Applicants with prior credit from a recognized degree program will be admitted on satisfaction of the appropriate admission requirement as outlined below. Courses successfully completed in prior study, where appropriate, may satisfy requirements of the program of study to which an applicant is admitted.
Applicants with unsatisfactory standing designated by a prior post-secondary institution within their most recent 24-30 UBC-transferable credits will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may be inadmissible. Definitions of unsatisfactory standing that can result in non-admission include cases in which a student is no longer eligible to enrol at their institution or is on academic probation, typically due to poor academic performance.
In BC, recognized degree programs are those authorized by the Ministry of Advanced Education by recommendation of the Degree Quality Assessment Board.
Recognized degree programs offered in other Canadian provinces include, but are not limited to, those offered by institutions with membership in Universities Canada (formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Degree programs from other Canadian provinces not offered by Universities Canada member institutions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
In the United States, recognized degree programs include, but are not limited to, those offered by institutions with regional accreditation from one of the following accrediting bodies: National Association of Independent Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Degree programs from the US not offered by a regionally accredited institution will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Degree programs offered in other countries may be recognized if they are offered by institutions authorized to do so by the national government or a government-approved accrediting body and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.