Admission Requirements

Applicants should regard their satisfaction of the entrance requirements as meaning only that they are eligible for selection to the program. Since there is competition for admission (usually only 30 seats are available each year), a regular applicant should have an undergraduate grade point average substantially higher than the minimum in order to have a reasonable chance of admission.

To be eligible for selection, an applicant must have

a) obtained an undergraduate degree in an approved course of study from a degree granting institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (a B, or good, overall grade), or

b) obtained an undergraduate degree from a degree granting institution with a cumulative gradepoint average of less than 3.0 (B, or good, overall grade) and have subsequently completed an approved course of study at a degree granting institution resulting in, (i) the award of either a certificate, diploma or other approved qualification with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (a B, or good, overall grade) or higher, or (ii) a recognized professional qualification relevant to practice as a notary, such as an accounting designation, or

c) successful completion of 90 or more units of an approved course of study leading to an undergraduate degree at a degree granting institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (a B or good, overall grade), and possess sufficient and appropriate work experience relevant to practice as a notary that, in the view of the admissions committee, compensates for the lack of a completed degree,  or

d) practiced as a Notary Public for a period of at least 10 years, be in good standing with the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia, and have completed an approved course of study at a degree granting institution resulting in the award of a certificate, diploma or other approved qualification with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (a B, or good, overall grade).

Please note that, following a review of an application, the Admissions Committee may decide that an applicant’s academic background needs strengthening in a particular area. If this is the case, an application may be accepted on the condition that extra work (e.g., in the area of law or legal studies) is completed prior to admission.