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Admission for Students Entering the Program in 2023/24 or Later

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The Faculty has a Broad-Based Admission policy that takes into consideration academic performance and evidence of other characteristics and qualities, to select the most competitive students for the Bachelor of Commerce program. As part of this process, all applicants are required to submit the B.Com. Personal Profile.

UBC's procedures, policies, and general admission requirements are specified in Admissions. Admission requirements for all applicants is available from the Faculty. Attainment of the minimum prescribed requirements listed below means only that the applicant is eligible for selection but in no way guarantees admission. As enrolment in the program is limited, the average required for admission is higher than the published University minimum.

Secondary School Applicants

Admission of secondary school students into Year 1 of the B.Com. program is based on academic performance and other competencies. Successful applicants are motivated and focused, actively participate in extracurricular activities, and demonstrate leadership potential and teamwork skills.

Admission based on interim grades is possible for students with strong academic standing in the final year of secondary school.

Post-Secondary Transfer Students (including UBC students transferring faculties)

A student transferring from another faculty at UBC or another accredited post-secondary institution may be considered for admission only to second or third year of the B.Com. program. Transfer applicants should note that students may be granted transfer credit for a maximum of 50% of degree requirements. All upper-level commerce core courses and option core courses must be completed while registered in the UBC B.Com. program. See Requirements to Receive a Degree.

In order to be eligible to be considered for admission to second year of the B.Com. program, students must have completed at least 24 transferable credits, which must include the following UBC courses (or their equivalents):

  • ECON 101 and 102
  • MATH 100

In order to be eligible to be considered for admission to third year of the B.Com. program, students must have completed at least 48 transferable credits, which must include the following UBC courses (or their equivalents):

  • COMM 190, 191, and 192
  • ECON 101 and 102
  • MATH 100
  • Four of COMM 203, 204, 205, 293, 294, 295, 296, 298

Admission to Year 2 and 3 of the B.Com. program is based on academic performance and other competencies. Successful applicants are motivated and focused, actively participate in extracurricular activities, and demonstrate leadership potential and teamwork skills.

A grade point average of 2.50 on a 4-point scale is required to be considered for admission. Attainment of the minimum prescribed requirements means only that the applicant is eligible for selection, but does not provide assurance of admission. Admission and grade point average requirements are available from the Faculty.

Students who have a Business Degree or a degree with a significant number of business courses are not eligible for admission to the B.Com. program. A student with unsatisfactory standing from another faculty or post-secondary institution will not be admitted.

UBC-Langara Indigenous Transfer Partnership (ITP)

To be eligible to transfer to UBC through this partnership, Indigenous students must meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete the prerequisite requirements for Year 2 or Year 3 entry.
  • Attain an overall final grade point average (GPA) of 2.67 (B-) or higher calculated on the most recent 30 credits, including failed and retaken courses. If in a particular year the competitive admission criterion for overall GPA is lower than 2.67, then the lower criterion applies.
  • Attain a core GPA of 2.67 (B-) or higher - for Year 2 entry, this is calculated on all transferable Commerce, Economics, and the required Math (Differential Calculus) courses. For Year 3 entry, this is calculated on all transferable Commerce-equivalent courses.
  • Submit a B.Com. Personal Profile.
  • Successfully complete the ITP Transition Plan offered by Langara in collaboration with UBC.

Page last updated: March 22, 2022

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