Are you eligible to transfer?
To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have completed 24 transferable credits – with at least a C average (60% where 50% is a passing grade), or a grade point of 2.0. Use the UBC transfer credit search tool to see how courses from your institution transfer to UBC.
- Second-year applicants must normally have successfully completed 30 credits and satisfied all promotion requirements for advancement to that year
- Third-year applicants must normally have successfully completed 48–60 credits and satisfied all promotion requirements for advancement to that year.
Applicants who apply with fewer than 24 credits will be evaluated on the basis of final secondary school grades and the partial post-secondary studies completed. If this applies to you, you’ll need to meet all your high school’s curriculum requirements in addition to meeting the GPA for admission with the post-secondary courses you completed. High school requirements differ depending on where you’re coming from.
Unless otherwise indicated by the program you are applying to, academic standing is based on the average of all courses attempted, including failed or repeated courses.
The chart below will help you understand how UBC calculates your admission average based on post-secondary credits completed:
|Credits taken||How admission is calculated|
|0 to 6 credits||Admission is based on your high school average only|
|7 to 23 credits||Admission is based on your high school average and post-secondary grade point average (GPA) calculated using all transferable credits taken|
|24 to 30 credits||Admission is based on your post-secondary GPA calculated using all transferable credits taken|
|More than 30 credits||Admission is based on your post-secondary GPA calculated using the most recent 30 transferable credits taken|