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 institutions, colleges or universities
If you have received credit from another institution in British Columbia, you can see what credit you will receive at UBC in the BC Transfer Guide. If it is in the guide, you WILL receive the credit.
Post Secondary Credit - from outside British Columbia
If you have taken courses outside of British Columbia, you may be able to receive credit here at UBC.
Some credit may be directly equivalent to a specific UBC equivalent course so you will receive credit for that course in the system - e.g. English 112. In other cases, UBC will give you "unassigned" credit for courses for which there is no direct equivalent (e.g. ENGL 1st (3) or MATH 2nd (6) = English 100-level course with 3 credits or Math 200-level course with 6 credits).
If you feel that the course you have taken elsewhere is equivalent to the material covered in a specific UBC course, you can request a re-assessment of your transfer credit.
- Contact the Engineering Student Services Office and request an assessment of unassigned credit. You will need to provide information, like a course syllabus with the content, hours, labs, etc. We will need to assess if the course covers the same content to ensure it meets the accreditation requirements set by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. This can take a significant amount of time, weeks, possibly longer. We do our best to make sure you do not have to repeat a course you have already covered; but it does take time.
- In the meantime, you should register for your year level and the courses that you are required to take (assuming that you don't get the credit).
- Once the course outlines are evaluated, you will be informed if any change is to be made to your transfer credit record.
- You can then drop the courses you receive equivalent credit for, and take other required courses or electives. In this way, you will not lose your seat in a course that you need in case you do not receive transfer credit you were expecting. Don't worry, you will have until the Add/Drop deadline to change your courses without any financial penalty.
- If you need further advising at this stage, you can contact Engineering Student Services.