Advising Centre

Advising Centre

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.

REASONS TO CONNECT WITH AN ADVISOR?

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
  • UFV's extensive network of academic support services
  • Upgrading

Book Your Advising Appointment

Exploratory 

If you are admitted to Qualifying Studies, book with an Advisor for that program in Abbotsford or Chilliwack 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)*

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

 

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

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

 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 an Exploratory 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 an 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 has moved to Building K (formerly Phoenix/Finnegans), Room 163a 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 an 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 Integrated Studies Degree
  • Bachelor of Integrated 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*

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


The Kinesiology advising office is located in Building A, Room 3439 on the Chilliwack 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 an Exploratory Advisor in Abbotsford or Chilliwack CEP campus.


Including:

  • Nursing Track


Including:

  • Qualifying Studies
  • General Studies (less than 30 University level credits completed)*

International students admitted to Qualifying Studies or General Studies (less than 30 university level credits) should book with an International Advisor 

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


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 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 an 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

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.

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.

All workshops start at 4:00pm and finish at 5:00 pm and will be held in Building B, Room B121 on the Abbotsford Campus.

December 18

January 8

February 5

February 25

March 3

March 18

  • Sessions are free but prior registration is required
  • Have your UFV Student ID card with you
  • Only limited seating is available
  • Bring a copy of your immigration document to the session

✱ ✱ NEW✱ ✱ If you are unable to attend in person, you can participate ONLINE in this workshop. We will send you a link ahead of the session so that you can join us.

You will need to check important technical requirements, ensure a fast, internet connection and test your audio and video settings a few days ahead.

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.

  • 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

BEd Secondary School Seminar

Feb 24 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

April 9 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

BEd Elementary/Middle School Seminar

Feb 14 from 12:10pm - 2:10pm

Mar 11 from  9:00 am - 11:00 am

May 7  from  1:00 pm -  3:00 pm

BEd Application Seminar

2020 dates TBC (ONLY for 2019 BEd admission cycle applicants who have met all requirements)

Book a seat in a BEd Info Seminar

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