1. Undergraduate application deadline
U-Vic is still accepting applications for September of 2016. The deadline for current high school students is February 28, 2016.
2. Supplementary application materials update
Some programs now require that applicants answer supplementary questions or upload additional documents (such as letters of intent, resumes and references) at the time of application. Students can log out and return later to finish an in-progress application.
3. Mandatory self-reporting is open
Remember that all current grade 12 students completing a Canadian high school curriculum or a full IB diploma at a school in Canada must self-report their grades before March 31, 2016. A link to the self-reporting site on the UVic application portal is now available.
UVic will assess students for an entrance scholarship based on the grades they self-report. Please do not enter 100% as their expected grade, as they will require verification from your teacher. Self-reporting 100% will delay admission decisions and scholarship assessments. Students can now complete the application for specific criteria scholarships via My page. For more information visit uvic.ca/entrancescholarships.
5. New deadline for distributed learning course grades: May 31, 2016
To ensure that UVic receives all final grades by July, students must complete their online courses no later than May 31, 2016.
6. ideafest – Ideas that can change everything March 7 – 12, 2016
High school students, teachers, counsellors and school groups are invited to join UVic thinkers, innovators and artists from across campus as they explore dozens of world-changing ideas at the university’s fifth annual “ideaFest.” With over fifty panels, workshops, exhibits, lectures, performances, open mics, screenings and tours, the hardest part will be choosing which events to attend. All events are free and, unless indicated, no registration is required.
7. Discover UVic: Find your Edge: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Discover UVic is a one-day, on-campus event for grade 11 and 12 students to learn about academic programs and support services while discovering the campus in person. The program highlights include a recruitment presentation, a Q&A session with current students, lectures by UVic faculty members, campus tours and an information fair. Students choose which events they attend. Preregistration is required for all attendees.
8. Explore UVic – Saturday, May 14, 2016
Explore 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 and course registration sessions and opportunities to connect with current students, faculty and staff through a variety of fun activities. Students will be invited to register for this program starting in early April.