Offers of admission

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. You'll receive your offer of admission via email, and you can also check your status in our application portal.

Make sure that the domain is set up as a safe sender in your email so that your offer of admission doesn't get caught in a spam filter.

Your admission offer will outline any conditions that must be met for your offer to be confirmed, including:

  • official transcripts
  • language-proficiency test scores
  • documentation required by your faculty or program

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.

Accept your offer

1. Pay your acceptance deposit

Submit your $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 and begin your studies at a later date.

2. Submit your official transcripts and required documents

Arrange for your final grades to be sent to UVic in official transcripts, along with other required documents specified in your offer of admission. Transcripts should be sent to UVic as soon as they are available, and no later than the deadline specified in your admission offer.

3. 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.

Prepare for life at UVic

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