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Minimum Academic Qualifications

The minimum academic qualification for admission is secondary school graduation from a recognized secondary school, including the following Grade 12 courses:

GradeRequired Courses1
Grade 12English Studies 12 or English First Peoples1
1 Or appropriate equivalent International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, or Post-secondary course. See the table Specific Program Requirements for Applicants Following the BC/Yukon Secondary School Curriculum and the sections titled Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Courses Approved to Satisfy Pre-requisites and Post-Secondary Course Credits that Count Toward High School Graduation.

Français 12 is not accepted in place of English 12.

For BC/YT high school graduates of 2019 or earlier: Applicants were required to write the final examinations offered by the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care (BC Provincial Examinations) that are required for graduation. For admission decisions, 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.

For BC/YT students: Applicants will be required to provide a completed Grade 12 Literacy Assessment when it is required for graduation before UBC can make an offer of admission.


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