We know that selecting universities to apply to is a huge decision – one that involves plenty of research and preparation. And although that part is done, you still have one big decision left: which admission offer will you accept?
At the UBC Admissions Office, my colleagues and I are meticulously reviewing your applications so that we can give you our decision as soon as we can so you can make your big decision in a timely manner. At the same time, we’re not going to rush through our evaluation of your application – we want to make sure you get a carefully considered decision from us. As soon as we have evaluated your application, you will see our decision on the UBC Student Service Centre under Admissions > Application Status.
Why do some students receive their admission decision before others?
Simple answer: we receive grades at different times depending on your school system.
For some of you, we evaluated your application in January when your grade information arrived. Right now we are receiving International Baccalaureate anticipated grades for BC high school applicants, OUAC grade information from Ontario, and we continue to receive international documents.
As of February 20, applicants from Alberta will begin uploading their documents so that we can evaluate their applications. In a couple of weeks, our 10,000 BC and Yukon high school applicants will begin self-reporting their grades.
Since December our Admissions team has been reading Personal Profiles and evaluating applications as we receive grades and other information, and we will continue to do so until all applications have been carefully reviewed. We’re working as quickly and carefully as we can to give you an admission decision shortly after we receive all of your grade information.
Admission decisions are not first come, first served
Most important to you: we use the same evaluation criteria for everyone when their files are complete. If your files are complete in March, we will evaluate you exactly as we have done for an applicant whose files were complete in January. Our decisions are not made on a first-come, first-served basis, and we take great care to make sure you get the right decision shortly after your application is complete.