Accept Your Offer

You did it! First things first – accept your offer and pay your acceptance deposit before the date indicated in your letter of admission to save your spot.

How to accept your offer


Log in to the Student Service Centre.


Click Admissions, then select either Accept my Offer or Decline.


Select “Yes, I accept this offer” and follow the steps to pay your deposit:

  • $500 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • $1,000 for international students
  • $3,000 for students attending Vantage One programs

All figures are in Canadian dollars. Your deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable, but it will be applied to your first-term fees when you register for courses.

Accept your offer

Conditional offers

Your spot at UBC is subject to the conditions outlined in your letter of admission. It’s important that you maintain your grades and submit your final documents to confirm your offer. Any significant changes in your academic standing could lead to your offer being reassessed.

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If you applied to two degrees

You will be evaluated for your second choice only if you’re not admitted to your first choice. Depending on your degree selections, UBC may evaluate your second choice upon request. If you’re still waiting to hear back about your first choice, check the Student Service Centre regularly for status updates. If you receive offers to both your first- and second-choice degrees, you can choose either one.

Deferring your offer

Under certain circumstances, UBC will consider deferring your offer of admission by one year (or two years for mandatory military service) if you’re joining UBC as a first-year undergraduate. To learn more, review our deferral eligibility requirements and deadlines.

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Advisor Tip

As an enrolment services advisor, I wear many hats. I specialize in financial advising, but I can also answer questions about undergraduate admissions, fees, tuition, registration, financial support, exams, graduation, transcripts, and so much more. If you have a question I can’t answer, I likely know the person or department who can.

Claudia, Enrolment Services Advisor

Get your questions answered

Have more questions? Your campus advisor is here to help.

Your Academic Advisor on the Okanagan campus

Students at UBC’s Okanagan campus share a pool of academic advisors, who are available to help get you settled into university life and academics. Academic advisors can help you understand your degree requirements, connect you with resources, and help you plan your future.

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Your Enrolment Services Advisor on the Vancouver campus

If you’re a student on UBC’s Vancouver campus, you’ll be paired with an Enrolment Services Advisor shortly after you accept your offer. Find your Enrolment Services Advisor in the Student Service Centre by clicking Personal Info, then selecting UBC Contacts. Ask them for help with financial planning, registration troubleshooting, and finding resources online and on campus.

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Health insurance at UBC

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