Thinking of applying?
As a full-time Canadian high school student coming to UVic for the first time, there are a few key steps to take before you apply to the University of Victoria. These include choosing a faculty and program of study, checking admission requirements for that area, and reviewing entry points and documentation requirements and deadlines.
Information for current Canadian high school students
High school prerequisites
We're here to help you plan ahead. If you're planning to apply to one of UVic's degree programs directly from high school, consult our list of required high school courses. It'll help you determine what courses you should take in Grade 11 and 12.
Faculty and program requirements
Make sure you meet the admission requirements for your faculty/program by reviewing the specific admission requirements for your faculty and program.
Admission averages for UVic's various faculties change each year. See a list of current admission cutoffs for the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences.
Supplemental applications and additional documentation
Additional forms and procedures may be required for the following faculties. Contact the faculty directly for details:
- Faculty of Business
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Fine Arts
- Faculty of Human and Social Development
If you're a current Canadian secondary student applying to the Faculties of Engineering, Humanities or Social Sciences you should read about the Expanded Qualifications Admissions Category.
International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) students
At UVic, International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) students are rewarded for their hard work. We award transfer credit for a wide selection of IB and AP courses. We also offer a guaranteed scholarship to IB students who have completed the IB program with 32 points or higher. We've put together a handy list of IB and AP courses and corresponding UVic credit, as well as information about early admission, and frequently asked questions.
Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Non-Status Indigenous peoples
We encourage you to self-identify so that UVic can send you relevant information. The voluntary declaration will not be used for admission decisions. Documentation of Indigenous ancestry is not required.
If you do not qualify under the general admission categories, you can choose the "First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Special Category" (which includes Non-Status Indigenous) and your application will be reviewed by the Senate Committee on Admission, Reregistration, and Transfer.
Don't forget to check your program requirements as certain degrees - such as law and education - have a specific application process for Indigenous students.
If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency. If you can not currently demonstrate English language proficiency, you can apply for a preliminary offer of admission if you meet the other admission requirements for your faculty.
Academic writing requirement (AWR)
September is the most common entry point for undergraduate studies, but you may have other options depending on your faculty or program. See the application and document deadlines to determine available entry points for your intended program.
As a current Canadian high school student, you must self-report your grades after you have applied to be considered for an early offer of admission. If you do not self-report your grades, we will evaluate your application once you arrange to have an official transcript (including second semester midterm marks) sent directly from your high school after April 1.
Document requirements and deadlines
You should review the application and documentation deadlines and make sure you have the required documents to apply for admission.
Ready to apply?
Make sure you read through the important notices before you start your application.