3. Application status (MyStatus)

After applying online

  • Within a few days of completing your application online, you will receive your UVic student number by email. Please use this number in all further correspondence and inquiries with the university.
  • After preliminary processing, you will be sent instructions on how to track your application status online using My UVic application. To do so, use your applicant ID (A-number) that was generated and the PIN you created at the start of the UVic online application.
  • Once your application is complete and an admission decision is made, you will be notified by email. Please note that your file must be complete, including all official documents, in order to receive a full offer of admission.

Checking your application status online


With your original application login ID and PIN, you can use the My UVic application feature to access your application online.

Using My UVic application, you can confirm whether the submission of your application and fee payment was successful. You will also be able to track any documents still required to complete your application. This system is directly linked to the system used by Graduate Admissions and Records to process your application. Any changes made to the status of your application are immediately updated and reflected on your My UVic application page.

Please note: During peak times, updates to the information within My UVic application regarding dates received may be impacted by processing delays. Your documents will be stamped on the date they are received in our office, however it may take several weeks for this date to be reflected on your My UVic application page.

The tracking information for documents sent by courier will indicate the date they are received in our office, but it still may take some time for that date to appear on your My UVic application page.

If you notice a discrepancy in your record, we recommend that you check back in a week for updates. If you’ve identified a problem with your submission, please contact Graduate Admissions and Records for assistance.

How to know when your application is complete

An application is considered “complete” and ready for review once we have received your application package with copies of all required documents.

When you submit your unofficial documents as part of your online application, your My UVic application may remain “incomplete: items outstanding” until official copies of those documents are received. However, your submitted application will still be reviewed by the department with unofficial documents and you will be able to receive a provisional offer. Without official copies of all documents, we cannot provide a full offer of admission.

Note: Because your application package is first processed by the central Graduate Admissions and Records Office and not individual departments, your academic unit will be unable to confirm receipt of this information.

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