Haida Gwaii Summer Terms
The HGHES Admissions Committee carefully reviews applications to select students well suited to our unique programs, while aiming to build a student body comprised of diverse interests and backgrounds. The committee considers applicants who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership skills, and an enthusiasm for learning.
We encourage interested students to apply early, and, should they be accepted, to pay the program fee to confirm their seat..
HGHES is committed to equity and diversity, we encourage applications from Aboriginal students, students from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, students from the LGBTQ+ community, mature students, and international students. We also value the participation of Haida and local students and invite any interested people of Haida Gwaii to meet with us to learn more about our educational opportunities.
Step by Step ProcessPlease note that successful applicants are required to register with both HGHES and UBC.
Submit your online application form and unofficial transcriptHGHES will contact you to confirm your application was received. HGHES will review your application and contact you with our admissions decision within one week of receiving your application.
Once Admitted to HGHES
1. Pay Program Deposit.
Pay your program fee to secure your seat in the program. Details on how to submit your payment are included in your acceptance package.
2. Register for your Haida Gwaii Summer Term Courses.
HGHES will initiate your registration for the Haida Gwaii Summer Term courses
Non-UBC StudentsMeet with an academic advisor at your home university to obtain a letter of permission, this will help ensure that the six 300-level UBC credits you earn for each term will be transferred back to your home university. Make sure your letter of permission includes:
- Your home university’s letterhead
- A list of the courses you will take with HGHES
- The academic session you are applying to (i.e. which term you will be a part of)
- Your current bachelor program and academic standing
Follow the directions on the UBC Non-Degree Studies page. Note that the application process is different for courses that start in May and June.