Admitted, what's next?

I've received my offer of admission from UVic

Once you receive your offer of admission, you'll need to pay your acceptance deposit. You'll receive your offer of admission via email, and you can also check your status in our application portal.

Be sure to carefully read the information in the Admission Summary and Important Notes sections of your offer email. You can also view any outstanding items on your admission checklist.

How to accept your offer of admission

1. Pay your acceptance deposit

Submit your $200 acceptance deposit by the deadline specified in your admission offer. The acceptance deposit is non-refundable, and will be credited toward your tuition fees.

Learn how to pay the acceptance deposit

2. Verify your payment

Confirm that UVic has received your acceptance deposit through the UVic My page portal (allow at least 2-3 business days for the payment to be processed).

  1. Create a NetLink ID (if you haven't already done so)
  2. Visit to view your account balance

Contact the if your deposit does not appear in the account summary after more than three business days.

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3. Submit your final grades and required documents

Arrange for official transcripts with your final grades to be sent to UVic, along with any other documents required to meet the conditions of your offer.

  • These documents should be sent as soon as possible, and no later than the deadline specified in your emailed offer of admission.
  • High school graduates and college/university graduates who submitted official transcripts earlier in the application process are not required to do so again.

Learn how to submit final grades

How to defer your offer of admission

If you have been admitted to a first-year program at UVic, you can request to defer your admission to the following September. Except in extenuating circumstances, deferrals are usually only available to current high school students. Most other applicants must reapply when they are ready to begin their studies at UVic.

What else should I do?

It's time to start looking ahead! Now that you've accepted your offer, here are some of the things you can do to prepare for life at UVic.

And if you haven't already done so, don't forget to apply for residence and scholarships!

Apply for a study permit (international students)

Once the acceptance deposit is received, additional documentation will be emailed to international students to support their application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a study permit. It is very important that you commence the process of applying for your permit as soon as possible.

Visit UVic's International website for more information on living in Canada, including immigration documents, health insurance and travel.

Attend a Registration 101 event

Every spring, we hold Registration 101 events and webinars for new undergraduate students coming to UVic in September. Join us to learn about everything from how course registration works to study permits for international students, and make sure to ask us your important questions.

If you're starting at UVic at a different time of year (or just want to get a head start), check out the program planning and course registration information on

Sign up for UVic Orientation

UVic Orientation is planning a wide variety of activities to welcome you and hundreds of other new students to our campus. Keep an eye out for your email invitation.

Registration opens in July for September orientation activities, and in November for January orientation.

Review the Academic Writing Requirement

All undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program are required to meet UVic's Academic Writing Requirement. Your offer of admission will indicate if you have satisfied the requirement.

Register for a math pretest

If you have not previously completed grade 11/12 math through a Canadian curriculum high school, you will need to write a pretest to demonstrate that you meet prerequisites for enrolling in the following math courses:

  • Math 100 - Calculus 1
  • Math 102 - Calculus for Students in Social and Biological Sciences
  • Math 109 - Introduction to Calculus
  • Math 120 - Pre-calculus
  • Math 151 - Finite Mathematics
  • Math 161 - Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

For more information or to register for an upcoming math pretest, visit the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website.

  • Except for Math 100, pretests are not available to students whose mathematics prerequisites have been assessed as being less than the required standard.
  • Students may write pretests for more than one course.
  • A pretest may only be written one time, and students who fail must instead take upgrading classes to meet perquisites.
  • For students transferring from other post-secondary institutions, transfer credits may qualify as course prerequisites.

Upload a photo for your ONECard student ID

Learn how to submit a photo that will be used for your ONECard student ID; uploading your photo in advance will reduce your wait time when you arrive on campus.

The ONECard office will print your new card after you have registered for courses.


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