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Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Requirement to Enrol in a First-Year English Course

Students registered in most undergraduate programs at UBC must fulfill a requirement of at least 3 credits of first-year English.

To be eligible to register in first-year English courses, students must complete the LPI or be exempt from it. The LPI is administered through the LPI Office. Please refer to each faculty's "English Requirements" and the The Language Proficiency Index Requirement for First-Year English for more details. Students in the Faculty of Arts are not required to complete the LPI or be exempt from it.

Students in the Faculty of Arts must fulfill the Writing and Research Requirement. There is no first-year English degree requirement in the Faculty of Arts except for students majoring in English.

Note: A student's registration in other courses may be halted if the English or writing requirement for the student's degree has not been met by the faculty's allotted completion time.

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