Special admissions consideration for applicants with disabilities

Special admissions consideration for applicants with disabilities

UBC seeks to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. If you have a disability or ongoing medical condition, you may be eligible for special consideration when meeting the competitive admissions requirements for your chosen degree.


Who can apply?

Admission to UBC is competitive, and requires that you meet both general admission requirements, as well as degree-specific requirements. Many applicants with disabilities meet UBC’s competitive admission requirements and are admitted directly to their degree of choice. However, if an unsupported or recently-diagnosed disability has impacted your ability to meet the competitive admission requirements of your degree of choice, you can apply for special consideration for admission.


Are you eligible?

The presence of a disability alone does not qualify you for special admission consideration. Special consideration may be granted if, for example, your academic performance has been affected because:

  • You have been recently diagnosed with a disability.
  • Your disability was not accommodated completely or appropriately.

If you have received appropriate accommodations for your disability throughout your studies, you may not be eligible for UBC’s special consideration for admission.


How to apply for special consideration

Detailed criteria for special admission consideration and the application form and instructions are available on our website. If you are eligible, please submit your request as soon as possible.

Remember: You are under no obligation to disclose your disability in your application to UBC unless you believe your disability will impact your ability to meet the academic standards of your degree of study.



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