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.

UBC housing application closes on May 1 – Apply now!

UBC housing application closes on May 1 – Apply now!

Living on campus is more than just a practical option for housing – it’s a great way to immerse yourself in the UBC student experience. All first-year undergraduates who enter UBC from high school are guaranteed a place in residence, but you must apply by May 1, 2017 (if you didn’t already do so as part of your UBC online application). The UBC housing application will close on May 1, 2017.

If you’re not planning to live on campus, you can build your own home away from home at the Collegia on UBC’s Vancouver campus and Okanagan campus. These are on-campus spaces where you can relax, store food, and connect with new friends.

Feeling at home on campus

No matter where you live, you will be part of a supportive environment that’s designed to help you adjust to university and enjoy your time as a student, meet new people, and make lifelong friends.

You’ll also have a range of meal options (Vancouver campus | Okanagan campus) to choose from.

Move-in day on the Vancouver campus

Move-in day on the Okanagan campus

International applicants: supporting documents due by March 15

International applicants: supporting documents due by March 15

If you’re an international applicant, the deadline to submit your supporting documents is March 15.

As part of UBC’s admission process, you are required to submit your transcript and/or grade information. Although you have completed an online application, we may still require documents from you to assess your application.

Learn how to submit your supporting documents.

Deadline for submitting evidence of your English-language proficiency: March 15

All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted. Check the status of your application on your Student Service Centre to double check whether you need to submit evidence of your English language proficiency – the deadline for this is also March 15. Find out how to meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard.

BC and Yukon applicants: Important admissions dates

BC and Yukon applicants: Important admissions dates

If you’re a Grade 12 student in BC or the Yukon, here are some important dates and deadlines to mark on your calendar.

January 31

Make sure you have submitted your post-secondary institution (PSI) choices form to the Ministry of Education indicating that you are applying to UBC so that UBC can receive your official grade information in May. If you have not done so, check in with your high school counsellor.

February 1

Deadline for distributed learning/online courses to be 100% complete if you want them to be used in the calculation of your UBC admission average.

February 15

If you entered the BC/Yukon school system after Grade 9, February 15 is the deadline for your counsellor or principal to submit a request for you to be waived UBC Vancouver’s language 11 requirementPlease instruct your counsellor to submit this request — and be sure to give them plenty of advance notice. To apply for exemption, UBC needs a written statement from your principal or counsellor indicating your date of entry and grade of entry into the BC school system and your UBC reference number. Statements must be emailed to language11.waiver@ubc.ca.

March 3 – April 14

The self-reporting link on your UBC Student Service Centre will be live. You need to input your courses and grades so that our office can calculate your UBC admissions average. Students should self-report by March 20.

Students in linear schools with a Term 2 report card date after March 20 will have until April 14 to self-report. Read the BC & Yukon self-reporting instructions early so you are ready to report your grades when you receive the relevant report card.

Mid-March – end of April

You will receive an admissions decision from UBC.

May 1

Deadline for most students to submit housing application to be eligible for priority access, and 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.)

Mid-May

UBC receives your official grade information from the BC Ministry of Education. We will verify your self-reported grades against the information we receive from the Ministry, and will email you if anything is amiss.

If you have any questions about your application, contact us

If you have any questions about your application, contact us

If you have a question about your application or the application process, don’t put it off until the last minute: the sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can help. Here are some ways to connect with us directly.

Get in touch in person or on the phone

No matter where you are or which campus you’re applying to, a UBC representative can answer your questions.

Connect with us on social media

You can also get answers to your admissions-related questions on Facebook and Twitter. We have UBC advisors and current students answering questions in real time Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST).

Just a reminder: the deadline for applying to UBC is January 15 at 11:59 pm (PST).

 

UBC application deadline is near

UBC application deadline is near

Deadlines: post-secondary life is going to be full of them, so it’s a good idea to not miss the first – and arguably the most important – one. If you’re planning on applying to UBC for the 2017/18 academic year, this is a friendly reminder that you have less than a week to complete your online application.

If you’re still working on your application

If you’re still finishing things up, please remember that you need to submit your application and pay your application fee by January 15 at 11:59 pm (PST).

If you have already applied

If you’ve already submitted your UBC application, then you’re ahead of the game and you should keep an eye on the Student Service Centre under Admissions > Application Status for any updates or to find out if UBC still needs any documents from you.

Please keep in mind that it may take two to three weeks for documents that you’ve submitted to be uploaded to your application, so don’t worry if you’ve sent in a transcript and you don’t see it in the Student Service Centre yet.

If you have questions

The answers to general questions – like personal profile inquiries or how UBC makes admissions decisions – can be found at you.ubc.ca.

If there are specific things you want to discuss about your application, we’re happy to provide timely answers before the application deadline. Please contact us by phone, by email, visit us in person, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy holidays from the Admissions bloggers!

Happy holidays from the Admissions bloggers!

‘Twas the last week of finals …

‘Twas the last week of finals and all across campus,

Students were packing to catch the last cramped bus

That’d whisk them away to their holiday plans,

Whether flying cross-country or staying in Van.

 

But those who have questions and simply can’t wait,

Fear not, we have answers, and we’ll stay open late.

Application-based queries won’t stop with the snow,

So we’re here, pick our brains, and we’ll share what we know.

Holiday hours

If you still have questions about your application, Enrolment Services will be working the following seasonal hours:

Vancouver campus

Please see the Enrolment Services Professionals website.

Okanagan campus

December 24 to January 2: Closed

Tel 250.807.9100 or toll-free 1.866.596.0767

 

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

Apply to UBC by December 1 to be considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship

Apply to UBC by December 1 to be considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship

Don’t be late for this is incredible opportunity! To be considered for the Major Entrance Scholarship (MES), you must complete your UBC application for admission by December 1, 2016 (11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time). Believe it or not, that’s just days away!

Make sure that you’ve budgeted enough time to complete your online application and that you’re well-prepared to write your personal profile.

Overview of the MES program

The MES program offers a one-time award of approximately $5,000, and renewable awards of up to $40,000 payable over four years. These scholarships are given to recognize the most outstanding Canadian high school applicants to UBC.

Don’t want to be evaluated for the MES?

If you don’t want to be considered for the MES, then your application to UBC is due on January 15, 2017. But why not get your application out of the way early? That way, you can truly relax over the winter break. Start now by checking out our online application tips.