CYC applications for new students will open September, 2017

A bachelor’s degree in child and youth care offers exciting career opportunities. Our students develop transferrable and career-specific skills to support good practice with children, youth, families and communities experiencing difficulties. If you have questions about admission to the School of Child and Youth Care contact our advisor cycadvising@uvic.ca

New students

The deadline to apply is the last day of February of each calendar year.

If you have not applied to the University of Victoria before, you must complete the UVic online application form and submit supplemental documents.

All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Cover letter
  • 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.
Resume
  • Submit a current, professional resume that includes your full work history, volunteer experiences, and interests.

You will also need to request one official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended, as well as the high school you graduated from, be sent to Admission Services. Select Faculty of Human and Social Development and then Child and Youth Care.

Please note this application allows you to save and return to it as you work to complete the necessary requirements.

If you are not a UVic student but are interested in taking CYC courses, you may choose to try our courses through Thompson River University Open Learning.

Current or returning UVic students

If you are a current or returning UVic student, please go to My UVic Application to apply to the CYC undergraduate program. You will need to complete and submit some supplementary documents.

All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Cover letter
  • 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.
Resume
  • Submit a current, professional resume that includes your full work history, volunteer experiences, and interests.

If you wish to begin taking CYC courses before applying to the School, a number of courses are open to non-program students. If you are already a UVic student, you may simply register in select CYC courses when registration opens.

Additional required documents

New, current, or returning UVic students will be required to upload a Professional Resumé and Cover Letter during the application process.

  1. The Professional Resumé should include a full work history, volunteer experiences, and interests.
  2. The Cover Letter (2-page maximum) should include a personal introduction, a statement of interest in the UVic Child and Youth Care program, and an explanation of why this field of study is important to you.

Visiting students

If you're a student from another institution and want to take a University of Victoria child and youth care course, you must apply for admission to the university as a visiting student.

A letter of permission from your current university's adviser must be sent to UVic Admissions, and a copy faxed to the School of Child and Youth Care adviser at 250-721-7218.

Once you've been admitted to the university and registration is open, you will be registered in the course.

Visiting students must meet all course pre-requisite requirements and will be registered space permitting.

Have questions?

The Child and Youth Care student advisor is always available to answer any questions. Email the advisor at  for help.

Visit Future undergraduates to learn everything you need to know about becoming a UVic student. We'll walk you through all of the application steps, from finding your admission requirements and submitting your application to reporting your grades and accepting an offer of admission.

If you've still got questions, we're here to help! Talk to a UVic recruiter or come to one of our recruiting events. You can visit us in Victoria (and we really hope you do), or find out when we'll be in your school or community.

Take a virtual tour of UVic

If you have questions about admission to the School of Child and Youth Care contact our advisor cycadvising@uvic.ca