Change of Degree Program applies to students who are currently attending UBC and wish to change to a different program at the same campus.
Current undergraduate students who wish to change to a different campus, please see Change of Campus.
Undergraduate students who have previously attended UBC and wish to return, please see Readmission.
Currently attending undergraduate UBC students who wish to change to a different degree program at the same campus must be in good academic standing and must meet the University minimum average of 60% or 2.0 grade point average based on the last 30 credits1. Some programs may require a higher minimum competitive admission average and program specific course requirements.
Students on academic probation and those who have been required to withdraw from their faculty due to poor academic performance are not normally eligible to change degree programs, but applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
UBC undergraduate students who wish to change to a different program must complete the Change of Degree Program/Campus form on the Student Service Centre (students.ubc.ca/ssc) (under Registration) and pay a non-refundable application fee (www.calendar.ubc.ca/Vancouver/index.cfm?tree=14,297,0,0).
Undergraduate students may transfer a maximum of 60 credits applicable to the new program.
1Academic evaluations are based on the average of the most recent courses attempted, including any failed and repeated courses, to a maximum of 30 credits unless otherwise prescribed by the program to which a student is applying. In cases where counting back 30 credits lands in the middle of an academic term, the average of that term will be used for the remaining required credits to reach the total of 30.
Graduate students: please consult the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (www.grad.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/policies-procedures/transfer-another-degree-program) to transfer between degree programs.