Accept your offer

You did it! First things first – accept your offer and pay your acceptance deposit before the date indicated in your letter of admission to save your spot.

How to accept your offer


Log in to the Applicant Service Centre.


Click Admissions, then select either Accept my Offer or Decline.


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

Note that these 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.

Accept your offer

Conditional offers

Your spot at UBC is subject to the conditions outlined in your letter of admission. It’s important that you maintain your grades and submit your final documents to confirm your offer. Any significant changes in your academic standing could lead to your offer being reassessed.

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If you applied to two degrees

If you’re still waiting to hear back about your first choice, check the Applicant Service Centre regularly for status updates. If you receive offers to both your first- and second-choice degrees, you can choose either one.

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Deferring your offer

Under certain circumstances, UBC will consider deferring your offer of admission by one year (or two years for mandatory military service) if you’re joining UBC as a first-year undergraduate. For more information, review our deferral eligibility requirements and deadlines.

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Advisor tip

“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, UBC advisor

Get your questions answered

Have more questions? Your campus advisor is here to help.

Your academic advisor at UBC Okanagan

As a student at UBC Okanagan, you’ll have access to a pool of academic advisors, who can help you get settled into university life and academics. Academic advisors are there to decipher your degree requirements, connect you with resources, and help you plan your future.

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Your Enrolment Services Advisor at UBC Vancouver

As a student at UBC Vancouver, you’ll be paired with an Enrolment Services Advisor shortly after you accept your offer. Find your Enrolment Services Advisor in the Applicant Service Centre by clicking Personal Info, then selecting UBC Contacts. Ask them for help with planning your finances, registering for courses, and finding resources online and on campus.

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UBC Admissions Blog

Don’t forget to accept your offer of admission

If you’ve received an offer of admission to UBC, congratulations! Getting into UBC is no easy feat, so all of your hard work paid off. The next step is to formally accept your offer and pay your acceptance deposit before the deadline to confirm your spot.

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Apply for a study permit