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Readmission

Readmission after Academic Leave or Voluntary Withdrawal from Studies

Students who voluntarily left their UBC studies (without being required to do so) may apply for readmission to the same or a different degree program through Enrolment Services. See Readmission.

Readmission after being Required to Discontinue from the Faculty

Students who fail two attempts at the Writing Component of the Writing and Research Requirement will be required to discontinue from the Faculty of Arts.

B.A. students who were required to discontinue must sit out for one full academic year, including the following Winter Session and the subsequent Summer Session. During this time, they must successfully complete an equivalent to a Writing Component course at another approved post-secondary institution. Students are encouraged to consult Arts Academic Advising.

During their year away, or at any later time, students may submit an application for readmission to the B.A. degree program to Enrolment Services. Normal deadlines apply.

Readmission after a Failed Year, Required to Withdraw

Students required to withdraw from the Faculty of Arts must sit out for one full academic year, including the following Winter Session and the subsequent Summer Session. All students may apply for readmission; however, no student required to withdraw has a right to readmission. Students are encouraged to consult the Arts Undergraduates website or to meet with an Arts Advisor.

Students who completed 53 or fewer Arts-eligible credits prior to being required to withdraw can qualify for readmission by completing 21 university-transferable credits at a college or similar institution and attaining an overall G.P.A. of 3.01, or 73%, on these credits. Note that there is no time limit to complete these credits; students may choose to study part-time at college and complete the required number of credits over several terms. Students are advised to adjust their college registration load to a level that will promote their chances of academic success.

1If, in any Session, the competitive admission G.P.A. is set below 3.0, the required readmission G.P.A. will also be lowered for that Session. Students must attain either 3.0 or the competitive admission G.P.A. for the Session to which they apply, whichever is lower.

Students who completed 54 or more Arts-eligible credits prior to being required to withdraw are not required to complete transferable credits, but must sit out for one full academic year.

During their year away, or at any later time, students may submit an application for readmission to the B.A. degree program to Enrolment Services. Normal deadlines apply.

Appealing for Readmission after a second Failed Year, Required to Withdraw

Students who have more than one failed year in the Faculty of Arts are required to qualify and apply for readmission, as above. They must also submit an appeal letter, which should include a thoughtful analysis of the reasons for their academic struggles, documentation of action taken to rectify issues that interfered with academic progress, and a strong, considered and viable academic success plan. See the Arts Undergraduates website.

Applications for readmission will be adjudicated by the Arts Readmissions Appeals Committee. In considering the appeal, the Committee will take into account any and all evidence of a student's ability to perform satisfactorily at a university level. As part of their preparation to return to UBC and as a demonstration of their renewed ability to succeed at the post-secondary level, students not required to complete credits prior to application may choose to take courses at a college or similar institution, even though some or all of the credits so earned may not be transferable to the degree.

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts after a Failed Year in another Faculty

Students who received failed year standing from another UBC Faculty may apply to re-enter UBC in the Bachelor of Arts program. However, in order to be considered for admission, they must first complete 30 university-transferrable credits at a college or similar institution and attain the Faculty of Arts’ competitive entrance average on those credits. Note that there is no time limit to complete these credits; students may choose to study part-time at college and complete the required number of credits over several terms. Students are advised to adjust their college registration load to a level that will promote their chances of academic success. Applications must be submitted to Enrolment Services by the deadline. See Readmission.

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