Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all 2020 Info Sessions will be hosted on Zoom.

Reunion 2020

Celebrating 25 years of Graduates

Reunion Weekend: May 15th -18th

Calling all UTP Graduates, their Parents, families and friends!
Greetings to all UTP Staff and Administrators!
Welcome to all our founding Institutional Partnership Representatives!

Please accept our invitation to meet with people connected with the UTP community over decades and share stories and memories as we celebrate Graduates’ happiness, health, and contributions to society as Global Citizens. 

Share your passionate pursuits!
Help us thank all parents and educators who supported UTP graduates for 25 years!


We acknowledge that the land upon which we learn is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People.

We celebrate the Vancouver School Board, the BC Ministry of Education, and the University of British Columbia whose visionary leadership established a Tri-Institutional Partnership to support BC academically gifted adolescents achieve their dreams of early entrance to university studies.


Our Story

Academic Acceleration as a Path to Future Success

          Since 1993, University Transition Program annually enrolls 20 new BC academically gifted adolescents, ages 13-15, in a two-year preparation for early entrance to university studies.  The conceptually advanced, rigorous, fast-paced curriculum promotes high standards of academic excellence, a strong work ethic, and research skills and study habits needed to support success in university studies and future careers. A strong community composed of dedicated students, parents, staff, program graduates, and UBC professors cultivate a pre-university culture of collaboration, leadership, and respect for self and other.  The program’s distinctive learning environment combines accelerated learning and educational innovation to optimize talent development while addressing the educational, developmental and social-emotional needs of all members of the community.  Unique in BC and Canada the University Transition Program continues to welcome visitors from all over the world.

Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen, Anthem to the Future

University Transition Program

Interested students and their parents are invited to browse through “About” and “Applicants” and our Frequently Asked Questions to learn whether the University Transition Program addresses your educational goals and needs.

Are you interested in applying to the UTP? Learn about the application process, view the application form, and register for the large group assessment here.

Discover University Transition Program events presented from the perspectives of current students and alumni.

Current students and parents, please visit this page. 

All alumni are invited to check out “Reunion 2020” for updates on scheduled events and to register expression of interest and eventually to purchase tickets for Gala Dinner.

Support UTP through donation. Your contributions not only help provide better learning experiences but also ensure success for the next generation of gifted learners and global citizens.

Thank you for visiting the University Transition Program Website.