Resources for students

Successful learning involves more than quality programs and instruction. UFV offers a variety of support services to help you get the most out of your education.

Educational advising

Academic advisors at UFV are always on hand to discuss your educational choices. They can help you set goals, make a program plan, select courses, find out how to meet entrance requirements, understand transfer credits, choose upgrading options, prepare to transfer to another university, or change programs. Find a UFV advisor.

Assessment services

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a flexible assessment process that helps you obtain credit in a course or program for what you already know or can do. Qualified specialists at UFV assess the skills and knowledge that you have already acquired against learning outcomes of UFV courses. Learn more about PLAR.

Disability services

The Disability Resource Centre operates as the central contact point for students with disabilities at UFV. We are here to smooth the path for students with disabilities as they move through their academic career. Services for students focus upon providing accommodations and services to help meet academic demands, while promoting student responsibility and self-advocacy. Learn more about Disability Services.

Aboriginal access services

The Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) provides resources and academic support to aboriginal students who identify themselves as Metis, Inuit, status First Nations, and non-status First Nations. Learn more about Aboriginal access services.

Counselling services

UFV counsellors provide career counselling, study skills counselling and personal counselling. Learn more about UFV counselling services.

Supported Learning Groups (SLGs)

UFV provides structured study groups led by upper-level students who have succeeded in the course earlier in their studies. Each supported learning group focuses on a course that has proven difficult for first-year students. Learn more about Supported Learning Groups.

UFV Study Abroad

Did you know you can go study abroad for one semester, while earning UFV credits and paying UFV tuition? Choose from 40 destinations. Learn more about UFV Study Abroad.

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