Acceptance to UFV
Basis for admission decision
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in one of two ways:
- in order of application date, or
- on a competitive basis.
The basis for the admission decision is included in the information for each program in the UFV calendar.
For programs that admit on a competitive basis, applicants who apply and meet all entrance requirements by the application deadline are considered for admission on a best-prepared basis. The details of how applicants are ordered is contained in the program information in the UFV calendar under Basis for admission decision. Grades or grade point average and other factors may be considered.
Early applications are recommended for the following reasons:
- Applicants who apply early in the application period will be notified if there are any outstanding requirements, and will have an opportunity to meet them before the deadline. Please note, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all documents are submitted by the deadline.
- Fall semester: January 31
- Winter semester: August 31 (August 15th for all Nursing programs)
- Summer semester: December 31
- An earlier application date might determine precedence among applicants who are otherwise equally qualified.
- Application date currently affects registration order for new students (this is under review).
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What happens after I apply?
We confirm we've received your application.
We will send you a letter indicating we have received your application within one to two weeks of your submission. Your permanent UFV student ID number and information about your UFV email address will be included. You will need your ID to access your record and UFV email through myUFV. Keep your UFV ID secure and confidential so only you can access your student record.
We notify you via your myUFV email account about the status of your application.
We check your application to determine whether or not you have provided everything listed for your program in the How to Apply section of the UFV calendar. We will contact you by email to your UFV email address to let you know if you are missing documents or information or if your application is complete.
You can check your application status using your myUFV account.
We review applications for admissibility.
Once we receive all the documents required for your program, your application will be reviewed by the program department or by Admissions, depending on the program. Some programs may require you to attend an interview or orientation. If so, you will be notified.
If qualified, you will be considered for admission. Applicants are ordered according to the criteria outlined in the UFV calendar under Basis for admission decision for your program.
We notify you about the admission decision.
Once your application has been assessed, we will contact you to tell you whether or not you have been accepted into your chosen program. We generally offer admission to an alternate program (usually to a program path such as Arts Studies, Science Studies, etc.) if you are not admitted to your program of choice. Preliminary information about registration dates and procedures will be included. Once you have been admitted to a program, you can access your full UFV record through myUFV.
Your acceptance to a program may be conditional upon completing all entrance requirements. You will be given a deadline to provide proof of completion (normally by August 3 for Fall semester).
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