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Admission for Students Entering the Program in 2017/18 or Later

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. Refer to Admission Based on Interim Grades.

College/University Transfer Students (including UBC students transferring faculties)

Students who have completed 24 transferable credits at an accredited post-secondary institution are eligible to be considered for admission to second year of the B.Com. program. Students must have completed the following UBC courses (or their equivalents):

  • ENGL 112 (ASTU 150, WRDS 150, ENGL 100, Arts One or a Coordinated Arts Program satisfying the 3-credit Writing component of the Faculty of Arts Writing and Research requirement is acceptable), with a minimum grade of 60%
  • ECON 101 and 102
  • MATH 104
  • 12-18 credits of electives

Statistics courses will be included in the admission average; however, they will not count toward the B.Com. program. Applicants to the B.Com. program are required to complete all core courses in English, economics, and mathematics, as these are prerequisites to most second year courses. Information about requirements and electives can be obtained from the Faculty.

Admission to Year 2 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 and grade point average requirements are available from the Faculty.

BC College Commerce Transfer Programs

For students applying to transfer into Year 3 of the B.Com. Program:

    Students who have completed second-year Commerce at a college offering a transfer program to the B.Com. are eligible to be considered for admission to third year. Students must have completed 48 transferable credits, including the following UBC courses:

  • all first year requirements, including ENGL 112 (ASTU 150, WRDS 150, ENGL 100, Arts One or a Coordinated Arts Program satisfying the 3-credit Writing component of the Faculty of Arts Writing and Research requirement is acceptable), with a minimum grade of 60%; ECON 101, 102; MATH 104; and 15-18 credits of electives, and
  • all of COMM 290, 291, and 292
  • four of the following second-year required core courses: COMM 203, 204, 205, 293, 294, 295, 296, 298

Students transferring more than 60 credits should make note of the Requirements to Receive a Degree.

Statistics courses will be included in the admission average; however, they will not count toward the B.Com. program.

Admission to Year 3 of the B.Com. program will be 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 and grade point average requirements are available from the Faculty.

UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership (ATP)

To be eligible to transfer to UBC through this partnership, Aboriginal 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 lover 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 Economics, English, and the required Math (Differential Calculus) courses. All attempts at core courses are used in the calculation of your core average - for Year 3 entry, this is calculated on all transferable Commerce equivalent courses, including failed and retaken courses.
  • Submit a BCom Personal Profile.
  • Successfully complete the ATP Transition Plan offered by Langara in collaboration with UBC.

Business Programs at Other Universities

Business students attending other universities and wishing to transfer to the Faculty at UBC will be considered on an individual basis. Students may be admitted with advanced standing as approved by the Undergraduate Office. Transfer credit will be assessed only after a formal application for admission to the program has been made. A grade point average of 2.00 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 will be based on the criteria outlined above, depending on the year level for which the student is eligible. 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 post-secondary institution will not be admitted.

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