Transferring to the Vancouver campus

UBC Okanagan students may transfer to the following UBC Vancouver programs. Ensure you meet the application deadlines.

BA Arts
BASC Engineering
BCOM Commerce
FRST Forestry
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

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.

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 Student Service Centre (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, and PHYS courses.
  • Recommended to complete:
    • CHEM 121 and 123 or 111 and 113
    • ENGL 112
    • MATH 100, 101, and 221
    • Six to nine 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 two and complete a minimum of 24 credits by the end of the Winter Session (April)

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 two 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 two, 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. Learn more.

Bachelor of Science (selected programs)

Prerequisites: The Bachelor of Science has many different requirements depending your specialization and year level. Learn more.

Bachelor of Nursing

Prerequisites: 48 credits of non-Nursing courses, six credits of Human Anatomy and Physiology, and three credits of English. Learn more.

Pharmacy (Entry-To-Practice PharmD Degree)

Prerequisites: Two years of completed science courses. Learn more.

Applying for campus transfer

Currently attending UBC students

Log into the Student Service Centre (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, submit a transcript by the required deadline.

Questions?

Contact us at admissions.inquiry@ubc.ca.