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.

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!

 

First application deadline extended to December 3

First application deadline extended to December 3

We know many of you will be trying to apply to UBC this weekend to be considered for first-round offers or entrance awards. Good news! The deadline has been extended to December 3, at 11:59 pm PST.

Having technical difficulties?

If you are having trouble submitting your application, there are a couple of things you can do.

First, check your browser settings to make sure pop-ups are enabled and your cache is cleared. Second, contact us using the Ask UBC web form, especially if checking your settings and clearing your cache didn’t solve the problem.

Please do not create any new accounts while you wait – we’ll be able to help you faster if you have just one. Instead, take a break from working on your application, and wait for us to respond to your web form request.

Any technical issues will not affect how UBC evaluates your application.

We look forward to reading your application, and learning more about you.

 

Don’t miss the Presidential Scholars Award deadline

Don’t miss the Presidential Scholars Award deadline

Don’t be late for this incredible opportunity! Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who want to be considered for a Presidential Scholars Award must complete their UBC application for admission by December 1, 2018 (11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time). Believe it or not, that’s in less than two weeks!

Make sure that you’ve left yourself enough time to complete your online application and that you’re prepared to write your Personal Profile.

What are Presidential Scholars Awards?

Presidential Scholars Awards are one-time awards of approximately $5,000, and renewable awards of up to $80,000 payable over four years, offered to outstanding Canadian high school students. If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, and you are applying to UBC from high school or CEGEP, you will be automatically considered for a Presidential Scholars Award based on the academic profile and Personal Profile sections of your online application.

Not interested in a Presidential Scholars Award?

If you don’t want to be considered for a Presidential Scholars Awards, you have until January 15, 2019 to apply to UBC. But why not get your application out of the way early? That way, you can truly relax over the winter break. Start now by checking out our online application tips.

 

Important dates for new students

Important dates for new students

Your high school career is coming to a close and summer’s just around the corner. Before you set your brain to vacation mode, mark these important dates and deadlines in your calendar. That way, you’ll be all set to start classes at UBC when September rolls around.

July 5

July 7

July 14

Note: You only need to write the LPI test once.

July 15

  • Recommended deadline to apply for student loans if you’re also planning to apply for the UBC bursary program

July 31

August 1

Note: If you’re participating in Jump Start on either campus, there’s no need to apply for early arrival.

August 15

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

August 25

August 25–26

September 1

September 2

September 3

September 4

September 5

September 15

  • Deadline to submit your general bursary application for Winter Session if you’re a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

BC and Yukon applicants: Self-reporting closes on April 13

BC and Yukon applicants: Self-reporting closes on April 13

The information in this blog post applies to the 2018/19 academic year. If you are applying to study at UBC in the 2019/20 academic year, the process has changed. Learn how to submit documents >>


While you were away for spring break, we’ve been reading as many Personal Profiles as possible so that you can have your admission decision by mid-April. In the meantime, we need you to self-report your grades (it’s mandatory!) by the April 13 deadline.

Full-year systems

If your courses run from September to June, please wait until you receive your Term 2 report card to self-report your grades. If you’ve already received your Term 2 report card, you can self-report your grades now. If you’re still waiting for your Term 2 report card, don’t worry. You won’t be disadvantaged in any way.

Semestered systems

If your school runs on a semestered system, please report your grades right away. For Semester 2, list the courses you’re currently taking and leave the grade section blank.

For detailed instructions on reporting your grades, visit our BC and Yukon self-reporting page. We look forward to evaluating your application very soon!