based on Alberta Education curriculum. Prospective students from other provinces and territories should review the Admission Course Equivalents on the Registrar's Office website at www.admissions.ualberta.ca for acceptable courses.

Acceptable Grade XII subjects have been placed in three groups, as follows:

Group A (Humanities/Social Sciences, Languages other than English or French)

Social Studies 30-1
30-level Language (other than English or French)
Aboriginal Studies 30 (cannot be used for admission with Social Studies 30-1)

Group B (Fine Arts)

Applied Graphic Arts 35
Art 30
Art 31

Communication Technology Advanced level Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (5 credits)
Dance 35
Drama 30
Music 30 (Choral, Instrumental or General (5 credits)
Music 35
Musical Theatre 35
Performing Arts 35 A, B, or C

Group C (Maths/Sciences)

Biology 30
Chemistry 30
Computer Science (CSE) Advanced level, Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (5 credits)
Mathematics 31
Physics 30
Mathematics 30-1
Mathematics 30-2 (See Note 1)
Science 30

Notes

  1. Mathematics 30-2 will be accepted as a Group C admission subject to some programs. For further information, please see Faculté admission requirement (Admission Requirements) for each program of study.

Admission with deficiency in English

A non-English speaking student with no equivalence for English Language Arts 30-1 upon admission must make up this deficiency. See English Language Proficiency for Admission.

Nonmatriculated Applicants

Applicants 21 years and older who do not present the minimum requirements may be considered for admission as a nonmatriculated applicant.

Admission Criteria

Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following courses: French 30 (9 year), 31; Français 30-1, 30-2; French Language Arts 30-1, 30-2 or equivalent. See French Language Proficiency.

Bachelor of Arts

In addition to the French language requirement, applicants to the BA program must have successfully completed another 30-level subject from Groups A, B or C (or equivalent).

Bachelor of Education (Elementary)

In addition to the French language requirement, applicants to the BEd (Elementary) program must have successfully completed another 30-level subject from Groups A, B or C (or equivalent).

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

In addition to the French language requirement, applicants to the BEd (Secondary) program must have successfully completed another 30-level subject from Groups A, B or C (or equivalent). See also Additional Admission Requirements for majors (Admission Requirements).

Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science

In addition to the French language requirement, applicants to the BEd/BSc program must have successfully completed another 30-level subject from Groups A, B or C (or equivalent). See also Additional Admission Requirements for majors (Admission Requirements).

BSc Program

In addition to the French language requirement, applicants to the BSc program must have successfully completed Mathematics 30-1 (or equivalent) and two of the following: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30 or Mathematics 31 (or their equivalents).

BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences-Bilingual) program

Effective September 2015, there will be no further admissions to BSc ENCS program. Students who entered the program prior to September 2015 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2021. The last BSc ENCS program will be granted at Spring Convocation 2021.

In addition to the French language requirement, applicants to the BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences-Bilingual) program must have successfully completed Mathematics 30-1 (or equivalent), Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 (or their equivalents).

Applicants must possess a minimum overall average of 70% (on a 50% passing scale) in the required subjects.

Applicants from High Schools outside of Alberta

  1. Standards: Applicants from another Canadian province who have successfully completed work at the standards shown below will be considered for admission to Faculté Saint-Jean provided they present subjects equivalent to the requirements of the appropriate programs.
    1. Quebec: Successful completion of the first year of the CEGEP academic program with satisfactory performance in appropriate subjects. Applicants with two years of CEGEP may receive advanced credit.
    2. Other provinces: Grade 12 graduation.
  2. Equivalences: Faculté Saint-Jean has the right to judge the equivalent values and the classification of courses taken in other provinces.

Special Students

Special students are those who have been permitted to register in one or more courses which are not being taken for credit toward a degree program. Priority will be given to students who have not previously attended Faculté Saint-Jean as special students. Special students may not have access to all courses offered by Faculté Saint-Jean. To be considered for admission as a special student at Faculté Saint-Jean, applicants must normally have received a university degree from an accredited postsecondary institution, present a competitive admission grade point average, and meet French Language Proficiency requirements as specified in French Language Proficiency.

Admission from Outside Canada

See Applicants from High Schools outside of Canada  of the University Calendar. For further information, please contact the Office of the Registrar and consult the website: www.international.ualberta.ca

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Program

Admission to the BA (Honors) program normally follows the completion of a first year of university studies. Candidates seeking admission to the program will have successfully completed a minimum of ★24 with an overall minimum average of 3.0 and a minimum of 3.3 in the course required for the field of specialization.

Admission to the BEd/AD Program

Admission will be based on the following:

  1. An approved degree which includes adequate preparation in an area of teaching concentration relevant to elementary or secondary education programs. Students seeking admission to the BEd/AD program should be aware that any deficiencies as determined by the Office of Admissions must be lifted before they can register in the courses of the "professional year."

    Elementary: Applicants seeking admission to the BEd/AD elementary route are required to present the equivalent of ★36 in the following areas: ★6 per category in at least three of the following categories: Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Sciences, and ★18 in any of the categories.

    Secondary: Applicants seeking admission to the BEd/AD secondary route are required to present the equivalent of ★30 in one of the major specializations offered at the Faculté. As well, candidates must have the equivalent of ★12 in a second area of specialization designated as a minor.
  2. Satisfy Language Proficiency Requirements (See Language Assessment)
  3. Letter of Intent: Applicants must submit a letter setting out the reasons for their choice of career and describing the life experiences that convinced them to become a teacher.

Admission to the Bilingual Bachelor of Commerce

Subject Requirements
  1. One of French 30 (9 year), 31; Français 30-1, 30-2; French Language Arts 30-1, 30-2
  2. English Language Arts 30-1
  3. Mathematics 30-1
  4. Subject from Group A or C (Social Studies 30-1 is recommended)
  5. Subject from Group A, B or C

Applicants to the Bilingual Bachelor of Commerce will generally complete their preprofessional requirements while registered in a Bachelor of Arts program at Faculté Saint-Jean. For information concerning admission to the Faculty of Business in second or third year, see Faculty of Business .

Postsecondary Transfer Applicants

Applicants who wish to transfer to Faculté Saint-Jean from another university may be admitted with advanced standing on the following conditions:

  1. That the courses completed at the former institution have not been applied toward a degree;
  2. That these courses are acceptable in the program to which the applicant is admitted;
  3. That no more than ★60 be granted for the BEd or ★30 for the BEd/AD;
  4. That the Language Proficiency Requirements indicated in Language Assessment are met.

English Language Proficiency for Admission

General University Requirements

English is the primary language of instruction in all Faculties except Faculté Saint-Jean, where French is the primary language. Therefore, all applicants to undergraduate Faculties other than Faculté Saint-Jean must possess an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English as a prerequisite to admission. For example, nonmatriculated applicants and Open Studies students must comply with the requirement along with other applicants. See English Language Proficiency .

Applicants to Faculté Saint-Jean need not demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission being granted. However, they must demonstrate proficiency in English before they may be granted a degree from this institution. Candidates who are admitted at Faculté Saint-Jean who have not demonstrated proficiency in English will be required to meet one of the following conditions:

  • The satisfactory completion of ★6 in one of the following courses: ANGL, ALS (Anglais Langue Seconde) or ENGL (see requirements of each program for specific information), OR
  • BEd students may also demonstrate proficiency in the English language by the satisfactory completion of ★18 which have English as the language of instruction, OR
  • BEd/AD students may also demonstrate proficiency in the English language by the satisfactory completion of ★6 which have English as the language of instruction.

Further information on these language requirements is available from the admissions office at Faculté Saint-Jean.

Visiting Students

Students from other postsecondary institutions are eligible to be considered for admission as visiting students if:

  1. they are degree program students at their home institution;
  2. their home institution provides a letter of permission;
  3. they have completed a minimum of ★24 at their home institution;
  4. their academic record shows satisfactory standing;
  5. they demonstrate French language proficiency.

Visiting student status is granted for one academic year. Visiting students must reapply for each additional year and present a new letter of permission from their home institution.

Registration

General Information

Students registered at the University of Alberta in other Faculties may take courses offered at Faculté Saint-Jean.

Registration Procedure

The normal procedure for registration is that set out in Registration and Fees  of the University Calendar.

Change of Registration

Changes of registration may be made by students until the end of the registration period (see the Academic Schedule  or General Information (English) ).

Classification of Courses

In order to fulfill the requirements of a particular program of study, students must often choose courses from several different content areas. To facilitate this choice, the Faculté proposes the following classification:

Fine Arts

ADRAM; ARTSC; ECLSS 352, ECLSS 367, ECLSS 368, ECLSS 477; FRANC 484 ; MUSIQ.

Canadian

ANGL 328 , ANGL 429 ; CA FR; ECONE 101 , ECONE 102 , ECON 318, ECON 319, ECON 341 ; EDU F 235 ; ETCAN; HISTE 260 , HISTE 261 , HISTE 360, HISTE 366, HISTE 376, HISTE 380, HISTE 476 ; M EDU 520 , M EDU 540 ; MUSIQ 215 ; SC PO 220, SC PO 391, SC PO 421, SC PO 423 , SC PO 424, SC PO 425, SC PO 428 ; SOCIE 101, SOCIE 260 , SOCIE 368 , SOCIE 472.

French-Canadian

CA FR; EDU F 235 ; ETCAN 330 , ETCAN 332 , ETCAN 360 , ETCAN 421 ; HISTE 380, HISTE 476 ; M EDU 520 , M EDU 540 ; MUSIQ 215 ; SOCIE 368 .

French Language

FRANC 116 , FRANC 117 , FRANC 216 , FRANC 217 , FRANC 226 , FRANC 227 , FRANC 230 , FRANC 231, FRANC 232 .

Humanities

ANGL; CA FR; ECLSS 102, ECLSS 250, ECLSS 302; ESPA; ETIN 350, ETIN 520; ET RE; FRANC; HISTE; HUME; PHILE.

Sciences

ANATE; BIOCM; BIOLE; CHIM; HISTE 397, HISTE 398; INFOR; MATHQ; MICRE; PHYSE; PHYSQ; PSYCE 104 , PSYCE 258 , PSYCE 275 , PSYCE 282 , PSYCE 367 , PSYCE 377 , PSYCE 381 , PSYCE 458 , PSYCE 496 ; SCTA 101, SCTA 102, SCTA 103; STATQ.

Education

EDU F, EDU M, EDU P, EDU S; M EDU.

Note: a definition of these course abbreviations may be found in Course Availability .

Social Sciences

ANTHE; ECONE; ETCAN; HISTE; LINGQ; PSYCE 105 , PSYCE 106 , PSYCE 223 , PSYCE 239 , PSYCE 333 , PSYCE 241 , PSYCE 498 ; SC PO; SCSOC; SCSP 520 ; SCTA 190, SCTA 191; SOCIE.

Technology

Courses are focused on developing an increased knowledge of new educational technologies, and of multimedia; e.g., EDU M 341 .

Academic Requirements

  1. During the academic year, students may not register for more than ★30 without approval of the Associate Dean (Academic). Normally, this approval will not be granted to students whose average in the last ★30 is below 3.5 or if they are registered in "Stages I or II" of the practicum.
  2. Students in first year may take senior courses only with the approval of the Associate Dean (Academic).
  3. The final grade assigned in each course shall be determined not only by the final examination, but also by all examinations and assignments completed throughout the year.
  4. Reregistration in Courses
    1. Students may not repeat any University course passed, or courses for which they have received transfer credit, except for reasons deemed sufficient, and verified in writing, by the dean (or designate) of the Faculty in which they are enrolled.
    2. Students may not reregister for credit or audit more than once in any failed University course, except for reasons deemed sufficient by the dean (or designate) of the Faculty in which they are enrolled.
    3. Students may not reregister for credit or audit more than once in any University course in which they have received a final grade of W, except for reasons deemed sufficient by the dean (or designate) of the Faculty in which they are enrolled.
    4. In cases where a student contravenes regulations a., b., or c. above, the dean (or designate) may withhold credit or indicate the course as extra to the degree, on the course registration that contravenes the regulation.
    5. Students may repeat a first-term course in the second term if it is offered in the second term, as long as the student complies with regulations a., b., and c. above.
    6. An undergraduate student who, because of unsatisfactory academic performance is either required to withdraw, and/or required to repeat a year, and/or put on probation, will retain credit for courses in which grades of D or higher have been attained during the period for which the student's performance was evaluated as unsatisfactory.

      Notwithstanding this credit, Faculties may require substitution of other courses in programs in which full course loads are required.
  5. Prerequisite Course Requirements
    1. Degree credits may be withheld for courses with prerequisite requirements if the prerequisite requirements have not been met or have not been waived in writing.
    2. Students who are unsure that they meet the prerequisite requirements in a course, or who wish to obtain permission to have a prerequisite waived, should consult the Department/Division offering the course.

Language test

French Compulsory Test for All Faculté Saint-Jean Students

A series of placement tests is administered to all new students registered in the Faculté Saint-Jean. The students' competence is tested in order to facilitate their placement in French language courses. No preparation is required. Initial assessment is done online prior to enrollment in French courses. The results of this test determine the French course(s) in which the student must register. Detailed instructions are sent to students upon admission.

Placement of students by initial assessment :

  • Students with a mark inferior or equal to 65% should register in FRANC 116  and FRANC 117 .
  • Students with a mark between 66% and 80% inclusively should register in FRANC 216 .
  • Students with a mark between 81 % and 95% inclusively should register in FRANC 226 .
  • Students with a mark superior to 95% should register in FRANC 322 .

Compulsory Test for Students Admitted Without English 30 or Equivalent

Students admitted without English Language Arts 30-1 or equivalent will be required to reach a level of proficiency comparable to English Language Arts 30-1, normally during the first two years of their program. Students who first register at the Faculté Saint-Jean are required to register and write an English language placement test. This English language placement test determines the competency in English language and determines the placement in the English courses (ALS, ANGL). No preparation is required. The results of this test determines in which English language courses the student must register.

Notes

  1. Compulsory Test for Students Admitted Without English 30 or Equivalent does not apply to students registered in the BEd/BSc combined degrees program.
  2. Compulsory Test for Students Admitted Without English 30 or Equivalent does not apply to students registered in the BScN (Bilingual) program. See Admission Requirements.

Language Assessment

  1. Language Requirement of the Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF)

    Successful completion of DELF examination according to the required score or to an equivalent examination (see Acceptable proof of language proficiency equivalent to DELF level "Strong B2") is an admission requirement to the BEd Program after obtaining a first degree (BEd/Ad) and an admission requirement to the Field Experiences for other programs.

    For further information on the DELF, please visit: www.csj.ualberta.ca

    1. Admission Requirement to the BEd/Ad (60) Program

      To be admitted to this program, students must present the results of a "strong B2" level of the French test (DELF) comprised of oral and written comprehension and production components. The minimum overall pass mark required by the Faculté Saint-Jean is 72 % and a score no lower than 18 points out of 25 in each of the four components.

    2. Admission Requirement to Field Experiences BEd Program (★120): To be admitted to Field Experiences, students are required, during the first term of their third year at the latest to present the results of a "strong B2" level of the French test (DELF) comprised of oral and written comprehension and production components. The minimum overall pass mark required by the Faculté Saint-Jean is 72 % and a score no lower than 18 points out of 25 in each of the four components.

      BEd/BSc (★150): To be admitted to Field Experiences, students are required, during the first term of the fourth year of their program, to present the results of a "strong B2" level of the French test (DELF) comprised of oral and written comprehension and production components. The minimum overall pass mark required by the Faculté Saint-Jean is 72 % and a score no lower than 18 points out of 25 in each of the four components.

  2. Acceptable proof of language proficiency equivalent to DELF level "Strong B2"

    Although the DELF level "strong B2" is the principal reference, tests results from the following list are acceptable under certain conditions:

  • Test de connaissance de Français (TCF)
    A score between 400-499 out of 900, and evidence that the period between the date of the examination and the date of the registration request does not exceed two years.

  • Test d'évaluation de Français (TEF)
    A score between 541-698 out of 900, and evidence that the period between the date of the examination and the date of the registration request does not exceed two years.

  • Test de Français international (TFI)
    A score between 320 and 390 in oral comprehension and between 330 and 400 in written comprehension as well as evidence that the period between the date of the examination and the date of the registration request does not exceed two years.

    Note that since the TFI does not include the oral and written production parts, students must pass these two parts in the retest session administered internally.

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) French Exams
    For the level B, a minimum score of 4/7 For the level A1 and A2, a minimum score of 3/7

  • Advanced Placement Tests: French
    A score of 5/5

  • Cegep French exams
    Successfully passing the exam with a minimum of 60%

  • French test of the Baccalauréat exam in France or equivalent test from a francophone country
    Successfully passed the French test

Credit by Special Assessment

Note: See also Credit by Special Assessment .

  1. Basis of Application
    Students registered in Faculté Saint-Jean, who have completed courses or gained experience equivalent to a course or courses at Faculté Saint- Jean, may seek credit by special assessment. Students must submit, on the appropriate form, their request to the Associate Dean (Academic) who will indicate a recommendation and determine the format of the assessment; this may be either the final examination of the course in question, or a special examination on the total course content or some other form of assessment.
  2. Limits
    1. Faculté Saint-Jean is not required to offer Credit by Special Assessment in all courses. Courses which have a significant practical component, such as laboratory or studio work, or courses requiring substantial writing may not be eligible for Credit by Special Assessment. The course level, and in some cases the specific course, to be challenged will be determined by Faculté.
    2. Credit may be granted for a maximum of ★12, of which no more than ★6 may be in Language courses. In the case of Language courses, only those numbered 200 or higher are open to Credit by Special Assessment. Where Language courses at the 300- or 400- level (or higher) have already been completed, a student may not subsequently attempt by Special Assessment any courses at a lower (e.g., 200- or 300-) level.
    3. Students may attempt Credit by Special Assessment only once in each course.
    4. The number of attempts to obtain Credit by Special Assessment is restricted to a maximum of ★12. Note: This limits the number of courses that may be challenged, regardless of results. Cancelled applications are considered an attempt to obtain credit and will be included in this maximum.
    5. Students seeking credit in a prerequisite to a course in which they intend to register must complete the Credit by Special Assessment examination before the start of classes in the advanced course. Similarly, in cases where "advance placement" in a prerequisite course has been given, students may also seek Credit by Special Assessment in the prerequisite course, but must also complete the special assessment examination before the start of classes in the advanced course.
    6. Graduate courses and Honors courses (i.e., those open only to Honors students and specified as such in the Calendar) cannot be attempted by Special Assessment.
    7. Courses which have previously been audited, or in which the student has withdrawn, may not subsequently be attempted by Special Assessment.
  3. Deadline for Completion
    If the assessment is not complete within one month, the request lapses automatically.
  4. Grading
    The student's mark resulting from this special assessment cannot be appealed and will be entered on the student's official record with the note "Special Assessment."
  5. Fee
    A fee will be assessed and must be paid before the special assessment will be undertaken. Please refer to Fees Payment Guide  for fee information.

Residence

Residence

Students registered in a BA program must complete at least ★60 at Faculté Saint-Jean including a minimum of ★15 in a major (for the BA) and a minimum of ★24 in the specialization (for the BA Honors). [See also Graduation (2)].

Students registered in a BA program after a first undergraduate degree must complete at least ★30 at Faculté Saint-Jean, including a minimum ★15 in the major.

Students registered in a BSc program must complete at least ★60 at Faculté Saint-Jean.

Students registered in a BEd program must complete at least ★60 at Faculté Saint-Jean.

Students registered in a BEd/AD program must complete at least ★30 at Faculté Saint-Jean.

Students registered in a combined BEd/BSc program must complete at least ★90 at Faculté Saint-Jean.

Students registered in the BScN (Bilingual) program must complete at least ★18 at Faculté Saint-Jean and ★48, including a minimum of ★15 NURS in French, at the Faculty of Nursing.

Normally the last year of a degree program must be completed during a regular academic year at the University of Alberta. The student counsellors may recommend to the Associate Dean (Academic) an exemption to this regulation. If the student has already completed ★60 at the Faculté before the last year of a program, the student may request authorization of the Associate Dean (Academic) to take one or more courses at another university.

Letter of Permission

Students may be allowed to take one or more courses at another university in order to obtain credits for a program at Faculté Saint-Jean. Before registering at another university, a letter of permission must first be obtained from the Admissions Office. The request for a letter of permission must include the name of the university which the student wishes to attend, along with the number, title and description of the course(s) the student wishes to take. If the request is approved, the Office of the Academic Associate Dean will send the letter of permission to the university in question with a copy to the student. Normally, a letter of permission will not be granted to students who do not have satisfactory academic standing (see Academic Standing and Graduation).

Exchange Programs

For students already admitted to a degree program in Faculté Saint-Jean who are participating in approved international exchange programs, credit will be considered on a credit/fail basis only. Therefore, grades achieved in such courses will not normally be included in promotion or graduation average calculations unless the students declare prior to participation in the exchange program that they wish these grades to be included. Credit may be granted provided a passing grade is achieved with a minimum grade of C-.

Academic Standing and Graduation

The following regulations shall apply to all students at Faculté Saint-Jean:

Academic Standing

  1. At the end of each academic year, (Fall/Winter) and according to the grade point average (GPA) of that academic year, students are placed in one of the three following categories: Note: a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required to obtain a degree.
    1. Satisfactory standing: Students who maintain a sessional GPA of 2.0 or more may continue their studies at Faculté Saint-Jean. Students registered in a BA Honors must maintain a sessional GPA of 3.0 or more to continue in their program. A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required in the specialization.
    2. Marginal standing: Students who receive a GPA of 1.7 to 1.9 inclusive will be placed on academic probation and warned that if they have not met the requirements of the probation, they must withdraw from the program.
    3. Unsatisfactory standing: Students who receive a GPA of 1.6 or less will be required to withdraw from the program. Such students may apply for readmission, although normally at least one year must elapse before readmission will be granted (on a probationary basis).
  2. Probation: Students who are authorized to continue their studies on probation for academic reasons or who are readmitted after being required to withdraw from the University must demonstrate ability to meet promotion standards and would be bound by the following requirements:
    1. Register as a full-time student during the Fall/Winter and complete at least ★18 with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students should be aware, on the other hand, that a GPA of 2.0 is required to obtain a degree.
    2. No failing grades are permitted.
    3. Registration in EDU S courses will not be permitted while students are on probation.
    4. Failure to meet these conditions will normally result in a permanent dismissal from the Faculté.
    5. Students who have been required to withdraw and who are applying for readmission shall attach to their application a recommendation from Student Counselling Services or from the Associate Dean (Academic).
  3. Fresh Start Program: The Fresh Start Program is open to first and second year students in participating Faculties who are assigned unsatisfactory academic standing, are required to withdraw, have a grade point average between 1.3 and 1.6 and are recommended for admission to this program by their Faculty. For further information, see Fresh Start Program .

Note: The Fresh Start program is not open to students in the BScN (Bilingual) program.

Graduation

  1. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required to obtain a degree.

    Note: To obtain a BA, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in ★120 applicable to the program. A minimum GPA of 2.3 is required in the major concentration.
  2. To obtain a BA Honors, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the ★120 applicable to the program. A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required in the specialization.
  3. To obtain a BScN (Bilingual) degree), students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 on the last ★60. (If ★60 requires including another term or terms, the best results from this term or terms are included. Failing results are not included in the calculation of the graduation GPA.)
  4. Compulsory Courses: To obtain a degree from Faculté Saint-Jean, students must have successfully completed the following courses:
    1. FRANC 322  
    2. ★3 selected from courses with a French-Canadian content. (See Classification of Courses)

Notes

  1. (a) and (b) above do not apply to students registered in the BSc (see Degree of Bachelor of Science ), BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences - Bilingual) (see Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Conservation Sciences-Bilingual) ).
  2. (b) above does not apply to students registered in the BScN (Bilingual) program (see Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Bilingual) ).
  1. Honors Mention: Faculté Saint-Jean grants the following honors notations:
    1. Students who complete their academic year with a GPA of 3.5 in a minimum of ★24 during Fall/Winter shall be awarded "First-Class" standing. Students who attend only one term of Fall//Winter are eligible if they complete at least ★12 with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
    2. Students who complete their academic year with a grade point average of 3.7 in a minimum of ★24 during Fall/Winter shall be commended to the "Dean's List". Students who attend only one term of Fall//Winter are eligible if they complete at least ★12 with a minimum GPA of 3.7.
    3. Students who obtain a grade point average of at least 3.5 in the last ★60 applicable to their program and who complete ★24 or more in each Fall/Winter term of the last 2 years will be entitled to the notation "With Distinction."

      Students in the BScN (Bilingual) program who obtain a grade point average of 3.5 in the last ★60 applicable to their program and who have no failing grades throughout the program will be entitled to the notation "With Distinction".

      Courses without final marks, which entitle students to credits, will not be taken into account. The grade point average will be calculated on the basis of the number of courses for which a mark is granted.
  2. Supplemental Session: Students who have completed the number of units of course weight required for their degree with a GPA of less than 2.0 will be authorized to continue their studies during one further Winter Term. If, after this period, their GPA is still less than 2.0, they will be required to withdraw.
  3. Application for Graduation: During their final year, all students must apply for graduation on Bear Tracks (https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca) by September 1 for Fall Convocation or by February 1 for Spring Convocation.

Reexamination

Policy and procedures for reexaminations are detailed in Reexaminations  of the University Calendar. For those students requesting this information in French, please consult the Office of Admissions at Faculté Saint-Jean.

Appeals and Grievances

The Faculty has established two committees through which disagreements between students and staff from Faculté Saint-Jean can be resolved: the Grade Review Committee for grade grievances, and the Appeals Committee for other academic matters. Students may obtain the policies and procedures of the two committees from the Office of Admissions at the Faculté.

Informal Procedures

The Grade Review Committee and the Appeals Committee will undertake no formal action until it has the assurance that students have already used all normal means at their disposal to resolve the problem informally, such as:

  1. In the case of a grade grievance or a problem with a professor, the student will first try to resolve the problem with the professor concerned.
  2. If the professor does not comply with the student's request, or if the question does not fall within the professor's competence, the student will then refer the problem to the Head of the section concerned (Arts, Sciences, Pédagogie). Students from the combined BEd/BSc program will refer the problem to the Head of the section of Pédagogie, who will consult the Head of the section of Sciences, and both will try to resolve the problem.
  3. If the Head of the section does not resolve the question to the student's satisfaction, the latter may then refer to the Associate Dean (Academic).
  4. If students are still unsatisfied with the results of the above mentioned proceedings, they will be notified by the Associate Dean (Academic) of their right to make a formal request or appeal.
Formal Procedures

Students who are still unsatisfied, after completing the informal procedures, may submit a formal request to the Grade Review Committee, in the case of a grade grievance, or a formal appeal to the Appeals Committee, in the case of a problem of an academic nature.

The decision of the Grade Review Committee is final. If the decision of the Appeals Committee is not satisfactory, students have the right to appeal to the GFC Academic Appeals Committee. (See Appeals and Grievances .)

Academic Advising

The Office of Students Services provides academic advising to assist students in program planning. All new students are encouraged to have an interview with the academic adviser prior to the beginning of the academic year. Students currently enrolled may consult with the adviser at the time of registration near the end of the academic year. Students with special problems may schedule interviews with the Associate Dean (Academic).

It is the student's responsibility to be acquainted with all rules and regulations and to meet the requirements for the degree as outlined. Any exceptions to the requirements must be approved by the Associate Dean (Academic) in writing with one copy to be placed in the student's file and one to be given to the student.

On the other hand, faculty members are available for consultation on any question relating to a discipline or a particular profession.