Academic Calendar 2022/23

General Interest

Studying for General Interest

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.

Entrance requirements

Studying for General Interest students must meet the following minimum entrance requirements.

  1. One of the following:
    • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent;
    • Completion of a minimum of nine UFV or transferrable post-secondary credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00 (C average) based on all credits attempted; or
    • Minimum 19 years of age by the first day of classes.
  2. 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.

How to apply

  1. Apply online at

    Additional documents required for a complete application:

    • Proof of graduation (an official secondary school transcript) for students who 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.
  2. 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.

Undergraduate continuance

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 higher) 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. Academic standing is governed by UFV's Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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