Accept your offer

UBC can’t wait to welcome you, but the University can only hold your spot for so long. To claim your place, accept your offer and pay your acceptance deposit before the date indicated in your letter of admission (May 1 or June 1, for most students).

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How to accept your offer

Log in to the Student Service Centre.Click Admissions followed by Accept or Decline My Offer, then select Yes, I accept this offer and follow the steps to pay your deposit:

  • $500 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • $1,000 for international students
  • $3,000 for students attending Vantage One programs

All figures are in Canadian dollars. Your deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable, but it will be applied to your first-term tuition fees when you register for courses.

Conditional offers

Your spot at UBC is subject to the conditions outlined in your letter of admission. Work hard to maintain your grades and remember to submit your final documents to confirm your offer. Significant changes in your academic standing may result in your application being reassessed.

If you applied to two degrees

You will be evaluated for your second choice only if you’re not admitted to your first choice. Depending on your degree selections, UBC may evaluate your second choice upon request. If you’re still waiting to hear back about your first choice, check the Student Service Centre regularly for status updates. If you receive offers to both your first- and second-choice degrees, you can choose either one.

Deferring your offer

Under certain circumstances, UBC will consider deferring your offer of admission by one year (or two years for mandatory military service). Review the deferral eligibility requirements and deadlines for more details.

How to download your letter of admission

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Get your questions answered

Your academic advisor on the Okanagan campus

If you’re a student on UBC’s Okanagan campus, academic advisors can answer any questions you may have about university life and your academic transition to UBC. An academic advisor can help you understand your degree requirements and connect with resources on and off campus.

Your Enrolment Services Advisor on the Vancouver campus

If you’re a student on UBC’s Vancouver campus, find your Enrolment Services Advisor in the Student Service Centre by clicking Personal Info followed by UBC Contacts. Your Enrolment Services Advisor is a UBC staff member who will be paired with you shortly after your acceptance deadline for the duration of your degree. They can advise you on financial planning, help you with registration troubleshooting, and direct you to resources online and on campus.

“As an enrolment services advisor, I wear many hats. I specialize in financial advising, but I can also answer questions about undergraduate admissions, fees, tuition, registration, financial support, exams, graduation, transcripts, and so much more. If you have a question I can’t answer, I likely know the person or department who can.”

Claudia, Enrolment Services Advisor

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