First round offers of admissions to UBC

First round offers of admissions to UBC

UBC will give first round offers of admission to a limited number of highly competitive high school students who follow the Canadian curriculum. These students can expect to hear from UBC as early as late January. Here is what you need to know:

Which session do first round offers of admission apply to?

UBC will offer first round offers of admission for the 2018 Summer Session and 2018 Winter Session.

What must students do to be considered for first round offers of admission?

First round offers of admission will be offered to a small number of students. To be considered, students must:

  • Apply by December 1, 2017
  • Submit all completed final grades in the academic profile section of the UBC online application
  • Have very competitive grades and competitive personal profile scores
  • Meet all the admission requirements

Students will not be refused based on Grade 11-level grades presented in their application. Students who are not offered a first round offer of admission will automatically be evaluated again in March through the regular admissions process.

Students who are not offered a first round offer of admission in late January/mid-February will not be disadvantaged in any way in terms of their chances of getting in to UBC.

When will first round offers of admission decisions be made?

First round offers of admission to UBC will commence in late January and continue until mid-February. Applicants who are not offered a first round offer of admission will be re-evaluated once February–March grades are available. 

What are students’ next steps after receiving a first round offer of admission?

Students who receive a first round offer of admission:

  • All students have to maintain their academic standing in order to keep their offer of admission.
  • Spring 2018: UBC will verify interim grades.
  • July 2018: UBC will verify all final grades.

Ready to be a UBC student? Apply now.

 

International Scholars Awards nomination deadline

International Scholars Awards nomination deadline

UBC’s distinguished community of International Scholars

UBC’s International Scholars are a community of engaged, supportive, and diverse young leaders. The International Scholars Awards include the International Leader of Tomorrow Award and the Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award. Each year, the awards are given to recognize exceptional international students entering undergraduate studies at UBC.

The program gives you the opportunity to study with some of the brightest undergraduate students from around the world and belong to a community of scholars who are making a difference at home and abroad.

Deadline for nomination packages: November 15, 2017

Nomination packages must be postmarked by November 15, 2017. Nominees must also complete the UBC online application by December 1, 2017, and meet the UBC English Language Admission Standard by January 31, 2018. We strongly encourage you to submit your application for admission to UBC early, prior to the December deadline. This will ensure that you have an admission decision in time for award nomination consideration.

Visit the International Scholars website for complete information about eligibility, getting nominated, and to download the nominations forms.

 

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New Personal Profile tips

New Personal Profile tips

We’ve published new, helpful information for writing your Personal Profile, and we want all UBC applicants to have the benefit that comes with reading these tips. Visit our Personal Profile page to learn more about what to consider before you write your profile, and how UBC evaluates your profile.

If you submitted a 2018 Winter Session UBC online application for undergraduate admission prior to October 4, 2017, and you wish to resubmit your Personal Profile after reviewing the new profile information, please contact the UBC Undergraduate Admissions Office at admissions.inquiry@ubc.ca.

Top 5 UBC online application tips


Before you delve into your UBC application, remove any stress from the equation by watching our quick video brimming with useful tips. For more helpful information, read through our detailed online application tips.

UBC school visits and events around the world

UBC school visits and events around the world

No matter where you live, there are lots of ways to connect with UBC. Our recruiter-advisors are currently travelling the world to help you and your family plan your next steps in your journey to UBC.

If you are a secondary school or college transfer student, come to a UBC event or school visit to learn about admission requirements, academic programs, and get an overview of why outstanding students from around the world choose UBC.

Find an event near you

Create an account or log in to your account, and select “Sign up for Events” to see if we are visiting your school, or if there are upcoming events in your area.

Other ways to connect with UBC

We wish we could visit all prospective students’ cities and communities, but if we’re not visiting your region, there are still plenty of ways to get in touch with UBC. Set up an advising appointment, take a virtual tour of our Vancouver campus and Okanagan campus, or visit us in person for a campus tour. You can also sign up for an online information session.

We look forward to meeting you!

UBC school visits and events across Canada

UBC school visits and events across Canada

Just as you’re settling into the 2017 school year, UBC’s recruiters and advisors are hitting the road to help you plan for 2018!

Our UBC experts are rolling out from coast to coast — across the prairies, around lakes, and over mountains — to visit schools and communities across Canada. Our mission: to help support you and your and family with the next steps in your journey to UBC.

We know that you have questions about everything from admission requirements and academic programs to rez life and extracurricular activities, so please come see us. To find out how UBC is connecting with your community, visit the Canadian school visits and events page and click on your home province. We look forward to meeting you soon.

What are the requirements for admission to UBC?

What are the requirements for admission to UBC?

UBC receives more than 30,000 undergraduate applications from across Canada and from around the world. We receive applications from students applying directly from high school, transferring from post-secondary studies, and following diverse educational curricula. For some applicants, English may be your first language, and for others, English may be your second, third, or fourth language.

So, when you ask, “What are the requirements for admission to UBC?” UBC advisors will always answer your question with questions of their own:

  1. Do you meet UBC’s English language requirement?
  2. Do you meet UBC’s general admission requirements (for Canadian students and for international students) based on the high school or post-secondary institution at which you are studying (or have studied)?
  3. Do you know what you’re interested in studying at UBC? You don’t yet need to know what you want to “major” in or have chosen a program, but knowing the degree you’d like to earn (Bachelor of Arts? Bachelor of Media Studies?) will guide you through the degree-specific requirements that vary according to your academic background.
  4. Does your program require you to prepare a Personal Profile or submit a supplemental application? UBC uses broad-based admissions for all high school applicants and for some transfer applicants. Broad-based admissions means that we evaluate your academic profile and Personal Profile to make an admission decision. Some programs will require a supplemental application, portfolio, or audition.

If you are selecting a first-choice and a second-choice program on your UBC application, you will need to meet the program-/campus-specific requirements for each of your choices. You don’t have to indicate a second choice if you don’t have one or if you don’t meet the requirements for a choice other than your first choice, but it is a good idea to keep your options open. And remember, some degrees and programs are offered on both our Okanagan campus and Vancouver campus, so you can indicate one degree on one campus as your first choice, and the same degree on the other campus as your second choice.

Which UBC admission requirements apply to you?

No matter where you’re from, which degree you want to study, or your proficiency in English, find out which UBC admission requirements apply to you.

If you have questions, contact us (and we’ll have some questions of our own for you!).

 

The UBC online application is now open

The UBC online application is now open

The summer days are dwindling into fall, and it’s time to shift your attention back to academics. If your sights are set on a future at UBC, you’ll want to begin preparing your online application.

The UBC online application for 2018/19 is now open, and the deadline is January 15, 2018. Admission to UBC is not evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis; however, if you’d like to be considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship, you must submit your online application by December 1, 2017.

Before you begin, take some time to read our online application tips and review our four easy steps on how to apply. Plus, read our pointers and watch our video on how to put forth a strong Personal Profile.

There’s lots for you to discover while you decide whether UBC is the right place for you – programs, campus tours, student stories, and much more. Check out the below video to get a peek at what you could be a part of as a student at UBC.