Distance Learning Program - How to Apply

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

Enrolling into distance learning courses at the Allard School of Law involves three steps:

Step 1: Online Application

Prospective students must first complete an online application to be admitted to UBC as an Access Studies student or Master of Laws (Common Law) student.

Access Studies applications are submitted online via UBC's Non-Degree Studies website.

  • All students: Apply Here.  Payment of an application fee may be required.

All student applications MUST contain the following information in their online application:

  • Full name
  • UBC student number (if applicable) 
  • Date of birth
  • Desired UBC courses and their start dates (month and year)
  • All previous law degrees listed with institution, year completed, specializations. 
Please note the application deadlines are as follows:
  • March 15 (for courses starting in May)
  • July 15 (for courses starting in September)
  • November 15 (for courses starting in January)

Information on how to apply to the Master of Laws (Common Law) Program can be found on the Program website.

Please note that Distance Learning Program course space is limited. Admission to UBC as an Access Studies student or Master of Laws (Common Law) student does not guarantee distance learning course enrolment.

Step 2: Complete Application by Sending Your Supporting Documents to Allard Law, Distance Learning Program

Once your online application is complete, please send an email to distancelearning@allard.ubc.ca with the date of your application and your UBC identification number, that is generated once your application is submited.

Please include the following supporting documentation as an attachment to your email:

Step 3: Assessment, Admittance and Request Registration for Courses

Once your application is complete and we have confirmed that we have all of your supporting documents, we will assess your application and determine your eligibility for the distance learning program. 

If admited into the program the next steps will be to determine the online course(s) you would like to take.

Review our Courses page for course names and descriptions. For each course of interest, note the session in which the course is offered.

Determine when course registration opens for your course(s).

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. The Allard School of Law will not register students 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.

Request to register in your courses*

Complete an Enrolment of Non-Degree Students in Graduate Course form. A separate form must be completed for each online course. Please send the completed form(s) to the Distance Learning Program via e-mail (DistanceLearning@allard.ubc.ca) or by mail/courier to:

Distance Learning Program - Course Registration
Allard School of Law
1822 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Completed forms will be forwarded by the Distance Learning Program to the Course Instructor and Law Graduate Program Advisor for approval. Please note that course space is limited. Submitting a completed form is not a guarantee of course enrolment.

*Access Studies students cannot be registered for courses until all supporting documents are received, and until Allard Law has received confirmation from the NCA validating your Assessment.

Pay your tuition and fees

Payment of tuition and fees can be done via UBC's Student Service Centre (SSC).

Once registered, it is important that you keep your mailing and email addresses current on the Student Service Centre (SCC), as the Allard School of Law and course instructor(s) will contact you using the email address provided there.

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