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.

REMINDER: your UBC application is due by 11:59 pm PST on February 3

Was one of your resolutions for 2014, “stop procrastinating”? If it wasn’t, it still can be. Just think about all of life’s hassles you’ll avoid: overdue library books, late bill payments, missed dinner reservations, sold out concert tickets, and of course, missing the UBC application deadline.

That’s right folks, we’re sitting at T-minus 3 days until the application for 2014 is due. If you’ve already completed yours, HIGH FIVE. If not, take some time to review our super-handy application tips to make sure you’re showing us your best side then get on it. Your application is due by 11:59 pm PST on February 3, 2014.

UBC application deadline is fast approaching!

Tick-tock, tick-tock, folks!

We’re heading the final few days before the UBC application deadline.

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’re still working on your application …

If you’re still working on finishing things up, please remember that you need to submit your application and pay your application fee by Monday, February 3 at 11:59 pm (PST).

If you have questions…

The answers to general questions can be found at If there are specific things you want to discuss about your application, please connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or contact Enrolment Services for timely answers before the application deadline.

Two great apps for exploring your possibilities at UBC

UBC Undergraduate Viewbook 2014 (for iPad only)

We’re excited to announce the 2014 UBC Undergraduate Viewbook — for the iPad! If you’re thinking about applying to UBC, you’ll definitely want to download this app.

Continue reading “Two great apps for exploring your possibilities at UBC”

Planning 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. Continue reading “Planning for your personal profile”

What are the requirements for admission to UBC?

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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?” I will always answer your question with questions of my own: Continue reading “What are the requirements for admission to UBC?”