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Minimum Academic Qualifications

The minimum academic qualification for admission is secondary school graduation, including the following Grade 12 courses:


GradeRequired Courses1
Grade 12English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
1 Or equivalent International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, or post-secondary courses. See Program Requirements for Canadian Secondary School Applicants; Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Courses Approved to Satisfy Prerequisites; and Post-Secondary Courses that Count Toward BC/Yukon Secondary School Graduation.

A minimum average of 67% is required for admission to all programs. However, due to limited enrolment, a higher average is required in most programs.

Equivalent courses offered in French will also be accepted. (Français Langue 12 is not accepted in place of English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12.)

For BC/YT high school graduates of 2019 or earlier: Applicants are required to have written the final examinations offered by the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care (BC Provincial Examinations) that were required for graduation. For admission decisions, BC Provincial Examination results will be used if the examination result advantages the academic assessment. However, in cases where a significant discrepancy exists between the course grade and the examination grade, UBC reserves the right to use the examination grade only.

Canadian Aboriginal Language Post-Secondary Courses

UBC recognizes Canadian Aboriginal language post-secondary courses from a recognized institution for admission in place of one Grade 12 course. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions for more information.


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