All individuals who apply to the Midwifery Program must first submit an application to UBC and meet the basic UBC entrance requirements as well as meet the minimum grade point average as defined by the UBC Calendar. The Midwifery program will not consider any applications from those who do not meet the UBC entrance requirements.
All UBC applications are assessed by Enrollment Services based on the applicant’s educational history. All applicants who have 24 or more transferable, post secondary credits will have their GPA calculated by their post secondary work. For those who have completed more than 24 credits, Enrolment Services will be looking at the most recently completed 30 Credits from a person’s undergraduate education. Applicants who have started or completed a Masters degree will still be assessed by their most recent 30 credits from their undergraduate work.
Applicants with fewer than 24 transferable post-secondary credits will have their GPA determined using a combination of any post-secondary work, as well as their high school performance, and applicants will need to submit these transcripts for review by Admissions Services when applying. Complete the recommended high school courses to be granted entrance to the university. Below is the general admission requirements for all BC high school students applying to UBC’s Vancouver campus:
- English 11 plus a language 11
- Mathematics 11
- An approved Science 11 course (Chemistry is recommended for Midwifery program applicants)
- An approved Social Studies course
- English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
- Three other approved Grade 12 courses (Math 12 recommended for Midwifery program applicants)
**Applicants that have graduated from high school are not required to return to complete the recommended high school courses. UBC Enrolment Services requires proof of completion (diploma) that meets the provincial standard where this education was completed. UBC does not recognize a GED (General Education Development) as equivalent to a provincially recognized high school diploma. Please refer to the following link for high school requirements from across Canada: http://you.ubc.ca/admissions/canadian-highschools/
Support for Aboriginal Midwifery Students at UBC
The UBC Midwifery Program reserves selected seats for qualifying aboriginal students each year. Students may self-identify as Aboriginal on their university application or by separate contact. UBC Midwifery has established a committee for Aboriginal, Rural and Remote Education with a mandate of developing core curricula, clinical placement opportunities, mentors, and a database of university resources to support Aboriginal midwifery students at UBC and externally.
Prerequisite Requirements for the Midwifery Program
Every applicant is required to complete the following post-secondary courses before they begin year one of the program. The courses must be confirmed complete by official transcripts received to Enrolment Services at UBC by June 30th of the intake year::
- UBC’s BIOL 153 – Anatomy and Physiology or an approved equivalent (7 Credits) (*This course is offered in two parts and both parts must be completed in order to meet this requirement. Applicants must have completed this course within 5 years of entrance to the program).
- UBC’s ENGL 112 – Strategies for University Writing or an approved equivalent (3 Credits)
To locate an equivalent course, search the BC Transfer Guide by Receiving Institution (UBC-Vancouver Campus). Please refer to the attached lists for suggested equivalent courses at other BC institutions for both the BIOL 153 and ENGL 112 pre-requisite requirement, and BIOL 153 outside of BC.
Applicants from outside British Columbia who wish to have courses assessed for equivalency should contact the Student Services Manager for further instruction.
Enrollment Services will determine the amount of transfer credits awarded at the time of admission. Applicants should consult the BC Transfer Guide before applying to the Program to determine which courses are recognized by UBC. If applicants have any questions regarding courses that transfer to UBC, they should consult the BC Transfer Guide, Enrolment Services or the Midwifery Student Services Manager for more information.
For answers to commonly asked admissions questions, please visit FAQ’s-Admissions.