Advising Centre

Advising Centre

Discover your UFV

All new students admitted to UFV for September 2019 and their supporters are warmly invited to join us for a campus tour and info session on May 14, 15, or 23.

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Academic Advisors help students plan their educational careers.

Meet one-on-one with an advisor for answers to questions about course or program selection, transfer credit, course withdrawal, program requirements, changing programs, declaring a major or minor, making or updating a program plan, graduation check, or postgrad preparations.

New students and their supporters should attend the final session of the New Student Orientation "Discover Your UFV" on Thursday, May 23, from 4pm to 8pm, at the Chilliwack campus.

Academic Advisors will guide you as to which classes to select for your first semester, the Office of the Registrar will show you how to register and you will learn about resources available at UFV to help you succeed at University.

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If you are unable to come along to that session and need help with planning for the upcoming semester, book an appointment with the Academic Advisor for your program from the list in "Current Students" below. You can email any questions you may have to advising@ufv.ca and an Advisor will respond to you.

Registration for the Fall 2019 semester starts on June 17 and you can now check your registration date and time through myUFV. You need to pay a $200 deposit a few days ahead of your registration date. Full information about how to register, course offerings, timetables is available from the Office of the Registrar.

Online planning information from "Discover your UFV" will be posted after the final session.

WHICH ADVISOR DO YOU NEED TO SEE?
  1. New students, admitted for September 2019, should attend the final session of the New Student Orientation "Discover Your UFV". If you can't come along and need assistance with course planning for the upcoming semester, please book an appointment with the Academic Advisor for your UFV program from the list below in "Current Students".
  2. If you are not admitted to a UFV program, please meet with an Exploratory advisor in the "Future Students" section below.
  3. International students, admitted to a UFV program, should select it from the "Current Students" section below. Exploratory, Upgrading or Qualifying Studies students should meet with an advisor from UFV International.
  4. Current students admitted to a UFV program (including International students) should meet with the Advisor for your program from the list below.

Make sure that you choose the correct program category or your appointment will need to be cancelled and rescheduled.

Cancel an appointment at least 24 hours ahead using the link in your confirmation email.

 

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Exploratory 

Including:

  • Not yet admitted to a program, and exploring fields of study at UFV
  • Continuing Education
  • Switching programs (less than 30 credits completed)*

*Login to MyUFV and myGradplan to check how many credits you have.

We offer afternoon drop-ins in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. If you can't find a bookable appointment that suits your schedule, call to check for drop-in appointment availability:

Abbotsford (604-864-4674) - call after 8.30 am

Chilliwack   (604-795-2808) - call after 9.00 am

 

International

International students who are admitted to a UFV program and intending to remain in that program, please select your program from the "Current Students" section below.

Those not admitted to a UFV program or in Qualifying Studies should meet with an advisor from UFV International.

Including:

  • Qualifying Studies
  • ESL, ABE, or Foundation program
  • General Studies diploma (Less than 30 University Level credits completed)*
  • Switching programs
  • Planning to transfer

 

 Already in an academic program? Meet with an Advisor for your program in the "Current Students" section below.
 Not a student yet? Ask a question
 Interested in Study Abroad? Book an appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator
 

If you are not admitted to a UFV program, please meet with an Exploratory advisor in the "Future Students" section above.

Select an Advisor for the program you are admitted to, even if you are new to UFV and have not yet taken any classes.

The Adult Education advising office is located in Building D, Room 218b on the Abbotsford campus

Including: 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education
  • Workplace Education Certificate
  • In a UFV program and interested in switching to ADED
  • Not currently attending UFV, interested in one of UFV’s Adult Education programs

Email the Program Advisor to book an appointment

 


Including:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies
  • Associate of Arts
  • Liberal Arts or Theatre diploma
  • Arts declarations (majors, extended minors, minors)
  • Switching to Arts (more than 30 credits completed)

  • NEW degree Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES)


The School of Business advising office is located in Building C, Room 2418 on the Abbotsford campus

Including students admitted to:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Aviation degree
  • Business Administration diploma
  • Accounting certificate
  • Administration certificate
  • Marketing and Sales certificate
  • Business minor
  • Management post-baccalaureate certificate

Book an appointment

If you are not admitted to one of the School of Business programs listed above but interested in finding out more, please book with a Future and Qualifying Studies Advisor in Abbotsford or Chilliwack CEP campus.

Note: you do not need to make an appointment if you would like to:

  • Receive an updated program plan
  • Request a pay-per-credit
  • Declare a major or minor
  • Confirm your graduation completion

Simply email your request to businfo@ufv.ca and we will get back to you by email to confirm.


Including:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Care
  • Certificate in Extended Studies in Early Childhood Education

Book an appointment

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Book an appointment

 

If you have not been admitted to one of The Child, Youth and Family Studies programs listed above but are interested in finding out more, book with a Qualifying Studies & Exploratory Advisor in Abbotsford or Chilliwack CEP campus.


Including:

  • Bachelor of Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Information Systems diploma
  • Computer Information Systems certificate
  • CIS minor declarations
  • Switching to CIS (more than 30 credits completed)


The Criminology and Criminal Justice advising office is located in Building A, Room 203m on the Abbotsford campus

Including students admitted to:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • Criminal Justice Diploma
  • Master of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • Criminology declarations (extended minor, minor)
  • In a UFV program and interested in switching to Criminology (more than 30 credits)

Book an appointment

If you are not admitted to one of the Criminology and Criminal Justice programs listed above but interested in finding out more, please book with a Qualifying Studies & Exploratory Advisor in Abbotsford or Chilliwack CEP campus.


The Fine Arts, Design, and Media Advisor has moved to UFV's Advising Centre, Student Union Building (Building S), Room S3117, King Road campus 
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Including exploring or admitted to:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Media Arts
  • Visual Arts diploma
  • Graphic and Digital Design diploma


Book an appointment


Including:

  • Bachelor of General Studies Degree
  • Bachelor of General Studies — Aviation Degree

 

  • General Studies Diploma

The Advisor you meet with depends on the number of credits* you have:

I have less than 30 credits*

 

I have more than 30 credits*

*Login to MyUFV and myGradplan to check how many credits you have.


The Kinesiology advising office is located in Building A, Room 3439 on the Chilliwack CEP campus

Including:

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology
  • Kinesiology minor

Book an appointment

If you are not admitted to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program but interested in finding out more, please book with a Qualifying Studies & Exploratory Advisor in Abbotsford or Chilliwack CEP campus.


Including:

  • Nursing Track
We offer afternoon drop-ins in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. If you can't find a bookable appointment that suits your schedule, call to check for drop-in appointment availability:

Abbotsford (604-864-4674) - call after 8.30 am

Chilliwack   (604-795-2808) - call after 9.00 am


Including:

  • Qualifying Studies

International students admitted to Qualifying Studies should book with an International Advisor 

 

We offer afternoon drop-ins in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. If you can't find a bookable appointment that suits your schedule, call to check for drop-in appointment availability:

Abbotsford (604-864-4674) - call after 8.30 am

Chilliwack   (604-795-2808) - call after 9.00 am


The Library and Information Technology advising office is located in Building C, Room C2454 on the Abbotsford campus

Including:

  • Library and Information Technology diploma
  • Library Technician post-diploma certificate (for graduate Library Technicians)

Book an appointment


Including:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Data Analysis post-degree certificate (DAC)
  • Engineering Physics diploma
  • Engineering Transfer program
  • Science declarations (majors, minors)
  • Switching to Science (more than 30 credits completed)

  • NEW degree Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES)


Including:

  • Master of Social Work Degree (Non BSW graduates)
  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree
  • Certificate in Extended Studies in Social Work

Book an appointment

  • Social Services Diploma
  • Community Support Worker Certificate

Book an appointment

 

If you have not been admitted to one of The School of Social Work and Human Services programs listed above but are interested in finding out more, book with a Qualifying Studies & Exploratory Advisor in Abbotsford or Chilliwack CEP campus.

Are you admitted to the Masters of Social Work program? Email mswinfo@ufv.ca to get information or book an advising appointment.


The Teacher Education advising office is located in Building D, Room 3005 on the Abbotsford campus

Including:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Elementary school option
  • Middle school option
  • Secondary school option
Students with less than 90 credits completed:


Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) have advising offices on 3 UFV campuses:

Abbotsford - Building A, Room A224e, Chilliwack CEP - Building A, room 1403, Hope - Office H113

Including: 

  • completing an BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Dogwood Diploma)
  • reviewing graduation requirements for an Adult Graduation Diploma (Dogwood Diploma)
  • upgrading to meet the prerequisites for a UFV program
  • knowing which courses I need to upgrade but wanting help in getting started
  • seeking information on the Workplace TASK program

 


 

Book Your Workshop/Seminar

UFV International Immigration Workshops

We know that starting a new life in Canada can be challenging, especially when getting accustomed to a new language, a new culture, and different laws. To help you get settled, UFV is offering a series of Immigration workshops at the Abbotsford campus.

Work/Study Permit workshops will answer all your questions about study permit/work permit terms and conditions, Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), inviting family members, study permit amendment, Designated Learning Institution (DLI) transfer to UFV, the different types of work permits (including PGWP), Immigration rules on academic standing and non-study and how to schedule a break at UFV.

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) workshop will highlight the process at UFV, eligibility requirements and what you need to know as you have limited time to apply for the full time work permit.  

Do you still have questions?

Please email your immigration-related questions to john.fernando@ufv.ca (include your student number and contact details).

Book immigration workshop

 

Teacher Education Seminars

Are you thinking about a teaching career? If you are in the first, second, or third year of your undergraduate program and you are thinking of entering the Bachelor of Education at UFV, we recommend that you attend one of the Teacher Education information seminars.

  • Find out if a teaching career in elementary, middle, or secondary school is for you
  • Learn about the educational pathways available at UFV
  • Learn about academic requirements and relevant extra-curricular experience
  • Hear about certification requirements in BC
  • Discover career prospects

Book a seat in a BEd Info Seminar

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