British Columbia Adult Graduation Diploma

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.

The UBC Okanagan campus recognizes the British Columbia Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD) for admission to the first year of an undergraduate degree.

The overall admission average will be calculated on all academic Grade 11 and Grade 12 coursework, including ABE Provincial Level English, or English 12, or English 12 First Peoples.

Applicants from recognized secondary schools must write the BC English 12 provincial examination, even if not required for the BCAGD.

The BC English 12 provincial examination result will be used if the examination result increases the applicant's admission average. In cases where a significant discrepancy exists between the BC English 12 course grade and the BC English 12 provincial examination grade, UBC reserves the right to use the BC English 12 provincial examination grade only.

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. All courses must be completed by June. Summer school courses or grades obtained in supplemental examinations will not be considered.

Entrance requirements to specific programs parallel those for BC/Yukon secondary school graduates, and applicants should refer to Specific Program Requirements for Applicants Following the BC/Yukon Secondary School Curriculum, to ensure they have the required courses.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Courses

The UBC Okanagan campus accepts the BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood) in combination with Adult Basic Education (ABE) Provincial-Level courses completed at recognized secondary schools, adult education centres, or post-secondary institutions.

For applicants who complete ABE Provincial Level courses, but do not complete the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD), the overall admission average will be calculated on all academic Grade 11 and Grade 12 coursework, including ABE Provincial Level English, English 12, or English 12 First Peoples.

Page last updated: April 9, 2018

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