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Admission categories

General admission

Most students applying for undergraduate degree studies at UVic follow our general admission process. This includes:

  • High school students in your graduating year
  • High school graduates who have not studied full-time in college or university
  • College/university students who want to transfer from other post-secondary institutions
  • Degree holders (college/university graduates)

Refer to individual programs for the specific admission requirements.

Other admission options

These categories allow applicants to submit additional information that isn't considered in the general admission process.

Returning UVic students

If you previously registered in credit courses at UVic and have been away for more than one year, you'll need to apply for readmission. You can return to your previous program or choose a new one.

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.

Community members

Community members can apply to take a limited number of credit courses per term without completing a degree through discovery studies.

Alternatively, you can register to audit courses for no credit. Visit the Info for community website to learn more about auditing.

Need help?

Before you apply: If you have a general question about the application process or studying at UVic, contact your UVic recruiter.

After you apply: If you have a specific question about your application to UVic, contact your assigned admission assistant.

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