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 minimum requirements to be considered for admissions. In addition, they also need to meet the Specific Program Requirements for Applicants Following the BC/Yukon Secondary School Curriculum:
- 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.
- 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 Advanced or Provincial level English or equivalents is required for all programs. Applicants from recognized secondary schools must write the BC English 12 Provincial Examination if English 12 course registration was prior to July 1, 2019, even if not required for the BCAGD. BC Provincial Examination results will be used if the examination result advantages the academic assessment. 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 overall admission academic assessment will be based on all academic Grade 11 and Grade 12 coursework, including ABE Provincial Level English, or English Studies 12, or English First Peoples 12.
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 overall academic assessment will be calculated on all academic Grade 11 and Grade 12 coursework, including ABE Provincial Level English, English Studies 12, or English First Peoples 12.
A minimum final course grade of 70% in either any English 11 (or equivalent) or English Studies 12 (or equivalent) is required for all programs.