Dates and Deadlines
You must have completed a minimum of 24 transferable credits including the following UBC courses (or their equivalents) by the end of April:
- ECON 101 – Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON 102 – Principles of Macroeconomics
- MATH 104 – Differential Calculus. Acceptable equivalents include MATH 100, MATH 102, MATH 110, MATH 180, MATH 184.
- WRDS 150* – Writing and Research.
*Minimum grade of 60% or "C" required. English or writing/composition courses taken at institutions in countries where English is not the primary language do not satisfy this requirement. ENGL 100, ENGL 112, WRDS 350, Arts One or CAP satisfying the Faculty of Arts writing requirement is acceptable. Courses that are transferrable as WRCM 1st for 3 credits will also meet the writing/composition requirement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete WRDS 150 or one of the suggested equivalents; if you complete a first-year English or writing/composition course that is not equivalent, we will consider it on a case by case basis. In addition to meeting the writing/composition requirement for the BCom program, you must also meet the English Language Admission Standard for admission to UBC.
You must complete and provide:
- UBC online application: submit by January 15, 2022, 11:59pm PST.
- Interim and final official transcripts of your grades. Admission requirements must be met by end of April.
- Additional documentation: proof of English Language proficiency and more may be required depending on where you’ve completed post-secondary studies.
Visit you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc for more information.
Transfer credit will be assessed by the UBC Office of Enrolment Services once you have applied to UBC. If you’re attending a BC college/university you can see how your courses will transfer to UBC by using the online BC Transfer Guide. If you’re attending a college or university outside of BC, compare course descriptions to best estimate which courses may transfer and fulfill admission requirements.
Students transferring more than 60 credits should make note of the Requirements to Receive a Degree. A student transferring from another university or college may be granted transfer credit for a maximum of 50% of degree requirements. Of the 50% of the degree requirements that are to be completed while registered in the Bachelor of Commerce program, 30 credits must be upper-level commerce courses including commerce core courses and option core courses.
For more information, please download the appropriate Transfer Applicant Guide below.
All applicants must meet a minimum average of 65% (2.50 on 4 pt. scale) for both their overall and core average.
- Overall Average: calculated based on the most recent 30 transferable credits of coursework.
- Core Average: calculated based on all Economics, all English, all transferable Commerce equivalent courses, the required writing/composition course, and the required Math course. All attempts at core courses are used in the calculation of the core average.
Commerce programs at other post secondary-institutions
If you’re a commerce student attending another college or university who wishes to transfer to the BCom program at UBC, you must be admissible to Year 2 of the program (as per requirements above). Transfer credit will only be assessed after you’ve formally applied for admission to the program and each case will be assessed individually.
Once you’re accepted to the BCom program, you are expected to complete at least 50% of the degree requirements while registered in the UBC Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce program.
Students who have been required to withdraw from another university will not be considered.
UBC-Langara Indigenous Transfer Partnership
If you’re an Indigenous student enrolled at Langara College, the UBC-Langara Indigenous Transfer Program can provide a pathway to earning a BCom degree at UBC. Eligible First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students will be guaranteed admission to the BCom program by meeting transfer program requirements.
Previous degree holders
If you already hold a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, you may be eligible for admission to the BCom program. You must meet admission requirements as listed above. Please make your formal application first and then you will be assessed.
Please note that students who have a business degree or a degree with a significant number of business courses are not eligible for admission to the BCom program.
Alternatively, you may want to consider the nine-month Master of Management program offered through the Robert H. Lee Graduate School at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
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