SFU business school shakes up admissions process

June 10, 2010

Simon Fraser University's school of business is changing its admissions process by taking into account applicants' extracurricular activities in a new pilot project. As of next year, all students will be selected based on "broad-based" admission requirements. "We do have some kids who, it blows my mind that they can pull off the grades and do all of that," says the business faculty's associate dean. "But once we've admitted Superman and Superwoman, let's see who else is doing great things out there." Grades will still count in the admissions process, and while the pilot project allowed some students to get in with an 80% average, most were still above 85%. Vancouver Sun