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Alternate applications

High school students

The accelerated entry program is for high-achieving high school students who want to enroll in courses at UVic during high school. Get to know UVic while you earn electives towards your high school diploma and university credit.

Grades aren’t the only measure of success. Through our expanded qualifications category, we accept a small number of high school graduates who don’t meet the current year’s academic cut-off, but show excellence in other areas.

We also welcome applications from home-schooled students.

Indigenous students

If you don't qualify under other admission categories, we may still consider your application in the Special Access – First Nations, Metis and Inuit category. We'll consider how both your education and non-educational achievements indicate your ability to succeed at university.

To qualify you must first apply via the standard application process for full-time undergraduate studies. If your application is denied, email your admission assistant to ask questions, discuss your candidacy and learn how to apply.

Visiting students

If you're enrolled at another university or college, you can take courses at UVic that count as credit toward your degree at your home institution.

  • UVic has agreements with schools around the world that enable you to visit as an exchange student.
  • International students can also apply to study abroad at UVic.
  • Students at Canadian universities and colleges can apply to be visiting students.

Adult learners

As a mature student, you can apply for discovery studies. You’ll develop your skills by taking a university course or two without needing to complete a whole degree. Discovery students can take up to three units of courses per term (e.g. two classes).

If you haven’t studied at UVic before and are over 23 years old, you can apply to our special access program. It’s for BC residents whose academic achievements have been significantly and adversely affected by health, disability, family circumstances or similar responsibilities.

Need help?

If you need more help on how you can study at UVic, get in touch with your UVic recruiter who can help you figure out everything you need to know to apply.

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