High school counsellors

There are lots of ways for high school counsellors to stay up to date on the latest news from UVic. We do our best to keep in touch, and value the feedback you provide on how best to meet students' needs.

Recent updates

New May 1 deadline for accepting an offer of admission

Effective immediately, students admitted to undergraduate studies at UVic for September 2019 will be asked to accept their offer of admission by May 1, 2019. This revised deadline is one month earlier than the previous acceptance date of June 1, and provides significant benefits to applicants:

  • Students who are on waiting lists for programs with competitive selection processes will be informed in mid-May if spaces become available in their preferred programs (rather than mid-June).
  • Residence Services can begin assigning rooms to students earlier than in past years, and more rooms will become available in May as some students decline their offers of admission.
  • Students can be set up in UVic's course-registration system in May, ensuring that they are ready to go when registration opens in June.

Rather than waiting until next year to make the change, we believe that these benefits should be offered to the thousands of students who are currently applying to UVic. Every student admitted for September 2019 will be informed of the May 1 deadline when they receive their offer of admission.

Please note that students who receive offers in late April (or after) will be given revised acceptance deadlines, ensuring that they have ample time to make their decisions.

For further information, please contact the UVic recruiter for your school.

New BC Graduation Program Requirements

Our list of approved courses for BC high school students has been updated to include the new English, Social Studies, and Academic 12 courses that will be available to BC high school students beginning in September 2019.

We've also updated our faculty/program web pages, which now show the requirements for current applicants (Grade 12 students applying for September 2019) and future applicants (Grade 11 students applying for September 2020).

Meet UVic students on Facebook Live

This November and December, UVic is hosting Facebook Live events for prospective high school and transfer students around the world. Your students are invited to join current UVic students and recent alumni for faculty-based Q&A sessions in real time.

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Registration for Explore UVic is now open

Encourage your students to sign up for Explore UVic on Saturday, February 2, 2019. It's a great opportunity to visit UVic, attend a sample lecture, tour their faculties, participate in a student experience panel and learn more about our academic programs and support services.

To learn more and to register, students can visit uvic.ca/explore.

New counsellor mailing list

UVic has implemented a new counsellor mailing list to ensure better communication with our high school colleagues, and we encourage you to subscribe as soon as possible to continue receiving news and updates.

Counsellor packages

Every September, we send counsellor packages to high schools in North America. If your school did not receive a package this year and you would like to get one one, contact us at recruitment@uvic.ca.

Discover UVic recruitment events

Registration is now open for our upcoming Discover UVic recruitment events:

In addition, counsellors can register for our annual counsellor conference and counsellor breakfasts (see below).

Welcome back!

We're excited to begin the new school year, and look forward to meeting and speaking with counsellors, principals and staff when we visit your schools.

If you have any questions about UVic, you can always reach us at recruitment@uvic.ca.

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Counsellor mailing list

Join our mailing list for counsellors at Canadian high schools to receive timely updates on admissions, upcoming events, and other changes at UVic that you and your students need to know about.

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Counsellor breakfasts

Come to a UVic Counsellor Breakfast to meet the recruitment officer responsible for your region, find out what's new at UVic and get answers to your important questions. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast while we update you on all things UVic, including important dates and deadlines, new scholarship opportunities and more!

Registration closes the day before the event, or when capacity is reached.

City Event details Registration
Lower Mainland BC December 5, 2018
8:45-11:00 a.m.
Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver
Kelowna, BC December 6, 2018
8:45-11:00 a.m.
Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport
Parksville, BC January 16, 2019
8:45-11:00 a.m.
Tigh-Na-Mara Conference Centre
Victoria, BC February 26, 2019 (New date)
8:45-11:00 a.m.
UVic - University Club (New location)

Counsellor conference

Our annual counsellor conference takes place at UVic every October. It's a great opportunity to connect with UVic recruiters, learn about our programs and services, and get the latest news from UVic.

This year's conference was held on Friday, October 12, 2018. Join our mailing list to ensure that you're notified about next year's event.

School group tours

Do you want to bring your students to UVic? We can help you to schedule a group tour specifically for your school.

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Contact us

Do you have a question about UVic? Contact the recruitment officer responsible for your region, or email us at .