Entrance requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Advanced Standing BN Program, applicants must have a minimum grade of 70% on each of the following high school courses (or the equivalent) with an overall average of 75% on the four: Biology 120, Chemistry 122, English 122, and Grade 11 Math Functions and Relations. (New Brunswick high school graduates Math requirement for June 2013 graduates or later is Grade 11 Math Pre-Calculus or Grade 12 Math Foundations); applicants must also have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of university courses with an admission average GPA of 3.0 (B or 70% average) or higher.

For applicants who have completed more than 60 credit hours, the admission average will be calculated on the most recent 60 credit hours of course work. The grades for all courses taken within an academic term will be included in this calculation, even if this results in exceeding the 60 credit hour requirement.

 Application deadline for September 2018 is November 15, 2017.

The language of instruction within our program is English and 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 Programme (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:  http://www.unb.ca/international/prospective/adminreq/englishlanguage.html

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

Five pre-requisite university courses are required prior to final admission to the Advanced Standing BN Program. Please refer to information the Admissions Process. Pre-requisite courses do not need to be completed prior to applying.