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U-Vic Spring 2017 Counsellor Bulletin

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U-Vic Spring 2017 Counsellor Bulletin
by Patricia Rhodes - Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 11:00 AM

UVic updates

1.     Self-reporting closed March 31

2.     Scholarships

3.     Academic Advising for newly admitted students

4.     New deadline for distributed learning course grades: May 31


Upcoming events

5.     Destination UVic – Saturday, May 13

6.     Reg 101 community events and webinars May 23-25 and May 29 – June 8

7.     UVic Residence Services – new webpage/application now open

1.     Self-reporting closed March 31

To be considered for an early offer of admission, it was mandatory for all applicants studying in a Canadian curriculum school or completing an International Baccalaureate Diploma to self-report their grades by March 31. Applicants who do not receive an offer during self-reporting can be considered again during late April/May provided that there are still spaces available in the program. Options for submitting updated grades are sent to students after they self-report.


On-line/distance courses should only be self-reported if at least 50% of the lessons and tests are complete. The final grade must be sent to our office in sufficient time for processing, so should be finished no later than May 31.


2.     Scholarships 

Current Canadian secondary school students should now have self-reported their Grade 12 marks (deadline was March 31) to be considered for a GPA-based entrance scholarship. UVic will assess students for an entrance scholarship based on the grades they self-reported.


The online entrance scholarship application for specific criteria scholarships is open until May 1. For more information visit


 3.     Academic Advising for newly admitted students

Faculties of Business, Education, Fine Arts and Human & Social Development

Newly admitted students in the Faculties of Business, Education, Fine Arts and Human & Social Development can view program outlines to help them plan, select and schedule the most appropriate courses for their individual programs. Students who need extra assistance with degree planning are encouraged to contact their faculty-based advising team to arrange for an appointment or telephone call.


Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences

The Academic Advising Centre for the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences has created Program Planning Worksheets to help students keep track of course requirements needed to complete a degree.  Students are encouraged to read the information the Advising webpage.

All students are encouraged to review UVic’s Academic Calendar to better understand requirements for their intended program.

Some students may wish to speak with an adviser about a potential course plan and learn about tips that will support their success as a new university student. Appointments are approximately 20 minutes and can be booked for a Skype or Facetime session, in-person or phone appointment. Students are responsible for registering themselves in courses. Please read the steps outlined in the Student Registration site for instructions.

Appointments may be booked starting on May 1. Students may call 250.721.7567 (ext. 6) to arrange an advising appointment with an academic adviser.  If they are not able to call, they can It is important to include the following information when requesting an appointment:

·       First and last name

·       UVic student number

·       Faculty student has been admitted to

·       Program of interest

·       Preferred day of week and time for appointment

·       Current city and time zone


We recommend that students book their appointments well in advance (starting May 1) to allow themselves enough time to read through the UVic website, choose their courses and prepare questions for their appointment with an academic adviser. 

 4.     Deadline for distributed learning course grades: May 31

To ensure that UVic receives all final grades by July, students must complete their online courses no later than May 31.


5.     Destination UVic – Saturday, May 13

Destination UVic is a one-day, on-campus event for applicants and their families to experience a taste of what it’s really like to be a member of the UVic community. The day will include campus and residence tours, program planning with academic advisors, course registration information sessions, and opportunities to connect with current students, faculty and staff through a variety of fun activities. Students will be invited via email to register for this program in early April. Eligible attendees will will have the chance to win a $1,000 tuition credit towards first-year tuition at UVic!


6.     Reg 101 Events

Admitted students are invited to join us for a crash course in registration through our series of workshops and webinars coming up in May and June, 2017. Our recruiters will assist with organizing, choosing courses, building a timetable and learning the ins and outs of the online registration system. Registration 101 sessions will be offered in:

Burnaby, BC - Tuesday, May 23 at the Vancouver Hilton Metrotown

Kelowna, BC - Wednesday, May 24 at the Hotel Eldorado

Calgary, AB – Thursday, May 25 at the Hotel Blackfoot


Registration for these community events will open on April 7.  Students are encouraged to register early as space is limited.


Students unable to attend a community session will be invited to participate in daily online Registration 101 Webinars which will take place from May 29 – June 8, 2017.


7.     On-campus housing

Students planning to live on campus for their first year must complete the on-campus residence application for September 2017-April 2018 and pay a non-refundable $50 application fee.

Students who are coming to UVic directly from high school in 2017 are eligible for our first-year guarantee, providing they meet the following criteria by June 30, 2017:

  • Graduate from high school in 2017
  • Not attend a post-secondary institution (college or university) prior to attending UVic
  • Accept their offer of admission to UVic and pay their acceptance deposit of $200 to the university
  • Students are encouraged to apply for residence as soon as they have a UVic V#.

For students who are interested in benefiting from the friendship and support of other students who share their academic and extracurricular interests and pursuits while living on campus, Residence Services offers eight living learning communities (LLCs) in single dormitory rooms to enliven their residence experience and enhance learning.

UVic Living Learning Communities for 2017-2018

·       Arts Collective

·       Business Community

·       Engineering Community

·       Global Citizenship Community

·       Health and Wellness Community

·       Leadership and Civic Engagement

·       Science Community

·       Sustainability Community


Interested students also have the option to join a Substance-free or Quiet-floor community. Please visit the website for more information.


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