The Personal Profile section of your UBC
UBC application is your opportunity to tell us more about you and your
experiences beyond academics. The short essay questions need to be answered in depth. They’re definitely not something you want to rush through. Like your grades, your personal profile has a significant impact on your admission so read over the questions carefully, and take time to think and reflect. Your answers will set you apart from other students who also have high grades. Look at all of your past experiences, big and small. What and how do they teach you about the world? About yourself? Maybe you’re interested in nature in all of its forms. Or maybe you picked up a hobby because a loved one inspired you. Your transcript tells us about what you have learned in school, but not what you have learned in life. This is where the Personal Profile comes in. What have you learned that you will never forget? What represents your achievements, passions, and experiences best? How have you grown, and how has your perspective matured? Everyone’s experiences and opportunities
are different. How have you made the most of yours? After you submit your application, your Personal Profile will be reviewed by trained UBC readers. Their valuations are checked, double
checked and then combined with your academic average to make the admission decision. This is where all your experiences converge. How will your past shape your future?