This procedure applies to Institutional Admission Requirements for Certificate, Diploma, and Degree Programs comprised of 30 to 120 credits, as well as Graduate Certificates.
I. Grade 12 Equivalency
JIBC recognizes the following high school graduation credentials as the equivalent to B.C. Grade 12 graduation for the purpose of admission into programs that have a high school graduation prerequisite.
High school graduation is deemed to be equivalent to B.C. Grade 12
Transcripts should show at least 100 credits
Transcripts should show at least 24 credits, 5 at Grade 12 level. Must have English 30A and 30B
Transcripts should show at least 20 credits
Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma is deemed to be equivalent to B.C. Grade 12 (includes 6 OAC credits for university entrance courses)
Students who graduate with a secondary school graduation diploma do not have the same level of academic courses (such as English 12) that is required for graduation in B.C.
Equivalency to B.C. requires completion of Secondary 5 (high school graduation) plus one year of CEGEP
Transcripts should show at least 20 credits – 4 at Grade 12 level
Transcripts should show at least 18 credits 5 of which must be at Grade 12 level
Newfoundland and Labrador
Most high schools only offer to Grade 11; for B.C. equivalency, look for one year of university studies
Students supply a copy of their transcripts as well as of the diploma itself. Transcripts that show completion of at least five courses at the grade 12 level, and include English, mathematics and one science course will be considered equivalent to B.C.
Equivalency to other Credentials
Students seeking equivalency based on other credentials must have their credentials evaluated by a recognized agency at their own expense, such as through the International Credential Evaluation Service at BCIT.
II. English 12 “C” Equivalencies
JIBC recognizes the following English equivalents for the purpose of admission into programs and courses that have an English 12 “C” prerequisite.
Students who have taken a prerequisite at another college or university must have a minimum grade of "C-" in the prerequisite course. Some courses or programs require a higher grade.
Other equivalents may be considered upon approval of the Registrar.
Math 11 Equivalencies
JIBC recognizes the following Math equivalents for the purpose of admission into programs and courses that have a Math 11 prerequisite.
*These are new and will be implemented in BC schools in 2011 (Grade 11) and 2012 (Grade 12).
Last updated September 19, 2016
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