UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE APPLICATION TIPS + HOW I GOT INTO UBC || My Grades, Written Responses October 10, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs Related posts: A quick tour of the UBC Vancouver campus 17 questions with UBC’s new VP for Students Your Degree Decision Won’t Define Your Life – Changing Degrees & Universities | Advice for NCEA City Life in Leeds as an International Student CategoryArticles BlogTagsand applying to canadian universities applying to university applying to university of british columbia college application tips how to apply to ubc how to apply to university how to apply to university in canada How to get into college how to get into ubc how to get into university how to get into university of british columbia that UBC ubc application university application advice university application process university application tips University of British Columbia you 100 Comments Lina Lecompte says: December 29, 2017 at 11:33 pm EDIT DECEMBER 2018 – I'm getting A LOT of the same questions over and over again, many of which are very easy to do a 2 minute Google search and will give you an answer much quicker than I'll be able to reply. There's also lots that will easily be answered by clicking the links in the description box of this video – including admission requirements. I can try to help, but you guys also gotta do some of your own research (it's definitely a skill you need to be at UBC anyways, so might as well practice it!)! I left tons of helpful links in the description of this video!! There's also a lot of other useful resources online that will be able to help you out with your application (I didn't want to include everything cuz this video would've been 10 years long), just remember to do your research 🙂 Also I just realized there's a typo, for UVIC it was a $2500 scholarship and it was their entrance scholarship– so if you're planning to apply there just based on your grades you can get that much money! Reply Erika KEY says: November 28, 2018 at 9:45 am After getting a international scholarship, should I pay money for another things? Reply TheUrbanSailor says: November 28, 2018 at 11:21 pm How long did you spend on your personal profile? Reply Patrick Zhao says: November 29, 2018 at 3:13 am Hi Lina, I have low to mid 90's in most of my important courses, however I really messed up one of my Grade 12 science courses (80%). Do you think that UBC would turn me down just because of this inconsistency? I am applying to Science. Thanks! Reply Ha Nhuan Dong says: November 29, 2018 at 4:05 pm omg thanks for the helpful video. It's like exactly 1 day left till the Major entrance scholarship deadline but ive been through over 3 technical problems regarding sign-in process to ubc student portal. ive been emailing and receiving replies but problems just keep popping up. im so scared im not gonna make it 😢 Reply Navid Wahed says: November 29, 2018 at 9:12 pm Would you mind telling me whats the gpa or percentage required for getting in? Reply Mira Maples says: November 30, 2018 at 10:00 am Quick question! I'm an international student planning on applying to universities in Canada (Sept '19) and I wanted to know if I want to change uni after first year, can I do it within the province? Can I change to a uni outside the province? Apart from that, just wanna say that your video was really informative! Reply neds.a.bit.cudgy says: November 30, 2018 at 3:21 pm Oh sup it’s your friendly vancouverite here. Sadly I’m 6 years away from ubc… Reply Osahon Asemwota says: December 1, 2018 at 10:44 pm Hi Lina. I'm a Nigerian student and I'm very interested in applying to UBC. However, I've already started university here because I did not know the deadline dates and much information. Is it still possible to apply into the university and also apply for the scholarship? PS I'm a Nigerian. I hope to get a reply Reply Owais Khan says: December 2, 2018 at 4:27 am Got into ubc medicine!!! Reply Parminder 1302 says: December 2, 2018 at 6:32 am Hey 👋!! I’m from India 🇮🇳 and I recently completed my 12 grade with good marks I want to apply to ubc…. if u plzz assist me I shall be very thankful to u .. Reply sunny nirmaan says: December 2, 2018 at 12:38 pm you are cute and thanks for info!! good luck for your acting career too 🙂 Reply Unstoppable limt breaker Goku says: December 4, 2018 at 3:46 am Currently I am filling up the application form of ubc in history (B. A. ARTS). And i got 84.5% in my 12th grade and 76% in my 10th grade ( wbchse board, india). Is it very low? Reply Zvmbie says: December 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm How much are the fees in total per year?? Reply Ervin Binu says: December 5, 2018 at 5:52 pm Could you tell me what the referees should be expecting to be asked for so I can keep tell my referees what to expect Reply Ervin Binu says: December 5, 2018 at 5:57 pm I am filling up my application for UBC BASc and BSc and was wondering if a percentile of 84.4% in my 12th grade and an 8.6/10 in 10th (Indian curriculum) would suffice Reply Lydia Li says: December 5, 2018 at 9:57 pm I have a question someone told me that Grade 10’s Grade is not that important for applying university, is that true? Reply westdeli says: December 8, 2018 at 2:02 am Do they accept people with 85% average and have plenty of volunteer hours? Reply Shx P says: December 8, 2018 at 6:15 pm Hey lina this video really helped me alot and i really want to get in UBC but as you mentioned in last part of the video that try not to mention anything about your mental health because they don't wanna deal with anything going on campus because of that issue.. but what if the answers to the questions they ask like what we learned and experience depends on how we overcome anxiety and depression issues and made a us better person. So how to answer if such questions are asked which are mostly realted to our mental heath Reply Claire Lee says: December 9, 2018 at 5:25 am I think that mentioning your mental health issues on ur application differs in how different universities view it! For example, my sister mentioned when she had depression because of bullying and my parents’ divorce on her app but she still got into NYU with full scholarship! Reply Donghyeon Go says: December 9, 2018 at 6:06 pm I currently have mid high 80s in Nova Scotia doing IB, like 37,8 in IB score… is that okay? Reply Carolyn Ebbah says: December 10, 2018 at 12:37 pm My daughter failed her first term of grade 11. How does that change the grand scheme of getting into UBC and applying for scholarships? Reply c h e r i e says: December 18, 2018 at 6:09 am I know this isn't the point of the video but you're so gorgeoussss😍😍😍 also this helped me so much thank you sm!! Reply T 250 says: December 20, 2018 at 7:24 am Hi. Do I need to provide evidence forMy 5 activities ( work/employment, volunteer, family / community, athletics, others) in personal profile section? I'm applying for B. A. HONORS from india Reply Ceyhun Aliyev says: December 20, 2018 at 6:51 pm Hey guys, I will apply for graduate degrees ( International relations) . I can’t get a letter of reference from the one teacher who is not available, but I have taken his two classes. Can I have one academic letter of reference that is written by teacher who knows me very well( 2 classes ) and one that is written by teacher who has only taught me one class?! Reply Sumaita Zahin says: December 22, 2018 at 12:04 pm It's been over a month since I applied to ubc and over two months since I applied for ILOT and i haven't been getting any mail (I just got one after application to send in a few documents) and now I'm worried that something went wrong. Is it normal? Should I not be getting worried? >.< Reply Stephen Karema says: December 24, 2018 at 5:43 am I applied this December and I can attest that questions have changed. I hope you all good luck on your applications!:) Reply Deepasree m says: December 24, 2018 at 11:12 am Could you give me the PhD application tips ? Reply Shubhi Mittal says: December 24, 2018 at 2:07 pm hey all the info is so useful. Thanks I just want to knw like you said that students apply in safety schools as well and if they don't get in their desired university then they go in these safely colleges only and then transfer later on. so how this transfer process work like if they are not getting admission initially then how they get admission after getting in other college. It would be great if you could share inf on this( for an international student) 🙂 Reply AC says: December 25, 2018 at 8:50 am Just apply ut if u can’t get into ubc. Toronto winter welcomes you 😂😂😂 Reply jesujoba owolabi says: December 26, 2018 at 3:38 pm how did you pick a supervisor ……..because am stuff on that part Reply Mr FreshBest says: December 27, 2018 at 3:47 pm Is there any chance I could talk to one of your friends who has transferred to ubc? Just wanted to ask some questions. Thx Reply Anime with Agii says: December 29, 2018 at 11:30 am What are the english language admission standart on ubc’s vancouver campus??? Reply blueberri owo says: December 30, 2018 at 3:23 am Im only in grade 7 but im already thinking about what university ill go to :') and so im here… Reply juhi azha says: December 31, 2018 at 9:30 pm how would you say your essays were structured? were they extremely narrative and parable like, or structured and pretty formal? Reply Cringey Doggo's BS says: January 6, 2019 at 4:51 am I know this may sound dumb, but do the essays have to have a title? I've seen people that just write the essay without any title while others do write a title. I just finished writing my essays and if i add titles i would go over the word count… Reply H Baek says: January 8, 2019 at 6:49 pm what marks should i be getting in the IB diploma programme to have a good chance of getting into UBC sciences? Reply Nathalie says: January 10, 2019 at 3:56 pm help? so I am currently doing my AS levels (British curriculum edexcel). My igcse results were okay lowest was a C and I just took my math as level, didn't go well at all im definitely repeating so basically im terrified that my AS grades wont be all that good but I really want to get into UBC Architecture program. My goal is to major in architecture and minor in interior then make a career out of it. What are my chances on getting in? are there any other uni suggestions? Reply Lola B says: January 14, 2019 at 4:22 am thank you. thank you. thank you❤️ Reply Celina Sidhu says: January 16, 2019 at 1:34 am Did you take IB? Reply sweet kahoots says: January 18, 2019 at 6:28 am AAAAAAHHHHH I WISH I'D FOUND THIS VIDEO WHEN I WAS STRESSING THE ABSOLUTE FUCK OUT ABOUT MY APPLICATION 2 MONTHS AGO… After watching this, I'd like to think I did well on it…! This is such a well-made video and I'm very happy to see people making content like this! The personal profile questions did change a bit, but mostly everything was the same :-O Reply abstract afua says: January 18, 2019 at 9:14 am I don’t think I got in Reply S. N says: January 19, 2019 at 3:11 pm I applied to UBC thinking I'd never get in, but yesterday I got my acceptance letter to UBC science, dreams do come true! Reply Gelly Bean says: January 21, 2019 at 8:31 pm Hi I have a question! I’m an international applicant (US). Will I be okay for Bsc if I got a 93% science grade 11 and a 95% science for grade 12. I got 91% in pre calc in grade 11 and a 94-95% in AP Calc AB in grade 12. Reply Harleen Sidhu says: January 23, 2019 at 5:12 pm what universities did you apply to? Reply Bekzhon Bekzhonov says: January 25, 2019 at 10:15 pm Tell me about IELTS, please Reply Maham Asif says: January 27, 2019 at 10:42 am Does UBC require extra curricular activities? Also what does your personal profile include? Reply Lyam Donetz says: January 29, 2019 at 5:51 am I just got into UBC!! In the teacher education my questions were different than yours though Reply Ndawg600 says: January 30, 2019 at 9:31 am Shawty baddd, I hope we meet if I get accepted. Speaking of acceptance, when will I be aware? Reply sadie kane says: February 7, 2019 at 7:08 am Hey I just had a few questions. Its quite difficult to get 85% here in the 11th grade but I am trying my best. What if I don't get in 90s? Do I still have a chance? I can get 90+ in my 12th grade, so will that do? Reply Louise Zhao says: February 12, 2019 at 9:53 am thank you for this!!!! Reply Mehrad Bagher-Ebadian says: February 19, 2019 at 3:30 am Youre Beautiful~! Reply vie says: March 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm Thankyouuu so much for this. I am currently applying for UBC and I still have yet to fully complete my personal profile. This was a really big help! 😄 Reply iBoomz says: March 5, 2019 at 4:41 pm Holy shit you're Colombian, I would've never thought. We're everywhere, I love it. Reply [email protected] says: March 5, 2019 at 5:19 pm I'm from India I have 70 percent in 12 and IELTS band of 7.5 Can I get in for computer science engineering Reply JY Hwang says: March 6, 2019 at 8:31 am Got accepted into Applied Sciences ayy Reply Brijesh Hota says: March 7, 2019 at 9:37 pm I got into McGill for CS in Fall 2019 undergraduate degree. Got rejected from Queen's but that doesn't matter now.. Reply NOURY BENCH says: March 19, 2019 at 2:41 pm Great Video Lina Reply Jason Zhu jason says: March 31, 2019 at 8:10 pm What is there to flex about kid Reply foreverblue says: April 3, 2019 at 8:55 pm Is that really true about the mental health thing? I suffered from depression but I really wanna apply. Currently a sophomore Reply gtgbianca says: April 6, 2019 at 5:32 pm Do they offer scholarships for grade 12 graduates for filipinos? Reply Rachel Lim says: April 7, 2019 at 11:46 pm I'm applying for the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program this fall, do you happen to know anyone in it or anything about how good it is? Reply Kim Phan says: April 14, 2019 at 4:24 am I've applied to UBC science but I haven't received any decision yet. I'm transferring credits from the States. Do you know roughly how long I'd receive the decision? It's mid April now…. why is it taking so long time? I'm so worry TT.TT Reply Bennett Olegasegram says: April 14, 2019 at 9:47 pm Hey Lina!! Your video was very informative and cleared a lot of ambiguity for me..I'm currently enrolled in grade 10 and aspire to pursue my undergrad in PPE ( politics, philosophy & economics). As it turns out, UBC facilitates that program and the school ticks a lot of my boxes and I can't wait to go there. I have a few questions that I hoped you would answer.Generically speaking, whats the prerequisite average for admission into UBC? If you don't mind sharing, what were your grades like in high school? From a social standpoint, how was your transition into uni? (Is it easy to make friends on campus?)How relevant is the IB diploma/bundle in the scope of UBC admission? (Do IB students have the upper hand over students enrolled in academic classes?) Reply janine campbell says: April 22, 2019 at 7:14 am I have a question! I live in Jamaica, so my requirements are CSEC subjects and CAPE. But the thing is I was told that applications end on January 15, but next year I will be sitting my CAPE exams in May. Do I apply without the CAPE subjects? Reply Janet Boye says: April 28, 2019 at 7:48 pm Thanks soo much for these tips….I wanted to know about international students and scholarships and how high the possibility is to be admitted as an international student Reply David Z says: May 2, 2019 at 6:20 am References? Reply Brundha Boora says: May 3, 2019 at 11:26 am I first found about UBC from your channel, I fell immensely in love and then applied. I GOT IN 💞 Reply Beep boop says: May 17, 2019 at 5:07 am Do you know if there’s a Latino club at ubc? Reply Mãnï kåûr Gîll says: May 20, 2019 at 6:16 am Hye Ik I'm 2 years last but NOW that I'm in 11 standard (India) I reallllyyy need to make a decision and UBC has always been my first choice. I can't really fund my education in UBC so can you please tell me about any scholarships for international students. A full scholarship maybe. It will be really really helpful. Please 🙏🙏🙏 thanks. God plz. Make her notice thisss Reply Luksorn Sornpinya says: June 5, 2019 at 11:33 am Thank you, you help me alot. Reply Faiza Mazhar says: June 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm the only video I've come across with tips THIS detailed and helpful. thank you, god bless x Reply gourie jagtap says: June 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm Hi, I'm gourie from India. I wanna know how the reference letters are transferred to Ubc by uploading it or sending them through email? Reply Bella Gwanyama says: June 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm Hey just wondering what program you applied to? Reply 100% XiaoWin says: June 24, 2019 at 3:37 am https://www.petersons.com/college-search/the-university-of-british-columbia-000_10000378.aspxlink that I really found useful not just for UBC Reply Diana Jade says: June 24, 2019 at 6:42 pm Does ubc require sat ?! Reply importanttodo lennon says: June 26, 2019 at 2:49 pm I’m still wondering (just finished school) how to manage my future . According my possibilities , I got an opportunity to start studying in a college in Toronto , but hopefully I wish I could transfer to university . It’s still quite expensive , but it’s still less expensive to study in Toronto than somewhere else in Canada ( my relatives gave me a place to live, so I do not pay the rent). But it’s too hard …… I haven’t lived abroad , but I want to take advantage of my situation. Reply shreya sharma says: July 2, 2019 at 8:46 pm Hey Lina. Your video was in my recommendation section. So grateful that I got to see it. It’s extremely helpful. I will be beginning with my application in September for fall 2020 intake. I’am an international student from India. I will be applying for BSc. Unfortunately I didn’t have maths in my 12th grade which is a requirement for this course. Do u know if UBC provides conditional admission. I have no other means of doing math. I can’t tell you enough how much I want to get into UBC. I am an undergraduate student in India and I’ll be doing another undergraduation all over again at UBC due to my love for that course which is in very limited universities.Also I had 87%, is it enough for UBC Vancouver campus. Reply Alondra says: July 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm Hello guys HELP! UBC is my DREAM college. Im an international student. I have done 200 hours of voluntary work. Been on multiple clubs and extracurricular activities. I have high grades about a B or two maybe in highschool in general and a gpa of 3.80-3.90. The only problem is my SAT. I got a 970 studying ALOT but I just cant get it. Should I still Apply? Do you think they might not consider me at all????? I really really want this university. No one believes in my in my home town. What do you guys think? Thank you ( BTW im applying to Political Science Vancouver) Reply Angel Gabriel Garcia Zacamo says: July 12, 2019 at 3:14 am Wait are you from Colombia or Columbia? Sorry I don't listened so good hahahaha Reply Harshit Jain says: July 24, 2019 at 8:39 am I want to get into PhD program and i checked ubc site for stipend and it was very confusing whether I will get my whole tution fee refunded or only upto 3200 dollars. If you could help me out in that it would be really helpful Reply Tashianna Collins says: July 26, 2019 at 6:46 am I'm scared to apply to UBC because even if I got in as an international student I still can't afford the fees and their scholarships look super competitive Reply Mariel Ciprian says: July 26, 2019 at 3:31 pm I would love to know how much time they take to give responses to the applications? i am going to apply to a Graduate program (Master degree) Reply Man Ish says: August 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm Can I apply with ged from Nepal? Reply Manveer Singh says: August 10, 2019 at 1:07 pm Which is better UVIC or UBC Reply Nathaly Lemus Moreno says: August 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm Hi! I´m from Colombia, I love your videos!! Thanks for such helpful tips. My brother is actually looking to apply for next year, but he needs a one year of certified university studies, so we don´t know what to do because we don´t understand if that means he needs to start at university here in Colombia and then apply there, or what are the other options. Do you have any idea about this? It would be really helpful Reply Isabella Diaz says: August 13, 2019 at 11:06 pm Applying to UBC this year just taking my gap 🙂 Reply james lopes says: August 18, 2019 at 4:24 am could you shed some light! I m trying to get into Sauder BCOM program however the requirement process is making things a bit complicated .so if I get into UBC arts how is that the process of transferring works? lets say if i transferred on second year or third year? Would i still continue with BCOM program from second year or first year or star over? Anyone reading this comment; share any tips – will mean alot to me. Just a kid with very poor family background defying the odds & getting into UBC.. Reply hanna moradi says: August 19, 2019 at 11:59 am Dear Lina thanks a million for sharing this video it was super useful for me 😍👌🏻😘but I'm still not sure about one thing, that is the mental health part , i suffer from ADD which refers to attention deficit disorder that means it is really hard for me to concentrate and it takes more time for me to study sth but if I can concentrate I will be hyperfocused on the subject and also I can relate many issues to each other bc many thoughts pass through my mind and sometimes I can suggest new solutions for problems, and I want to mention that and also how I trained my self to be seated and study and also boosted my hours of studying, and how to overcome and beat the disability and changed it in to a good thing , And I guess it is not sth like depression or sth that makes the uni thinks I'm gonna get them into trouble. So do you still think it is better not to mention it? Reply Molly Crowley says: August 20, 2019 at 9:45 pm Is ubc a difficult university to get into? Reply Harmanpreet Kaur says: August 21, 2019 at 9:26 am What will be the minimum percentage required? For international students! Reply Harmanpreet Kaur says: August 21, 2019 at 9:27 am Also is vancouver campus better or okanagen? Reply nhung vuong says: August 27, 2019 at 12:27 am Wow this is helpful and if the deadline to apply for is Dec.01 does that mean I have to complete the required courses by that time in grade 12? Reply janine campbell says: September 15, 2019 at 7:52 am Hi Lina, I have a question. I'm from Jamaica and I'm currently studying for CAPE. I wanted to do Commerce at UBC but it is required that I do Maths Unit 2 (which I'm currently not doing). Is there any other way I can meet the requirements? Like any alternative or prerequisites. Reply CloudyElle says: September 24, 2019 at 7:18 pm update for 2020 high school grads:Some of you may or may not know but there is no more provincial exams for any subjects for our grad year. Your grades are everything, so work hard on your grades, join a lot of clubs and fully complete your capstone project if your school is implicating the course. Reply Sam Bolianatz says: October 1, 2019 at 4:00 am Love this! Just posted my Vancouver travel vlog, would appreciate any support 🙂 Reply adelle says: October 1, 2019 at 8:11 am Were you an ib student???? Thanks for the video, i found it very helpful! Reply Linda Bowe says: October 2, 2019 at 2:07 am thank you so much! this was really helpful Reply Emmeline says: October 2, 2019 at 3:28 pm Hi I’m an international student planning to apply for UBC, does the college require you to be 19 for housing? I was researching for on campus housing and I think I saw a minimum age of 19 for dorms… does that mean 18 yr olds can’t live on campus?? Reply Anmol Sandhu says: October 4, 2019 at 12:41 am Does UBC look equally in your grade 11 and 12 grades fr your GPA or will they look more at grade 12, especially if its the same subject as the grade 11 one? Suppose you got 70s in grade 11 Chemistry but 90s in grade 12 Chemistry, will they ignore grade 11? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.