Admitted, what's next?
I've received an offer of admission - what do I do next?
- Confirm whether or not you plan to accept our offer
Once you have received your admission letter in the mail, let us know if you plan to accept our offer using the on-line confirmation form.
Want to defer your admission? Read for more information.
- Pay your tuition deposit
As soon as you decide that you will definitely be registering at UVic, submit a $200 tuition deposit to Accounting Services. To access the registration system, your deposit must have been received by the Tuition Fee Office prior to your assigned registration date.
You must submit your payment no later than June 1st to confirm your spot and to provide sufficient time for processing. This deposit is non-refundable, however it will be credited toward your tuition fees. The deposit can be paid via internet banking through your banking institution -- set up the payee as the University of Victoria Tuition Fees and the account number is your student number (V00XXXXXX, as shown on your offer letter).
- Sign up for a Netlink ID
In order to access the MyPage student portal, you will need to sign up for a UVic Netlink account. Course registration and scholarship applications are done through the MyPage portal, so make sure to set up your account as soon as possible.
- Apply for on-campus housing
If you want to live in residence and haven't already applied for on-campus housing, be sure to apply as soon as possible.
- Plan ahead
In late May, a pre-registration email will be sent to you with reminders and details about the upcoming June registration. Before you register, assistance is available on-line at Registration 101. You will find information to get you organized, first year program requirements, how to select courses, the timetable, registration tutorials, plus more.
You can also get academic advice from our academic advisers to help you plan your degree and to ensure that you meet program requirements. It is important to remember that enrolment in most courses is limited and that admission to the University does not guarantee entry to specific courses.
- Test your writing skills
Most undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program at UVic are required to complete a 1.5 unit Academic Writing Requirement-designated course, unless indicated otherwise on your offer letter. Read all the details and then take the self-placement questionnaire to figure out which courses are best suited to your level of proficiency in written English.
- Write the Math Pretest (if applicable)
If you plan to register in a math course and have not previously completed grade 11/12 math through a Canadian curriculum high school, it is likely that you will need to write a pretest to demonstrate that you have met the prerequisite. The Mathematics and Statistics Department conducts pretests during September. In some cases, specific transfer credit may also meet a prerequisite.
- Meet the conditions of your offer
If your offer of admission is conditional, you must meet all stated conditions prior to the first day of classes. Refer to the Admission Summary on the back of your offer letter for all the important details.
- Mark your calendar
Make a note of all the important dates and deadlines for your first term at UVic. In particular, be sure to check when tuition for first term courses is due (at the end of September) and when your course drop deadlines are, in case you want to make changes to your schedule.
New Student Orientation
Every fall UVic offers a range of orientation programs to welcome incoming students to campus and introduce them to to the range of services and opportunities available to UVic students. It’s an easy way to connect with the campus community and make new friends.
- International resources
Take advantage of the international resources available to you.