Post-Secondary Admissions

Transfer Credit

Acceptable Transfer includes:
• University degree courses;
• College courses (including Associate of Arts or Science);
• Certificate and Diploma Programs (including Institutes of Technology and Colleges of Applied Arts Technology).

Unacceptable Transfer includes:
• University Preparation;
• Vocational course programs.

To be considered a transfer student, a minimum of 15 credit hours of acceptable university-level coursework from a recognized post-secondary institution must be presented.

For admission, a minimum grade point average (GPA) equivalent of UNBC 2.00 or C (63%) calculated on the most recent 30 credit hours of university-level coursework is required. GPA is calculated on the coursework completed for students with less than 30 credit hours but equal to or more than 15 credit hours.

Students with in-progress coursework at the time of admission are required to maintain an acceptable GPA (as above) on the in-progress coursework to retain their offer of admission.

Applicants must be in good academic standing at the transferring institution(s). Applicants who have been required to withdraw or have been placed on academic probation by the transferring institution(s) must wait for three full semesters before being admissible to UNBC and outline any work completed or experience gained which would better qualify them to successfully complete work at UNBC.

Failure to declare attendance at any post-secondary institution could result in 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.

Transfer credit is awarded according to agreements articulated in the BC Transfer Guide (available online at www.bctransferguide.ca).

All University-level course work completed at a recognized institution is eligible for transfer credit. If the content of the course matches a significant amount of UNBC course content, it will receive “specific credit”. If specific credit is not awarded, it may receive discipline credit or non-specific credit. Not all transfer credit may be able to be used to meet UNBC degree requirements.

No transfer credit will be awarded for any course with a grade of less than equivalent to UNBC 0.67 or D- (50-52.9%).

Courses more than 10 years old are normally assigned unspecified credit. Programs may specify a shorter time period at their discretion. Students who wish to have such credit recognized should apply in writing through the Office of the Registrar to the appropriate Program Chair(s).

If you change programs or are readmitted to your program after a stop out your transfer credit may be reassessed.

For more information, please visit Transfer Student Admission Requirements.

2 + 2 Programs

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 minimum grade point average (GPA) equivalent of UNBC 2.0 or C (63%) calculated on the most recent 30 credit hours of university-level course work are eligible for admission into the BA Environmental Studies (Okanagan Completion) Program.

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 minimum grade point average (GPA) equivalent of UNBC 2.00 or C (63%) calculated on the most recent 30 credit hours of university-level course are eligible for admission in the BSc (Integrated) (Northwest Community College Completion) Program.

Nature-Based Tourism Management
Students who have successfully completed a Tourism Management Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in BC with a minimum grade point average (GPA) equivalent to UNBC 2.00 or C (63%) calculated on the most recent 30 credit hours of university-level coursework are eligible for admission in the Nature-Based Tourism Management program.

Diploma Programs in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Tourism, Sport or Recreation Studies,Commerce, Geography, or related.
Students who have successfully completed a 2-year diploma in Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Tourism, Sport or
Recreation Studies, Commerce, Geography, or equivalent, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) equivalent of UNBC 2.00 or C (63%) calculated on the most recent 30 credit hours of university-level course are eligible for admission into the BA Nature-Based Tourism (Diploma Completion) Program.
 

CEGEP

Applicants must have a two-year Diplome D’Etude Collegial (DEC), with a minimum grade point average (GPA) equivalent of UNBC
2.00 or C (63%) calculated on the most recent 30 credit hours of university-level course work.


Letter of Permission – Visiting Students

Applicants may present a Letter of Permission from another post-secondary institution for access to course work at UNBC. The Letter
of Permission indicates that the applicants are in good academic standing and will be using course work towards a degree program
at the home institution. Course prerequisites are still required and it is the responsibility of the students to ensure that the course
prerequisites are met.

If the language of instruction at the home institution is not English, applicants need to include supporting documentation from the
institution indicating the applicants’ ability to function sufficiently in an undergraduate academic environment. If upon arrival, it is determined that the applicants do not have the necessary language skills to succeed in the program, they will be required to take the necessary English Language program to upgrade their skills or will be asked to withdraw.

Definition of recognized institution

An institution, authorized by the recognized government authority for university- or college-level Higher Education in that Jurisdiction to be able to award credentials, including Certificates, Diplomas, and (Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral) Degrees, that could be considered equivalent to a Canadian credential.