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Transferring to the Vancouver campus

Okanagan to Vancouver

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  1. Programs available for transfer
  2. General admission requirements
  3. Program-specific requirements
  4. Applying

Vancouver Programs Available to current UBC Okanagan Students

BA Arts
BASC Engineering
BCOM Commerce
Forestry Five programs to choose from*
BIE International Economics
BKIN Kinesiology
BSAB/BSFN Applied Biology & Food and Nutrition
BSN Nursing
Pharmacy (Entry to Practice)
BSC Science
BDSC Dental Hygiene
BFA Fine Arts
BMUS Music
BMS Media Studies

Please ensure you meet the application deadlines. *See the complete list of programs on the Vancouver campus.

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General transfer requirements

If you’ve completed at least 24 academic credits at the Okanagan campus

You may be considered for admission on your UBC Okanagan course work alone.

If you don’t have 24 completed credits at the Okanagan campus

Your admission requirements will be based on your high school or post-secondary record as well as the credits you have already finished at UBC. Other requirements (if you do not complete 24 credits): 

When do I need to have all of my required courses completed?

  • All prerequisite courses must be completed by April
  • University level courses completed in summer will not affect your admissibility to the new program
  • If admitted to a new program summer courses may count toward the new degree requirements (not admission requirements).

Find out more about general transfer requirements

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Program-specific transfer requirements

Bachelor of Arts
Prerequisites: none

  • The Writing Component of UBC Vancouver’s Faculty of Arts Writing and Research requirement cannot be met by any UBC Okanagan courses.  Students need to wait until they are admitted to the program, and then take an appropriate course within a specified time frame. 
  • Admission to Bachelor of Fine Arts programs requires a supplemental application.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BASC)
High school prerequisites: Pre-Calculus 12, CHEM 12 and PHYS 12

  • Students in the Okanagan BASC program can complete the first year curriculum and apply to a specialization at the Vancouver campus through the advising office (not the SSC). 
  • Students who are not in the Okanagan BASC program should complete as much of the first year curriculum as possible. 
  • In addition to meeting the competitive admission average, applicants must also meet the minimum core average (70% or 2.8), calculated on first year MATH, CHEM, PHYS courses.
  • Recommended to complete:
  • CHEM 121&123 or 111&113
  • ENGL 112
  • MATH 100, 101, 221
  • 6 to 9 credits of PHYS
  • Elective courses

Bachelor of Commerce
Prerequisites: ECON 101, ECON 102, ENGL 112 and ONE of MATH 100, or MATH 116

  • Entry to year one is restricted to students applying directly from high school
  • All Okanagan transfer applicants need to qualify for year 2 and complete a minimum of 24 credits by the end of the Winter session (April 2016)

Bachelor of International Economics
Prerequisites:ECON 101, ECON 102, ENGL 112; MATH 100; and MATH 101

  • The Writing Component of UBC Vancouver’s Faculty of Arts Writing and Research requirement cannot be met by any UBC Okanagan courses.  Students need to wait until they are admitted to the program, and then take an appropriate course within a specified time frame.
  • Admission is not permitted past Year 2 of the program.

Bachelor of Media Studies
Prerequisites: None

  • Students are encouraged to complete as much of the first-year curriculum  as possible.
  • A supplemental application is required.
  • The Writing Component of UBC Vancouver’s Faculty of Arts Writing and Research requirement cannot be met by any UBC Okanagan courses.  Students need to wait until they are admitted to the program, and then take an appropriate course within a specified time frame.
  • Admission is not permitted past Year 2 of the program.

Bachelor of Kinesiology 
High school prerequisites:  One of Pre-Calculus 12, BIOL 12, GEOL 12, CHEM 12 or PHYS 12

  • To transfer to year 2, of BKIN, recommended to complete: HMKN 100, 101, 102, 190 and 191

Bachelor of Applied Biology and Bachelor of Food and Nutrition
High school prerequisites:  One of Pre-Calculus 12; one of BIOL 12, CHEM 12, PHYS 12 or GEOL 12; two of BIOL 11, CHEM 11 or PHYS 11

  • For more information, please click here.

Bachelor of Science (selected programs)
Prerequisites: The Bachelor of Science has many different requirements depending your specialization and year level.

Bachelor of Nursing
Prerequisites:  48 credits of non-Nursing courses.  6 credits of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 3 credits of English 

  • For more information, please click here.

Pharmacy (Entry-To-Practice PharmD Degree)
Prerequisites: Two years of completed science courses.

  • For more information please click here.
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Applying as a campus transfer student

Currently attending UBC students

Log into the SSC, select Registration > Change or Degree program/campus, and follow the instructions.

Students who have previously registered at UBC

Log into the SSC, select Admissions > Re-Admission, and follow the instructions.

Transcript requirements

We can access your grades through the UBC system, so you don’t need to submit a UBC transcript. If you have taken courses at another institution since you started at UBC, please submit a transcript by the required deadline.

If you have questions
Please contact us at admissions.inquiry@ubc.ca.

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