High School Credit - AP, IB and A-level or GCSE-level transfer credits
Students who receive transfer credits for AP/IB/A-level or GCSE-level courses should refer to the following URL for more information: https://you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/intlcurric.ezc;jsessionid=B2DCEB8A97C036462D07E417B8CB5FDD?pageID=1210.
If you have questions about whether or not you should take the credit or not, you can review our recommendations in the "Credit from school/other institutions" section of our Frequently Asked Questions.
Post Secondary Credit - from UBC
Students that have successfully completed UBC’s Science One program will receive credit for CHEM 154, MATH 100, MATH 101 and PHYS 153.
Post Secondary Credit - from British Columbia institutes, colleges or universities
Students with transfer credits from BC colleges can view the articulation of those credits at http://www.bctransferguide.ca/search.cfm?mode=s.
Post Secondary Credit - from outside British Columbia
Many students receive transfer credits when transferring to UBC Engineering from post-secondary institutions. Some of those credits will be transferred as specific UBC equivalent courses. In other cases, UBC will acknowledge the coursework produced in the school where the student is transferring from and grant 1st or 2nd-year level transfer credits that are not necessarily articulated as equivalent to a specific UBC course; they will be “unassigned” 1st or 2nd-year level transfer credits. In all likelihood, these unassigned transfer credits may become articulated as a specific equivalent UBC course, but they will have to be re-assessed. So if the transfer student believes that he/she has covered the content of a specific UBC course in one or more previously completed courses but did not receive exactly equivalent transfer credits, he/she will have to go through the re-assessment of unassigned credits process outlined below.
The student must contact the Engineering Student Services Office (See "Contact Us" section on the FAQ page) to inquire how many transferred credits are applicable to 1st year curriculum. The student could research this information individually by comparing the 1st-year curriculum at URL: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,195,272,33 and course descriptions at URL: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=name against the transfer credits received.
2nd-year level transfer courses are re-assessed only after the 2nd year placement process is finalized and the student is placed into a specific engineering program.
If there are any unassigned 1st year APSC, CHEM, CPSC, MATH, PHYS transfer credits (i.e. MATH 1st - 3 crs. instead of MATH 100 - 3crs Differential Calculus.), the student has not received applicable transfer credits for 1st-year curriculum and should register for the MATH 100. However, if the transfer student believes that he/she has mastered the content of Differential Calculus via completion of one or several other courses, he/she will have to provide course outlines of those courses to UBC Engineering Student Services Office (Use the "Contact Us" section on the FAQ page) to seek re-assessment of the unassigned MATH 1st 3 transfer credits.
- Once the course outlines are evaluated, the student will be informed if any change is to be made to his/her transfer credit record. The Engineering Student Services will also advise the student of course planning.