Personal Profile

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Today’s Agenda
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. New UBC Programs
3. Admissions Update
4. Aboriginal Applicants
5. International Students
New UBC Programs 2013
UBC Dual Degrees with Sciences Po
• UBC-Vancouver Faculty of Arts
• UBC-Vancouver Sauder School of Business (BCom)
• Supplemental application
New UBC Programs 2013
Update on Bachelor of
International Economics
(new in 2012)
Admissions Update
• 2013 Entering Class
• Review of Holistic Admissions Criteria
• 2014 Admissions Timeline
• Personal Profile
• English Language Requirements
• 2013 Revocation Review
Admissions Update – Last Year’s Entering
Class by Location of Secondary School
UBC Vancouver
UBC Okanagan
World12,
265, 16%
World12,
1,798, 31%
BC12,
3,313, 58%
Canada12,
631, 11%
Canada12,
353, 21%
BC12,
1,073, 63%
Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident
Applicants, 2008 - 2013
Vancouver
18,000
16,000
14,000
12,000
10,000
World 12
8,000
Canada 12
BC12
6,000
4,000
9,828
9,672
10,147
10,168
9,490
9,260
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2,000
-
Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident
Applicants, 2008 - 2013
Okanagan
3,500
3,000
2,500
2,000
World 12
Canada 12
1,500
1,000
BC12
1,960
2,243
1,768
1,884
2009
2010
2,238
1,847
500
0
2008
2011
2012
2013
Holistic Admissions:
Minimum Criteria for Consideration
•
High School Graduation
•
Program Pre-reqs
•
English Language Admission Standard
•
Min. 70% / 67% UBC admission average
(Vancouver / Okanagan)
•
English 11/12 final of 70% (Vancouver only)
Holistic Admissions:
Criteria for Competitive Assessment
Secondary School Grades
• Combination of 11s and 12s
• UBC Faculty admission average
• Course-specific minima (TBD by Faculty)
Personal profile
• 4-7 short essay questions
Supplemental info as required
Example: Applying to the Faculty of Commerce
Course
John
Paul
George
English 12
88%
88%
90%
Pre-Calc 12
90%
78%
88%
French 12
86%
95%
87%
Chem 12
92%
95%
87%
Admisssion
Avg.
89%
89%
88%
New Admission Policy for BC Schools
Semestered, quartered, or self-paced courses: For the grade to be
used in the calculation of the UBC admission average, all Grade 12
courses must be completed by February 1. If the course is in progress
after February 1, the final grade from an equivalent Grade 11 course may
be used as a substitute. This includes courses offered via Distributed
Learning.
Linear courses: All in-progress Grade 12 courses following a structured
linear timetable (i.e. courses start in September and end in June) can be
used in the calculation of the admission average on the basis of Term 2
grades (usually available in March). This includes linear-calendar courses
offered via Distributed Learning.
2014 Changes to BC12 Admissions
•
Linear schools: no change
•
Semester schools: self-report final course grades
as of Feb. 1. Grade 11 courses substitute in for
missing Grade 12.
•
May data ONLY used to verify; no admission
decisions
UBC Undergraduate Admission Timeline 2014
Students have:
Official grade data via Ed Access portal:
All courses completed by January (DL and
semestered schools)
Verifiable grade data via school:
Term 2 report cards (linear schools)
Jan
February
March
April
Official grades data:
Ministry datafile comes
to UBC; used to verify
offer of admission
May
June
offers of
admission
Deadline:
Online application
closes
Self-reporting Mar. 3 – Apr 11
BC12s self-report grades from
official & verifiable sources:
Ed Access portal (final, incl. DL);
Linear T2 report cards (interim)
Verification only
Minimal additional offers
on case by case basis
Accept Deadline:
June 1
Official grades data: Data that comes in electronic format from the Ministry
Verifiable grades data: Data that comes from the student that can be verified electronically
by the Ministry
2014 BC12 Self-Reporting
•
Two documents eligible for self-reporting:
• Ed Access portal (final, incl. DL)
• Linear T2 report cards (interim)
•
(NEW) Upload documents used to self-report
•
(NEW) Identify course(s) and course provider(s) for
Distributed Learning final grades
2011/12 BC 12 Admissions (2012/13 Transition Year) = Later offers
Grade 11
Req’s
Grade 12
Req’s
Engl 11, Math
11, Chem 11,
Physics 11, a
language 11,
social studies
11
English 12
Math 12
Chemistry 12
Physics 12
Early March
Mid/late
March
Late April
Early May
2011/12 BC 12 Admissions (2012/13 Transition Year) = Later offers
Grade 11
Req’s
Grade 12
Req’s
Early March
Mid/late
March
Self-reporting
Linear School:
Term 2
Engl 11, Math
11, Chem 11,
Physics 11, a
language 11,
social studies
11
English 12
English 12
Math 12
Math 12
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Physics 12
Physics 12
Late April
Early May
2011/12 BC 12 Admissions (2012/13 Transition Year) = Later offers
Grade 11
Req’s
Engl 11, Math
11, Chem 11,
Physics 11, a
language 11,
social studies
11
Grade 12
Req’s
Early March
Mid/late
March
Late April
Self-reporting
Self-reporting
Linear School:
Term 2
Semester
School: 2nd
Sem, 1st term
English 12
English 12
English 12
Math 12
Math 12
Math 12
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Physics 12
Physics 12
Physics 12
Early May
2011/12 BC 12 Admissions (2012/13 Transition Year) = Later offers
Grade 11
Req’s
Engl 11, Math
11, Chem 11,
Physics 11, a
language 11,
social studies
11
Grade 12
Req’s
Early March
Mid/late
March
Late April
Early May
Self-reporting
Self-reporting
Ministry data
file
Linear School:
Term 2
Semester
School: 2nd
Sem, 1st term
Linear and
Semester
English 12
English 12
English 12
English 12
Math 12
Math 12
Math 12
Math 12
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Physics 12
Physics 12
Physics 12
Physics 12
2013-2014 BC 12 Admissions = Offers by mid-April
Grade 11
Req’s
Grade 12
Req’s
Engl 11, Math
11, Chem 11,
Physics 11, a
language 11,
social studies
11
English 12
Math 12
Chemistry 12
Physics 12
Early March
Mid/late
March
Late April
Early May
2013-2014 BC 12 Admissions = Offers by mid-April
Grade 11
Req’s
Grade 12
Req’s
Early March
Self-reporting
Semester
School:
1st semester
Engl 11, Math
11, Chem 11,
Physics 11, a
language 11,
social studies
11
English 12
English 12
Math 12
Chemistry 12
Physics 12
Chemistry 12
Mid/late
March
Late April
Early May
2013-2014 BC 12 Admissions = Offers by mid-April
Grade 11
Req’s
Grade 12
Req’s
Early March
Self-reporting
Semester
School:
1st semester
Engl 11, Math
11, Chem 11,
Physics 11, a
language 11,
social studies
11
English 12
English 12
Math 12
Math 11
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Physics 12
Physics 11
Mid/late
March
Late April
Early May
2013-2014 BC 12 Admissions = Offers by mid-April
Grade 11
Req’s
Engl 11, Math
11, Chem 11,
Physics 11, a
language 11,
social studies
11
Grade 12
Req’s
Early March
Mid/late
March
Self-reporting
Self-reporting
Semester
School:
1st semester
Linear School:
Term 2
English 12
English 12
English 12
Math 12
Math 11
Math 12
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Physics 12
Physics 11
Physics 12
Late April
Early May
Grade 11
Req’s
Engl 11, Math
11, Chem 11,
Physics 11, a
language 11,
social studies
11
Grade 12
Req’s
Early March
Mid/late
March
Late April
Early May
Self-reporting
Self-reporting
Ministry data
file
Semester
School:
1st semester
Linear School:
Term 2
Linear and
Semester
English 12
English 12
English 12
Verify
Math 12
Math 11
Math 12
Verify
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Chemistry 12
Verify
Physics 12
Physics 11
Physics 12
Verify
The Personal Profile
• Grade ranges from last year
• Personal Profile Evaluation Process
• How we can help you help your students
BC students admitted to 1st choice UBC
Vancouver via holistic admission, 2013
Vancouver
Admit
500
450
400
350
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
Admission Avg (%)
BC students admitted and refused to 1st choice
UBC Vancouver via holistic admission, 2013
Vancouver
Admit
Refuse
500
450
400
350
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
Admission Avg (%)
BC students admitted and refused to 1st choice
UBC Okanagan via holistic admission, 2013
Okanagan
Admit
Refuse
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
70
72
74
76
78
80
82 84 86 88
Admission Avg (%)
90
92
94
96
98 100
Assessing the Personal Profile
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•
•
•
Accuracy
Consistency
Free from bias
Integrity of responses verified
Personal Profile Resources
• Personal Profile video
•
you.ubc.ca/how-to-apply/ubcs-online-application/
• Information on you.ubc.ca
• Online webinars for students on
November 13, 19, 21 & 23
• Personal Profile “Pointers”
Personal Profile “Pointers”
1.
What are the qualities that you think will make for a successful university
student? And how have you demonstrated such qualities in the past? Try to
incorporate these ideas in your responses.
2.
Think about the UBC program you have identified as your first choice. What
kinds of activities, accomplishments and insights learned inside or outside of
the classroom do you think would be relevant to this program?
3.
Think about your accomplishments, your activities and what you have learned
from these experiences. What do you excel in at school or outside of
school? What do you enjoy learning in school? Or what do you enjoy doing
outside of school that has influenced what you want to learn? Don’t just
provide a list without taking the time to reflect on what you have learned and
what you want to continue learning in University.
4.
Think about the role others have played in your accomplishments and
experiences.
5.
Think about how your favorite teacher would describe you. Why would your
teacher describe you this way? Be specific. Try to incorporate this information
into your responses.
Personal Profile “Pointers”
6.
When writing your responses. Be specific. Use details to substantiate and
elaborate upon your answers.
7.
Think about two or three adjectives that best describe you. For each, provide
some evidence of why they describe you best. Be specific. Try to incorporate this
information into your responses.
8.
Focus on what you want to say and be true to who you are. Don’t provide the
answers you think UBC wants to hear; we are interested in your voice.
9.
Provide the background information to your experiences.
10. Finally, remember that self-reflection is challenging and will take time. Writing is
an iterative process and it is okay to be discouraged with early drafts. That’s why
you write, write and re-write. The UBC Personal Profile is supposed to make you
think. If you find it hard to complete your personal profile, it probably means you
are on the right track.
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UBC’s English Language
Admission Standard
• Complete three or more consecutive years
of full-time education in English within
Canada immediately prior to attending
UBC.
• Achieve a grade of 70% or better on the
provincial examination portion of BC
English 12 or English Literature 12 or the
equivalent.
UBC’s English Language
Admission Standard
• Achieve a final grade of 4 or better on Advanced
Placement (AP) English Language & Composition or AP
Literature & Composition; or achieve a final grade of 5
or better on International Baccalaureate English A1 or
A2 (higher-level or standard-level).
• Achieve the competence standard indicated by one of
the tests of English language proficiency that
evaluates skills in listening, reading, speaking, and
writing.
UBC’s English Language
Admission Standard
More Information:
• http://you.ubc.ca/admissions/elas/
• Waiver Request Process:
http://you.ubc.ca/admissions/elas/waiverrequest-process/
UBC’s English Requirements
English 70 Rule (Vancouver Campus)
 All students must achieve a final grade of 70% in
Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (or equivalent
course, including provincial examinations where
applicable)
English Provincial Exam Discrepancy Rule
 In cases where a significant discrepancy exists
(20% or more) between the course grade and the
examination grade, UBC reserves the right to use
the examination grade only.
2013 Revoked Offers of Admission
Reason
ADMT
REFU
Total
43
41
84
English 70
8
25
33
Failed IB diploma / No other basis for admission
1
15
16
Did not maintain academic performance on final grades
6
14
20
13
13
26
7
7
5
8
Below university minimum on final grades
4
4
Attended elsewhere during deferral year
1
1
Did not satisfy TOEFL with official result
1
1
126
200
English Discrepancy
Grades discrepancy (self-reported vs official)
Did not graduate
Missing pre-req
Grand Total
3
74
Tuition Waiver for Students in
Care
• UBC has announced free tuition for students
who have been wards of the province
• Students should apply and school should
identify for UBC Undergraduate Admissions
• Will waive the application fee upon request if
financial hardship
• More details to follow
Aboriginal Applicants
• UBC’s Aboriginal Admissions Policy
• Self-Identification
• UBC staff working directly with Aboriginal
Applicants
• Timeline for Aboriginal Admission Decisions
• Fee Waivers
International Student Support
UBC’s International Student Initiative supports
international students here in Canada, and their
counselors, with the transition to UBC.
Contacts:
Michael Holaday
[email protected]
604-822-8999
Donna McGrath
[email protected]
250-807-8268
English Language Pathways
For students with a strong academic record who fall short of the
English Language Admission Standard, UBC has established the
International Program at UBC Vantage College, or the English
Foundation program at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
UBC VANTAGE
COLLEGE
ENGLISH FOUNDATION
PROGRAM
International Scholarships
UBC devotes more than $8 million/8% of international
student tuition annually to awards, scholarships and other
forms of financial assistance for international students.
 Outstanding International
Student Award
 UBC International Scholars
Program:



International Leaders of
Tomorrow Award
Donald A. Wehrung International
Student Award
www.internationalscholars.ubc.ca
The Major Entrance Scholarship
Deadline to apply - DECEMBER 10, 2013
Highly competitive
Limited number of awards
Application “Academic Profile” grades will be used in
the MES decision (new for this year) in addition to the
grades used to render an admission decision.
• Applicants will be evaluated for their first choice
program only as identified on December 10
•
•
•
•
UBC Entrance Award
• Deadline to apply –JANUARY 31, 2014
• Supporting academically qualified students
who would not otherwise be able to attend
without significant financial assistance.
• Application requires a nomination letter and
an application form found at:
http://you.ubc.ca/tuitionscholarships/entrance-award/
• Separate application required for each
campus
Summer Scholars Program
Your Contacts at UBC
Kirsten Graham
Regional Manager, BC, Student Recruitment and Advising
[email protected]
604 827-3559
Paola Baca
Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions (Canada)
[email protected]
604 822-9489
Andrew Arida
Associate Registrar & Director - Undergraduate Admissions &
Recruitment
[email protected]
604 822-2890
Your Contacts at UBC
Michael Holaday
International Recruiter/Advisor, International Student Initiative
[email protected]
604 822-6876
Melody Markle
Aboriginal Student Recruiter/Advisor
[email protected]
604 827-2133
Celia Reimer
Aboriginal Admissions Advisor
[email protected]
604 822-2558
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