Transferring from a college of applied arts and technology

Admission requirements

If you're transferring to UVic from a career/vocational diploma program offered at a Canadian college of applied arts and technology, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

Amount of study completed Minimum cumulative average
Certificate programs Not eligible for admission
One full year of a diploma program A-
Two-year diploma program B
Two years of a three-year diploma program B
Three-year diploma program B

Note that the actual cutoff average required for admission may be higher than stated here due to limits on enrollment in particular programs. Some programs also have additional selection criteria as described in the Supplemental application information page.

Transfer credit

Transfer credit for career/vocational diplomas is usually determined on a course-by-course basis as indicated below. In some cases, block credit for a specific diploma program may be assigned instead, when entering a specific UVic degree program.

Amount of study completed Transfer credit

Certificate program

One full year of a diploma program None
Two-year diploma program Up to 7.5 units
Two years of a three-year diploma program Up to 7.5 units
Three-year diploma program Up to 15 units

Eligible transfer credit is usually assigned during the admission process based on the year in which the courses were completed. In most cases, a transfer credit email is sent immediately following the admission offer.

Supplemental applications

In addition to grades, some UVic undergraduate programs require applicants to provide additional information as part of the selection process.

Check the Supplemental application information page to see details and instructions for programs that require supplemental applications.

English language proficiency

All University of Victoria applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language. Applications cannot be fully evaluated until proof of language proficiency is confirmed.


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