Many of you have started working on your online application to UBC – fantastic! It’s good to start early so that you have time to reflect on your answers to the Personal Profile section of the application.
The Personal Profile asks you four to seven questions about challenges you have overcome, significant achievements in your life, your academic pursuits, and what you have learned from these experiences. The questions are based on the program to which you have applied, so starting your application will allow you access to your specific questions.
Do you need to record a video interview?
If you are applying to the UBC Sauder School of Business’s Bachelor of Commerce program, you will also be asked to provide video responses to pre-recorded interview questions. Read our detailed tips and watch a video about creating your video interview.
How do we assess your profile?
When we evaluate your application, two different UBC readers will assess your Personal Profile. We use your academic average and Personal Profile assessments to make an admissions decision. Watch the video below for tips on putting forth a strong profile, or read more about the Personal Profile.
Not all applicants are required to submit a Personal Profile, and others will have separate supplemental applications, portfolios, and auditions. To find out if your program requires a Personal Profile, start the online application and follow the instructions.
If you have not started working on your application, we encourage you to start as soon as possible to make sure you have everything you need to submit your application on time.
Learn more about the Personal Profile in an online info session
We will be hosting online application information sessions. To register, go to our Online Info Sessions page and look under You are a Canadian student or Permanent Resident student in Canada. Recordings of these sessions will also be posted here for your reference.