Applicants who have followed an academic program leading to university entrance will be considered for admission to UBC. Students will be required to present English to the senior year level and all prescribed subjects for the university studies sought.

Completion of secondary school graduation is mandatory and a minimum average of 67% or equivalent is required.

Because of enrolment limitations, the academic standing required for admission to most programs is higher than 67%. Admission to some programs requires a minimum standing in specific courses.

The following requirements apply:

  • Ontario. Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six appropriate Ontario Academic Courses (OACs), including English (OAC I), or a minimum of six 4U or 4M courses including English (ENG4U).
  • Quebec. Applicants graduating from the 11-year école secondaire system are not considered for direct admission to UBC. Such students are considered only after completing at least one year in a pre-university diploma program at a collège d’enseignement général et professionel (CEGEP).
  • Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland-Labrador, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Grade 12 graduation with standing in at least five appropriate academic Grade 12 courses, including English.
  • For all provinces and territories: UBC recognizes Canadian Grade 12 Aboriginal language courses and Canadian Aboriginal language post-secondary courses from a recognized institution for admission in place of one Grade 12 approved course. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

Further information on appropriate academic courses is available through youbc Okanagan.

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