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Waiver of the English Language Admission Standard

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A student should consider arranging to meet the requirement through regular means in the event that their request for a waiver of the requirement cannot be granted. To request a waiver, students should send to Admissions:

  • Their UBC student number
  • A brief letter or email explaining why they believe the requirement should be waived;
  • A letter of recommendation from the student's high school English teacher, guidance counsellor, principal, or headmaster that attests the student's level of English proficiency is close to, or equal to, that of a native speaker. The letter should provide information as to how the writer may be contacted (including an email address if possible);
  • An official transcript of grades including the student's interim senior year or Grade 12 marks and predicted IB or AP grades (if not already sent); and
  • Any additional evidence that may reflect the student's English competence such as achievement test scores (e.g., Scholastic Aptitude Test [SAT] scores).

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