If you've completed all of your degree requirements, it's time to graduate. Congratulations!
Preparing for graduation
You’ve worked hard to get here so let’s make it an awesome occasion for you, your proud family and friends.
Graduation ceremonies are held annually in May and November. You must complete your degree requirements by the end of August to be eligible to graduate in the November ceremony or by the end of April to graduate in the May ceremony.
In order to graduate, you must complete the graduation application on the Student Service Centre (SSC). You can find the application deadlines for both the November ceremony and the May ceremony on this webpage.
Your application to graduate will be reviewed in April for the May ceremony or in October for the November ceremony. The final approval will be noted on your graduation application on the SSC approximately one week prior to the ceremony. Note that if you achieve a winter session average below 60% in your final year, you will be permitted to graduate, however, a notation of ‘Failed Year’ will appear on your academic transcript for that session.
You must complete your BCom degree requirements within six years of your original admission to the UBC Sauder School of Business. It’s up to you to make sure that you've fulfilled all program requirements when applying to graduate. Check your program requirements and contact the Undergraduate Office if you have any questions.
Degree credit check
If after checking you still have questions or you’re unsure about whether or not you have fulfilled all of your degree requirements, you can submit a request for a degree credit check to be done by our office. The form to request a degree check is at webforms.sauder.ubc.ca/degree-credit-check (allow at least ten business days for processing).
Declaring a second option, minor, or concentration
Once the graduation application deadline has passed, the Undergraduate Office will send instructions to all applicants for how to affirm their expected completion of a second option, minor, or concentration, if applicable. Please ensure you submit your most up-to-date minor forms before obtaining your degree. At the time of graduation, completion of a second option, minor, or concentration will be noted on your transcript.
Degree with Honours
The words 'with Honours' will be placed on your transcript and your degree certificate if you meet the following conditions:
- achieve an average of 80% or greater on all senior-level (300 and 400-level) Commerce courses (COMM and COHR).1 Senior-level (300 and 400-level) CPSC courses are also included for students in the Combined Major in Business & Computer Science (BUCS). The average is calculated to 2 decimal points and is not rounded. EXCEPTION:
- If you HAVE Cr/D/F grades for any senior-level COMM/COHR (and CPSC for BUCS) in 2019W Term 2, then ALL senior-level COMM/COHR (and CPSC for BUCS) courses taken in 2019W Term 2 are EXCLUDED from your graduating average calculation.2
- If you DO NOT HAVE Cr/D/F grades for any senior-level COMM/COHR (and CPSC for BUCS) in 2019W Term 2, then ALL senior-level COMM/COHR (and CPSC for BUCS) courses taken in 2019W Term 2 are INCLUDED in your graduating average calculation.
- meet ONE OF the following credit requirements3,4:
- 24 percentage-graded credits in Year 3 or Year 4, OR
- At least 24 credits in Year 3 or Year 4 in the 2019 Winter Session including 12 percentage-graded credits in 2019W Term 1
1 If you were registered in Year 2 or above during the 2014 Winter Session, COMM 203 (COMM 392 equivalent), COMM 204 (COMM 399 equivalent), and COMM 205 (COMM 391 equivalent) will be included in the calculation of your average. If you were in Year 1 during the 2014 Winter Session and took any of COMM 391, COMM 392, COMM 399 during the 2015 Summer Session or prior, your grades for those courses will not be used to determine eligibility to achieve a Degree with Honours.
2 If you have CR/D/F grades for any senior-level COMM/COHR (and CPSC for BUCS) in 2019W Term 2 and you have taken a six-credit percentage-graded COMM course during 2019W that spanned Terms 1 and 2 (COMM 466, COMM 486W), your percentage grade for the six-credit course will be included in your graduating average calculation, however, it will be weighted for only 3 credits rather than 6 credits.
3 Students who graduated in May 2019 or prior were required to be registered in at least 27 percentage-graded credits during the winter session in at least one of Year 3 or Year 4 of the program. For those students in the Co-op program and registered at UBC for only one term in the winter session because of a Co-op placement, they had to have been in 15 percentage-graded credits in their non-Co-op term to be eligible.
4 If you're a Co-op student and you're registered at UBC for only one term in the winter session because of a Co-op placement, you must be in 12 percentage-graded credits in your non-Co-op term to be eligible. If you participate in an exchange program, your grades earned while on exchange will be included in the calculation.
If you're unable to calculate your eligibility to achieve a Degree with Honours yourself, you can confirm your Honours status at the Undergraduate Office after May 19 for the spring ceremony and November 20 for the fall ceremony.
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