UBC will consider Grade 11 marks this year

Lack of report cards had caused anxiety

UBC Vancouver’s senate confirmed Wednesday that they will allow the university to make admissions decisions partly based on Grade 11 marks. B.C. teachers haven’t given out traditional report cards this year as a form of protest, which caused anxiety for B.C applicants.

The plan is for B.C. students to be assessed twice. UBC will consider final confirmed grades to date, including final Grade 11 and completed Grade 12 courses, and make some offers in April. Then in May, when official Grade 12 marks come from the ministry, they’ll make more offers.

What UBC won’t do is allow students to self-report grades given by teachers in lieu of official report cards. They also stress that no student will be rejected based on Grade 11 marks.