Who gets in? The Truths and Myths of how Canadian Universities Make Admission Decisions

Grade 11 and 12 grades, self-reporting, personal statements, short answer questions, extra-curricular activities, and applicant interviews; there is a great deal of information that can go into admission decisions. This begs a question: how do Canadian universities use all this information to determine who gets in?  This presentation will provide an overview of the rationales and decision-making process UBC and other Canadian universities often use to make admission decisions. Andrew will also dispel the myths and rumours that often surround the admission process.

Recorded April 2019, at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on UBC's Vancouver campus.


Andrew Arida - Deputy Registrar, Enrollment Services, University of British Columbia

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