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General Studies: Bachelor of Commerce Degree


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer

  • Program Start Date
    October, January, April, July
  • Campuses
    Vancouver House

    Resources

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $32,040 Total (Domestic) | $73,080 Total (International)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $120 - $150 per course
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Online

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out UCW's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Domestic Applicants are required to submit their application twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the start date.

International Applicants are required to submit their application fifty-six (56) calendar days prior to the start date.



Application Fee: $150

1) Program Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

1. Completion of senior secondary education with a minimum ‘C’ grade average achievement (or 2.00 CGPA).

AND

2. Completion of BC English 12 (or equivalency) with a minimum ‘C’ grade. More information is available in the English Proficiency section of this website. For students who need to upgrade to meet our English proficiency requirements, UCW offers English pathway courses in our University Access Program.

For full requirements, visit our admissions page.

Please note: Meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Admission Advice

Applications for admissions can be submitted in the following ways:

  1. The online application can be used if you are applying as an individual.
  2. The Agent Portal can be used if you are a certified UCW partner representing an applicant.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UCW's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction at University Canada West and all applicants are required to provide proof of their academic English language proficiency through one of the following methods:

  • English Language Instruction
  • English Language Test
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Please check the English Proficiency webpage for ways in which you can meet the language requirements.

If you are unable to meet the English-language requirement then you may still be considered for admissions through the University Access Program (UAP).

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Click Here for full details on admission requirements specific to your education pathway at University Canada West.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Applicants who have graduated from a BC secondary school (high school) or equivalent are required to have, at minimum, the equivalent of a BC high school (Grade 12) diploma, with an overall average of C.

If you have graduated from high school but do not meet the minimum grade levels, you may still be considered for admission if you have successfully completed at least 30 academic post-secondary credits at a recognized institution. Click here to learn more.

 

 

Out-of-Province

Secondary School Applicants who have graduated from British Columbia secondary school (high school) or equivalent are required to have, at minimum, the equivalent of a BC high school (Grade 12) diploma, with an overall average of C.

If you have graduated from high school but do not meet the minimum grade levels, you may still be considered for admission if you have successfully completed at least 30 academic post-secondary credits at a recognized institution.

Visit UCW admissions website here for more information.

 

BC Transfer Student

University Canada West allows students to transfer academic credit from other recognized post-secondary institutions to University Canada West courses and programs.

UCW participates in the British Columbia post-secondary system that facilitates student transfer between educational institutions. The British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) oversees this system. The Council coordinates agreements between institutions regarding student transfer of course credits from one post-secondary institution to another.  Find out how your previous education may be assessed as credit toward a University Canada West program:

Full details on UCW Transfer Credit policies are available here.

 

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

University Canada West allows students to transfer academic credit from other recognized post-secondary institutions to University Canada West courses and programs.

Find out how your previous education may be assessed as credit toward a University Canada West program:

  • From British Columbia institutions use the online BC Transfer Guide at: www.bctransferguide.ca/
  • From Ontario institutions click here.
  • From Alberta institutions click here.


For full details on UCW transfer credit policies visit their website.

 

Mature Student

In certain circumstances, applicants who have not completed the equivalent of a Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma, or who do not meet the minimum admissions requirements, maybe accepted into an undergraduate program. Such applicants must:

  • Be over twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the first day of classes
  • Have been out of high school for at least two years
  • Be approved by the Admissions Committee

In lieu of a high school diploma, the Admissions Committee will consider if the applicant has the work experience, or a combination of education and experience, that indicates their ability to be successful in their program of study.

Review UCW Undergraduate Admissions website for Special Considerations.

International Student

Applicants who completed high school or any post-secondary studies outside of Canada are required to submit the following:

  • Official high school transcript and official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Official proof of English proficiency (if applicable)

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Applicants who have not completed the equivalent of a Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma, or do not meet the minimum admissions requirements, may be accepted into an undergraduate program. In lieu of a high school diploma, the Admissions Committee will consider if the applicant has the work experience, or a combination of education and experience, that will indicate ability to be successful in their program of study. Applicants generally must:

  • Be over twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the first day of classes;
  • Have been out of high school for at least two years; and
  • Be approved by the Admissions Committee.

 Review information regarding Special Considerations here.

How to Apply

For all the details about how to apply to University Canada West, visit UCW’s Admissions webpage.