Thinking of applying?
As a student who has most recently attended a Canadian post-secondary institution or who has previously graduated from a high school in Canada, 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 Canadian high school graduates and Canadian college/university transfer students
Before applying for admission, you need to know what faculty you want to enter. You must select a faculty when you apply and you may have to select a program. It is possible to apply to the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences and be undecided about your program.
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 the 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
Transfer and Advanced Standing applicants
If you are coming to UVic with prior university or college experience, you may find the following links useful:
- General information including limitations on transfer credit
- BC Transfer Guide
- Transfer applicants to the Faculty of Law
- Colleges and universities
- Institutes of technology
- Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
- Quebec CEGEP
- International Baccalaureate
- College Board Advanced Placement (AP)
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 and 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 depending on your faculty or program you may have other options. See the application and document deadlines to determine the available entry points for your intended program.
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.