5 Steps to Your Graduate Application

2. Review
4. Submit


Unofficial Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts are transcripts that an applicant has opened, obtained electronically, or has had access to. 

For the purpose of the UNBC online application, applicants should upload a copy of their unofficial transcripts for each post-secondary institution attended/attending.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are those that the applicant has:

  • Either requested be sent from their post-secondary institution directly to UNBC, or
  • Ensured that the post-secondary institution has sent them one which has remained in the sealed institutional envelope it was provided in.

 Official Transcripts should be mailed to:  UNBC - Office of the Registrar, Attn: Graduate Studies, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC  V2N 4Z9 CANADA

Note: International applicants should review the official transcript requirements listed under the "Information for International Applicants".

Listing all Post-Secondary Institutions

Official transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions attended, no matter whether a degree has been awarded or not. Failure to do may result in the immediate cancellation of admission or registration to UNBC.

If you are listing multiple institutions, please list your most recent first (including any that you have a degree credential from). If you need more room to list all of the post-secondary institution you've attended, please email the ones that you were unable to list on the online application to graduate-admissions@unbc.ca with the subject ADDITIONAL INSTITUTIONS. Remember to include your User ID within your email message.

UNBC Graduates & Former Students

If you graduated with a degree from UNBC,or are a current or former UNBC student, you do not need to submit a UNBC transcript as we have it on file.  Also, if you previously provided transcripts from other institutions, and you haven't completed any additional coursework at that institution, you do not need to resubmit the transcript.


If you provided official transcripts with a previous application to UNBC, you will not need to resubmit them with your new application, unless it has been more than 1 year.

Exchange Programs

For students who completed an exchange program through their home institution, you will need to supply a transcript for each post-secondary institution, including exchange institutions. In most cases, when an exchange is noted on a home institutions transcript, the individual grades received at the exchange institution may not show.

(i.e.: If you finished your Bachelor's degree at the University of Victoria (UVIC), but during your studies at UVIC you attended the University of Tromso in Norway for an international exchange, you would need to supply both a transcript from UVIC and one from the University of Tromso as part of your application to graduate studies at UNBC).