As a UBC applicant, you have a number of important deadlines to meet. Please carefully review the following list and frequently check your email as well as your application status at the Student Service Centre.
Online application opens for Summer Session (May to August) and Winter Session (September to April). Apply here!
Vancouver campus move-in day
Move-in day on UBC’s Vancouver campus. (Jump Start participants will be notified of their move-in day.)
First day of classes
First day of classes and all students attend Imagine UBC orientation.
First instalment of Winter Session tuition is due.
Canadian students (citizens and permanent residents): Deadline for general bursary applications.
International Scholars nominations
If you are an international applicant, please submit your nomination packages by this date to be considered for the International Leader of Tomorrow Award and the Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award.
Scholarships and awards
Be sure to apply by December 1 in order to be considered for the Major Entrance Scholarship and UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award (open to Canadian students and permanent residents). If you are an international applicant who has submitted a nomination form for the International Leader of Tomorrow Award or the Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award, you must apply to UBC by December 1.
First round offers of admission
Direct-entry high school students who follow the Canadian curriculum and wish to be considered for first round offers of admission must apply by December 1.
Summer Session application deadline
Deadline to apply for 2018 Summer Session (May to August). However, the application will remain open for visiting, unclassified, and Access Studies applicants.
Deadline to apply for 2018 Winter Session (September to April).
Canadian post-secondary document deadline for official interim transcripts.
Final course completion date for distance and distributed online courses.
February – April
Submit your grades
BC applicants will be emailed in January with instructions on how to submit grades.
Ontario applicants, please submit your OUAC number with your application so we may receive your grades electronically.
Out-of-province applicants, please upload your high school transcripts via the Student Service Centre.
February – May
Admissions decisions are made for most applicants.
ELAS and out-of-country documents
Deadline for post-secondary students applying from the United States to submit required documents to UBC.
Deadline for secondary students applying from outside of Canada to submit required documents to UBC.
Deadline to submit documents in support of meeting the English Language Admission Standard (ELAS).
April 15 – 30
Accept your offer!
Deadline for most students to accept UBC’s offer of admission and pay the acceptance deposit. (Some students’ deadline will be June 1. Please refer to your letter of admission or the Student Service Centre to find your assigned date.)
Submit housing applications
Deadline to submit housing applications to be eligible for priority access.
We advise international students to apply for study permits, as they can take up to four months to process. It is essential that you apply for your study permit as soon as you accept your UBC offer.
Canadian post-secondary final transcripts
Post-secondary final transcripts to be submitted by mail or electronically to UBC Vancouver Admissions office. (Final transcripts are required for conditional offers of admission. Please review your application status at the Student Service Centre for detailed information.)
Deadline for all out-of-country post-secondary applicants (excluding US) to submit all required documents.
Deadline to apply to the Science One program.
Accept your offer!
Deadline for some students to accept UBC’s offer of admission and pay the acceptance deposit. (Some students’ deadline will be May 1. Please refer to your letter of admission or the Student Service Centre to find your assigned date.)
Students with a housing guarantee are notified of housing offers.
Course registration opens for first-year students.
Deadline for US students to submit final transcripts to UBC to confirm offers of admission.
Loans, deferrals, residence
Canadian students (citizens and permanent residents): Recommended deadline to apply for Canadian and provincial loans to ensure funds for September and to qualify for UBC’s bursary programs.
Deadline to submit requests for deferred admission.
Deadline to apply for early arrival to residence. (Jump Start and Kick Start participants do not need to apply.)
Out-of-province and out-of-country high school transcripts
Out-of-province applicants, please have your final official transcript mailed to UBC to confirm your offer of admission.
Out-of-country secondary school students (except those from the United States and those completing A levels), please submit final transcripts to confirm offers of admission. Check your admission letter for curriculum-specific deadlines.
Deadline for students completing A levels (British-patterned education) to submit final A-level results to UBC to confirm offers.
August 20 – 30
Jump Start orientation for international and Aboriginal students.