Getting started

The first step is to apply to the University of Victoria. Applications become available in September. 

If you have been accepted to UVic follow these steps:

  • Review CYC course descriptions and prerequisite information in the UVic Undergraduate Academic Calendar.
  • Create a UVic NetLink ID. You'll use this ID to log in to your course websites or online classrooms. If you've had a NetLink ID, check the status of your NetLink ID. If you have difficulty creating or accessing your NetLink account, please contact the UVic Computer Help Desk.
  • Register for courses at UVic.
  • Purchase course materials from the UVic Bookstore. Refund information: Please review the UVic Bookstore’s distance education return policy.
  • Go through the student tips on the UVic Learn Anywhere site.
  • Your courses will be located in a tool called "Brightspace." Courses will be available by noon of the first day of classes in each semester. To access Brightspace:
    • Login to UVic. 
    • Login to Brightspace from "Online Tools" located in the upper right corner of the UVic website. 
  • Register for the "Your UVic Learning Technologies" course on Brightspace. These self-paced online modules will help you get started with the basics for Brightspace, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and more.