Expanded Qualifications

The Expanded Qualifications admission category is available to current graduating students from Canadian secondary schools who meet the published minimum academic requirements for their program as described in the University calendar, but may not meet the current year's cutoff.

While academic performance is the main criterion for an offer of admission (and will continue to be used exclusively in the majority of applications), the Expanded Qualifications category enables UVic to consider students who have other attributes that demonstrate their ability to succeed at university.

Expanded Qualifications is only available to students applying to the faculties of Engineering, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences. A limited number of students are admitted via this admission category.

Application package

To be considered, you must apply for undergraduate studies and also submit a separate Expanded Qualifications application package with a completed Personal Information Profile (PIP) for the faculty to which you are applying:

An application will not be considered if the PIP is incomplete or if the faculty on the PIP does not match the program requested on your application.

Submitting your application

Your Expanded Qualifications application must be received by May 1. Documents can be submitted as follows:

  • By email to your assigned admission assistant or the contact person listed on the form
  • By mail to the mailing or courier addresses provided
  • In person to the Undergraduate Admissions office

Faculty committees will meet in May to consider all Expanded Qualification submissions.

Submission of an Expanded Qualifications application does not replace the regular application for admission. Students who have already applied for admission and wish to be considered under the Expanded Qualifications admission category must submit the additional documents by the stated deadline.

Undergraduate Admissions addresses

Undergraduate Admissions
University of Victoria
PO Box 3025 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3P2

Undergraduate Admissions
University of Victoria
University Centre, Room A102
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

More information

Questions about Expanded Qualifications can be directed to: