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How to Apply

Congratulations on deciding to apply to the BCom program at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Applying is easy, just follow this simple guide.

New to UBC?

Apply online at you.ubc.ca. Once you submit your application to UBC, you’ll receive an email from the Office of Enrolment Services acknowledging receipt of your application. This will contain your student reference number, a list of the documents required to complete your application to UBC, and instructions on accessing the UBC Student Service Centre.

Current or returning UBC student?

If you’re applying for readmission or to transfer into the program, please submit a Re-Admission or Change of Degree Program form through the Student Service Centre.

Application deadlines

Application: UBC’s application deadline is 11:59pm PST January 15, 2017. If you are a Canadian citizen and wish to be considered for a Major Entrance Scholarship, you must submit your application by December 1, 2016.

If you are applying to the UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree program, you must submit your UBC application and Dual Degree supplemental application by January 9, 2017.

Documents required

Complete and submit the UBC online application at you.ubc.ca. Once you have applied, the Office of Enrolment Services will notify you of the other documents you need to submit, including your transcripts of grades from all of the schools you've attended.

Your Personal Profile

Part of your online application will include your Personal Profile. In this section you’ll have an opportunity to tell us more about the things that are important to you, your significant achievements, what you’ve learned from your experiences, and the challenges that you’ve overcome. You’ll do this by providing a combination of short written essays and video responses to prerecorded interview questions.

Learn more about the written section of your Personal Profile

BCom Video Interview

It can be difficult through written format alone to express the distinct attributes and abilities that you believe make you a well-qualified applicant to the BCom program. In the Video Interview section of your Personal Profile you’ll have a chance to showcase how you can think critically, perform under pressure, and stand out from other applicants.

How does it work?

You’ll record video responses to prerecorded interview questions. Carefully read and follow all of the instructions found at the link provided in the Personal Profile section of the online application. We’ll walk you through the technical setup and you’ll be able to try recording yourself before answering the two formal interview questions.

If you have a documented pre-existing or temporary barrier that prevents you from completing the interview portion of your application in this format, please contact us at bcomquestions@sauder.ubc.ca detailing your circumstances immediately as we will require up to three weeks to consider your request once received.

Why is the Video Interview necessary?

In-class discussion, collaboration, and public speaking are fundamental activities in many of the courses you’ll take in the BCom program. Your ability to communicate clearly by verbally articulating your thoughts and ideas is essential to your success, and in many cases, the success of your team when group work is required.

How can I prepare? What are you looking for in my responses?

The questions we ask will relate to your own opinions and experiences. Remember, you are the expert on you. Think about your past challenges and achievements, your strengths, and your beliefs. The questions are all open-ended, meaning that there isn’t one correct answer. We want to see that you have understood the questions we’ve asked and that you can provide clear, insightful, and complete answers.

Disclosure of information

All applicants to the Bachelor of Commerce program at UBC are required to disclose information pertaining to attendance at all educational institutions. This includes all institutions attended prior to the submission of the application for admission as well as any institutions attended after the submission of the application for admission and prior to the commencement of classes at UBC. Failure to disclose any information regarding previously attended educational institutions is a serious offence and may result in the withdrawal of an offer of admission or suspension from UBC.

Application fees

Please note all application fees are non-refundable and include general admissions and the Commerce application fee (all fees listed in Canadian dollars).

  • Canadian citizens (including permanent residents of Canada): $149.25
  • International applicants (studying in Canada on Study Permit): $194.50
  • Current or former UBC students applying to change programs: $149.25
  • Housing application fee (if you choose to apply): $50

Tracking your application

You can check the status of your application on the UBC Student Service Centre. Access the system using the Campus-Wide Login (CWL) and password that you created when you applied. We encourage you to apply as early as possible – you may receive a decision sooner.