There’s more than one way to become a UBC undergraduate. The majority of our students are admitted directly, but UBC also has a number of places available to those who have started their studies at a different post-secondary institution.
If you are a Canadian post-secondary student and you hope to transfer to UBC next year, read on to learn more about the application process.
Application deadline and process
UBC has an early application deadline for those transferring from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
First, you’ll need to apply by December 1, 2023, and then submit all your post-secondary transcripts that show all completed courses and all in-progress courses by January 31, 2024. If you complete these two steps, your application will receive an early assessment on these transcripts. If there are specific deadlines associated with your degree of choice, you will be notified once you have submitted your application.
If you attend a new institution that wasn’t included on your application, it’s important to contact us right away.
What if you’re placed on the waitlist?
If you are placed on the waitlist based on this early assessment, there is no need to reapply. Your application will remain in our system and you will be notified of a final decision by June.
Remember, applying early doesn’t increase your chances of gaining admission, but it can mean your application will be considered earlier, and you’ll receive an update about your admission status sooner – most likely between February and April.
What happens if you miss the December 1 deadline?
If you apply between December 2, 2023 and January 15, 2024, we will notify you about which documents we need in order to complete your application for review, and how we would like you to submit those documents.