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Transition into UBC Degree Programs

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.

Arts Stream

UBC Vantage College students in the Arts stream 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 College 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.

Engineering Stream

The Faculty of Applied Science delivers engineering programs at both UBC campuses: Okanagan and Vancouver. The Faculty has reserved space for all UBC Vantage College Engineering stream 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 College students who pass all courses in the Engineering stream 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 College Engineering stream 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.

The UBC Vantage College Engineering stream 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: Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering. Vancouver Campus: Chemical, Chemical and Biological, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Geological, Integrated, Materials, and Mining Engineering.

Management Stream

UBC Vantage College students in the Management stream 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 College 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.

Science Stream

UBC Vantage College students who pass all courses in any Science stream 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 College 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.

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