Update on first-round offers of admission

Update on first-round offers of admission

We received more than 6,000 applications from students who follow the Canadian curriculum and will be considered for a first-round offer of admission. That’s a lot of Personal Profiles to read! We’re already sending out first-round offers of admission and will continue to send them through to February 15. If you don’t receive an offer by February 15, don’t worry – no one will be refused admission during first-round offers of admission.

If I am not admitted by February 15, what do I do?

UBC is reviewing student applications every week. Students who applied before the December 3 deadline will be admitted on different days as the weeks go by. All students who follow the Canadian curriculum and met the December 3 deadline will be considered for first-round offers of admission, and all first-round offers of admission will be finalized by February 15.

If you are not admitted by February 15, sit tight and follow the instructions we send you by email for additional grade information.

Can someone tell me if I’ll receive an offer?

If you call our front-line team, they are not able to tell you if you will be admitted. If you want to know what your current status is, refer to the Student Service Centre (SSC). When you visit the SSC, you can learn about where your application is in the process by viewing your “Applicant Status.” The messaging on your Applicant Status tells you if you have successfully submitted your application, lists your dates and deadlines, and lays out all of your next steps.

If you have already been admitted, your applicant status will tell you that. If it does not say that you are admitted, check back after February 15. At that time you’ll see new instructions that you must follow.

The UBC online application closes on Tuesday

The UBC online application closes on Tuesday

This is the final stretch! You’ve got five more days until the UBC application closes, so put the final touches on your personal profile and make sure to submit before the deadline. As a final reminder, you must submit your application and pay the fee by January 15 at 11:59 pm (PST).

Need some tips?

If you’re still finishing things up, why not review our top online application tips or check out the application tips video below.

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 have questions

The answers to general questions – like Personal Profile inquiries or how UBC evaluates your application – can be found in our Applying to UBC section. Please contact us by phone or by email, or visit us in person, if you need to get in touch.

How UBC will keep in touch with you

How UBC will keep in touch with you

Do you wonder what happens after you submit your application?

After you submit your application, the Admissions Office reviews it and creates an electronic file for you. Within one week, you will receive an email listing the additional information you need to submit in order to complete your application.

Check your email

Your email address is a crucial piece of information to submit with your online application. Please be sure to use an email address that you will be checking frequently. Also check your email provider’s spam filters so that UBC emails with important information are not being filtered out.

If your email provider mistakenly deleted something we sent you, you can always log in to the Student Service Centre and click on the Message Centre to see all the emails the Admissions Office has sent to you.

If you have any questions, contact us.

If you applied before December 3

We have started reading the Personal Profiles of everyone who submitted an application by December 3. Successful Presidential Scholars Award candidates will be contacted in mid-April.

Contact us with your application questions

Contact us with your application questions

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

Get in touch in person or on the phone

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

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).

Don’t forget: the deadline for applying to UBC is January 15 at 11:59 pm (PST).

 

UBC application deadline is near

UBC application deadline is near

Deadlines: post-secondary life is going to be full of them, so it’s a good idea to not miss the first – and arguably the most important – one. If you’re planning on applying to UBC for the 2019/20 academic year, this is a friendly reminder that you have less than two weeks to complete your online application.

If you’re still working on your application

If you’re still finishing things up, please remember that you need to submit your application and pay your application fee by January 15 at 11:59 pm (PST).

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 have questions

The answers to general questions – like personal profile inquiries or how UBC evaluates your application – can be found in our Applying to UBC section.

If there are specific things you want to discuss about your application, we’re happy to provide timely answers before the application deadline. Please contact us by phone, by email, visit us in person, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

Our offices on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses will be closed from December 24, 2018 to January 2, 2019 for the winter break. We will reopen on January 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. We look forward to connecting with you about your application questions in the new year!

Holiday hours

Vancouver campus

December 24 to January 2: Closed

Please see the Enrolment Services Advisors website for more information.

Okanagan campus

December 24 to January 2: Closed

Please see our campus Contact Us page for more information.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season and a wonderful new year!

 

Programs spotlight: People, culture, and society

Programs spotlight: People, culture, and society

Are you fascinated by the forces that shape human history? Do you want to learn more about the evolution of individual communities and peoples? Do you want to explore topics at the intersection of politics, art, culture, literature, music, design, and geography? One of UBC’s people, culture, and society programs could be for you.

Explore your program options 

Indigenous Studies

The Indigenous Studies program at UBC’s Okanagan campus explores the perspectives, histories, and contemporary issues of Indigenous peoples from around the world. You’ll examine key topics such as Indigenous governance, the justice system, land claims, traditional ecological knowledge, and other critical components of Indigenous heritage. This program will prepare you for a career in government, environmental assessment and resource management, Indigenous leadership, or Aboriginal-focused non-profit or community organizations.

 

The student scoop

Ella Maija Tailfeathers, First Nations Studies, UBC

Meet Elle-Máijá, a First Nations Studies undergrad and groundbreaking filmmaker who discovered her passion for Indigenous representation in media.

 

Environmental Design 

In the Environmental Design program at UBC’s Vancouver campus, you’ll build a strong foundation in design thinking while studying how design impacts society and the environment. How does the making of space affect cultural change? How can we create alternative constructs that are socially and ecologically sustainable? These are the questions you’ll contemplate as you take courses in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. This program is a preparatory degree for the Master of Architecture or the Master of Landscape Architecture.

 

Gender and Women’s Studies

Gain a deeper understanding of sexuality, femininity, embodiment, and social justice in the Gender and Women’s Studies program at UBC’s Okanagan campus. This dynamic and interdisciplinary program focuses on historical and contemporary roles of gender in global cultures. You’ll build theoretical and research skills through courses in the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies.

 

The student scoop

Emmy Chahal, Cultural Studies, UBC Okanagan

Meet Emmy, a Cultural Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies undergraduate who learned to question more, and judge less.

 

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Explore the ideas and forces that shape our understanding of society, Canadian public policy, and the world. The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program at the UBC Okanagan campus draws from a wide variety of courses – from logic, ethics, and critical thinking to how we make decisions as individual groups. You’ll equip yourself with the foundational skills required to build a career in business, government, law, or commerce, or to pursue graduate studies in any of the fields of philosophy, politics, or economics.


See a full list of people, culture, and society programs at UBC


Why we love the Okanagan campus

Why we love the Okanagan campus

With UBC’s application deadline approaching next month – January 15, at 11:59 pm (PST), to be exact – you’re probably excited to find 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.

UBC is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world and the Okanagan campus is a great place to be challenged, to thrive, and to develop into a global citizen. For 8,996 undergraduate students, UBC Okanagan provides an unparalleled mix of academics, community, and recreation.

Explore UBC’s Okanagan campus

Start by exploring the list of programs offered at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and read up on what it’s like to live in the Okanagan Valley. Would you rather live in residence or live off campus? Watch this great video about one student’s move-in day to get a sense of how it might be for you.

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? Coming to UBC’s Okanagan campus could be the best decision you’ve ever made. To learn more about Kelowna and the Okanagan campus, email recruitment.ok@ubc.ca, or call 1.888.807.8521.