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Transition into UBC Degree Programs

The Vantage One programs are 11-month programs. Continuation at UBC and promotion to the second year are evaluated annually, upon completion of the Vantage One program. An interim academic performance evaluation is conducted for each student upon completion of the Winter session.

Successful completion of the Vantage program meets the ELAS requirement for all direct-entry undergraduate programs, though each program may determine its own admission requirements.

The following rubrics apply to students enrolled in all required courses of a Vantage program. Progression rules may vary slightly for those who are enrolled in a Vantage Advising-approved reduced course load (e.g. students registered with the Centre for Accessibility, Varsity athletes). See Vantage Academic Advising for more information.

Vantage One Arts

UBC Vantage One Arts students who pass all courses with an average of at least 60% will be eligible for year two of the B.A. degree program.

Students who do not successfully complete the full UBC Vantage One Arts program or who achieve an average lower than 60% in the full program will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, where there is evidence of academic promise for study in Arts. For more detailed information on the criteria used in these case-by-case decisions, please see vantagecollege.ubc.ca/progression-second-year

Vantage One Engineering

The Faculty of Applied Science delivers engineering programs at both UBC campuses: Okanagan and Vancouver. The Faculty has reserved space for all UBC Vantage One Engineering students to be able to transition to a second-year program. Half of the reserved spaces are located on the Okanagan campus, and the other half are located at the Vancouver campus.

UBC Vantage One Engineering students who pass all courses with an average of at least 60% will be eligible for year two of the B.A.Sc. degree program.

Program selection is competitive, and all students will be asked to rank both their preferred campus and their eligible program1. Academic performance at the end of the Winter Session and a personal statement are considered in placing students into programs in second year.

Students who do not successfully complete the full UBC Vantage One Engineering program or who achieve an average lower than 60% in the full program can apply to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for evidence of academic promise for continued study in Engineering at UBC.

Program Average and Course Success Program Standing Progression Status
60% or more overall average and successfully complete all courses Good Standing Progression to year 2 of the BASc in the Faculty Applied Science
60% or more overall average and 55% or more LLED* average with 1-2 failed courses.
OR
55% -59.9% overall average and all courses successfully completed
Good standing
OR
academic probation (ACPR)
Reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Students may be granted promotion to year 2 of the BASc,
OR
granted continuation to year 1 of the BASc, and required to enroll in the English Foundation Program**
Less than 60% overall average and fail one or more courses
OR
Fail or not complete 3 or more courses
OR
Less than 55% overall average
OR
Less than 55% average in LLED courses
Required to Withdraw Required to Withdraw from UBC
*LLED average comprised of LLED 200 and LLED 201
**Applies only to students placed at UBC Okanagan. Students with this outcome must complete EAP 104 during Winter term 1 of first year in Faculty of Applied Science. Students will be subject to a credit restriction during Winter term 1. See English Foundation Program or visit academic advising for more information.

The UBC Vantage One Engineering program is not equivalent to the direct entry B.A.Sc. first year program. Therefore, while successful completion of the Vantage College Engineering stream will result in eligibility for second-year standing, there are program requirements normally completed in first year that will not have been met and that must be completed prior to graduation. Please consult here for details on Vancouver Engineering programs and here for details on Okanagan Engineering programs.

1Eligible programs include: Okanagan Campus: Civil, Electrical, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering. Vancouver Campus: Biomedical, Chemical, Chemical and Biological, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Environmental, Geological, Integrated, Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical, and Mining Engineering.

Vantage One Management

UBC Vantage One Management students who pass all courses with an average of at least 60% and who achieve at least 60% in WRDS 150 will be eligible for year two of the B.Mgt. degree program offered at UBC Okanagan.

Students who do not successfully complete the full UBC Vantage One Management program or who do not meet progression requirements for year 1 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, where there is evidence of academic promise for study in Management. For more detailed information on the criteria used in these case-by-case decisions, please see vantagecollege.ubc.ca/progression-second-year

Vantage One Science

UBC Vantage One Science students who pass all courses with an average of at least 60% will be eligible for year two of the B.Sc. degree program.

Students who do not successfully complete the full UBC Vantage One Science program or who achieve an average lower than 60% in the full program will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, where there is evidence of academic promise for study in Science.

Program Average and Course Success Program Standing Progression Status
Pass all courses 60% overall average or higher At least 55% average in LLED Good standing Promotion to year 2 of the B.Sc. program
Fail or not complete 1 - 2 courses Between 50 - 59% overall average At least 55% average in LLED
OR
Fail or not complete 3 courses 60% overall average or higher At least 55% average in LLED
OR
No failed courses Overall average below 60% At least 55% average in LLED
Academic probation (ACPR) Reviewed on a case-by-case basis; students may be granted promotion to year 2 of the B.Sc. program or continuation in year 1 of the B.Sc. program
Fail or not complete 1 - 2 courses Overall average below 50%
OR
Fail or not complete 3 or more courses Overall average below 60%
Required to discontinue (RDFA) Required to withdraw from UBC

Page last updated: June 9, 2021

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