Courses from a recognized institution will be assessed as Specific Credit if matching a UBC course or as General Credit to meet non-major specific or elective degree requirements.
Courses that do not match a specific UBC course may be assigned General Credit.
Example: Douglas College BIOL 1310 (3 credits) = UBC Vancouver BIOL 1st (3 credits)
Courses that overlap more than 80% with a specific UBC course are granted Specific Credit.
Example: Langara College ECON 1220 (3 credits) = UBC Vancouver ECON 101 (3 credits
Courses that have been evaluated and deemed not transferable to UBC.
A list of approved transfer credits can be found with the Transfer Credit search.
Search for transfer credits
If you’re planning on applying to UBC, you will be asked during your application to submit your official transcripts. You will then be assigned transfer credit, if any, once you’ve been admitted to UBC.
Apply to UBC
If you’re currently a UBC student and you’d like to take a course at another institution, you have a few options.
Non-Degree students (Visiting, Unclassified, or Access Studies) do not receive transfer credit.
For more information, please see Non-Degree Studies for Visiting Students.