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Application and Document Deadlines

Application Deadlines for Undergraduate Degree and Diploma Programs

The following deadlines pertain to new-to-UBC applicants, applicants applying to change programs and/or campuses within UBC, and applicants applying for readmission to a UBC program in which they have previously been enrolled but have discontinued their studies for any reason. If a deadline falls on the weekend or a statutory holiday, it will be extended to the next working day. For other important University dates, see Dates and Deadlines.

Summer Session (May start) application deadline: January 15

Please note, not all degree and diploma programs accept applications to the Summer Session.

Winter Session (September start) application deadline: January 31

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the application deadline as some programs will stop accepting applications on this date. Applications received after the deadline may be considered by some programs but will not be evaluated on the same basis or with the same priority as those received by the deadline.

See table below for exceptions and important notes relating to Winter Session application deadlines:

Program Credential Faculty/School Application Deadline Notes
Accounting Diploma Commerce --- Application deadlines differ based on location of institution where the applicant's degree was completed. Details are on the Admission website for the Diploma.
Art History Diploma Arts August 1
Dental Science in Dental Hygiene B.D.Sc. Dentistry --- Application Deadlines:
January 31 for applicants to the Entry to Practice (ETP) option. Third Friday in February for dental hygiene diploma holders.
Dentistry D.M.D. Dentistry --- The application deadline is the second Friday in October in the calendar year prior to admission. (e.g., October 2014 for August 2015 entry.)
Education B.Ed. Education January 31
Education Diploma Education --- Applications are accepted all year and must be received one month before anticipated registration date.
International Dental Degree Completion D.M.D. Dentistry June 7
Law J.D. Law December 1
Linguistics Diploma Arts June 30
Medicine M.D. Medicine --- Applicants invited for interviews must complete a supplementary application that includes three references, site preferences, and a progress report for currently enrolled graduate students. The Supplemental date may vary. See Application Timelines for current information.
Application deadlines for Medicine are not affected by weekends
Midwifery B.Mw. Medicine December 1
Music B.Mus. Music January 31 B. Mus. applicants complete a supplementary application, submit relevant supporting materials including reference letters, and visit UBC in February or March for auditions and entrance tests. (Applicants unable to visit sent recordings and complete entrance tests under proxied supervision.)
Nursing (third year) B.S.N. Nursing December 1
Social Work B.S.W. Social Work January 31

Document Deadlines for Undergraduate Degree and Diploma Programs

In addition to submitting an application for undergraduate admission, applicants are required to submit documentation in order to satisfy admission requirements.

  1. English Language Admission Standard
    All applicants are required to meet the English Language Admission Standard. Applicants are notified by email, and via the Student Service Centre under Application Status, of the documentation that is required and the dates by which it must be submitted in order to be considered in an admission decision.
  2. Competitive Academic Requirements
    All applicants are required to meet university minimum academic standards as well as competitive academic requirements that differ by program. Applicants are notified by email, and via the Student Service Centre under Application Status, of the transcripts that are required and the dates by which they must be submitted in order to be considered in an admission decision.
  3. Broad Based Admission Criteria
    Many UBC programs require additional information for consideration in admission decisions. This may include a portfolio, audition, manuscript, essay, list of extracurricular activities, interview, or other information. Applicants are notified by email, and via the Student Service Centre under Application Status, of any additional documentation that may be required or optional and the dates by which this information must be submitted in order to be considered in an admission decision.

Deadlines for the submission of supporting documentation vary depending on an applicant's academic history. While these deadlines will be communicated to applicants once they apply, applicants should be prepared to submit required documents such as transcripts, as early as possible following the submission of an application as admission decisions are generally made in the spring.

Applicants who are offered admission based on academic work in progress are required to submit final documentation showing successful completion of all admission requirements prior to beginning their studies at UBC.

Application and Document Deadlines for Non-Degree Entry

The following deadlines pertain to Visiting Students, Access Study applicants, Concurrent Study applicants, Unclassified Studies, and all others applying to enrol in UBC courses through Non-Degree Studies. The application as well as all required and supporting documentation must be submitted by these dates. For more information, visit the Non-Degree Studies website.

Summer Session Terms 1 and 2 (May start) deadline: March 15

Winter Session term 1 (September start) deadline: July 15

Winter Session Term 2 (January start) deadline: November 15

Page last updated: June 16, 2014

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