We want high school counsellors and school representatives like you to feel ready and equipped to advise your students on all things UBC. On this page, you’ll find everything you need to get started, including access to our Prospective Undergraduate Student Guide, links to online resources, and information about upcoming events.
UBC Prospective Undergraduate Student Guide
Learn more about UBC’s two distinctive campuses, explore the wide range of degree programs and specializations, and get a sense of the University’s admission requirements and application process in this year’s Student Guide.
- UBC Prospective Undergraduate Student Guide
- 4 MB PDF
- Download the PDF version now
The path to UBC
Discover the journey your students will take as they navigate through the application process and beyond. Learn more about the steps they will take, and in what order.
- The Path to UBC
- 365 KB PDF
- Download the PDF version now
Online resources for you and your students
Planning for UBC
UBC looks at more than just grades. Understanding how we evaluate applications can help students choose their high school courses and improve their chances of admission.
The Personal Profile
Meeting UBC’s minimum general and degree-specific requirements does not guarantee that a student will receive an offer. That’s where the Personal Profile section of our online application comes in.
What UBC looks for
UBC is a competitive university. To determine who receives an offer of admission, we consider a student’s grades, course choices, and achievements beyond academics.
Dates and deadlines
Whether students are thinking about applying to UBC, they’ve submitted their application, or they’ve received an offer of admission, there are important deadlines. Find out which dates they need to keep in mind.
Canadian counsellors and representatives
UBC event presentations
UBC Updates newsletter
Interested in keeping up with UBC? Find everything you need to advise your students on admissions, options, and resources on both campuses in the UBC Updates newsletter. This regular e-newsletter highlights important dates, deadlines, events, and updates from September to June.
To subscribe, create an account with UBC or log in to your existing account and update your email preferences.
Canadian counsellor information days
To better serve the counsellors, teachers, coordinators, advocates, and other community members who support high school students, we are offering information sessions throughout the fall. Please review the table below to find the presentation tailored to your specific community, and note the two additional sessions outlining resources for students who identify as Indigenous and/or Black Canadian. All sessions are on Zoom unless otherwise noted.
|Quebec, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada||September 19||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET|
|Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nunavut||September 21||10:00 – 11:00 a.m. MT|
|Indigenous Counsellor Information Session||September 26||10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PT|
|BC, Yukon and Northwest Territories||September 27||10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PT|
|Edmonton (Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton)||October 13||9:30 – 11:00 a.m. MT|
|Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program and UBC resources for Black students||October 25||10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT|
|Calgary (Residence Inn by Marriot Calgary Downtown)||November 17||9:30 – 11:00 a.m. MT|
To register, click the survey link and select the session(s) you plan to attend. We will follow up with the appropriate Zoom link and details.
International counsellors and representatives
Request an online school visit
Are you a high school counsellor or school representative outside Canada? Are you interested in having a UBC advisor answer your students’ questions about applying to UBC, degree and program options, campus life, and more?
If you’re a counsellor or school representative from a US or American curriculum high school, please be advised that applicants who have an SAT or ACT test score and would like them to be considered as part of the UBC admissions process are welcome to submit their test scores. Applicants who choose not to submit a standardized test score will not be disadvantaged.