Get your questions answered in an online info session


Summer is over and it’s officially autumn. Temperatures cool down, the leaves start turning, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see fog roll in off the water. It’s a wonderful time to visit our campuses since the rain and grey weather haven’t had a chance to settle in yet. If you’re in Vancouver or Kelowna and have questions you’d like to ask us about applying to UBC, feel free to stop by the Welcome Centre in Brock Hall (on our Vancouver campus) during our regular hours, or drop by University Centre Room 222 (on our Okanagan campus) on Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm or Thursdays from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm.   Continue reading “Get your questions answered in an online info session”

Preparing for your Personal Profile

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 a significant challenge you have overcome, significant achievements in your life, 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.

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 above 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. So 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 information sessions on the Personal Profile portion of the UBC application. To register, go to our Online Info Sessions page then select You are Canadian and permanent resident student living in Canada. Recordings of these sessions will also be posted here for your reference.

How will the BC teachers’ strike affect my application?

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If you’re a Grade 12 student affected by the BC teachers’ strike, you’re likely concerned how the strike — and the delay of the start of your school year — will impact your admission to UBC.

You don’t need to worry: at this point, UBC doesn’t anticipate the teachers’ strike having a negative effect on the admission process for 2015.

What is UBC doing to help? 

UBC and other members of the British Columbia Registrar’s Association will work with impacted secondary school students to ensure that their admission to our programs is not negatively affected. This may include extending deadlines for receipt of final grades, or possibly accepting self-declared or interim grades on a temporary basis until official final grades are available.

UBC makes admission decisions for BC Grade 12 students based on grades information supplied in March 2015. As long as you have (at least some) senior-year grades by March, then it will be business as usual for us.

We realize this is a stressful time for Grade 12 students in BC. Rest assured we are doing everything we can to make your UBC application as worry-free as possible.

UBC’s online application is now open

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The trees are beginning to change colour across our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses and there’s that special fall feeling in the air: it’s a time for new beginnings, new plans, and it’s a great time to start your UBC application. Before you begin, get the full details on how to apply and review our helpful online application tips.

In general, this is what you have to do to apply to UBC:

Looking forward to reviewing your application!

Learn more about UBC

Still deciding if UBC is right for you? Explore our Undergraduate Programs and Admissions site and watch our new video: This Is Our World.