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Applicants who have followed an academic program leading to university entrance will be considered for admission. Graduation from a recognized secondary school is required.

Applicants must present English to the senior year level and a minimum final grade of 70% (or equivalent) in either English 11 or English 12. All prescribed subjects for the university studies sought, including a minimum standing in some courses, are required. (See the table Specific Program Requirements.)

Applicants must present an admission average that meets or exceeds the minimum academic standard for secondary school applicants.

The following Provincial Requirements apply:

  • Ontario. Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six appropriate Ontario Academic Courses (OACs) including English (OAC I) or a minimum of six Grade 12 U/M courses including English (ENG4U).
  • Quebec. Applicants graduating from the 11-year ├ęcole secondaire system are not considered for direct admission to UBC. Such students are considered only after one year in a pre-university diploma program at a CEGEP. For more information, see Applicants from a CEGEP.
  • Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Grade 12 graduation with standing in at least five appropriate academic Grade 12 courses including English.

The minimum period of study for a UBC degree is four years.

Further information on appropriate academic courses is available through youbc Vancouver.

Page last updated: July 19, 2017

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