Students who have never taken an Online Learning at Allard Law course must first register as an Access Studies student at UBC, then submit required documents to Online Learning at Allard Law.
Step 1: Apply to UBC as an Access studies Student
Please complete an application to UBC as an Access Studies student. Find instructions here: https://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/courses/non-degree-studies/non-degree-studies-access-studies
Kindly note that you will not be able to register for OLA courses by yourself. You will need to first be accepted as an Access Studies student and then apply to OLA in order to register.
You will then be provided with an 8-digit UBC Identification number. Please send us this number with your application.
Step 2: Submit Required Documents
Once you've completed your UBC application in step one, please submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your UBC Identification Number
This is your UBC Student Number you will receive after apply online in step one.
- Academic transcript
Please email us (email@example.com) unofficial transcripts from your first law degree (J.D. or LL.B. or equivalent). The term unofficial means your academic transcripts are not sent to us directly from the issuing institution or through the NCA. You can provide this in one of two different ways:
1. If you have an opened official transcript, you can scan that and send it to us by email. Please do not open a sealed transcript envelope just to do this as we don’t know how long it will be before university offices can provide official records again, and a sealed transcript may be needed for other items.
2. If you do not have an opened set of official transcripts, you can send us a PDF of the student marks report from your university’s online student portal.
If your file has been assessed by the NCA: Please ask the NCA to email us your NCA Assessment. If your file is in queue with the NCA for assessment, please ask the NCA to send us an email saying that your file is currently in the queue to be assessed.
Please note: taking our courses without an NCA Assessment Report means you may be taking classes you don’t need or won’t get credit for. As each individual NCA Assessment differs, it is your responsibility to confirm with the NCA whether they will accept the classes as meeting your NCA requirements. Please also be mindful of the course drop dates and the respective tuition refund dates.
- English Language Requirements
English language proficiency test results are required for all applicants who have completed a degree program (equivalent to a bachelors or higher) from an institution where English was not the primary language of instruction in the entire institution – not just the degree program. Please see our Admissions Requirements page for our English Language Proficiency test score requirements.
If you have a valid TOEFL (iBT) or IELTS (Academic) score (tests taken within the last 24 months):
1. For TOEFL (iBT): please email firstname.lastname@example.org your appointment number.
2. For IELTS (Academic): please email email@example.com your Test Report Form (TRF) number.
Step 3: Wait for Program assessment
Once all of the above steps are complete and all supporting documents have been received by the Online Learning at Allard Law staff, an assessment can be made to determine your eligibility for admission to take the courses we offer. If your application is successful, Online Learning at Allard Law will recommend you for admission to UBC through Access Studies.
Once you have applied to UBC as an Access Studies student and received a recommendation from Online Learning at Allard Law to be admitted to take our courses, you can request for Online Learning at Allard Law courses.
How to request for online learning courses:
1. Ensure you have been accepted to start in the 2020-21 Winter term as an ACCESS Studies (or unclassified) student
You must first register as an Access Studies (or Unclassified) student before enrolling in classes. Please see above for instructions.
If you have taken courses with Online Learning at Allard Law before, you do not need to apply to UBC again. Please proceed to the next step.
2. Pay ANY OUTSTANDING FEES
3. request for courses
Please verify that the course you wish to take is offered in the term in which you are enrolled, then complete the course registration request form below. Submitting this form is a request to be registered in your desired course(s). Course registration for the 2021 Winter term begins on July 29th. Our courses are blocked from Self-Registration and you must complete the registration request below for our office to register you.
Registration Request Survey (opens new link)
4. Wait for email confirmation
The Online Learning at Allard Law staff will process registration requests in the order in which they are received. Once we have successfully registered you in classes, we will send you a confirmation email with further information.