Minimum Academic Qualifications

The minimum academic qualification for admission is secondary school graduation, including the following Grade 12 courses:

Grade Required Courses1
Grade 12 English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
1 Or approved equivalent International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, or post-secondary courses. See Program Requirements for Canadian Secondary School Applicants; Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Courses Approved to Satisfy Prerequisites; and Post-Secondary Courses that Count Toward BC/Yukon Secondary School Graduation.

A minimum average of 67% is required for admission to all programs. However, due to limited enrolment, a higher average is required in most programs.

Approved courses offered in French will also be accepted. (Fran├žais Langue 12 is not accepted in place of English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12.)

For BC/YT students who graduated 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.

For BC/YT students graduating in 2021 and thereafter: 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.

Canadian Aboriginal Language Post-Secondary Courses

UBC recognizes Canadian Aboriginal language post-secondary courses from a recognized institution for admission in place of one Grade 12 course. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

The University of British Columbia

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