Admitted: next steps

Once you receive your offer of admission, you'll need to pay your acceptance deposit and arrange for final grades to be sent to UVic. If you haven't already done so, you can also apply for housing and scholarships.

If you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to ask for help.

Confirm your offer of admission

All admission offers have different conditions and requirements that you will need to meet prior to beginning classes. Be sure to carefully read the information provided in the Admission Summary and Important Notes sections of your offer email. You can also view any outstanding items on your admission checklist.

Pay your acceptance deposit

If you plan to register at UVic, submit a $200 acceptance deposit no later than June 1 (visit Accounting Services for payment options). Your deposit must be received by the Tuition Fee Office by the deadline to reserve your seat and for you to receive access to the course registration system on your assigned registration date. This deposit is non-refundable; however, it will be credited toward your tuition fees.

If you have been admitted to a first-year program at UVic, you may be able (under certain circumstances) to defer your admission until the following September. All requests are handled on a case-by-case basis; see the information on deferring your admission for details and deadlines.

Arrange for final grades to be sent to UVic

Arrange for final official grades to be sent to UVic as soon as they are available, but no later than deadline specified in your admission offer. Review the information on required documents for details on submitting your grades.

Apply for your study permit (international students)

Once the acceptance deposit is received, additional documentation will be emailed to international students to support their application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a study permit. It is very important that you commence the process of applying for your permit as soon as possible.

Create your Netlink-ID

A NetLink-ID is a unique personal identifier which is used as your "username" for various services provided by the University of Victoria (including your email address).

Sign up for your Netlink-ID and use it to access the MyPage student portal, apply for housing and scholarships, and register for courses.

Apply for on-campus housing

Visit the Residence Services website to learn more about your options, and use your UVic Netlink-ID to apply for fall housing. A spot in residence is guaranteed for all first-year students entering directly from high school.

Applications for on-campus housing open on March 2 and close on June 30, and we encourage students to apply as soon as possible. You don't need to wait until you've received an offer of admission.

Apply for scholarships and financial aid

Visit the Student Awards & Financial Aid website to review opportunities for financial aid. Keep in mind that entrance scholarships, bursaries and loans all require separate applications.

Students who report their grades during the self-reporting period (February 15 - March 31) will be automatically considered for GPA-based entrance scholarships. Scholarships with specific criteria are also available, and students must apply for these opportunities between February 1 and May 1.

Prepare for life at UVic

Once you've confirmed your offer of admission, it's time to start thinking about your first year at UVic. Check out the information we provide for new students, including course requirements, housing options (if you're not planning to live on campus), and our Registration 101 events to assist students with course registration.

You can also read about some of the orientation activities we're planning to welcome you to UVic.