This page is for students who require my services as a
department undergraudate advisor. Students interested in reserach
supervision should instead visit my students page.
- I am currently the transfer credit advisor.
I am also happy to make suggestions to honours students, but this is not
a formal advising role.
- Requests should be submitted by email rather than in person. I may take
some time to respond since I handle requests in batches.
- Please keep a record of all correspondence, in case there is a later
dispute about any promises made to you.
- The courses MATH 320 and MATH 322 are the keystones of the honours
programme; specific credit for those courses based on courses taken
elsewhere is rare.
Transfer credit requests
Who should I contact about my mathematics transfer credits?
- If you are a
propspective student, a
second-degree student, or a
you may contact me directly.
- If you have just been admitted to UBC, please contact
They can contact me on your behalf.
- In all other cases please contact your
faculty advising office. They will collect the
necessary information and relay it to me.
If you have already contacted one of these offices and they asked you to
contact me, include the email address of the person who referred you to me
in your message.
The subject line should read:
|My address is ||lior||@||math.ubc.ca
Transfer Credits: [student id] [student name]
In the body of the message, I will need the following information:
- Your current/intended faculty and programme, including whether you are
a first-degree student, a second-degree student, a graduate student, etc.
- The institution where the courses were taken.
- For each course you want me to consider, as much as possible of the following information:
I will not consider courses without sufficient
information. I can read English, Hebrew, and some European
langauges but all other materials must be translated to English.
- The course name and number.
- The total number of lecture hours in the course.
- A detailed syllabus, textbook used.
- Total hours of classroom instruction.
- Sample course materials (exams, midterms, homeworks) allowing me to
judge the level of the course.
- The names and contact details of any other advisors and advising offices
you have contacted about this matter and their responses to you.
It may take me some time to respond: I work on these requests in batches.
Transfer credit results
UBC can recognize a mathematics course taken at another university in three
different ways (options 2,3 are non-exclusive). You can get:
- Specific credit if there is a UBC course
whose material you have covered entirely
at the appropriate level.
- Generic credit if the
courses you have taken don't correspond to any specific UBC course.
These are entered on your transcripts in the format "Math 1st(3)",
"Math 3rd(6)" etc and count as mathematics courses of the specified year
and number of credits.
Generic credits help satisfy degree requirements (total credits,
math credits etc), but not pre-requisites for future courses.
- Exemption from a UBC course. This helps satisfy
pre-requisites but by itself doesn't count toward your degree. Second-degree
and graduate students may only receive exemptions.
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Last modified: Friday January 19, 2018