Real Estate Division

Admission for Diploma, Certificate and AIC Programs

Getting Started

The starting point for students wishing to enter one of the Diploma, Certificate or AIC programs is to first apply for admission.  Admission for most students is simple and straightforward and involves completing the online admission form and submitting supporting academic documents.  Most students will find the regular admission process is appropriate for them, but admission for Mature Students is also available.

Regular Admission

Regular admission requires completing the online admission form including:

  • Providing proof of successful completion of English 12 or its equivalent. This requirement is usually satisfied by providing proof of graduation from an English speaking high school or post secondary institution, or by meeting one of the other English Language Proficiency standards.
  • Submitting an Application Fee of $75 (Required for all new students, and for returning students who are applying for BUSI credit courses for the first time).

Course Equivalencies and Transcript Reviews

Students who have completed previous post-secondary coursework may be able to apply those credits to Real Estate Division programs. Requests for transcript reviews should be made when completing the online Admission Form. Please see Course Equivalencies and Transcript Reviews for more details.

Tuition and Additional Fees

Note: It is evident that for the upcoming semester many educational institutions have limited capability to obtain and receive mail and courier delivery services for official transcripts. Therefore, the preferred method of official transcript submission, if your educational institution provides such a service, should now be in the form of:

  1. a PDF file format delivered via a secure login page on your school's official website, or
  2. a PDF file format delivered via a secure login page from a registered partner document delivery institution listed on the school's official website.

The login credentials should be emailed to:

If your school does not provide such a service, then the regular protocol below should be followed. If your school is not providing any services at all, then please contact us and we will assess your situation on an individual basis.


UBC requires that transcripts must be official copies sent directly from the issuing institution OR forwarded in an unopened envelope sealed by the issuing institution. An official transcript bears an official seal and/or signature of the issuing institution, or has been produced on the institution's secured paper. Photocopies, faxed copies and legally certified (notarized) copies are not acceptable and should not be submitted. Official transcripts become the property of the University.

Your official transcript must satisfy one of the English Language Proficiency standards.
If official transcripts were issued in a language other than English or French, a certified translation of your transcripts is required.

If transcripts were issued under a previous name, name change documentation is required.

Information on how to obtain your high school transcript in Canada can be found on the Obtaining A High School Transcript webpage.

Upon receipt of the above required documents, your application will be reviewed to determine your eligibility for admission. Applicants who are eligible for admission will be registered in the program/courses of their choice. Applicants who are not admitted due to outstanding documents and/or fees will be informed in writing accordingly. Students seeking to use credits earned in Real Estate Division programs as meeting admission or program requirements in other programs, should first confirm with the other program’s registrar that the Real Estate Division credits satisfy the other program’s requirements.

Mature Admission

Mature admission applies to:

  • Students who have not graduated from high school.
  • Students who cannot satisfy all the requirements for regular admission

Mature applicants must submit all of the following:

  • Letter of Intent - A letter which clearly defines your rationale in enrolling in the intended program.
  • Resume - A complete summary of work-study and personal experience.
  • Official Transcripts - All official transcripts, including high school and or any post-secondary institutions you have attended. For transcript requirements, please refer to the Official Transcripts section under Procedures for Regular Admission. Information on how to obtain your high school transcript in Canada can be found on the Obtaining A High School Transcript webpage.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency - Please refer to the English Language Proficiency standards

Upon receipt of the above documents, your application will be reviewed and you will be informed in writing regarding your admission status. Mature applicants who are admitted and wish to register for courses are required to submit their online application and all applicable fees.

Retention of Academic Documents

All students applying to Real Estate Division programs should note that documents submitted in support of an application for admission are held for a period of 2 years only.  Students who apply for admission and submit documents in support of their admission, but do not register in a course within 2 years of the date of admission, will be required to resubmit documents in order to maintain their admission status and be permitted to register in program courses.

Application Deadlines

All applications, documents and fees required for admission must be received by the Real Estate Division by the Admission Deadline  of the term you wish to enrol in. Failure to submit all documents and/or fees by the deadline may result in a delay of your registration. If your application is completed after the late registration deadline, you may not receive your course materials until after your course has begun. Should this happen, you will not be granted any leniency in the assignment, project or exam deadlines for the course, nor will any exemptions from late assignment fees be granted.

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