Visiting students are students from another institution who register at UFV and who plan to transfer their UFV course(s) back to their home institution.
Visiting student status is only valid for one semester. Students wishing to apply for a subsequent semester will need to submit another application for admission to the semester they wish to attend.
All visiting students are required to present a letter of permission from their home institution in order to be considered for admission at UFV. This letter must be on institution letterhead and may be emailed from the home institution to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed or mailed, or be brought in a sealed envelope from the home institution.
If you want to take a course at another post-secondary institution and apply that course to your program at UFV, you are strongly advised to complete a request for letter of permission form (PDF). On the form, you will indicate which institution you want to attend, when, and which course(s) you plan to take.
Submit the form to UFV Admissions at the Office of the Registrar. We will determine the transferability of your requested course(s), and then forward the request form to your program head for approval. Once approval has been granted, a letter of permission is emailed to you from the Office of the Registrar.
You will need to show your letter of permission to the institution you plan to attend. Please allow a few weeks to process your request. Then request an official transcript upon completion of the course(s), to be sent to UFV.
Note: Only UFV students who are in good standing are eligible to receive letters of permission. Students who are in academic difficulty (cumulative GPA less than 2.0 or on academic warning in their program), or new students who have not yet registered for UFV courses, are not eligible to receive a letter of permission.