Advising Centre

Advising Centre

Academic Advisors help students plan their educational careers

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).

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Academic Success Centre - Expanded hours for drop-in tutoring + online workshops
Centre for Acessibility Services - Register for support now
NEW! Coast Capital Savings Peer Resource and Leadership Centre - Evening appointments 5pm - 11pm
Counselling - Free mental health supports available
NEW!  English Language Studies Support Centre - General ELS and specialized CLIL support
Indigenous Student Centre - Virtual drop-in lounge and peer tutor support

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.

 

Book Your Advising Appointment

VIRTUAL, PHONE OR EMAIL 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 or phone 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/ 

NEW   "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.

Do you have questions? Need assistance with registration for your Winter 2021 classes?

Call Advising Centre Front Desk on 604-864-4674 from 8.30 am weekdays to book a virtual drop-in with an Academic Advisor for Advising Centre programs, including Qualifying Studies.

 

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 yet.

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 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)

  •  Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES)


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
  • 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 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 exploring or admitted to:

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


Book an appointment


Do you have questions? Need assistance with registration for your Winter 2021 classes? Call Advising Centre Front Desk on 604-864-4674 from 8.30 am weekdays to book a virtual drop-in with a General Studies Academic Advisor.

Including:

  • General Studies Diploma


Including:

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


Do you have urgent questions related to Winter 2021 registration? Book a virtual drop-in with an International Advisor daily from 8 am.

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 10.30 am Monday-Friday


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 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

Do you have a hold on your student account and need to meet with an advisor or have urgent Winter 2021 registration questions?  Call Advising Centre Front Desk on 604-864-4674 from 8.30 am weekdays to book a virtual drop-in with an Academic Advisor.

 

International Students

Do you have a hold on your student account and need to meet with an advisor or have urgent Winter 2021 registration questions? From November 16 to 27, book a virtual drop-in with an International Qualifying Studies Advisor daily from 8 am.

 


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 in Mechatronics
  • 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)/ Foundational MSW
  • 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 Future Advisor

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:


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

These live online workshops hosted by UFV Advising Centre will support you in planning for academic success,

Academic Advisors will discuss:

  • Information about academic standing at UFV
  • Next steps for bringing your GPA above 2.0
  • Resources on campus to improve your academic success

The workshops are 1 hour in length and your participation is anonymous. There will be time left at the end of the webinar for attendees who may have some individual questions. 

 We hope you enjoyed our November sessions - more dates  coming soon.

TBC Planning for Success 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.

Winter 2021 Immigration workshop dates – Study Permit / Work Permit 

Winter 2021 - Immigration workshop (online) Limited spots available 
Nov 26 (Thu)  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Dec 01 (Tue)  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Dec 10 (Thu)  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Jan 19 (Tue) 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Jan 28 (Thu) 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Feb 04 (Thu) 9:00 PM - 10:00 AM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Feb 9 (Tue) 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Feb 23 (Tue) 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Mar 4 (Thu) 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Mar 9 (Tue) 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Mar 18 (Thu) 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Mar 23 (Tue) 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Mar 30 (Tue) 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Apr 13 (Tue) 4:00 PM - 5: 00 PM - Online format only (Register to receive the link)
Apr 27 (Tue) 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

 

These live online workshops hosted by UFV Advising Centre will support you in planning for academic success,

Academic Advisors will discuss:

  • Information about academic standing at UFV
  • Next steps for bringing your GPA above 2.0
  • Resources on campus to improve your academic success

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.

BEd Secondary School Seminar

TBC

BEd Elementary/Middle School Seminar

TBC

BEd Application Seminar

December 7  4:30 AM - 6:00 PM (ONLY for 2020 BEd admission cycle applicants who have met all requirements)

Book a seat in a BEd Info Seminar

 

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