Students who have received an offer of admission from UBC might be wondering what’s next. Our I’ve been admitted. Now what? page offers a step-by-step guide and video to help admitted students accept their offer and navigate finances, housing, course planning, and more between now and September.


Deadline to accept offers of admission

The deadline to accept an offer of admission from UBC is June 1 (or the date indicated in the student’s Student Service Centre account). Students can accept their offer and pay their acceptance deposit ($500 for domestic students and $1,000 for international students) on the Student Service Centre.

Deadline to accept housing offers

To qualify for the first-year housing guarantee, students need to have applied for housing by May 1 and must accept their UBC offer of admission by June 1 (or May 1 in some cases). Residence offers are sent by email between June and August. Students will have seven days to accept their housing offer and pay the first instalment of residence and meal plan fees.

Registration deposit deferrals

Most students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit when they accept an offer of admission to UBC, but the University provides registration deposit deferrals for certain groups. Any admitted students who have financial concerns are encouraged to contact an advisor on the Okanagan campus or their Enrolment Services Professional (ESP) on the Vancouver campus.

International study permits

International students who are attending high school in Canada (and are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada) must obtain a post-secondary study permit to study at UBC. That will involve changing the conditions on their current permit. More guidance on study permits can be found on UBC’s Coming from abroad page.

Waitlisted students

We’ll be reviewing waitlisted applications over the next six weeks. Offers may go out sporadically, but the majority of waitlisted students will receive an update in early June. Students can learn more about what it means to be on a waitlist and what the review process looks like in our Frequently asked questions from Canadian high school applicants blog post.

Alternative pathways and appeals

Students who were unsuccessful in gaining admission to UBC are encouraged to contact an advisor at to discuss alternative pathways to UBC. They’re also encouraged to review their options in the event that there has been a mitigating circumstance that might justify an admission appeal.