Advanced placement

With our combination of world-class academic programs and vibrant campus life, UBC is widely acknowledged as one of Canada’s best universities. Our goal is to provide a rich learning environment by attracting and retaining the best students from across BC, Canada, and the world, many of whom have Advanced Placement experience.

Requirements for AP students

At UBC, we recognize the value of AP courses. All AP courses are eligible for admission consideration and AP course grades may be combined with an approved high school curriculum to meet the University’s admission requirements.

Generally, school percentage grades in AP courses are used to calculate admission averages. AP exam results may be included in the calculation if they are available at the time of admission and will be converted to percentages according to the following table:

AP grade % equivalent
5 96
4 86
3 80
2 70

When it comes time to submit your AP scores, UBC’s institution code is 0965.

Once you finish reviewing this section, please visit the section containing information on the rest of the high school curriculum you are studying.

First-year credit

If you achieve a grade of 4 or better on approved AP exams, UBC will grant you credit. Learn more about how first-year credit is granted for AP courses.