Alexander College Transfer to UBC BCOMM (Bachelor of Commerce) Program
The Office of Enrollment Services maintains a web site with detailed information on the UBC application process. Information on general university admission requirements can also be found on the Undergraduate Admissions webpage. All applicants are required to satisfy the University’s minimum admission requirements as well as the specific admission requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce program.
College/University Transfer Students
- 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.
- Second year applicants must normally have successfully completed 30 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 both 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.
- 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.
Although students are asked to indicate the year level they are applying for on their application, the actual year level that a student is considered for is based on their previous education. Generally, students who have started their post-secondary studies are not eligible for admission to Year 1 and must meet the requirements for admission to Year 2 or Year 3 as detailed below.
College/University Transfer students are required to submit:
- final, official copies of their transcripts; and
- the BCom Supplemental Application.
New applicants to UBC apply through the Post-Secondary Application Service of BC. Current or former UBC students applying to transfer into the program are required to submit a Readmission or Change of Degree Program Form located on the Student Service Centre. UBC students do not need to submit a copy of their UBC grades.
The BCom Supplemental Application is available on line at the UBC Student Service Centre after you have applied to UBC. The completed form must be submitted by March 15, 2011.
Additional documentation (such as proof of English Language proficiency, etc.) may be required depending on where you have completed your post-secondary studies. Please visit the Undergraduate Admissions website for further information.
Average Required for Admission to Year 2
Applicants must meet a minimum overall average of 65% (2.50 on a 4 pt. scale) calculated on the last 30 credits of coursework attempted and a minimum core average of 65% (2.50 on a 4 pt. scale) calculated on the required Math course, all Economics and all English courses. All attempts at core courses are used in the calculation of your core average.
Admission to second year of the BCom program will be based on a combination of academic performance and an assessment of the BCom Supplemental Application. Successful applicants are motivated and focused, actively participate in extra-curricular activities, and demonstrate leadership potential and team-work skills.
Required Courses for Admission to Year 2
Students may apply to transfer to 2nd year of the BCom program after first year at UBC or another recognized post-secondary institution provided they have completed a minimum of 27 credits including the following core courses:
|ECON 101 – Principles of Microeconomics||ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics|
|ECON 102 – Principles of Macroeconomics||ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics|
|MATH 104 – Differential Calculus Acceptable equivalents include MATH 100, MATH 102, MATH 110, MATH 180, MATH 184.||MATH 104 - Differential Calculus|
|ENGL 112 – University Writing Minimum grade of 60% or “C” required in English. English courses taken at colleges or universities in countries where English is not the primary language do not satisfy this requirement. ASTU 150, ENGL 100, Arts One or CAP satisfying the Faculty of Arts Writing requirement is acceptable.||ENGL 100 – Strategies for University Writing|
*Last updated April 2011 For the most up-to-date transfer information please see the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) website < http://www.bctransferguide.ca/ >