Self-reporting for BC/Yukon applicants closes April 14

Self-reporting for BC/Yukon applicants closes April 14

We hope you enjoyed a lovely spring break. While you were away, we have been reading as many personal profiles as possible so you should have your admission decision by mid-April.

This is a reminder that self-reporting is mandatory and will close on April 14.

BC and Yukon applicants in a full-year system

If your school’s courses run from September to June, please wait until you receive your Term 2 report card to self-report your grades. If you self-report before you receive this report card, you will be doing so incorrectly.

If you have already received your Term 2 report card, please self-report your grades.

BC and Yukon applicants in a semestered system

If you are taking semestered courses, you can report your grades right away — and please do. Please do not report Semester 2 grades, only list the courses you are currently taking and leave the grade section blank. For more detailed instructions, please visit the BC & Yukon self-reporting instructions.

We look forward to evaluating your application very soon. You will not be disadvantaged if you are waiting for your Term 2 report card (full-year system) to self-report.

Campus tours available on UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses

Campus tours available on UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses

If you’re still in the process of figuring out whether UBC is the right place for you, we highly recommend visiting us in person for a campus tour.

Although we have lots of great candid info and photos on Instagram and Snapchat (youbcsnaps), there’s no substitute for setting foot on campus, talking with a current student face-to-face, and having them show you some of the key locations where you’ll spend time as a first-year student at UBC.

The campus tour experience

Your guided walking tour will include:

  • a brief introductory presentation
  • a visit to a residence, a library, as well as some of our recreational and social facilities
  • an introduction to the many services available to students

After the tour, a Student Recruiter-Advisor will be available to answer your questions about UBC’s undergraduate academic programs, admissions information, scholarship opportunities, and more.

Take a virtual tour

If you’re unable to visit UBC in person, you can get a feel for our two campuses by taking a virtual tour.

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You can search #UBCtour on Twitter and Instagram to get a glimpse of the locations you could see on a UBC campus tour. You can also use the #UBCtour hashtag to post your own thoughts or photos when you’re taking one of our campus tours.

We look forward to seeing you!

What the heck is ‘rolling admissions’?

What the heck is ‘rolling admissions’?

We evaluate your UBC application when it becomes complete, which means when we have received your grades and other required information. And with 40,000 applications coming in from tons of different school systems around the world, we receive grades and supporting documents at different times.

Continue reading “What the heck is ‘rolling admissions’?”

Alberta, Manitoba, the Maritimes, and Saskatchewan: UBC document upload deadline is March 15

Alberta, Manitoba, the Maritimes, and Saskatchewan: UBC document upload deadline is March 15

Have you uploaded your documents to the Student Service Centre yet? Document upload will be closing on Wednesday, March 15, so be sure to get your documents in as soon as you have them.

Check out our tips on uploading your documents.

If you are an International Baccalaureate student in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or the Maritimes, we will receive your anticipated IB results directly from your IB coordinators, so you do not need to upload documents to complete your application.

Have questions? Email us at grades.canada@ubc.ca and include your full name and UBC student number so we may best assist you.

Find your UBC admission decision on the Student Service Centre

Find your UBC admission decision on the Student Service Centre

So you’ve applied to UBC, and now you’re wondering, “Did they get my documents?” and “When will I receive my admission decision?”

Tens of thousands of UBC applicants from across Canada and around the world have the same questions. Here at the UBC Admissions Office, my colleagues and I are doing our best to read every applicant’s Personal Profile and transcript as carefully — and as quickly — as we can. We are swamped with applicants’ documents, but we’re working very hard to give you a decision as early as possible.

As soon as we have evaluated your application, you will see our decision on the UBC Student Service Centre.

If you have sent your documents to us within the last five to six weeks, please be patient with us and we will update your status shortly.

In the meantime, consider coming out to one of our applicant information events, where you can get answers to all your burning questions about life at UBC. We have events scheduled for Canadian, American, and international students. Please join us!

Join us for a UBC applicant information event

Join us for a UBC applicant information event

Now that you’ve applied to UBC, you’re ready for the next steps in your journey to one of the world’s top 40 universities. You and your family are invited to attend UBC’s Applicant Information Events, which are being hosted in cities around the world and across the United States.

At these events, UBC representatives will discuss course planning, registration, housing, new student orientations, campus activities, and more. You will have a chance to meet other students from your area who have applied to UBC.

Registration for these events is easy – simply log in to your account and click on My Events.

Join us for an online information session

Can’t attend an event in person? Get your questions answered in one of our regularly scheduled online information sessions.

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

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.