Direct Entry to Year 1

You can apply to Year 1 if you have not yet started post-secondary studies. Applicants from post-secondary institutions may be eligible to transfer to Year 2 or Year 3 of the BCom program. Visit for additional information on general and program-specific requirements per region and curriculum. The UBC Admissions site also explains how to meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard and how your admission average will be calculated.

Documents required

You must complete/provide:

  • UBC online application: submit by January 15, 2019. If you are a Canadian citizen and wish to be considered for a Presidential Scholars Award, you must submit your application by December 1, 2018.
  • An interim transcript of your grades.
  • Additional documentation: proof of English Language proficiency, SAT scores (for US students) and more may be required depending on where you’ve completed secondary school. Visit for more information.

Average required

Although we do not admit students solely on the basis of grades, academic performance is extremely important. Only applicants with an interim average of 84% or higher are eligible to be considered for admission. Please note that the course grades used in the calculation of your average will depend on where you are currently attending secondary school and the grading scale used by your school. All grades are converted into percentage grades based on a 50% pass scale. Detailed information on secondary school course requirements and equivalents for all applicants as well as information on how your admission average will be calculated can be found at

Math requirement for admission to Year 1

To be admissible to Year 1 of the BCom program, you must have completed or be in the process of completing Senior Level Math. If you are completing a BC high school curriculum, the required math is Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 (Foundations of Mathematics 12 and Calculus 12 are NOT acceptable substitutes). Detailed information can be found at While not a factor in the admissions decision, many students find that taking a secondary school calculus course helps them succeed in our first year Math course; it is strongly recommended.

  Ready to get started? Learn how to apply!