UBC rejects Grade 12 marks for BC applicants during teacher strike

March 13, 2012

Due to the BC teacher's strike and contract dispute, teachers have not been issuing normal report cards, but have been giving marks to Grade 12 students directly so they can apply to PSE institutions. Without official report cards, UBC plans to wait until May when it can confirm grades for BC students with the education ministry. University officials say the marks are essentially self-reported by students on their applications, which could lead to irregularities on the 12,000 applications UBC expects this year. Students relying on grades from their final year of high school would still be considered on the Grade 12 spring marks once UBC receives those from the ministry in early May. UBC's senate will decide today whether to accept official grades from Grade 11 in applications this year. The BC Teachers' Federation's president says teachers have followed through on a commitment to issue students grades for university applications, and UBC should be accepting them. CBC