To be eligible to register in first-year English courses, students must complete or be exempt from the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) requirement. If you score less than five on the essay section of the LPI exam, you may not be permitted to register in a full course load until your English ability improves.
UBC Continuing Studies offers a non-credit composition and grammar course (Writing 098) designed to prepare students for university-level writing and to help them improve their score on the LPI. If you complete this course, you will receive an extended LPI deadline and priority on waitlists for first-year English courses. Visit the Academic Calendar for more information on LPI requirements for first-year English.