UBC application deadline is fast approaching!

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Tick-tock, tick-tock, folks. Don’t be late!

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 Saturday, January 31 at 11:59 pm (PST).

If you have questions…

The answers to general questions can be found at you.ubc.ca. If there are specific things you want to discuss about your application, please connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or by phone, email, or in-person for timely answers before the application deadline.

 

If you have any questions about your application, contact us

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If you have a question about your application or the application process, don’t put it off to 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.

Contact us via the web

Use our Ask Me form if you have a question about admissions, applying to UBC, or submitting your online application.

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.

Get in touch in-person, via phone, or email

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

Just a reminder: the deadline for applying to UBC is January 31 at 11:59 pm PST.

 

Applying to UBC’s Okanagan campus could be the best decision you’ve ever made

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Finding the perfect fit

One of my favourite things about the University of British Columbia is that its two campuses — in Kelowna and Vancouver — offer opportunities for learning and involvement to all types of students, from anywhere in the world. With UBC’s application deadline fast approaching (January 31), you’re probably excited about finding the university experience that is going to be a great fit for you. So before you apply, make sure you check out UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC. For over 7,500 current undergraduate students, UBC’s Okanagan campus provides an unparalleled mix of academics, community, and recreation. Could be perfect for you.

Explore UBC’s Okanagan campus

Our Undergraduate Programs & Admissions website is the best place to start exploring. Browse the list of programs offered at UBC’s Okanagan campus, then read up on what it’s like to live in the Okanagan Valley, and see whether living in residence or living off-campus is right for you. Watch this great video about one student’s move-in day (can you picture yourself moving in?) The best way to get a feel for the Okanagan campus is to join us for a guided campus tour — our Student Ambassadors would love to show you around and answer your questions. If you can’t join us in person, be sure to take a virtual tour. Ready to apply? UBC is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world. You’ll find UBC’s Okanagan campus is a great place to develop into global citizen, thrive, be challenged, make friends that will last a lifetime, and shape the future. Coming to UBC’s Okanagan campus could be the best decision you’ve ever made.

Learn more

To learn more, submit a comment via the comment area below, email recruitment.ok@ubc.ca or call 1.888.807.8521.

Happy holidays from the Admissions bloggers!

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‘Twas the last week of finals …

T’was 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 18: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

December 25 to January 1: closed

January 2: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tel 250.807.9100 or toll-free 1.866.596.0767

 

Otherwise, have a safe and enjoyable holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

 

Tips on uploading your documents to UBC

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As part of the admission process, you will need to upload a transcript of your grades and courses to the Student Services Center (SSC). In this post, I want to give you a few tips on how to prepare your documents before uploading them. You’ll find detailed information on when to submit your documents and how to submit your documents on our website.

You will need:

  • Your most recent high school report card
  • All grades for completed grade 11 and 12 courses
  • A list of courses in progress (with or without interim grades)

Document format and size

  • Your transcript or report card must be uploaded in PDF, TIFF, or JPEG format, and must not exceed 2 MB.
  • Multiple pages need to be collapsed into a single document. For example: If your Grade 11 final marks, Grade 12 final marks, and second semester course schedule are four pages in total, you need to collapse them into a single PDF, TIFF or JPEG and upload through the Student Services Centre (SSC).

Please do not also mail in a paper copy of your transcripts/report card. Doing so can slow down the review of your application.

If you have any questions, please email admissions.inquiry@ubc.ca. Please include your full name and UBC student number.

 

Two great apps for exploring your possibilities at UBC

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UBC Undergraduate Viewbook 2015 (for iPad and Android)

We’re excited to announce the 2015 UBC Undergraduate Viewbook — for the iPad and Android! If you’re thinking about applying to UBC, you’ll definitely want to download this app.

Use this free magazine-style app to explore UBC campus life, academics, admissions requirements, undergraduate programs, and more. Packed with stunning images, videos, student and alumni profiles, and loads of interactivity, this app is a great way to explore your possibilities at UBC.
Download from iTunes.     Download from Google Play.

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UBC Prospective Undergraduate Students App (for iOS and Android)

A fun and informative app for UBC’s prospective undergraduates.

Features include:

  • Campus photos, videos, and UBC facts at a glance.
  • Undergraduate programs listed by campus, degree, faculty, and A-Z.
  • Gallery of the latest Instagram photos hashtagged #UBC.
  • How to apply to UBC in 4 steps.
  • Video tips on applying to UBC.

Download from iTunes     Download from Google Play

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.