Register with CAL

Are you a new or current student with a diagnosed disability or chronic illness? Does your condition impact your academic experience? CAL may be able to support you in your studies.

Use our confidential online pre-intake form below to answer questions about you, your disability or chronic illness, and the academic barriers you face. You will need medical or psychological documentation of your diagnosis, and a signed consent form (PDF 352 KB).

Once you have completed the pre-intake form, CAL will contact you by email. During our busiest period from August to October we may take up to 15 business days to respond. Please add "@uvic.ca" to your email safe senders to be sure that messages from UVic are not caught by your spam filter.

Please note that submitting medical documentation does not guarantee registration with CAL.

Register for the Current Term

The CAL registration process requires students to submit a complete pre-intake and attend an intake appointment with a CAL advisor prior to the term’s registration deadline. A complete pre-intake includes medical documentation that meets University documentation requirements and a signed consent form (PDF 352 KB).

The deadlines to register are:

  • Winter Term 1 (Fall): October 31
  • Winter Term 2 (Winter): February 28

Pre-intake forms, medical documentation, or consent forms submitted after the deadline will be processed for the next academic term.

Register for a Future Term

To register for a future term, please submit your pre-intake form as early as possible. For Winter Term 1 (Fall) courses, submit during the early registration period from May 1 to July 1 to ensure your accommodations are in place for the start of classes in September.

Online Pre-Intake Form

Please have your medical or psychological documentation ready, and make sure it meets University documentation requirements.

If you have submitted a pre-intake form in a previous term, you do not need to submit another. Contact the CAL Front Desk at or 250-472-4947 and let us know you have already submitted.

Start the online pre-intake form

As a student with a disability, you are the only person who knows both your own situation and your courses. We need your participation in developing a plan for access.

Learning to self-advocate is an important part of transitioning through university. If you encounter difficulties we need to hear from you before we can resolve any problems.

registration by student identified barrier type

The following policy and procedures guide the process of requesting and receiving academic accommodations: