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1. Check your status
UBC regularly updates your application status (including your required documents and deadlines, and your outstanding fees). To check your up-to-date application status, log in to the Student Service Centre at any time of the day. And don’t forget UBC’s important dates and deadlines for the Vancouver campus and the Okanagan campus.
2. Submit your required documents
In order to complete the admission process, you must submit your required documents to UBC. These must be original documents and could include:
- English Language Admission Standard documentation, including English language test scores.
- High school records or official transcripts, sent directly from your school.
- For students in the US curriculum, an SAT or ACT and writing test results (SAT code 0965; ACT code 5259).
The documents that UBC requires will depend on where you’re applying from and what degree(s) you’re applying to. You’ll get an email that specifies the documents you’ll need to submit. Documents in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation.
3. Plan your finances
It’s important to make a financial plan that includes educational costs and living expenses. Start planning now by:
- Calculating the cost of your first year at UBC’s Vancouver campus or Okanagan campus.
- Checking out UBC’s scholarships and awards (for Canadian students and for international students), and student loans that you might be eligible for.
Connect with an Enrolment Services Professional (ESP) to help you develop a financial plan, if you need guidance.
4. Apply for housing
If you want to live in UBC residence, you must apply through the UBC Student Housing application. To be guaranteed housing in your first year, you must:
- Apply for admission to UBC;
- Apply to UBC Housing (in the separate application) when you receive an offer of admission (but no later than May 1); and
- Accept your offer of admission to UBC by the date indicated in your letter of admission (but no later than June 1).
If you want to live in UBC residence, you must apply through the UBC Student Housing application. To secure a spot in campus housing, apply as early as possible.
5. Attend an event or campus tour
- Campus tour – If you’re in town, register for a campus tour.
- Information sessions – Join a community event or school visit (held across Canada), an Applicant Information Event (held in cities around the world), or participate in an online information session. To register for an event, log in or create an account then click My Events.
6. Stay in touch with UBC
It’s important to keep communications with UBC open:
- Email – You’ll receive emails from UBC about important deadlines, documents, and events. Remember to add UBC to your email provider’s “safe list.”
- UBC Admissions Blog – You’ll find timely posts about the application process, admission to UBC, and other important topics – directly from the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
- Online info sessions – Get your questions answered by one of our advisors.
- Facebook – Connect with UBC recruiter-advisors and current students.
- Twitter – Keep up on UBC news and updates on upcoming events.
- UBC alumni – Meet with UBC graduates in your community.
- Contact us if you have questions.