Applicants Following the American Secondary School Curriculum

Applicants following the American secondary school curriculum must present the following minimum criteria to be considered for admission:

  • graduation from an academic or college preparation program at a US regionally-accredited school;
  • English to the senior level (not ESL);
  • three years of mathematics to the junior level; and
  • either (a) SAT I or (b) ACT plus Writing.(in countries where the SAT and ACT are unavailable, exemptions may be granted).

Certain programs may require a competitive minimum grade in individual prerequisite courses.

Students applying with a US high school diploma are recommended to present at least six senior-level courses as part of their diploma. Applicants with a strong academic record who do not present the minimum number of courses as per above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Academic courses are generally taken in the junior or senior year of secondary school but some appropriate courses may be taken earlier than this. Inclusion of those courses in the overall or core assessment will be determined by Undergraduate Admissions at the time of review. For example, it is possible for students to take AP courses, and some science courses, earlier than junior year. Courses such as these are appropriate for admission, and will be in overall and core assessments.

Program Requirements for Canadian Secondary School Applicants will be applied to applicants, as appropriate, for the US secondary school curriculum presented for admission.

The University reserves the right to determine whether or not a student is eligible for admission and to determine what transfer credit, if any, may be granted.

The University of British Columbia

Enrolment Services
University Centre, Room 322
3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, Canada V1V 1V7