Undergraduate Admissions


Enrolment Management at UNBC

The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to providing the best possible educational experience to its students. While some areas of academic study are available to new students without restriction, to ensure the highest quality learning environment others must be limited in enrolment by the availability of suitable space and instruction. Except for first-entry professional programs, first-year first-entry students are admitted to UNBC by their degree outcome of interest, and must indicate at least their first choice of Degree Group (for example Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) on their application form. Until such time as students declare a major, they will be assigned either of the two College Deans based upon their declared degree group. Once admitted, if the Major selected would require a transfer between Degree Groups, the approval of the College Dean for the Academic Program including the desired major is required. Transfer from a first-entry professional program to one of the Degree Groups is permitted only by approval of the College Dean for the Academic Program including the desired major.
Transfer students are considered for admission only in the context of a Declaration of Major, and will be admitted, on the basis of space availability and eligibility, by established criteria in the Major of choice.

How to Apply

To apply for admission to UNBC, please submit a completed application form, including all required documentation and fees, to the Office of the Registrar.

The online application is available by internet at www.unbc.ca/apply/.

To receive an application form, contact the Office of the Registrar by mail, by fax at (250) 960-6330 or by phone (250) 960-6300.
Student may also contact the Student Recruitment and Advising Centre (www.unbc.ca/whyunbc) or unbc4u@unbc.ca.

Application Deadlines

Canadian Students

General Undergraduate (See Semester Dates and program regulations for professional programs.)
May Semester
March 1
September Semester *March 1
January SemesterNovember 1
* Please note:  While the Canadian Student application deadline for admission is March 1st for September entry, students are encouraged to apply earlier. Applications received after March 1st will be considered on the basis of space availability and eligibility, by established criteria in the Degree Group/Major of choice.
 
International Students

September SemesterMarch 1
January SemesterJune 1
May Semester *
* Applications are not encouraged for this semester, unless applicants are transferring from a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Please note:  Applications received after these dates will be processed on the basis of space availability once on-time applications have been allocated.

Professional and Competitive Entry Programs
(See Program Regulations for Professional Program Admissions) 

February 1
Social WorkFebruary 1
Environmental EngineeringMarch 1
February 1
EducationMarch 15
NursingMarch 31