Degree & Graduation Requirements
Graduation is the most celebrated time of your UBC career and we look forward to celebrating with you, your family and friends. But graduation isn’t a given: it is your responsibility to ensure you are following your degree requirements and meeting deadlines.
Monitor your progress
You can monitor your progress using the Degree Navigator tool in your Student Service Centre (SSC), as well as following the program requirements listed in the UBC Academic Calendar (FNH, GRS or APBI).
Ensure you meet your upper-level credit requirement
You are required to present at least 45 upper-level (300- and/or 400-level) credits to meet graduation requirements in LFS. You can count them up yourself and confirm how they are mapping on your Degree Navigator. If you are short, you will not be eligible to graduate, so be sure you’re making smart course registration choices, and contact LFS Student Services if you see any discrepancies or have questions.
Apply to graduate
You will need to submit a formal application to graduate, even if you don’t plan on attending the ceremony. UBC has two convocation ceremonies each year: Fall (November) and Spring (May/June). You can find details about graduation eligibility, application timelines and next steps here.
The weekly Newslettuce will notify you about when and where you need to take your photos. If you’re approaching graduation, be sure to watch for any grad-related updates so you don’t miss out!
If you are in fourth year and you’ve finalized your registration for your final year, you are welcome to contact our office to request a grad check. Please email us with your request.
As graduation approaches, check the LFS FAQs for answers to additional timely questions.