Applicants with International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Courses

The UBC Okanagan campus recognizes these advanced secondary school programs for admission and for transfer credit.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

For students who complete the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, admission to the University will require a minimum of 24 points, including bonus points. Due to limited enrolment, a higher score will be required for admission to most programs.

International Baccalaureate Certificate Courses

IB certificate courses may be combined with an approved high school credential for the purpose of admission.

For students who present IB certificate courses, the admission average will be calculated on the higher of either the official IB final score or the final school grade. In those cases where an IB score is not available at the time of admission selection, the course/school grade will be used.

The grade conversion scale that will be used to determine admission based on official IB results is as follows:

IB Grade % Equivalent
7 96
6 90
5 86
4 76
3 70

International Baccalaureate Transfer Credit

Credit for equivalent first-year UBC Okanagan campus courses will be awarded to students who achieve a grade of at least 5 in Higher Level IB Arts courses and 6 in Higher Level IB Science courses. Select Standard Level IB courses may be considered for credit as well. Details are provided at youbc Okanagan.

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) courses may be combined with an approved high school credential for the purpose of admission.

For students who present AP courses, the admission average will be calculated on the higher of either the final AP exam score or the final school grade. In those cases where an AP examination grade is not available at the time of admission selection, the course/school grade will be used.

The grade conversion scale that will be used to determine admission based on official AP results is as follows:

AP Grade % Equivalent
5 96
4 86
3 80
2 70

Advanced Placement Transfer Credit

Credit for equivalent first-year UBC Okanagan campus courses will be awarded to students who achieve a grade of 4 or better on the appropriate AP course. Details are provided at youbc Okanagan.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Courses Approved to Satisfy Prerequisites

Grade 12 Course Advanced Placement Course International Baccalaureate Higher-Level Course
Biology 12 Biology General
Chemistry 12 General Chemistry Chemistry
English 12 English Language and Composition English Language A
Physics 12 Physics (1, 2, or C) Physics
Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus1 Mathematics2
1 If it is to the applicant’s advantage, one of AP Calculus (AB or BC), IB Calculus, or the Calculus Examination Certificate may be used in the calculation of the average of admission (in addition to Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12), where program admission requirements allow.
2 IB Math Studies does not satisfy the prerequisite of Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12.

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