Introduction

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.

Applicants who have followed an academic program leading to university entrance will be considered for admission. Graduation from a recognized secondary school is required.Academic criteria are the primary basis for determining admissibility to UBC; however, many programs consider non-academic information as well. See Personal Profile for further information on non-academic admission criteria.

The following information should be considered in conjunction with the program-specific admission requirements listed in Program Requirements for Canadian Secondary School Applicants.

Academic averages for the purpose of admission to UBC are primarily based on grade 12 final or in-progress course grades; however, an applicant's full academic history may be considered, particularly where sufficient Grade 12 grade information is not yet available. Certain programs may require a competitive minimum grade in individual prerequisite courses used in the calculation of the admission average.

Applicants must arrange for their high school grades to be submitted to UBC Admissions before the stated document deadline. The grade record must include all final grades to date and a list of courses in progress with interim grades where possible. All offers of admission are subject to satisfactory completion of secondary school graduation requirements, completion of all required courses, and maintenance of minimum university admission standards. Offers of admission may be withdrawn from students who do not satisfy these requirements.

    Applicants who have followed an academic program leading to university entrance will be considered for admission. Graduation from a recognized secondary school is required.

The following Provincial Requirements apply:

Alberta, NWT and Nunavut:

Equivalencies with BC

  • English Language Arts 30-1 is the Alberta, NWT and Nunavut equivalent of BC English 12. English Language Arts 30-2 cannot be used as a substitute for English Language Arts 30-1.
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Pure Math 30 are the Alberta, NWT and Nunavut equivalents of BC Pre-Calculus 12.
  • Math 30-2, Applied Math 30, and Math 30-3 cannot be used as a substitute for Mathematics 30-1 or Pure Math 30.
  • Math 31 is the Alberta, NWT and Nunavut equivalent of BC Calculus 12.
  • Alberta 20-level sciences are equivalent to BC grade 11 sciences in the same subject area.

Other relevant Alberta courses

  • UBC will consider Alberta, NWT and Nunavut courses numbered 30-2 towards an assessment of the applicant’s breadth of coursework. However, the grades for these classes will not factor into the admission decision (Math 30-2 is the one exception; grades in Math 30-2 will be used in the academic assessment, but Math 30-2 cannot be used as a substitute for Math 30-1).
  • 35-level courses and associated grades can be used in the academic assessments.
  • UBC will consider Alberta, NWT and Nunavut 3-credit or 1-credit classes that are relevant to an applicant’s intended area of study towards an assessment of the applicant’s breadth of coursework. The grades may be used in the admissions assessment on a case-by-case basis.

Saskatchewan

Equivalencies with BC

  • English A30 and B30 together are the Saskatchewan equivalent of BC English 12; one of these two English courses can be replaced with the following Français A30, Français B30 or Français Immersion.
  • English Additional Language A20 or B20 cannot be used as substitutes for English A30 and B30.
  • Pre-Calculus 30 is the Saskatchewan equivalent to BC Pre-Calculus 12.
  • The Saskatchewan curriculum does not offer equivalents to BC Biology 11, Chemistry 11 or Physics 11 but rather groups science 11 courses as Physical Science 20 or Health Science 20.
  • Saskatchewan 30-level sciences are equivalent to BC grade 12 sciences in the same subject area.

Page last updated: April 9, 2018

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