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Advanced Standing program admission requirements

Applicants to the Advanced Standing Program must have a minimum grade of 70% on each of the following grade 12 high school courses (or equivalent) with an overall average of 75% on the four:

  • Biology 120
  • Chemistry 122
  • English 122
  • Grade 11 Math Functions and Relations (or Pre-calculus 110 or Foundations of Math 120)

A minimum of 60 university-level credit hours with an admission average GPA of 3.0 (B or 70% average) or higher is required.

The admission average will be calculated on the most recent 60 credit hours for students who have completed more. Grades for all courses taken within an academic term will be included in this calculation, even if this results in exceeding the 60 credit hours requirement.

Prerequisite courses

There are five prerequisite university-level courses that must be successfully completed prior to starting the Advanced Standing program:

  • BIOL 1711: Human Anatomy; BIOL 1719: Human Anatomy I (online through UNB College of Exteded Learning); or UNB approved equivalent
  • BIOL 2251: Microbiology; BIOL 2259 Clinical Microbiology (online through UNB College of Extended Learning); or UNB approved equivalent
  • BIOL 2501: Pathophysiology I; Pathophysiology I (online through UNB College of Extended Learning); or UNB approved equivalent
  • STAT 2262: Statistics for Non-Science Majors or UNB approved equivalent
  • 3 credit hours of restricted electives in either the Humanities (Classics, English, History, Media Arts & Cultures, Philosophy or World Literature & Culture Studies) or Social Sciences (Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology).

Deadline for prerequisite courses

Applicants are not required to have completed all five courses before submitting an application, but must have successfully completed them to finalize the admissions process.

The deadline for completing the five pre-requisite courses and submission of the final transcript(s) is Aug. 31, 2018 for September 2018 intake. Students must receive a minimum grade of C or the equivalent in all five prerequisite courses and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA (B or 70%) average on the five in order to be admitted into the program.

English language proficiency

The language of instruction within our program is English. Prospective students whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission.

Prospective students may prove English language proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Minimum TOEFL (paper based) score of 600
  • Minimum TOEFL (IBT) score of 100
  • Minimum IELTS score of 7.0
  • UNB Fredericton English Language Program (ELP) Assessment score of 85 with no sub score less than 85
  • Equivalent results of a UNB approved standardized proficiency test
  • Complete four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country where English is the principal language

In all cases, the Faculty of Nursing reserves the right to require further proof of language proficiency before permission will be granted to register in academic courses.