College of Arts

Jumpstart your degree

Are you eager to get started on your university education? If you have received conditional or final admission  to a UFV degree program for Fall 2019, then the Jumpstart program is for you. This two-month summer program is designed to support your transition to university life and to prepare you for success at UFV. 

Ease in the social and academic aspects of campus life at a quiet time of the year; complete 3 core university requirements (9 credits) towards your Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Integrated Studies, or other degree programs before the fall semester starts. Enjoy social activities with fellow classmates and begin your first year with a head start.

Program details

Classes are held on the Abbotsford campus and run on a full week schedule from July 2 to August 30, 2019.

Receive 9 credits for the following courses: 

Six reasons why you should apply to Jumpstart

  1. Accelerate your studies and develop your academic skills before the fall semester starts.
  2. Work closely with professors in a supportive environment.
  3. Get access to counseling (career, personal, study) and one-on-one appointments with Academic Advisors.
  4. Receive mentorship and tutoring from senior UFV students.
  5. Experience university life and UFV campus through social activities (barbeques, field trips, games, etc.).
  6. Participate in immersive learning experiences (stay at the campus residence over a weekend, complete an interdisciplinary studies course).


Students with a final or conditional offer of admission to a UFV degree program for Fall 2019 are eligible for this program.


The cost of the Jumpstart experience is $1,500 for the complete program, which includes the three courses listed under program details, a weekend residential experience, and all of the university ancillary and student union fees.

Questions about the Jumpstart Program?

Unsure if Jumpstart is right for your or your program? Have other questions about the Jumpstart program? Let us know! Drop us a line at:

How to apply

Seats are limited. Apply early to secure your spot. Deadline: May 22, 2019


Answer three questions

Once you have received your acceptance to a UFV degree program, you may apply to the Jumpstart program. 

To apply, answer the following three questions:

  1. Describe an experience, at school or elsewhere, that taught you something about yourself, or about others or the world we live in. What role did you play and how did your experience affect others? (200 words)
  2. Tell us about one of your goals after you complete your university program. How do you think your studies will help you with reaching this goal? (200 words)
  3. Describe an obstacle that you have overcome or a problem that you have solved or helped to solve. Describe what you did, what personal support you had, what the outcome was, and what you learned from the experience. (250 words)

Submit your Jumpstart application

Submit your UFV Jumpstart application in PDF or Word format. Include your contact information and clearly label the file with your name for easy reference.

Submit your Jumpstart application

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