Apply

All students interested in the Honours Program must submit one hard copy of your application materials to our office. We do not accept electronic applications.

Second-Year

The English Honours Program accepts applications for second year (ENGL 210 and ENGL 211). All applicants should submit the following:

  • an application form,
  • a writing sample from a literature course,
  • a short letter explaining their choice of this program and their expectations from it, and
  • a confidential letter of reference.

Students not currently registered at UBC must apply for admission to the University. Applicants registering at UBC for the first time should also provide the Department of English with a transcript of their university or college work to date. The Honours Committee will allocate spaces to new applicants in early May. We have room for some latecomers but recommend that applications be received in the Department of English no later than 30 April. We will notify interested students of our decision early in June.


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New Applicants to Third-Year Honours

The English Honours Program accepts applications for third year from those students who were not enrolled in ENGL 210 and 211 during their second year. All applicants should submit the following:

  • an application form,
  • a writing sample from a literature course,
  • a short letter explaining their choice of this program and their expectations from it, and
  • a confidential letter of reference.

If accepted, applicants will need to have had fulfilled the requirements for second-year English; otherwise, they must plan to register for second-year courses (ENGL 220 and 3 credits of ENGL 221-224, 230 or ENGL 210) or register for ENGL 407, if it is available, in their third year.

Students not currently registered at UBC must apply for admission to the University. Applicants registering at UBC for the first time should also provide the Department of English with a transcript of their university or college work to date. The Honours Committee will allocate spaces to new applicants in early May. We have room for some latecomers but recommend that applications be received in the English Department no later than April 30.

Once you have been accepted into the program, fill out the Course Approval Form and make an appointment with an Advisor during the Advising period to discuss your specific schedule for next year. We will notify interested students of our decision early in June.

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Continuing Applicants

The English Honours Program accepts applications for third year from those students who have already successfully completed ENGL 210 and 211. These students should submit an application form only. Once you have been re-admitted, fill out the Course Approval form and make an appointment with an Advisor during the Advising period to discuss your specific schedule for next year. We will notify interested students of our decision early in June.

Download Application Form: .DOCX 

Download Course Approval Form: .DOC