First-year credit

If you complete university-level courses while in high school, you may be eligible for first-year credit at UBC. Entering UBC with first-year credit gives you an opportunity to take fewer courses to complete your degree. If you are eligible for credit/exemption for a first-year course, please consult your departmental advisors at UBC before registering for second-year courses. You may choose to refuse the first-year credit and take the course anyway.

The first-year-credit tables below are not exhaustive, so credit may be granted for courses not shown. The following programs of study are eligible for first-year UBC credits.

British-patterned education

If you studied British-patterned education and got a final A-Level grade of A or B in most academic science, math, and arts subjects, UBC will grant you first-year credit. If you got an A or B on an A-Level-examined subject not listed in the table below, UBC will determine your first-year credit on a case-by-case basis.

International Baccalaureate

If you completed the International Baccalaureate diploma, all Higher Level and some Standard Level IB courses will be considered for first-year credit.

Advanced Placement

If you got a grade of 4 or better on approved Advanced Placement exams, UBC will grant you first-year credit.

First-year credits offered