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Advising Centre

Missed out on the new student program planning orientations?

Watch the recorded sessions or find helpful resources to help prepare for your transition to UFV.

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Academic Advisors help students plan their educational careers

Advisors are here to help you select a program and assist you throughout your university journey. We provide a human connection between you and your studies at UFV. Book an advising appointment to discuss:

  • Academic difficulty
  • Academic policies and regulations
  • Admission Requirements
  • Continuance warning/probation
  • Course planning & selection
  • Course withdrawal
  • Changing programs
  • Declaring or changing major(s)/extended minor(s)/minor(s)
  • Educational planning for career goals
  • Exploring UFV program options
  • Graduation check
  • Program requirements
  • Post grad preparations
  • Transfer credit*
  • UFV's extensive network of academic support services
  • Upgrading

*Must apply to UFV and submit all official transcripts to UFV Admissions in order for courses to be evaluated.

 

VIRTUAL, PHONE OR FACE-TO-FACE ADVISING - IT'S UP TO YOU!

Advisors are here to help you select a program and assist you throughout your university journey. We look forward to supporting and connecting with you! 

We are currently offering virtual, phone appointment or face-to-face appointments, please select your preference when you book. You can also email questions to advising@ufv.ca.

Your safety is paramount to us and we will therefore not conduct appointments with you when you are in a vehicle.

Current information on COVID-19 and UFV's response can be found at ufv.ca/coronavirus/ 

Upcoming Advising Centre Webinars

Future Student Virtual Workshop  September 9 & 29     Find out more...

Online Learning and Supports

Need help adapting to online studying at UFV? Get answers and supercharge your toolkit with some essential resources to help you through your online journey. Also, immerse yourself into the full university experience as well as join a supportive community.

We are committed to helping you every step of the way during your UFV journey. If you have questions or need assistance, please book an appointment with an Academic Advisor, email advising@ufv.ca or call the Advising Centre at 604-864-4674 or 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4674 (Toll-free Canada).


Book Your Advising Appointment

UPCOMING VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS FOR FUTURE STUDENTS

Questions about studying at UFV? Join UFV Advisors at the Future Student Workshop to answer your questions on:

  • Programs
  • Exploring your options
  • Checking entrance requirements and upgrading if needed
  • How to apply
  • Tuition fees
  • Next steps once application is submitted

We are offering workshops on:

- September 9 and 29

- October 8 and 27

- November 9 and 25

Book a workshop


VIEW NOW  "Getting Started" - Download our Future UFV Student Presentation

If you are admitted to Qualifying Studies, book with an Advisor for that program using your UFV Student ID

Including:

  • Not yet admitted to a program, and exploring fields of study at UFV
  • Continuing Education
  • Switching programs (less than 30 credits completed)*
  • Transfer Students (must apply to UFV and submit all official transcripts to UFV Admissions in order for courses to be evaluated)

*Check step 6 of Which program am I in?" to see how many credits you have.

 

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

Are you a new UFV student, admitted to a program starting this fall?

Find more new student info...

Domestic and International students, please meet with an advisor for the  program you are admitted to, even if you are new to UFV and have not yet taken any classes.

Click the '+' for your program area to view your booking options

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 Agriculture
  • Agriculture Diploma or Certificate


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)


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 an Exploratory Advisor

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
  • Graduate certificate in Extended Studies in Early Childhood Education

 

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

 

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 Future Advisor


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)


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 Crim 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 Future Advisor


Including:

  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) Arts Option
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies- Natural Sciences (BES-NS) Science Option


Including exploring or admitted to:

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


Including:

  • General Studies Diploma


Including:

  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies — Aviation Degree


You can now request a pay-per-credit letter by completing the online form

Please select an Advisor for the program you are admitted to* from the programs listed in the "Current Students" section.

If you are admitted to Qualifying Studies, ESL, ABE, or Foundations, switching programs or planning to transfer, please book with an International Advisor .

*Check Which program am I in?" if you are unsure.

Book international appointment


>→ Not a student yet? Ask a question

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

  • Virtual workshops are held every couple of weeks
  • Virtual Immigration drop-in appointments are now being offered. Sign up after 8:00 am Monday-Friday


Including:

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology
  • Kinesiology minor

If you are not admitted to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program but interested in finding out more, please book with a Future Advisor


Including:

  • Nursing Track


Not sure what Qualifying Studies is? Visit the Qualifying Studies page and watch this informative video

Including:

  • Qualifying Studies
  • ESL, ABE, or Foundation program
  • Switching programs
  • Planning to transfer

Domestic Students

International Students


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
  • Agriculture Diploma or Certificate
  • Associate of Science
  • Data Analysis post-degree certificate (DAC)
  • Engineering Physics diploma in Mechatronics
  • Engineering Transfer program
  • Science declarations (majors, minors)
  • Switching to Science (more than 30 credits completed)


Including:

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

 

  • Social Services Diploma
  • Community Support Worker Certificate

 

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 Future Advisor

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


Including:

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

Watch a condensed information session.

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 


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 an appointment


 

Book Your Workshop/Webinar

  • Sessions are free but prior registration is required
  • We are currently offering workshops ONLINE ONLY

UPCOMING VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS FOR FUTURE STUDENTS

Questions about studying at UFV? Join UFV Advisors at the Future Student Workshop to answer your questions on:

  • Programs
  • Exploring your options
  • Checking entrance requirements and upgrading if needed
  • How to apply
  • Tuition fees
  • Next steps once application is submitted

We are offering a workshop on September 9, 2021

Book a workshop

You will learn all you need to know about study and work permits in order to make the most of your new Canadian life. You can also get your questions answered about the benefits of getting a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), while you consider whether to continue your studies or apply to work in Canada.

Summer 2021 Immigration workshop dates – Study Permit / Work Permit 

Summer 2021 - Immigration workshop (online) Limited spots available All times are in pacific time
September 9 (Thurs) 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
September 16 (Thurs) 9:00 AM - 10: 00 AM  - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
September 21 (Tue) 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
September 30 (Thurs) 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  - Online format only (Register to receive the link)

 

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

 

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.

Watch a condensed information session, or sign up for a live seminar below.

All seminars in the fall 2021 semester will be held in a virtual format. 

Once you have signed up, details about the virtual format will be provided to you.

Elementary/Middle school information seminar

  • Friday, September 17, 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 13, 12pm to 1:30pm
  • Thursday, November 25, 3pm to 4:30pm


Register — Elementary/Middle school information seminar 


Secondary school information seminar

  • Friday, October 1, 9am to 10:30am
  • Monday, November 1, 4pm to 5:30pm


Register — Secondary school information seminar


Bachelor of Education application seminar

  • The annual application seminar for applicants to the 2022 BEd program who have met all the admission requirements will take place December 1 at 4:30pm. 


Register — BEd application seminar


Masters of Education Q&A drop-in sessions

These sessions are an opportunity to ask specific questions about the program, entrance requirements, and the application process. It is recommended you review the website and information video prior to registering for the session.

  • Thursday, November 26, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Meeting ID: 660 2057 8913

Register in advance for the Nov 26 session

  • Wednesday, December 2, 3:30 to 4:30
  • Meeting ID: 676 9015 9267

Register in advance for the Dec 2 session

  • Wednesday, December 9, 3:30 to 4:30
  • Meeting ID: 672 7489 3709

Register in advance for the Dec 9 session

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