Students who have never taken an Online Learning at Allard Law course must first register as a Non Degree Studies student at UBC, then submit required documents to Online Learning at Allard Law.
Step 1: Apply to UBC as a Non-Degree Student
Please complete an application through the BC Education Planner website, using the instructions specified here for Non-Degree Studies admission to UBC.
You will then be provided with an 8-digit UBC Identification number. Please send us this number with your application. (Please note, the BC Education Planner application number is a different number and not the UBC Identification number)
Important - You must provide your documents in Step 2 to the Online Learning at Allard office directly. We will send them to UBC's office of admissions once we have reviewed them.
Step 2: Submit Required Documents
Once you've completed your UBC application in step one, please do the following
1. NCA Assessment Report and Academic Transcripts
If your file has been assessed by the NCA:
Please ask the NCA to add your NCA Assessment, along with the academic transcripts on file with the NCA, to the NCA’s transcript portal. The NCA will email our office once this is completed.
If your file has not been assessed by the NCA:
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.
You will then need to provide us with scanned copies of your official transcripts from your post secondary institutions, including your qualifying law degree for admission to the university.
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.
2. 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 visit our Eligibility 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):
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 either Unclassified or Access Studies.
Once you have applied to UBC as Non Degree 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 2023 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 survey below. Submitting this form is a request to be registered in your desired course(s). Our courses are blocked from Self-Registration and you must complete the registration request below for our office to register you.
The Registration Request Survey for September and January will be available at 8:30am PDT on July 18th; Course registration will happen on July 20th.
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.