Dates and deadlines

Whether you’re thinking about applying, you’ve submitted your application, or you’ve received an offer of admission to UBC, there are important deadlines to keep in mind. Find out which dates you need to watch out for in this phase of your journey.

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Okanagan campus

You’re preparing to apply to UBC

Early September 2019

Application opens

  • Online application opens for Summer Session (May to August 2020) and Winter Session (September 2020 to April 2021). Apply here!

December 1, 2019

Scholarships and awards

December 1, 2019

First-round offers of admission

  • Direct-entry high school applicants who follow the Canadian curriculum: Deadline to apply to UBC if you wish to be considered for a first-round offer of admission.
  • Canadian post-secondary applicants: Deadline to apply to UBC if you wish to be considered on your interim transcripts.

January 15, 2020

Applications due

You’ve applied to UBC

September 15, 2019

Bursary applications

  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents: Deadline for general bursary applications.

January 31, 2020

Interim transcripts

February 1, 2020

Course completion

  • Deadline to complete distance and distributed-learning courses if you want UBC to use those grades in calculating your competitive admissions average.

February 15, 2020

ELAS

February to April 2020

Grade submissions

  • BC applicants: Submit your PEN with your application so that UBC can receive your grades electronically.
  • Ontario applicants: Submit your OUAC number with your application so that UBC can receive your grades electronically.
  • Other out-of-province applicants: Upload your high school transcripts to the Student Service Centre.

December 2019 to April 2020

Admissions decisions

  • Admissions decisions are made for most high school applicants. UBC’s admission process is not first-come, first-served. We evaluate applications continuously from December to April.

March 15, 2020

Out-of-country documents

April 15–30, 2020

Scholarship announcements

May to June 2020

Admissions decisions

  • Canadian post-secondary applicants: Admissions decisions are made.

May 31, 2020

International documents

  • Out-of-country post-secondary applicants (except US applicants): Deadline to submit all required documents.

You’ve been admitted to UBC

May 1, 2020

Accept your offer!

  • Deadline for most students to accept UBC’s offer of admission and pay the acceptance deposit. (Some students’ deadline will be June 1. Please refer to your letter of admission or the Student Service Centre to find your assigned date.)

Housing applications

  • Deadline to apply for housing and still be eligible for the first-year guarantee. (If you’re considering a degree on both campuses, you must complete a separate residence application for each campus.)

Early May 2020

Study permits

  • International students: Getting a study permit can take several months, so be sure to apply for a study permit as soon as you accept your offer of admission.

May 15, 2020

Final transcripts

  • Canadian post-secondary applicants: Submit your final transcripts electronically or by mail to UBC’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. (Final transcripts are required for conditional offers of admission. Please review your application status in the Student Service Centre for more information.)

June 1, 2020

Accept your offer!

  • Deadline for some students to accept UBC’s offer of admission and pay the acceptance deposit. (Most students’ deadline will be May 1. Please refer to your letter of admission or the Student Service Centre to find your assigned date.)

Early June 2020

Housing offers

Late June 2020

Course registration

June 30, 2020

Final transcripts

  • US applicants: Deadline to submit final transcripts to UBC to confirm your offer of admission.

July 15, 2020

Loan applications

  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents: Recommended deadline to apply for Canadian and provincial loans to ensure funds for September and to qualify for the UBC bursary program.

July 31, 2020

Out-of-province and out-of-country high school transcripts

  • Out-of-province applicants: Deadline to have your final official transcript mailed to UBC to confirm your offer of admission.
  • Out-of-country applicants (except US and A-Level applicants): Deadline to submit your final transcript to confirm your offer of admission. Please check your letter of admission for curriculum-specific deadlines.

Loan applications

  • US applicants: Recommended deadline to submit UBC’s US Loan Request form to ensure loan funding for September.

Late July 2020

Jump Start orientation

August 1, 2020

Early arrival to residence

  • Deadline to apply for early arrival to residence. (If you register for Jump Start, you’ll automatically qualify to move in early.)

August 15, 2020

(or 30 days after you receive your offer, whichever is later)

Deferred admission

August 20, 2020

A-Level results

  • Applicants from the British-patterned system: Deadline to submit final A-Level results to UBC to confirm your offer of admission.

Late August 2020

Jump Start

September 1, 2020

 Residence move-in day

  • Move-in day on the Okanagan campus. (Jump Start participants move in on August 25 and 26.)

September 3, 2020

First day of classes

September 5, 2020

Tuition payment

  • Deadline to pay your first instalment of Winter Session tuition.