You are reading the 2024/25 Academic Calendar. The 2023/24 version remains in effect until August 31, 2024 and is available here.

Policy on Admissions

Admission requirements, including academic standards, grades, course requirements, and due dates, are subject to the approval of the Okanagan Senate and may change throughout the year. For more information, see Okanagan Senate meeting minutes.

Admission information herein reflects information current to the most recent Academic Calendar release and pertains mainly to applicants to begin studies during the 2024/25 academic year. Admission requirements for future years will be published as they become available.

The University of British Columbia seeks applications from students who can benefit from and contribute to its varied and stimulating academic life. The University's admission regulations and procedures are intended to identify such students and to ensure that they enter programs at a level that will allow them to get the maximum benefit from their studies.

Undergraduate applicants are evaluated on the basis of a range of criteria indicative of their preparedness for study at UBC. The criteria include English language abilities, academic performance in specific courses, the strength of their overall program of study, and may also include achievement in standardized tests and other indicators of personal preparedness such as demonstrated aptitudes, accomplishments, involvement in projects and activities, and non-academic admission criteria. For more information see youbc Okanagan.

Excellent students who do not meet all of the published admission requirements may be considered for admission in exceptional cases by the dean of the faculty or the dean's designate.

The number of new students that can be admitted to each program is dependent on a number of factors, including space limitations and the quality of the applicant pool for the application year. The chances of receiving an earlier offer of admission may be increased by the early submission of an application, application fee, and all supporting documentation. Application and document deadlines published are the latest dates on which an application or document will be accepted. (See Application and Document Deadlines.)

The University reserves the right, the published regulations notwithstanding, to deny admission on the basis of overall academic record and to limit enrolment by selecting from among qualified applicants those who will be admitted.

Except in special circumstances, no student under the age of 16 is admitted.

The stated admission requirements refer to the minimum educational level necessary for admission to undergraduate programs. Because of enrolment limitations, the academic standing required for admission to most programs is higher than the published minimum. Reference may also be made to the faculty and school entries for specific requirements for admission to the various programs of study in the faculties and schools.

In calculating an admission average, grades reported for secondary schools not following the BC/Yukon secondary school curriculum may be adjusted to accurately assess the grades in terms of their ability to predict future performance at the University.


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