Western Deans' Agreement

UNBC Course Numbering (Please ensure the appropriate course level is listed on your form, when submitting your request)
100-400 level courses - Undergraduate courses
500 level courses - Honours and Post Baccalaureate courses
600-700 level courses  - Master courses
800 level courses - Doctoral and Post-Doctoral courses

Participating Universities

The following universities participate in the Western Deans' Agreement.If you have any questions, please contact your home institution first, and then the destination institution.  Under the terms of this agreement, a graduate student in good standing at one of the following institutions may take courses at another member institution without having to pay the host university's tuition fees:  http://wcdgs.ca

    • University of Alberta
    • Athabasca University
    • Brandon University
    • University of British Columbia
    • British Columbia Institute of Technology
    • University of Calgary
    • Concordia University College of Alberta
    • University of Lethbridge
    • University of Manitoba
    • University of Northern British Columbia
    • University of Saskatchewan
    • Simon Fraser University
    • University of Regina
    • Royal Roads University
    • Thompson Rivers University
    • University of Victoria
    • University of Winnipeg


Students who are considering taking a course or courses under the Western Deans' Agreement should note that deadlines for the submission of the Western Deans' Agreement: Authorization and Course Registration form are being enforced. If the Authorization is not completed before the course begins, you may be asked to withdraw from the class and you may not receive credit for the course.

Your form must be signed by the appropriate parties at your Home institution.  The form will then be vetted by the Faculty/Office of Graduate Programs/Studies at the Host institution for consideration & approval BEFORE you begin classes.

If you are applying to UNBC on the Western Deans’ Agreement it is expected that you submit the completed paperwork (Western Deans' Agreement Form and the UNBC Application Form) at least three (3) weeks prior to the start of the semester the course you wish to take is being offered (i.e. August 15 for courses beginning in the fall semester; November 15 for courses beginning in the winter semester).  Please review the Western Deans' Agreement Policy. http://wcdgs.ca/western-deans-agreement.html.



Please note: Incoming students must SUBMIT BOTH the Western Deans' Agreement and the UNBC Graduate Application Form to UNBC at the same time.
CONTACT Michelle Stephen at (250) 960-5125 or grad-office@unbc.ca should you have any questions