Students can begin their university studies at UFV and then transfer to many different arts, science, and professional degrees at other universities. In order to do so, they must choose courses that are fully transferable to the receiving institution. Students should obtain calendars from the university to which they wish to transfer, and consult with an Academic Advisor to assist with course planning.
In many arts, science, and applied subjects students can complete a four-year bachelor's degree at UFV; for others they can complete one or two years at UFV and then transfer to finish the degree elsewhere.
The transferability of UFV courses to B.C. universities is listed in the B.C. Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) online transfer guide at bctransferguide.ca. BCCAT also publishes a booklet, "Tips for Transfer" available online or from Student Services. This booklet includes a transfer planning checklist, answers questions about transfer, and provides many useful hints for transfer students.
The B.C. Transfer Guide does not include all upper-level transfer credit. For transfer of courses not found in the B.C. Transfer Guide, including transfer of courses outside B.C., students should consult the institution they wish to attend.
In order to do their UFV course planning, students must be familiar with the degree program at the university to which they wish to transfer. An Academic Advisor can assist in understanding the university calendars, and planning UFV courses.
University regulations vary with respect to transfer, but the following guidelines generally apply:
Students usually complete a full first year (30 credits/10 courses) before transferring.
Grades less than C are not assured of transfer credit.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C average) may be required.
Some universities impose quotas on the number of students admitted to certain programs. In such cases, grade point averages well above the minimum will be required.
Students may not normally transfer more than 60 credits towards a four-year degree (residency requirement).
Transfer credit is always evaluated by the post-secondary institution from which the credential is to be obtained.
If students have credit from a previous post-secondary institution, plan to take additional credits at UFV and then transfer to another university to obtain a credential there, the course work at the first post-secondary institution
may not need to be evaluated by UFV. However, students may need transfer credit evaluated to meet UFV course prerequisites.
Some institutions may recalculate a student's grade point average, including all attempts of any repeated courses.
Major universities usually only give credit for upper-level courses (300- and 400-level) on a case-by-case basis. These courses are not generally included in formal transfer guides.
Professional program preparation
UFV offers programs in elementary teaching and nursing. Students can also begin their studies toward a career in law, medicine, veterinary medicine,
engineering, etc. at UFV. If a student requires assistance planning their program, they may make an appointment with an Advisor to discuss their program plan.