Post-Secondary Admissions


Statement on Transfer

To apply for admission as a transfer student, a minimum of 15 credit hours of acceptable transfer course work must be presented and a proposed Major must be declared.

Following review and approval of relevant transfer credit by the Office of the Registrar and the Program Chair of the student's selected major, students completing a four-year degree program at UNBC may be eligible to receive up to 90 credit hours of transfer credit from a recognized sending institution.
Note:
  1. Applicability of transfer credit will vary with the number of electives and/or lower and upper division requirements for a particular degree.
  2. For admission purposes, a minimum transfer grade point average of 2.0 or C (63-66.9%), calculated based on all previous post-secondary institutions attended, is required.
  3. Any applicant who has been required to withdraw or has been placed on academic probation by the transferring institution:
    • must wait for three full semesters before being admissible to UNBC, and
    • must outline any work completed or experience gained which would better qualify them to successfully complete work at UNBC
  4. No transfer credit will be awarded for any course with a grade of less than 0.67 or D- (50-52.9%).
  5. Failure to declare attendance at any post-secondary institution could result in severe disciplinary action by the University and transfer credit will not be considered for transcripts provided in this manner. Information on falsifications may be shared with the Member Institutions of the Association of Registrars of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
Time Limit for Transfer Credit

Transfer credit normally will not be awarded for courses completed in excess of ten academic years prior to the date of first UNBC registration. Students who wish to have such credit recognized should apply in writing through the Office of the Registrar to the appropriate Program Chair(s). Programs may specify a shorter time period at their discretion.

Please note:  UNBC students wishing to complete courses at another university to transfer back to a degree or certificate at UNBC must obtain a Letter of Permission before taking these courses. For more information see Academic Regulation 19 in this Calendar under General Academic Regulations of the Undergraduate Regulations and Policies.

Admission from a BC Community College, University College, and Yukon College

University Transfer Programs Including Associate in Arts or Science Degrees

To meet admission requirements, the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) on all transferable courses attempted must be at least 2.0 or C (63-66.9%). While all courses attempted are included in the calculation of a student's admission GPA, no transfer credit will be awarded for any course with a grade of less than 0.67 or D- (50-52.9%).

Transfer credit is awarded according to agreements articulated in the BC Transfer Guide (available online at http://www.bctransferguide.ca).
Note:  UNBC guarantees priority admission and full transfer credit (minimum of 60 credit hours) to students transferring with an Associate in Arts or Science degree.

Diploma Programs

To meet admission requirements, applicants must present a minimum CGPA of 2.0 or C (63-66.9%).

Transfer credit for articulated courses is awarded at the point of admission. Upon declaration of a major in a related degree program, or direct admission into Nursing or Social Work degrees, students who hold specific Business Administration, Natural Resource Management or Environmental Studies or Nursing or Social Work Diplomas may be eligible for additional block credit.

Please note:  To receive transfer credit in certain program areas, a higher minimum grade is required.

2+2 Programs
Northwest Community College Associate of Science Degree – Environmental Geosciences Specialization

Students who have successfully completed the Associate of Science Degree – Environmental Geosciences Specialization from Northwest Community College, with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater, are eligible for admission into the BSc (Integrated) (Northwest Community College Completion) Program.
Okanagan College Diploma in Environmental Studies (Environmental Management and Interdisciplinary Environmental Arts Options)

Students who have successfully completed the Diploma in Environmental Studies (Environmental Management or Interdisciplinary Environmental Arts Option) from Okanagan College, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, are eligible for admission into the BA Environmental Studies (Okanagan Completion) Program.

Admission from College Outside BC and Quebec

The CGPA on all transferable courses attempted must be at least 2.0 or C (63-66.9%). No transfer credit will be awarded for any course with a grade of less than 0.67 or D- (50-52.9%).

Individual transfer credit is awarded for course work deemed to be university transferable in the home province on an individual basis. Holders of two-year diploma programs may be eligible for block credit, to a maximum of 30 credits.

Admission from Institutes of Technology

To meet admission requirements, the CGPA on all transferable courses attempted must be at least 2.0 or C.

Transfer credit is awarded towards a relevant UNBC degree program on an individual basis, to a maximum of 30 credits.

Admission from a College of Applied Arts and Technology (Ontario)

All students admitted from a College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) are strongly encouraged to seek academic advising prior to registering for courses and/or declaring a degree program.

Students completing less than two full semesters at a CAAT will not be considered for admission under this category. Students in this situation should consult the section dealing with admission from high school.

Students who wish to transfer to UNBC after completing at least two full semesters of a diploma program at a CAAT may be considered for admission to first year at UNBC. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 70% on their course work from the CAAT.

Normally, students who meet the grade requirements may be awarded up to 30 credit hours of block transfer if the academic program is relevant to the degree program sought at UNBC.