Provincial exam policy

UFV does not require provincial examinations, but high school graduation requires provincial exams in some subjects. When students write a provincial exam for a grade 12 course, the higher of the school grade or the blended grade (school grade and provincial exam grade combined) will be used towards program entrance requirements and/or entrance GPA calculations, as well as course prerequisites.

   


Frequently asked questions about provincial exams:

If I graduate from another province or country that requires provincial examinations, what grade will be recorded?

I graduated a few years ago, when the provincial exams were required. How does this affect me?

If it is mandatory that I write a provincial examination for English 12, will the final mark be used to determine whether I meet entrance requirements and course prerequisites?

The English 12 provincial exam is not mandatory for adult students in continuing education. Do I need to write it?

  


 

Approved Grade 12 courses:

English 12 requirement:

One of English 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, or IB English (these are considered equivalent).
A C+ final grade in any of these courses meets the prerequisite for ENGL 105 or CMNS 125 or 155.

Approved Grade 12 courses:

French immersion versions are also accepted

  • Applications of Mathematics 12
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Economics 12
  • English Literature 12
  • First Nations 12
  • One of: French 12, Francais langue seconde-immersion 12, or Francais langue premiere 12*
  • German 12
  • Geography 12
  • Geology 12
  • History 12
  • Japanese 12
  • Law 12
  • Principles of Math 12 or Math Pre-Calculus 12 or Math Foundations 12
  • Mandarin Chinese 12
  • Physics 12
  • Punjabi 12
  • Spanish 12
  • Social Justice 12
  • Sustainable Resources 12

Note 1:
IB standard level and higher level diploma courses or Advanced Placement courses may be accepted in lieu of courses on this list, but students cannot use both a regular grade 12 course and an IB or AP course in the same discipline. IB English A1 or AP English may be used in place of English 12 but not as an additional grade 12 course.  


 

If I graduate from another province or country that requires provincial examinations, what grade will be recorded?

If your transcript indicates the final school percentage or letter grade, and a final blended grade (school grade and provincial examination grade combined) we will apply the same rules as we use for BC students: the school grade or the blended grade will be used, whichever is to the student’s advantage. If only a final grade is reported, then we will use the final grade.

  


 

I graduated a few years ago, when the provincial exams were required. How does this affect me?

Under the new policy, we can use either the school grade or the blended grade for course prerequisites or admissions requirements, whichever is to your advantage. However, we may not have the school grades recorded for previously submitted high school transcripts. If you submitted your transcript before January 2008, please check with the UFV admission department in April or early May to see if we have your school grade on your record.

  


 

If it is mandatory that I write a provincial examination for English 12, will the final mark be used to determine whether I meet entrance requirements and course prerequisites?

No, even when the provincial exam is mandatory, UFV will accept the better of the school mark or the final, blended mark.

  


 

The English 12 provincial exam is not mandatory for adult students in continuing education. Do I need to write it?

UFV does not specifically require provincial examinations, however, the Ministry of Education determines whether examinations are mandatory for graduation requirements. Students require high school graduation for many UFV programs. If you are not required to write the provincial exam to meet graduation requirements, then there is no need to write it.

   

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