You are reading the 2024/25 Academic Calendar. The 2023/24 version remains in effect until August 31, 2024 and is available here.

Change of Degree Program

Change of Degree Program applies to students who are currently attending UBC and wish to change to a different program at the same campus.

Current undergraduate students who wish to change to a different campus, please see Change of Campus.

Undergraduate students who have previously attended UBC and wish to return, please see Readmission.

Currently attending undergraduate UBC students who wish to change to a different degree program at the same campus must be in good academic standing and must meet the University minimum average of 60% or 2.0 grade point average based on the last 30 credits1. Some programs may require a higher minimum competitive admission average and program specific course requirements.

Students on academic probation and those who have been required to withdraw from their faculty due to poor academic performance are not normally eligible to change degree programs, but applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

UBC undergraduate students who wish to change to a different program must complete the Change of Degree Program/Campus form on the Student Service Centre (under Registration) and pay a non-refundable application fee.

Undergraduate students may transfer a maximum of 60 credits applicable to the new program.

1Academic evaluations are based on the average of the most recent courses attempted, including any failed and repeated courses, to a maximum of 30 credits unless otherwise prescribed by the program to which a student is applying. In cases where counting back 30 credits lands in the middle of an academic term, the average of that term will be used for the remaining required credits to reach the total of 30.

Graduate students: please consult the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to transfer between degree programs.

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Pencil A pencil indicating that this is editable. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.