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Admissions questions? Meeting the admissions conditions.

March 1, 2022
UBC MEL MHLP - Admission Questions: Meeting Admissions Conditions

If you’re thinking about applying to the MEL or MHLP, you likely have some questions about the admissions process. In this series, we chat with some of our team members about the eligibility requirements and application process for the Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) and Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) degrees.

We spoke with Chelsea Ousey, Student Recruitment Specialist, about meeting your admissions conditions.

What are admissions conditions?

If you are admitted to the MEL or MHLP, you will receive a conditional offer letter.

This letter includes a unique list specifically explaining any documents you must send us and additional criteria you must meet before you will be formally accepted as a student.

Some of the typical things included on this list are official transcripts from any post-secondary institution where you studied for more than one year, copies of your degree certificate(s) and official results of an English language proficiency test. Paying the non-refundable deposit of $5,000 is also one of your admissions conditions.

How will I receive the conditional offer letter? By e-mail? Mail?

If you are applying to be a full-time MEL or MHLP student, you will receive an email from to let you know if you have been accepted into the MEL or MHLP program. If you are accepted, the email will include a link to your My Application portal (this is also where you submitted your application). Once you sign in to the portal you can view and download a copy of your conditional offer letter, which is about four pages long.

If you are applying to be a part-time MEL or MHLP student, you will receive an email from the program coordinator for your specialization to let you know if you have been accepted. This email will include a copy of the conditional offer letter.

Given that you will be receiving notification of your acceptance into the MEL or MHLP by email, make sure to include on your safe senders list. It can be a good idea to check your spam folder as well when you’re expecting an admissions decision.

How long do I have to meet my admissions conditions?

You must meet all the admissions conditions of your offer within one month of receiving your acceptance letter. So if you receive your admissions offer on April 30, we ask that you complete all the conditions of your application by May 30. This includes paying your non-refundable deposit.

Some of my documents are irreplaceable, like my degree certificate. Do I still have to send them to you?

Some universities will only issue one official copy of your transcripts or degree certificate. If that’s the case, please ask your former post-secondary institution to verify photocopies of your transcripts. Similarly, if you have other irreplaceable documents that we’ve asked you to provide, we will accept copies verified by your institution.

What about paying my deposit? Where do I do that?

You will need to pay the non-refundable $5,000 deposit before the deadline to secure your spot in the MEL or MHLP program.

Instructions in your conditional offer letter will tell you how to pay your deposit in the student portal, which you will be invited to join once you are admitted.

We highly recommend you pay by credit card to avoid the delays that are common with wire transfer.

Anything else?

Nope – that’s it!

Once you’ve met all the conditions of your acceptance outlined in your offer letter, including paying your non-refundable deposit, you have secured your space for the upcoming year as an official MEL or MHLP student!

Looking for more information? Check out the other articles on admissions questions, including eligibility requirements, reference requirements, why you should apply early and how to create a strong application. You’ll also want to take a look at the minimum score requirements on our website.