UFV Continuing Education uses the following definitions.
Credential is an academic qualification. Examples are degrees, diplomas, and certificates. This qualification can only be awarded by a recognized post-secondary institution that is part of the Ministry of Advanced Education. This ensures that the level and breadth of the learning are measured against established standards.
A certificate is a university credential awarded for a length of study of 18–45 credits (or minimum 150 hours). Continuing Education certificate programs receive an official UFV certificate (parchment), recognition at UFV Convocation ceremonies, and all certificate program courses are listed on student’s transcript.
Courses are a unit of instruction on a specific topic. The value of a course can be measured by credits and/or hours. All courses are listed on a student’s transcript. In some cases, a Letter of Completion can be provided upon request.
Programs are a set of courses and associated requirements to attain an overall goal. Often the successful completion of a program awards a credential.
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UFV is improving security and simplifying the process for students to create and/or reset their myUFV password. The Office of the Registrar will collect your personal email at the time of registration, then send an email with your UFV student ID number and information on how to access myUFV, your UFV email account, and other online resources.
Collection notice: The personal information requested over the phone or via a UFV form is collected under the authority of the University Act, and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will only be used for the purpose of account creation. Direct any questions about this collection to the Enrolment Services Coordinator within OREG at UFV at (604) 854-4501 or see www.ufv.ca/informationprivacy.
Obtain your final grades for the current semester, as well as previous courses, grades, and test scores, through myUFV. Final grades are not mailed. To request an official transcript from UFV, please see Office of the Registrar information and process on transcripts.
UFV Convocation occurs in June of each year. Upon successful completion of one of UFV’s certificate programs students are able to apply for graduation.
For information on how to apply for graduation, convocation dates and schedule, UFV’s Alumni Association, alumni benefits, FAQs, and schedule, visit the convocation website.
Students who do not want to attend convocation will still need to apply to graduate in order to receive their certificate. Fees and deadlines on applying to graduate can be found on the graduation website.