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

Academic Regulations

Students in all years are normally subject to general academic regulations in addition to others identified by the School.

Graduation Standing

The categories of degree are Class 1 (80-100%), Class 2 (65-79%), and Pass (50-64%). For students enrolled prior to 2004, the calculation is based on the best 60 credits of 300-/400-level work, whereas for students enrolled in 2004 and later the calculation is based on the best 36 credits of 300-/400-level credits.


A student who withdraws from the University must seek permission from the School's Undergraduate Advising Centre.


Probationary status will be assigned to a student:

  1. who is readmitted to the School after having been required to withdraw, or
  2. who passes the Winter Session, but fails in more than 6 credits of work or fails to achieve an overall average of 55% on all courses attempted.

The following regulations apply to students on probation:

  1. Deficient program courses must be repeated during the year of probation;
  2. Year status will be that of the majority of the credits being taken.
  3. Program must be approved by an advisor after registration.
  4. Students who do not pass the deficient courses within the probationary academic year will have their academic records reviewed and may be asked to withdraw from the School until the course deficiencies are completed.

Supplemental Examinations

Supplemental examinations are not granted for kinesiology courses.

Unsatisfactory Standing

Fail standing in a session will be assigned if a student does not meet one of the following conditions:

  1. passes in all credits attempted; or
  2. if taking more than 12 credits, passes in at least three-fifths of them and obtains an overall average of at least 60% in three-fifths of the credits taken; or
  3. if taking 12 or fewer credits, passes in at least one-half of them.

At any level of study, a student who is assigned fail standing will be required to discontinue studies at the University for at least one year. A student who fails at the first- or second-year level will not normally be permitted to re-enrol to repeat that level of work, but if that level is completed successfully elsewhere, consideration will then be given to the student's readmission to the University. A student who fails for a second time, either in a repeating year or in a later year, will be required to withdraw from the University. After an absence of at least one full Winter Session (September through April), a student who has been required to withdraw may apply for readmission. Applications for readmission should be submitted to Enrolment Services. No student required to withdraw has an automatic right to readmission.

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.