Supplemental application information

In addition to grades, some UVic undergraduate programs require other information as part of the selection process. Depending on the program, you may be asked to upload supplemental materials before or after submitting your application, or to send documents directly to the department.

If your program is not listed below, there are no supplementary requirements.

Business

Commerce

Submission method and deadline
  • All supplemental documents listed below must be uploaded as one single PDF file when you submit your application.
  • The submission deadline is February 28.
Submission contents
  • Submit a current resume that includes all of the components in the Gustavson resume template (maximum of 2 pages). You may follow the template or use your own layout.
  • Submit a personal statement answering the following question in paragraph format (minimum of 250 words): "What are the three things that you want us to know about you, and how will these contribute to your success in university and our Bachelor of Commerce program?"
  • Answer one of the following short-answer questions in paragraph format (minimum of 100 words):
    • "Our Bachelor of Commerce program has features, including experiential learning, international exchange and specializations, that differentiate it from others. Which of these differentiating features appeals to you the most and why?"
    • At the Gustavson School of Business, we see things differently. Please tell us: "what change would you like to see in the world and how can you contribute to this change?"

Education

Kinesiology (co-op program only)

Submission method and deadline
  • All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
  • The submission deadline is January 31.
Submission contents
  • Submit a written statement (maximum 500 words) describing experiences you have had that reflect your interest in this program. Include your thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of co-operative education work terms.

Recreation and Health Education

Submission method and deadline
  • All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
  • The submission deadline is January 31.
Submission contents
  • Submit a written statement (maximum 500 words) describing experiences you have had that reflect your interest in this program. Include your thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of the four mandatory work terms.

Teacher Education: Elementary Curriculum

Submission deadline
  • All supplemental documents listed below must be submitted by February 28.
Submission contents and methods

Letter of intent

The letter of intent (maximum of 1 page) should describe:

  • the reasons you wish to become a teacher
  • how your life experiences (employment, volunteer activities, work with diverse groups of children or adults, special skills or talents, and leadership roles) are relevant to teaching
  • why you think these experiences are appropriate preparation for a career in teaching

This document can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Resume

Your resume (maximum of 2 pages) should list your:

  • education
  • employment history
  • teaching experience (volunteer and paid)
  • work experience with youth (volunteer and paid)
  • two references.

This document can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Reference letters

Two reference letters are required, and should be written by individuals for whom you've worked or volunteered and/or who are familiar with your personal characteristics, skills and expertise relevant to the teaching profession. Ideally, they've observed you interacting with children or adolescents.

The referees must not be family members or personal friends.

Your reference letters must be sent by your referees directly to the Teacher Education Advising Office by mail or email (). If a referee prefers to mail the letter, we recommend that you provide a stamped envelope addressed as follows:

Teacher Education Advising Office
Faculty of Education
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
Re: [YOUR NAME]

Reference letters cannot be uploaded.

Teacher Education: Secondary Curriculum (Physical Education)

Submission method and deadline
  • All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
  • The submission deadline is January 31.
Submission contents
  • Submit a written statement of intent (maximum 500 words) that describes experiences you have had that reflect your interest in teaching physical education at the secondary level.
  • Submit an essay answering one of the following questions in paragraph format (maximum 500 words):
    • Discuss the aim of physical education in BC schools and how you would see yourself as a physical education teacher contributing to this aim.
    • Discuss why physical activity is important for society.

Teacher Education: Post-Degree Programs (Elementary and Secondary)

Submission deadline
  • All supplemental documents listed below must be submitted by February 1.
Submission contents and methods

Letter of intent

The letter of intent (maximum of 1 page) should describe:

  • the reasons you wish to become a teacher
  • how your life experiences (employment, volunteer activities, work with diverse groups of children or adults, special skills or talents, and leadership roles) are relevant to teaching
  • why you think these experiences are appropriate preparation for a career in teaching.

This document can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Resume

Your resume (maximum of 2 pages) should list your:

  • education
  • employment history
  • teaching experience (volunteer and paid)
  • work experience with youth (volunteer and paid)
  • two references.

This document can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Reference letters

Two reference letters are required, and should be written by individuals for whom you've worked or volunteered and/or who are familiar with your personal characteristics, skills and expertise relevant to the teaching profession. Ideally, they've observed you interacting with children or adolescents.

The referees must not be family members or personal friends.

Your reference letters must be sent by your referees directly to the Teacher Education Advising Office by mail or email (). If a referee prefers to mail the letter, we recommend that you provide a stamped envelope addressed as follows:

Teacher Education Advising Office
Faculty of Education
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
Re: [YOUR NAME]

Reference letters cannot be uploaded.

Fine Arts

Music

Audition
  • You will be asked to schedule an audition when you submit your application.
Reference letters
  • Submit two letters of reference by March 31.
  • These documents can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
  • Refer to the School of Music website for additional information.

Music and Computer Science

Theatre

Submission deadline
  • All supplemental documents listed below must be submitted by February 28.
  • Refer to the Theatre Department website for additional information.
Submission contents and methods
Resume
  • Submit a resume outlining any previous theatre training and experiences, as well as non-theatre related volunteer activities, awards, honours, hobbies and interests.
  • This document can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
Essay
  • Submit an essay (maximum 500 words, typed and double-spaced) explaining why you wish to pursue your theatre education at the University of Victoria.
  • This document can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
Portfolio (optional)
  • Submit digital examples of a portfolio, or any work that you feel may enhance your application.
  • Portfolio examples can be submitted online to the department.

Visual Arts

Human and Social Development

Child and Youth Care

Submission method and deadline
  • All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
  • The submission deadline has been extended to March 15.
Submission contents
  • Submit a cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) that includes your personal introduction, statement of interest in the UVic Child and Youth Care program, and an explanation of why this field of study is important to you.
  • Submit a current, professional resume that includes your full work history, volunteer experiences, and interests.

Health and Community Services

Submission method and deadline
  • All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
  • The submission deadline is April 15.
Submission contents
Resume
  • Submit a current, professional resume (maximum of 3 pages) that includes your skills, employment experience, volunteer experience, and education.
Statement of intent
  • Submit a written statement of intent that includes the following:
    • Your preferred area of focus and second choice of area of focus
    • Your purpose in seeking a degree in health and community services
    • How this degree will relate to your experience, goals and career plans
    • Your preference for full- or part-time study.
  • A strong statement of intent provides the opportunity to stand out.
  • Submissions should not exceed two pages in length (double-spaced, 12pt font, minimum one-inch margins).

Nursing

  • The process for submitting supplemental information for the Nursing program is under review.
  • Details will be published here when they become available, and students who have already applied will be notified via email.

Public Administration (all certificates and diplomas)

Submission method and deadline
  • All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
  • The submission deadline is April 15.
Submission contents
  • Submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the Diploma or Specialization Certificate program. Address your letter to Dr. Catherine Althaus, Director, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria.
  • Submit a current, professional resume.

Social Work

  • Refer to the School of Social Work website for information on supplemental applications.
  • Supplemental applications are available as of December 1 and must be received by January 31.

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