Distance Learning Program - How to Apply

For information on eligibility to enroll in online courses, please review our Eligibility page.

New Prospective Students

Please note the application deadlines are as follows for admissions to Unclassified Studies:

  • March 15 (for courses starting in May - Summer Term 1 & 2)
  • July 15 (for courses starting in September - Winter Term 1)
  • October 15 (for courses starting in January - Winter Term 2)


Step 1: Online Application

Prospective applicants to the Distance Learning Program must first complete an application to UBC as an Unclassified student here. Be sure to follow the instructions for the upcoming term on the website. Applications for January will be different from September or May.

Please indicate in your application that you are interested in taking Allard Law Distance Learning courses. 
This will be in the text box in the applciation for September and May applications, or in the email for January applications.


Remember, all hard copy documents must be sent directly to our office, and not the office of admissions to UBC.

Attn: Graduate Professional Programs - Distance Learning
Peter A. Allard School of Law
University of British Columbia
1822 East Mall
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z1


When you have completed your application, send the following to the Distance Learning Program by clicking here:

  1. Your UBC Identification Number once you receive it. (This is your UBC Student Number)
  2. The method by which you meet the Program's English Language Requirements

Step 2: Submit Required Documents

NCA Assessment and Transcripts

Prospective students should have the NCA send their NCA Assessment, and their academic transcripts on file with the NCA via email directly to the Distance Learning Program’s email address: distancelearning@allard.ubc.ca.  The NCA Assessment and academic transcripts are a required part of the application to the Distance Learning Program.

English Language Requirements

Prospective students must meet the program's English Language Requirements found on our eligibility page.  Please be sure to submit all required documentation directly to the Distance Learning Program. 


Once all of the above steps are complete and all supporting documents have been received by the Distance Learning Program, an assessment can be made to determine your eligibility for admission to take the courses offered by the program. 

Once Admitted and/or Have Taken Classes

Pay Acceptance Registration Deposit

Once you have been accepted to the University, all registration fees and deposits are available on UBC’s Student Service Centre.  Log in with your CWL and then under the finance tab to view and pay your fees. Note the registration deposit is non-refundable, but it will be applied toward tuition if you take a course in the term during which you apply


Registering for Classes

Review our Courses page for information on when course registration opens for your course(s). Generally, Summer Session registration opens mid-spring and Winter Session registration opens mid-summer.  Students will not be registered in a course prior to the course's opening registration date. Accordingly, please do not submit registration materials in advance of the opening registration date for your course.

Complete and submit the Course Registration form for the current term found on the courses webpagePlease note that course space is limited.  Submitting a completed form is not a guarantee of course enrolment.


Pay Tuition and Fees

Payment of tuition and fees is done through UBC’s Student Service Centre (SSC)

Once registered, it is important to keep your mailing and email address information current on the SSC.  The email address you provide is how the Allard School of Law and the course instructors will contact you. 

For information about how to withdraw from a distance learning course once registered, please visit UBC's Student Services Website.