Please note that this section of the UBC Calendar has been updated with information specific to undergraduate admissions in 2019. For information regarding undergraduate admissions in 2018, please see the archived version of the 2017/18 Academic Calendar (www.calendar.ubc.ca/archive/vancouver/1718/indexe886.html?tree=2,0,0,0).
The minimum academic qualification for admission is secondary school graduation from a recognized secondary school, including the following Grade 11 and 12 courses:
|Grade 12||English 12 or English 12 First Peoples1|
|Grade 11||English 11 or English 11 First Peoples|
|Principles of Mathematics 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Foundations of Mathematics 12|
|Any course which satisfies the Social Studies 11 BC/YT graduation requirement|
|At least one approved Science 112|
|An approved Language 113|
|1 Or approved equivalent International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, or Post-secondary course. See the table Specific Program Requirements for Applicants Following the BC/Yukon Secondary School Curriculum and the sections titled Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Courses Approved to Satisfy Pre-requisites and Post-Secondary Course Credits that Count Toward High School Graduation.|
|2 Applied Physics 11 and 12 (together these courses meet both the Grade 11 Science requirement and the Physics 11 requirement), Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Earth Science 11, Environmental Sciences 11, Life Sciences 11, or Physics 11|
|3 A beginner's Language 11 does not satisfy this requirement. Applicants may present any International Baccalaureate (IB) Ab Initio Language in place of Language 11.|
Approved courses offered in French will also be accepted. (Français 12 is not accepted in place of English 12.)
For BC/YT students graduating in 2018 and 2019: Applicants are required to write the final examinations offered by the BC Ministry of Education (BC Provincial Examinations) that are required for graduation. For admission decisions, BC Provincial Examination results will be used if the examination result increases the applicant's admission average. 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.
All BC/Yukon applicants applying directly from secondary school must present a Grade 11 language course. All BC/YT Grade 11 language courses meet this requirement, with the exception of a beginner's Language 11, which does not. All Indigenous Languages of Canada 11 courses, including those taken via Dual Credit at a BC/YT post-secondary institution, can satisfy this requirement. Applicants may present any International Baccalaureate (IB) Ab Initio Language in place of Language 11. Students who did not enter the BC/YT school system until Grade 10 or later may be eligible for an exemption from this requirement.
For BC/YT students graduating in 2020: Applicants are required to provide a completed Literacy Assessment (part of the Ministry of Education graduation program) before UBC can make an offer of admission.