Studying for General Interest is for students who are interested in taking individual courses, but who do not intend to pursue a credential. Students with a university degree who want to take courses for interest or to prepare for application to other programs should apply using this category.
Studying for General Interest students must meet the following minimum entrance requirements.
All applicants must meet one of the following:
B.C. high school graduation or equivalent;
completion of a minimum of nine UFV or transferrable post-secondary credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA (C average) based on all credits attempted; or
a minimum of 19 years of age by the start of the first class.
Applicants must meet the Entry-level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.
When to apply
Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process. UFV reserves the right to limit admission to, or enrolment in, this category; early application is advised.
Note: It is essential that students provide their Provincial Education Number (PEN) on the application form.
Additional documents required for a complete application:
Proof of graduation (an official high school transcript) if you are under 19 and no longer in school.
A transcript is recommended for students over 19, in order to meet course prerequisites.
No documents need to be submitted by students currently in Grade 12, until final grades are available at the beginning of August.
If a UFV placement test, English Language Studies (ELS) Assessment score, or Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) assessment score is required, arrangements should be made to write it early in the year.
For students under 19 years of age, admission is conditional upon B.C. secondary school graduation. Proof of graduation is due at the end of the first week in August for the Fall semester. B.C. Grade 12 students can arrange at their schools to have transcripts sent directly to UFV.
Basis for admission decision
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.
Studying for General Interest students must meet the terms set out in UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92). Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar.