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Hello Everyone,

Congratulations on all your acceptances and best wishes for your decision making, good luck with funding etc. I was wondering if anyone has heard from UBC yet, either for the dual program or the straight MLIS program. If so can you give me some details about the email you received, when you received it etc. I am waiting to hear about their regular MLIS, I would also be interested to know if you a Canadian student or a visa student.

Thanks!

(feel free to PM me)

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I was accepted into the dual program yesterday! This was the email I received:

 

I am happy to inform you that the admissions committee for the Dual Master of Archival Studies/Master of Library and Information Studies program has met and would like to recommend you for admission for September 2013. All recommendations are approved at the discretion of the Faculty of Graduate Studies as only they are able to offer admission to our programs. Congratulations!

 

Once they process the recommendation, and approve it, you will receive an email followed by a print letter. The print letter is your official offer of admission. Please contact our Admissions Secretary, Connie Wintels, at slais.admissions@ubc.ca to let her know your decision.

 

If you require any further information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or Connie.

 

Kind regards,

Heather

 

I am an American student, so I will need to get a student Visa if I do decide to go.

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Thanks so much for the info and the details!

It seems as though they may be doing the dual degrees first. Has anyone been accepted into the straight MLIS program?

 

 


 

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Yeah, I gotta know! I can't keep refreshing my email all day long. Glad to know that I'm not alone!

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Wow -- a bunch of people have applied to UBC!

I'm surprised that you folks haven't heard back yet as everyone else seems to have.

 

I heard from UBC last Friday -- I wasn't accepted into the September 2013 intake but they have recommended me for the January 2014 intake (aka if the graduate school gives the stamp of approval, I can start in January). I was originally quite sad about this decision, but after mulling it over for a bit and doing a little research online, I'm quite pleased as it's a fairly small and competitive program.

 

I'm going to see about taking a tour around the campus and talking to a few advisors in person in the next few weeks before making my decision. I also haven't heard back from any other schools yet... (hurry up UW!).

 

Best of luck with your applications and let us know when you hear back!

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I got my letter from UBC Graduate studies today. They have accepted me for September but I am considering asking if I can defer and go in January. Perhaps this opens up a September spot. Does anyone know if they would be amenable to this?

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Hi mlis2013,

 

I doubt they would have any problem with this.... btw as I was accepted for Jan 2014 and not for the Sept 2013 intake, you should ask them if we can switch haha :)

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Grats everyone!

 

I was accepted to and am attending UBC in Sept 2013 for MASLIS. 

 

Anyone have any idea what they're doing for housing? I'm an international student, so I will probably opt for on-campus housing my first year (year round). The options seem to be either Marine Drive, Thunderbird, or Fairview Crescent - does anyone know any anecdotal pros/cons to any of those or on-campus housing in general.

 

Thanks. 

Edited by oincandenza

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Hi oincandenza,

 

I am leaning towards attending UBC (starting Jan 2014) and I did my undergraduate degree there as well.

 

I would not recommend living in the dorms at UBC unless that really is your thing. 1) none of the dorms are graduate school specific, so you will be living in residences with potentially a lot younger and more immature students, 2) UBC is physically located pretty far away from the rest of the city, so it can feel very clausterphobic to spend all of your time on campus, 3) they're really not much cheaper/ could be more expensive than living off campus.

 

I'd recommend living off campus somewhere along the broadway corridor (i.e. on West Broadway) as this road has a frequent commuter bus line to campus.

 

However, that's just my two cents as I'm pretty biased and I had a terrible time living in the dorms in my first year there!

Cheers!

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Does anyone know what UBC's acceptance rate is? I've heard people say that it is competitive but they seem a little tight-lipped about the numbers. Anybody know?

 

I am so curious to know how many people apply each year!

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