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Incoming Outstanding Student Initiative

"Go to the front of the line!"

The INCOMING OUTSTANDING STUDENT (IOS) initiative provides full access to classes for the strongest applicants who are entering post-secondary studies for the first time. If you qualify, you do not want to miss this opportunity to be awarded the highest priority for a registration appointment, which should ensure access to all first year courses.

Applications must be received in the Registration Centre by March 31, 2018

How to Qualify as an Incoming Outstanding Student

For students applying to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Education, or Exploratory University Studies programs your high school transcript must show a minimum of three “A” grades and one “B” grade. These grades must be attained in English 11, plus three additional Grade 11 courses, selected from the following list:

  • Mathematics 11 (Pre-calculus or Foundations)
  • Social Studies 11, Civic Studies 11, First Nations Studies 11, or First Nations Studies 12 (Please note: FNS 12 will be considered as an acceptable alternative provided the final grade has been awarded and is on the official transcript.)
  • Biology 11
  • Chemistry 11
  • Physics 11
  • Earth Science 11
  • a Ministry-approved second language course 11 (not a beginner’s level)

For students applying to the Bachelor of Science program your high school transcript must show a minimum of three “A” grades and one “B” grade. These grades must be attained in English 11, plus three additional Grade 11 courses, selected from the following list:

  • Mathematics 11 (Pre-calculus or Foundations)
  • Biology 11
  • Chemistry 11
  • Physics 11
  • Earth Science 11
Applying for the Incoming Outstanding Student Initiative is easy!

If you would like to be recognized as an Incoming Outstanding Student, simply send a brief letter requesting consideration and an official transcript verifying you meet the requirements outlined above. All candidates who meet the requirements will be granted this recognition and will be given the highest priority registration appointment. Send your letter and official transcript to:

Registration Centre—IOS Selection Committee
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5S5

Successful applicants will be notified in early May 2018.

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