Pre-Graduate School Summer Program (PGSSP)

Program

With the risk COVID-19 poses to students, staff and instructors, we cancelled the 2020 Pre-Graduate School Summer Program.

You may be interested in the Pre-Graduate School Online Program. This new part-time program is for upper-year undergraduate students and recent graduates wanting to apply to a Canadian master’s program.

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Graduate school preparation for upper-level undergraduate students

You’re close to completing or have just completed your undergraduate program. Now you have your sights set on a North American master’s program. How do you ensure you succeed in getting into the program you want – and excelling once you’re there?

Transitioning from an undergraduate to graduate program can be full of unexpected surprises. Often, the school or program a student chose isn’t what they expected. Academic expectations and cultures can be different. Sometimes, it’s a struggle just to finish.

Prepare for graduate school success in the three-week Pre-Graduate School Summer Program. Come away with strategies, insights and your own personalized plan that provides you a step-by-step roadmap to choosing, applying to and succeeding in a master’s program in Canada or the US. Enter graduate school with the confidence knowing that you have the skills and foresight you need to succeed.

Program highlights:

  • Designed for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students, and recent graduates
  • Full-time, three weeks
  • Graduate preparation courses taught by experienced senior instructors
  • Workshops led by graduate advisors, supervisors and faculty
  • Social events and conversations with current UBC graduate students
  • Live on campus or commute daily
  • Optional weekend activities in and around Vancouver

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With the risk the coronavirus (COVID-19) poses to students, staff and instructors, UBC Extended Learning has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Pre-Graduate School Summer Program. Read more about UBC’s response.

Students registered in the 2020 program will receive a full refund, including the CAD$500 deposit. Refunds are issued by the original method of payment, and are expected to take five to 10 business days. Debit, cash and wire transfers processing may take longer.

Special Cases:

  • If you are an international student whose study permit/visa has been denied, you will receive a full refund including the deposit of CAD$500. If your travel visa is denied, you must provide a scanned copy of the original communication from the Canadian embassy, consulate or high commission to UBC Extended Learning in order to support your claim.
  • If you are an international student and cannot attend because Canada has closed its border to people travelling from your home country, you will receive a full refund including the deposit of CAD$500.
  • If you are unable to attend due to medical reasons, you will receive a refund of the tuition fee minus the non-refundable deposit of CAD$500. You must provide a scanned copy of the original documentation explaining the medical reason for being unable to attend to UBC Pre-Graduate School Summer Program.