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Applicants from a College or University

Academic criteria are the primary basis for determining admissibility to UBC. For post-secondary transfer applicants, the academic assessment consists of a review of the applicant’s academic record from all previous post-secondary institutions attended.

The minimum academic standing to qualify for admission as a transfer student is a C average (60% where 50% is a passing grade), or grade point average of 2.0 (calculated on a 4.0-point scale), on the most recent 24 to 30 transferable credits completed, including failed and repeated courses.

Applicants presenting fewer than 24 transferable credits are eligible for admission as a transfer student as stated above, but will, in addition to presenting a minimum average, be required to present final secondary school records for consideration.

All applicants are required to be in good academic standing at their previous post-secondary institution(s) and present the necessary prerequisite courses at the secondary and/or post-secondary level.

Admission to UBC is competitive and satisfying the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission. In determining admissibility, UBC may consider the extent to which an applicant has:

  • excelled, as evidenced by consistently strong grades and/or the number of courses registered and then successfully completed in any given term;
  • selected courses that are relevant and/or complementary to the program to which admission is sought;
  • selected a coherent sequence of progressively more challenging courses;
  • pursued studies having close comparability in learning outcomes with courses typically taken within the first two years of an undergraduate program at UBC.

UBC may ask applicants to provide a rationale for their course selections taking into consideration the points noted above.

Depending on program, applicants may be required to present additional academic or non-academic criteria for admission. Applicants should consult the relevant Academic Calendar entries and websites for the faculty or school to which they seek admission for additional admission requirements specific to those programs.

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