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British Columbia Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD)

The University recognizes the BCAGD Provincial Diploma for admission to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Applicants who have completed the BCAGD must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Four Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Level or Grade 11 courses, which must include English; Algebraic Mathematics (ABE) or Principles of Mathematics 11; one Science1; and one of Social Science (ABE), Social Studies 11, Civic Studies 11, Language 11, or First Nations 12.
  2. Four Provincial Level (ABE) or Grade 12, including English, or English 12 First Peoples, and three additional subjects chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (ABE) or Principles of Mathematics 12, Calculus 12, Computer Science (ABE), Economics, Geology, Geography, History, Law 12, English Literature, and Languages.

1Excludes ABE General and Applied Science and Grade 11 Resource Science.

A minimum final course grade of 70% in either English 11 or English 12 is required for all programs. Applicants from recognized secondary schools must write the BC English 12 Provincial Examination, even if not required for the BCAGD. BC Provincial Examination results will be used if the examination result increases the applicant's admission average. However, in cases where a significant discrepancy exists between the course grade and the examination grade, UBC reserves the right to use the examination grade only.

The admission average will be calculated on ABE Provincial Level English, or English 12, or English 12 First Peoples, and three other ABE Provincial Level or Grade 12 courses, each of which must be graded.

A minimum average of 70% is required for admission to all programs. However, due to limited enrolment, a higher average is required in most programs. All courses must be completed by June. Summer school courses or grades obtained in supplemental examinations will not be considered.

Entrance requirements to specific programs parallel those for BC/Yukon secondary school graduates and applicants should refer to the table Specific Program Requirements for Applicants Following the BC/Yukon Secondary School Curriculum to ensure they have the required courses.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Courses

UBC accepts the BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood) in combination with Adult Basic Education (ABE) Provincial Level courses completed at recognized secondary schools, adult education centres, or post-secondary institutions.

For applicants who complete ABE Provincial Level courses, but do not complete the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (BCAGD), the admission average will be calculated on ABE Provincial Level English, or English 12, or English 12 First Peoples, and three other ABE Provincial Level or Grade 12 courses, each of which must be graded.

A minimum final course grade of 70% in either English 11 or English 12 is required for all programs.

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