Dual credit is a British Columbia Ministry of Education-recognized program that makes it possible for grade 11 and 12 students in British Columbia to take post-secondary courses and receive credit toward both high school graduation and post-secondary credentials.
Applications for Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 will open in late-February 2024.
Dual credit students can take up to one course (plus laboratory section, if applicable; up to four credit hours total) per UNBC semester of study that overlaps with their high school academic year.
There is no application fee for the UNBC dual credit program.
Domestic students attending a public high school in B.C. with which UNBC has a dual credit agreement are eligible to receive B.C. Ministry of Education funding for the tuition fees for any dual credit courses taken at UNBC.
Students attending an independent high school in B.C. with which UNBC has a dual credit agreement may be charged UNBC tuition fees at the applicable rate, either directly from UNBC or through their high school. Independent high school students are ineligible for the B.C. Ministry of Education dual credit funding.
Prospective dual credit students must:
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
- Currently attend a high school with which an UNBC dual credit agreement exists.
- Be in good academic standing in high school.
- Receive and include the recommendation of their high school and a parent or guardian to apply for dual credit.
- Be able to pay for their textbooks and any course fees that may be charged.
B.C. high school students who do not attend a high school with which UNBC has an active dual credit agreement may be eligible for head start entry from a B.C. high school.
Application and course selection timelines
- Late February: Applications for Fall and Winter dual credit intakes open.
- Early May: Approved dual credit course lists for Fall and Winter are published on this web page, shared with partner schools and school districts, and sent to student applicants.
- Early May: Course registration for Fall and Winter opens. Admitted dual credit students must meet with a member of the UNBC Future Students team before they can register in a dual credit course.
- August 1: Applications close for Fall dual credit entry.
- December 1: Applications close for Winter dual credit entry.
Current dual credit approved course lists
Active dual credit agreements
B.C. public high school dual credit agreements
- School District 57
- SelfDesign Learning Foundation
B.C. independent high school dual credit agreements
- Cedars Christian School
- Westside Academy
UNBC Future Students Office