If you have taken AP, IB, A-level or GCSE-level courses, you may be able to receive university credit. Your grade in the course will determine if you get credit here at UBC. Please check the requirements to determine if you will receive credit.
Please note the following:
1. For science-based courses: We strongly recommend that you disregard the credit you have received and re-take the required first year Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics courses in your standard timetable. There may be some significant differences in the material covered compared to our courses, and these courses in the 1st year program are foundational for most other upper-level engineering courses.
2. All other courses (English and the Humanities & Social Sciences elective): First you should register for a full 37-credit schedule and wait for your results. Usually by mid-late July, when you know you will get credit for your course, you can make changes to your registration yourself in the Student Service Centre. Any changes should be completed by the add/drop deadline.
· You have a number of options:
a. You can choose to take the credit, drop the corresponding UBC course from your schedule, and have a lighter term.
b. You can substitute the courses dropped with other courses which fulfill your degree requirements.
c. Or you can retake the course, with the goal of improving your overall GPA. If you choose this option, however, you should be aware that if you retake the course, you will forfeit your previous credit.
3. While your credit may count towards your graduation requirements, your grade from the course(s) will not be noted in the system or count toward the calculation of your UBC GPA (e.g. your high grade in AP English will not be counted in your GPA for 2nd Year Placement or admission to the Co-op program).