Looking to see if you have transfer credit from another institution?
First – check to see if you have received credit: look in your Student Services Centre (SSC) account under the ‘Grades and Records’ tab to see if UBC has given you the transfer credit you were expecting.
- Transfer credit is given as closely as possible to specific UBC courses. When an exact UBC equivalent does not exist, unassigned transfer credit is given as closely as possible to the originating course, either at the subject level (e.g., ENGL 1st (3) = 3 credits for a 1st year English course), faculty level (i.e., ARTS), or general elective level (ELEV).
- If you see a specific course, e.g. CHEM 154, you have been given credit for that course and do not have to retake it. However, the grade for this course will not be used in any UBC GPA calculations, for example 2nd Year Placement or admission to the Co-op program. The credit will count towards you final credit count to graduate (if it is part of your degree requirements).
- If you receive unassigned credit, e.g. HIST 1st (3), you have been granted 3 credits for 1st year level History. This may satisfy your degree requirements (for example, the three credits can count towards your Humanities and Social Sciences Complementary Studies Electives), so no further action is required.
However, if you want credit for a specific course, e.g. PHYS 170 and you believe that the course you have taken is the equivalent of one of our courses, you can request a re-assessment of your transfer credit.
Please also ensure that your final official transcript has been submitted to the UBC Undergraduate Admissions office.