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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Vancouver campus

You’re preparing to apply to UBC

Late September 2020

Application opens

  • Online application opens for Summer Session (May to August 2021) and Winter Session (September 2021 to April 2022). Apply here!

December 1, 2020

Scholarships and awards

December 1, 2020

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.

December 15, 2020

Scholarships and awards

January 15, 2021

Applications due

You've applied to UBC

September 15, 2020

Bursary applications

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

January 31, 2021

Interim transcripts

February 1, 2021

Course completion

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

February 15, 2021

ELAS

February to April 2021

Grade submissions

  • 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.

Late January to April 2021

Admissions decisions

March 15, 2021

Out-of-country documents

April 15 to 30, 2021

Scholarship announcements

May to June 2021

Admissions decisions

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

May 31, 2021

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, 2021

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 2021

Study permits

  • International applicants: 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, 2021

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.)

May 31, 2021

Land One and Science One applications

June 1, 2021

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 2021

Housing offers

Late June 2021

Course registration

June 30, 2021

Final transcripts

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

Loan applications

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

Early July 2021

Jump Start orientation

July 15, 2021

Deferred admission

July 31, 2021

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.

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.

August 1, 2021

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 20, 2021

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 2021

Jump Start

September 5, 2021

Residence move-in day: Vancouver campus

  • Move-in day on the Vancouver campus. (Jump Start participants move in on August 29.)

September 6, 2021

Residence move-in day: Okanagan campus

  • Move-in day on the Okanagan campus. (Jump Start participants move in on August 29–30.)

September 8, 2021

First day of classes

September 9, 2021

Tuition payment

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