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 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 B.C. students: we will use either the school grade or the blended grade, whichever is higher. If only a final grade is reported, then we will use the final grade.

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.

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

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 high school graduation requirements, then there is no need to write it.

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