Program Policies

General Program Policies 

In order to take CAP at UBC you:

  • Must be registered as a first year student at UBC
    • Students with a standing second-year or above are not eligible. This includes incoming students who have second-year standing due to AP or IB credits.
  • Must be registered for the entire year
    • Students are not eligible to enrol in CAP during the second academic semester.
  • Must take all the associated CAP stream classes
    • CAP is an 18-credit program. Students are not eligible to drop a single class within a CAP stream.


Classroom Policies

During the time they are enrolled in CAP, students are expected to:

  • Attend all classes, except under extenuating circumstances (e.g., personal or medical emergency).
    • There are consequences for significant non-attendance. According to university policies, missing 40% of classes (including seminars and discussion groups) in a semester may prevent you from writing the final exam. Students who are physically present but not engaged in the activities of the course may be marked absent.
  • Inform instructors, ideally before class, should you be unable to attend due to such circumstances.
  • Make up for missed materials by reviewing the course outline and seeking input from classmates.
  • Connect with Arts Academic Advising should these circumstances require you to seek Academic Concession.
  • Arrive on time and stay for the entire class so as not to disrupt others.
  • Come prepared for class having completed readings and assignments.
  • Engage in the learning activities of the class, e.g., through active listening, asking questions, contributing to group work and class discussion, and abstaining from activities (e.g., surfing, texting, sleeping, chatting) not related to class.


Additional links:

CAP Attendance Policy 2017

UBC’s Statement on Respectful Environment for Students, Faculty and Staff

UBC Calendar entry on attendance

UBC Calendar entry on Academic Honesty and Standards 

UBC Calendar entry to Student Conduct and Discipline