How to Apply | Undergraduate Admissions

On this page, you’ll find the steps to follow to apply for admission to Emily Carr University, including key dates and deadlines.

These instructions are for all undergraduate applicants.


    How to Apply

    All future students must apply through Education Planner BC. Applicants can select a first and second choice program at this stage of the application. All available programs will be listed for selection.

    Once the application is submitted through Education Planner BC, our admissions team will email you to confirm we received your application. We’ll also provide you with further instructions about portfolio and transcript submissions.

    Choose your path

    Direct entry is a selective process. For successful applicants, admission to Emily Carr offers you direct entry into the program of your choice.

    All applicants who wish to apply for direct entry to a program at Emily Carr must apply to the university as a whole and select a first and second choice program during the application process.

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        Review your eligibility to apply

        Start by reviewing our application requirements.

        These requirements vary based on where you attended high school.

        Apply online

        As an undergraduate applicant, you must apply online.

        Start by applying at Education Planner BC.

        Next, submit your portfolio online.

        Tip: Get feedback before you submit by registering for a portfolio review.

        Submit your transcripts and supporting documents

        Physical transcripts must be sent by mail or courier or dropped off in person. Additional documents may be required.

        Where to send your supporting documents

        Key Dates

        Fall Intake

        September 15 | Applications open

        January 15 | Applications close for Fall

        All your application materials, including your portfolio, must be submitted by midnight Pacific Standard Time.

        May 1 | Deadline to pay your deposit

        Details on the deadline to pay your deposit will be contained in your acceptance package.

        August 1 | Deadline to send your final documents

        If additional documents have been requested, follow the instructions in those requests regarding deadlines.

        Spring Intake

        To apply for entry into our Spring Term, applications open on September 15 and close on October 1. Your documents and portfolio are due October 15. This includes proof of high school graduation.

        Along with our main Fall intake in September, we also offer a Spring intake in January into select programs, including:

        Foundation Year | Second Semester
        Bachelor of Fine Arts | Visual Arts Major

        Keep track of it all—download the undergraduate studies application checklist.

        Watch Your Inbox

        Once your application is complete, watch your inbox for important information that we will share with you via email. We will notify you of the selection process results by April 1.

        Information about paying your deposit and key dates will be shared in your acceptance package. Good luck!