When will you receive your UBC admission decision?

When will you receive your UBC admission decision?

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.

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  1. Hi,
    My SSC was recently updated to:

    Your file is ready for an evaluation! We ask for your patience as this may take some time. We will be in touch with you by email should we require additional information. Please continue to check the status of your application on the Student Service Center.

    Does this mean I will receive a decision soon, or will I have to wait a month or two? Thank you!

    1. Hi Bilal,

      Typically a decision comes within 2-4 weeks once your status says you’re ready for an evaluation.



  2. Hi there,
    My application status currently says that my file is ready for an evaluation, and it has been this way for around 2 months. I know that the status should’ve been updated after 2 to 4 weeks, but nothing has changed. When can I expect it to be updated?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Emma,

      Hmmm, interesting. I’d encourage you to contact us at recruitment.ok@ubc.ca so we can look into your application and make sure everything is in order.



  3. Hello,

    I self reported over two weeks ago and my SSC still says:

    “Thank you for self-reporting your grades. We will now review your full academic profile alongside your personal profile and will provide you with an admissions decision as soon as possible. All updates and decisions will be reflected here on your Student Service Centre first, so we encourage you to check your application status often. We thank you for your patience during our evaluation of your application and we hope to give you a decision by April 15th.”

    Does this mean my application has not been evaluated yet?

    Thank you!


    1. Hi Valerie,

      That’s correct. You will receive a decision by the 15th of the month. Once a decision is made, the message on your SSC will change.

      Kind regards,


  4. Hi, I am an international undergraduate applicant.
    On my SSC, it says that you have still not recieved some of my documents and it has been like this for over two months now. My school has sent all the documents multiple times in many different ways. What should I do now and when will I know the decision?
    Thanks so much,
    Iskra 🙂

    1. Hello Iskra,

      As an international undergraduate applicant, I would recommend emailing international.applicant@askme.ubc.ca to receive clarification on what application pieces are still outstanding – and whether you’ll be able to submit any supplemental documentation.


  5. Hi

    My status is “Your rile is read for an evaluation…” For about 5 weeks now does this mean I am on the wait list or somthing?

    1. Hi Tony,

      The delay could be for a number of reasons. Email us at recruitment.ok@ubc.ca, please include your student number, and we will get back to you promptly.



  6. Hello,

    I am an international prospective undergraduate student who has applied for the Bachelor and Masters of Management course. I completed my application last year in early December however, I have yet to receive any reply from the school and have been pending for over 20 weeks. Are there any technical difficulties that I am unaware of and are there anything I can do to accelerate my admissions process.

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Yuki,

      That sort of delay is unusual. Contact us at recruitment.ok@ubc.ca, include your UBC student number, and we can investigate more closely.



    2. Hi Yuki,

      We have now looked into this and you should be able to see an update on your admissions status on the Student Service Centre.



  7. Hi,
    I didn’t get into my first choice so it says I will be considered for my second choice and that they hope to give me a decision by April 15th. April 15th has now passed and my application status for my second choice has still not been changed. Should I be worried?

    1. Hi Kaley,

      No, these things take time. However, feel free to email us at recruitment.ok@ubc.ca and we would be happy to take a look and make sure all is good.



  8. Hi,

    My SSC has been updated to “file ready for evaluation” for over a month now. When should i expect a decision?

    Thank You

    1. Hi Keyan,

      A decision could come at anytime now, but if you have any concerns email us at recruitment.ok@ubc.ca and we will look into your application to makes sure everything is in order.

      Take care,


  9. Hi,

    I applied at UBC in January 2017. Since then the application status shows as submitted and there is no progress seen. I have applied for M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. When should I expect to receive a decision?

    1. Hi Mehreen,

      please reach out to the Faculty of Education and specifically the Early Childhood Education program with your question. Contact details here – http://earlychildhood.educ.ubc.ca/about/contact-us/
      They will be best able to guide you.



  10. Hi,
    I am an international student and I applied to UBC for a PhD program. Since then my application status shows submitted and no progress seen. When should i expect to receive a decision?

    1. Dear student,

      kindly contact the department in which you applied for your PhD program for further details on your application. You may also reach out to the Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies to inquire. Contact details are here – https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/contacts



  11. I’ve sent out all my documents to UBC and when I check my application status it says absolutely nothing? It comes up with nothing written down and then there is an option to check my attributes and that just says I am a new applicant. Is there a way to find out whether UBC has received my documents? Would I get an email if for some reason they have none of the (about 4) transcripts I have sent out?

  12. Hi, I have applied for M.A.Sc Mechanical Engineering in Jan 2017. Since then the application status shows as submitted and there is no progress seen. When can i expect a decision ?