UBC first round offers of admission 2017/18

UBC first round offers of admission 2017/18

We’re pleased to announce that first round offers of admission are now complete. UBC had a limited number of first-round offers to extend, and all students who received a first round offer of admission will now see that in the UBC Student Service Centre under Admissions > Application Status.

What are my next steps if I did not receive a first round offer of admission?

Students who did not receive a first round offer of admission will now be considered based on grade information that UBC receives from IB counsellors, OUAC download, self-reporting, and document upload in the February – March timeframe.

  • BC and Yukon high school students: self-report your grades starting March 3. Check out our self-reporting blog post for more information.
  • Ontario high school students: your grades will arrive through the OUAC download. No further action is required unless we connect directly with you.
  • IB students: your grades are being submitted by counsellors. No further action is required unless we connect directly with you.
  • All other Canadian high school students: upload your documents starting February 20. Check out our document upload blog post for more information.

For up-to-date and current information, please check your status in the Student Service Centre under Admissions > Application Status

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44 Comments

  1. Hi! My name is Juveria Machiwala and I have applied for the BCom program under the Sauder School of Business. When are the second round of offers expected to be sent out?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Juveria,

      Admissions decisions come out on a rolling basis. Once we have all required documents for an application, the status will say that your application is ready for evaluation. A decision will come soon afterward but how long that takes varies depending on many factors (typically 2-4 weeks). The vast majority of decisions are out by mid-April.

      Take care,

      Anthony

  2. Hello, If my first choice is still under review due to faculty’s competitiveness does that mean my offer is off the table or do I still have a chance from now till May? (I am an International student with Vancouver as first choice and Okanagan as second choice.)

    1. Hi Thomas,

      Yes, the decisions take place between February and May, and it is still quite early in the admissions cycle. If your application was not competitive, you would not receive the message that you see. Thanks for your patience as we review the applications.

      Sincerely,
      Jonathan

  3. Hello, I’ve applied and sent all my documents and when I check the SSC it still says my file is ready for an evaluation. Does that mean I should still wait or does it mean I am not getting an offer of admission?

    1. Hi Jasmine,

      It means you just have to wait. It’s a very busy time for admissions, but a decision will be coming soon.

      Take care,

      Anthony

  4. Hi! My name is Luyu and I am an applicant from Quebec. I have been asked to provide my final transcript by May 15th, but my CEGEP only start exams on May 15th and the exam periods will finish on May 26th. What shall I do? Thank you!

    1. Hi Luyu,

      The messaging you are seeing is tailored for regular transfer students, but on’t worry, we know CEGEP is a little different. If your final grades are being required, simply send them as soon as you can once they are available. Defer to your application status, but if you need further clarification on your application status or timelines, please email us at recruitment.ok@ubc.ca and we can look into your application a little closer.

      Thanks,

      Anthony

  5. Hi UBC Admissions,
    If I call the admissions office to have my second choice considered, would my application for my first choice be discarded? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lydia,

      The process doesn’t quite work that way. You can request changing the order of your two program choices, so your #2 becomes your #1. If you would like to do that, please email your request to admissions.inquiry@ubc.ca and we will consider on a case-by-case basis.

      Take care,

      Anthony

  6. Hi, I got admitted during the early admission. I just want to know if UBC still does the 20% difference law between English provincial exam and school grade. What if my provincial is under 70% but is within the 20%. Thank you.

    1. Hi Cindy,

      Congrats on being admitted to UBC! Yes, we will still use the 20% discrepancy rule when calculating your final admission average. The answer to your second question about the 70% mark depends on other factors of your application. We’d be happy to check for you, so please email us at recrutiment.ok@ubc.ca and we would be happy to help.

      Best,

      Anthony

  7. Hello
    I’m a second year applicant to Ubc science. Status says I’m not offered admission based on intrim transcript. So, final transcript is required by may 15 for final decision. My GPA is around 3.7. I’m scared if it means no admission chance. Please suggest me.

    1. Hi Rubin,

      The majority of transfer students are admitted at the end of April, early-May, after their final transcript is received. That’s totally normal. Nothing to worry about at this stage.

      Regards,

      Anthony

  8. Hello! I applied to transfer to UBC in January, but because of the number of credits i had completed (less than 24) it says I will have to submit my final transcript in may to receive a decision. I applied to the faculty of Arts, is there actually a possibility that I will get in, even in may?

    1. Hi Danika,

      Absolutely! The majority of transfer students are admitted at the end of April, early-May, after their final transcript is received. That’s totally normal.

      Best,

      Anthony

  9. Hi there,

    I am an IB student with low projected grades; recently I received the results of my application and both my program options got denied. I was wondering if I can either: (a) re-apply for another faculty with regards to the Fall session, or (b) re-apply once my final IB results come in July to a Fall session.

    1. Hi Sadaf,

      There are many paths to UBC an we would be happy to chat with you about those paths. Email us at recruitment.ok@ubc.ca and we can look into your situation. We may have an alternate program within UBC that you can still apply for, but you will need to connect with an advisor first to review all your options.

      Thanks,

      Anthony

  10. Hello,

    I have applied to the Bcom program as an international transfer student. I had applied in November, and submitted all the required documents in early January. It also says that I will be evaluated based on unofficial documents. Since then, my application status says that it is ready for an evaluation. Although it does say to wait 2-4 weeks, it has been way more than that. I have also not received any other form of communication from UBC. So sorry for sounding impatient, but does that mean that I need to wait longer? Or could there be a potential delay in my status? Thank you for your help!

    1. Hi Anne,

      Thanks for your comment, and we’d be happy to help. Just email us directly so we can look into your application and get back to you with specifics. Please email us at recruitment.ok@ubc.ca and we’ll get back to you promptly.

      Best,

      Anthony

  11. Hi! I am Canadian citizen studying in Seattle, WA. I have submitted my application prior to the Dec.1 deadline and I’ve applied to Engineering as my first choice and Computer Science as my second choice. As of now, my application status is still showing under review. Just wonder if admission is on a rolling basis or is there a specific time frame for offers being sent out for the above faculties that I have applied to. Thanks.

    1. Hi Ryan,

      Timing of offers depends on if we have all the information we need to make a decision. The biggest wave of offers is just starting now and will roll out until mid-April. You are still well within normal timelines. That said, we would be happy to look into your application, just email us at recruitment.ok@ubc.ca.

      Take care,

      Anthony

  12. I am international school student from hk. My school has submitted the 1st semester transcript in January 2017 and I see that it has been received by Ubc in the SSC account. However, the account still states that I need to upload the transcript. What does that mean?

    I do not receive the 1st round of offer.

    1. Hi Vienna,

      Thanks for your question! I will need a little more information to review your account and look into the note. I’ll be sending you an email shortly!

      Regards,

      Avneet

  13. Hi, My name is Han, I have applied for the Phd program in Mathematics. But I haven’t received any further notice from the school. When I emailed the admission office, all I got is ” you should expect an offer”, what does this mean exactly, it is so vague. The real problem now is I have two offers from other school and deadline is coming soon, actually one of them is in two days, what should I do? I don’t want to take the risk to give those offers up and keep waiting from UBC, I don’t want to give up on UBC either , it is really a dilemma. Please suggest me.

    1. Hello Han,

      Please contact the program you applied to directly, as we are only able to advise on undergraduate program applications. You can find the contact information on our Graduate Studies website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/

      Warm Regards,
      Laura

  14. Hello!
    My name is Jade and I’ve been admitted to UBC Vancouver under the faculty of land and food systems. However, my application status also says that this admission offer was based on unofficial results. But my school administrator mailed my IGCSE and IB transcript in mid-late January and my school has a record saying that UBC has received it.

    My school mate also got admitted into the same faculty and she’s also had the same documents sent to UBC. She’s got all these wonderful emails letting her know of her admission while I checked my application status every few days to find out. So I’m worried! Help! What do I need to do?
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Hello Jade,

      Please email admissions.inquiry@ubc.ca with the subject line -Documents Require Verification- for more information and to clarify what you need to send in to us.

      Warm Regards,
      Laura

  15. Hi,

    I’ve been admitted into my second choice program but the transcripts were considered unofficial and I have to verify the documents that were submitted. I was told to e-mail admissions.inquiry@ubc.ca with the subject -Documents Require Verification- and I did so on the 1st of March but I am yet to receive a reply. I also did not receive the usual automatic confirmation from UBC that my e-mail was sent successfully so I was wondering if I should send another one?

    1. Hello Rayyan,

      Please allow extra time for a response to the email that you sent. It can take some time for our Admissions Office to respond to your message, as they are quite busy at this time of year. If you have still not received a reply by next week perhaps your email did not go through and you can send another one.

      Warm Regards,
      Laura

  16. Hello, I am from Alberta and I uploaded the required documents. But what does it mean when it says you need an official interim report card sent from the school? Do we need to mail in a physical copy before the deadline as well?

    1. Hi Gabriela,

      All we mean is for you to go to your counsellor and ask them to mail us a copy of the same report card you uploaded. Do that asap after you upload, and all will be fine.

      Thanks,

      Anthony

  17. Could it be possible if UBC reveal the average admission GPA for Business transfer applicants? I am aware that they have been giving out early admission decision recently.

    1. Hello Ethan,

      Admission to UBC (including as a transfer student into the Sauder School of Business) is based on a combination of academic performance and an assessment of your personal profile, so it would be difficult to say what the average admission would be. For information on the minimum GPA required to be considered, please visit http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/Bachelor_of_Commerce/Admission_Requirements/Transfer_to_Year_2

      Warm Regards,
      Laura

  18. In regards to the 2nd round of Admissions, your notes above refer to applicants from Secondary programs, but when will it be for university transfer students, who have already completed the minimum # of credits, the correct required courses, and high GPA?

    1. Hi Deborah,

      The majority of transfer students are admitted in May, after we receive grade information from the current term. If you are not taking any courses currently, and we have all your final transcripts already, a decision can come at anytime. Be sure to keep an eye on your application status to see where your application is at.

      Best,

      Anthony

  19. Hi I know the second round of offers are being sent out currently and I am wondering if the second choice is being considered now or if the second choice is only looked at later in June?

    1. Hi Rachelle,

      The second choice is considered independently of the first, so if there is any delay evaluating your first choice you can still get an offer to your second choice. It is actually normal for some applicants to get an offer to their second choice program while their first is being evaluated.

      Best,

      Anthony

  20. Hello,
    I’m an international transfer student from the US. My application status says that my file is ready for an evaluation starting from early March. I wonder how long does it take to hear back for an offer from UBC? Is it possible to hear back by March/ early April? Thanks!

    1. Hi Tiffany,
      The evaluation time for transfer students can be quite variable, as we may need to check with faculty members in different departments about the applicability of your previous coursework to UBC requirements or transfer credits. We are working as quickly as possible, but it may be the case that you won’t have a decision until as late as May. We appreciate your patience, and we will update your status on the Student Service Centre (www.students.ubc.ca/ssc) as soon as a decision is available.

      Thanks,
      Ella

  21. Hello, I’ve been offered and accepted my second choice while my first choice was unfortunately rejected for a competitive reason however, my offer was based on first semester grades. My second semester grades are away higher and will definitely increase my overall grades significantly. Can l request for a change program to my my first choice again? Thanks

    1. Hi Mouaz,

      The admission process is designed to be fair and equitable for all students, which is why we have to use first semester grades. Plus, if we wait for second semester grades it is way too late to get offers out to students. All that said, we can look into your situation and review options on a case-by-case basis. When your mid-term report card is available for this semester, email us at recruitment.ok@ubc.ca and we can look into your options or alternate paths to your first choice.

      Best,

      Anthony

  22. Hi,
    I have been admitted to my second choice and my first choice 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…”. Does this mean that my first choice is rejected? or Do I still need to wait for an update? Thanks!

    1. Hi there!
      Congratulations on your offer of admission to your second choice! Thank you also for your patience as your first choice is still being reviewed. The message you see on the SSC means that your first choice is still under review. Thank you for your continued patience.

      Sincerely,

      Damara