Are You Eligible for BBA Upper Division Status?

Upper Division BBA students register one day before Lower Division BBA students. 

Deadline to apply for Upper Division: Thursday, May 20th, 2021

How to apply for Upper Division: 

BBA Lower Division (Term L) students who are eligible to progress to Upper Division (Term U) must complete the Upper Division Progression Request form before the deadline. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email

The deadline to submit this form to take effect for the Fall 2021 registration period is Thursday, May 20th. If you have already been approved for Upper Division standing in a previous term, you do not need to submit the request again.

In order to progress to Upper Division, students must have:

  1. completed a minimum of 60 credits;
  2. a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.33;
  3. completed all bridging courses for their concentration with a "C" grade or higher.

Courses that are not complete (in progress) cannot be used to meet the above requirements. If you need assistance or have questions, please email the LSM Advising team at

Deadline to apply for Upper Division for Fall 2021 registration: Thursday, May 20th

Switching Business Programs?

Deadline to submit switch requests: Thursday, May 20th, 2021

If you would like to switch business concentrations within the same credential (Diploma to Diploma; or BBA to BBA), or from a higher-level credential to a lower one (BBA to Diploma), please complete the LSM Program Switch request form. If you'd like to make a different kind of program switch, please email for instructions.

The deadline to submit an LSM program switch request for Fall 2021 is Thursday, May 20th, 2021.

If you would like to change from a business Diploma program to the BBA program, you will need to submit a new application at Registrar and Enrollment Services or online through myLangara. The deadline to apply to the BBA for Fall 2021 is May 31st.

Students who change programs/concentrations are required to follow the curriculum in place the semester the change takes effect. Please contact if you have any questions.

Planning to take BUSM 4200 or 4300 in Fall term

BUSM 4200 and 4300 always fill up during the first two days of registration. To give yourself the best chance of getting a seat in these courses and the other Upper Division BBA required courses, you should apply for Upper Division status as soon as you're eligible. Upper Division BBA students register on day one of the registration period. All BBA students who want to take BUSM 4200 or 4300 are advised to register as soon as the registration system opens for them. 

BBA Program Maintenance of Standing

BBA students who have completed 60 or more credits must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.33 to continue in the program. Students unable to maintain this minimum will be removed from the BBA program and switched to an Arts and Science open enrollment program. Once a removed student is able to raise their CGPA to the minimum 2.33, they may email to request reinstatement to the BBA for the following semester. The deadline to submit reinstatement requests to take effect for Fall 2021 term is Thursday, May 20th. 

Important Notes:
A student who is reinstated into the BBA program after removal for maintenance of standing or suspension must meet the program/curriculum requirements in effect the term they resume their studies in the BBA.

Students must achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.33 and a minimum 'C' grade in all core business-related third- and fourth-year courses (BCAP, BUSM, FMGT, INTB, or MARK courses numbered 3xxx or 4xxx) in order to graduate.

Scholarship Opportunity: LSM Innovation Award

The LSM Innovation Award recognizes full-time LSM BBA and PDD students who: 

  • are in third year (BBA) or third term (PDD) students with minimum CGPA 2.5
  • demonstrate an innovative use of technology in a course project or workterm (instructor approved)
  • fill out the application describing the project they created

Award applications are being accepted until May 26th, 2021. Visit the Innovation Award webpage for eligibility details and to apply. 

Summer Bursary and General Scholarship Applications

A reminder that Summer bursary applications are due May 14th, 2021. Summer general scholarship applications are due May 21st, 2021. See the Scholarships and Bursaries page of the LSM website for more information. 

Accounting Students: Mind Your CPA Requirements

Students pursuing CPA designation are advised to keep up to date with the latest CPA PEP prerequisite requirements. For more information please visit the CPA Website. 

Course Planning Tool: Student Graduation Evaluation Tool in myLangara

BBA and Diploma students should review their program requirements and progress at least once per term.

Students are advised to refer to the unofficial Student Graduation Evaluation tool in myLangara to see how their previously completed and registered courses slot in to meet their program's requirements. It is important to note that the Student Graduation Evaluation tool allows you to view your program's requirements as of your program start date (also known as "catalogue term"). The program requirements publicly posted on the Langara website, by contrast, only reflect the most recent version of the program's curriculum. 

Not sure what your program start date (or "catalogue term") is? Have a question about how a course is slotting in the Student Graduation Evaluation tool? Contact a Graduation Advisor to confirm at  

Course Planning Tip: Know When Your Courses are Offered

Do you know when your program's courses are offered? Not every course is available every term.

All LSM students are encouraged to check past course schedules to see when their courses have been offered in past terms. Some courses (FMGT 4225, for example) are only offered once a year. There are several courses that are not offered in Summer terms (MATH 1119, for example). Have a question about when courses you need will be offered? Contact program advising at

Reminder: ENGL 1123

Effective Fall 2020 term, ENGL 1127 has been replaced by the new academic writing course ENGL 1123. 

BBA and School of Management diploma students should note that students can only recieve credit for one of ENGL 1123, ENGL 1127, and ENGL 1128. Course and prerequisite information for ENGL 1123 is available on the course description

LET Update 

The Langara English Test (LET) is being offered with limited test dates this Summer. 

For updates on LET availability or to book a test, please consult the Admissions and Testing website.

If you have questions about how to meet prerequisites for an LSM course, please email     

Reminder: Diploma Curriculum

School of Management diploma students are reminded that they must follow their program's curriculum. Students in an LSM diploma should not be taking more electives than they can use toward their program's requirements. Students who are enrolled in an LSM Diploma program but following the requirements of a different program are advised to formally change their program as soon as possible. Please email if you have questions. 

Course Planning Workshops

Want to attend a future course planning session? Course planning and transfer program workshop details will be added to the Upcoming Events page as workshops are scheduled.

Academic Integrity Workshops

The Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity is hosting a series of three Academic Integrity Zoom workshops for students during the months of May and June 2021. In this workshop students will gain a better understanding of what academic integrity is and what it means at Langara, with the goal of preventing errors that can affect a student's grades and academic success. Students who complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion. Visit the Academic Integrity Workshop page for details and to register.  

Advising Options

While the department is operating remotely due to COVID-19, the Business Program Advisors are available by email and Zoom. We are your first point of contact in the department for a variety of your needs, including course planning, prerequisite issues, program switches, and more.

To contact an advisor, email

For contact information for other members of the School of Management team, please consult the LSM website.


Langara School of Management Advising Team