Advanced placement, and in many cases advanced credit, may be given in appropriate secondary school subjects where high academic achievement has been attained as long as the required coursework and exams are completed prior to attendance in a degree program at UBC. This provision applies particularly to the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (Higher Level), and General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) programs. Applicants should refer to the Undergraduate Viewbook or you.ubc First Year Credit page (you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc/applied/first-year-credit/) for more information.
Working in collaboration, UBC, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, and the University of Northern British Columbia offer a three-hour calculus examination to all students who have completed, or are currently registered in, a calculus course in secondary school. Students who pass the examination will be awarded a UBC-SFU-UVIC-UNBC Calculus Examination Certificate. The certificate may be presented for credit in MATH 100 at UBC, MATH 151 at SFU, MATH 100 at UVIC, or MATH 100 at UNBC, after registering at one of the four universities. Students claiming credit at UBC will have their examination score shown on their transcript as their grade in MATH 100. Only one attempt is permitted. Students who have already started college or university may not participate. Students already eligible for transfer credit because of high AP or IB scores retain their eligibility regardless of their examination score.
The duties of organizing and hosting the examination rotate between the Mathematics Departments of the participating universities. Web links to the latest information are maintained by the UBC Mathematics Department (see Calculus Examination (outreach.math.ubc.ca/calc_challenge.html)).
UBC-SFU-UVic-UNBC Calculus Exam
c/o Mathematics Department
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2