UBC faculties can now mandate minimum grade cut-offs for high school courses

February 25, 2013

Starting in 2014, UBC faculties will be able to mandate minimum marks in certain secondary school courses for those applying to the university. A UBC official says the measure is aimed at the growing number of applicants who load up on easier electives to inflate their overall admissions average. UBC's hope is that mandatory minimum averages in specific courses will allow each faculty to better select applicants who will be successful in their studies. The Ubyssey (student newspaper)