Students may be enrolled as Access Studies students upon approval by a faculty
(a) to allow them to take a limited number of courses in a specific area to upgrade or achieve a qualification, or
(b) when they do not wish to pursue a specific program, but are interested in non-degree studies.
Distance education students may be enrolled in this category. Students in this category may normally take up to 6 credits per academic term, up to a maximum of 24 credits in total while registered as Access Studies students. Students enrolled in a UBC degree program may not normally be concurrently registered as Access Studies students. Although documentation requirements vary by Faculty, Access Studies applicants are not normally required to submit transcripts or other academic documentation of prior study.
Students with English as a second language, however, are required to satisfy the English Language Admission Standard in the same way as applicants to degree programs.
Students who have been required to withdraw from any post-secondary institution must provide official transcripts. To be welcome as an Access Studies student, they must normally first complete a minimum of 15 credits of transferable coursework with a GPA of 2.0 on the 4-point scale since having been required to withdraw. Students who have been required to withdraw more than once from any post-secondary institution or program are not eligible for admission as Access Studies students.
Continuation as an Access Studies student is normally contingent upon maintaining a passing grade on all courses attempted.
Admission as an Access Studies student does not guarantee that a student will be able to register for any course offered, and does not imply future admission as a regular student. For more information, please contact the Non-Degree Studies Office, 604.822.1428.
Tuition fees for Unclassified and Access Studies are assessed on a per credit basis, taking into consideration the year level of the course and the faculty offering it. All student fees will be assessed as noted in Student Fees.
For more information, please see the Policies and Procedures section of this web site.