UBC offers International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) credit and A-Level (British-patterned education) credit to new first-year students who are eligible. Credit will be offered to you even if your final exams were cancelled due to COVID-19, as long as you complete your coursework and send UBC your final scores.
If you think you’re eligible for first-year credit based on your IB, AP, and A-Level courses and grades, you’ll need to follow these steps.
Step 1: Send us your scores
Arrange for your scores to be sent from the International Baccalaureate, The College Board, or your Advanced Level Examination Board to UBC so we can evaluate your eligibility for first-year credit. For more information about which IB, AP, an A-Level courses are eligible for credit, and the minimum scores required, check out our online guide for first-year credit.
If you are waiting for credits to appear on your record, please be patient. You will likely see your credits start to appear on your Student Service Centre account from the final week of July until mid-August. To view your credits, log in to the Student Service Centre and click “grades & records”, and then find the “transfer credit” option.
Please don’t contact us if you don’t see all of your first-year credits applied all at once. We evaluate credits subject-by-subject, so you might see credit posted on different dates.
Step 2: Register for your new courses
Make sure that you’ve already registered for all your classes. If you have any questions or concerns about what courses you need to register for – for example, whether you should be registering in first- or second-year courses – please contact your Faculty or academic advisor at UBC Okanagan or UBC Vancouver for assistance.