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General Studies: Bachelor of Commerce Degree

  • Fall
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  • Location
    Vancouver or Online Learning Format
  • Campuses


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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $7632 per years 1-3
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $120 - $150 per cours
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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1) Program Admission Requirements

BC High School Graduates

1. Grade 12 graduation or equivalent with at least a C average

Admission Advice

1. You may also apply as a mature student. To be considered you must:

  • have been out of school at least two years;
  • be at least 21 years old by the first day of classes;
  • have documented success through academic, professional, or volunteer activities


2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

At UCW English is the language of instruction.  Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have received their education in another language, must provide evidence of English language proficiency at a university level such as an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with a writing band score of 6.0.  Other options are detailed here


General Admission Requirements (All Students)

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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.




For details on Secondary School graduate admission check here.


BC Transfer Student

Students who have completed at least 24 credit hours of academic post-secondary credits (one full-time year at the tertiary level) at a recognized institution may be reviewed for admission on the basis of their post-secondary studies.  A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or C average is required to be admitted without consideration of high school completion.




Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit check here.


Mature Student

The Admissions Committee may consider an applicant for Special Admission (Mature Student Admission) if the applicant does not otherwise qualify for admission but demonstrates a combination of education and experience that indicates the ability to be successful in their program of study. Such 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.

International Student

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.


How to Apply

To apply, all applicants to undergraduate programs must submit:

 A completed application form;

  • An official high school transcript;
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (if any);
  • A detailed chronological résumé to demonstrate educational achievements, work experience, progression, community involvement, volunteer experience, and other related experience; and
  • A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student's academic intentions.

 Applicants who completed high school or post-secondary studies outside Canada must also submit:

  • Documentation confirming they were awarded high school completion, if not already indicated on official transcripts.

If the original documents are not in English, a certified English translation is also required.