Still time to apply to UFV and start this fall

5434065518_57541033db_bThinking you’d like to go to university this fall, but that you may have missed the deadline? Well, there’s still time to apply at the University of the Fraser Valley. Most programs are continuing to accept applications.

UFV offers a wide variety of programs, from four-year bachelor’s degrees in a range of disciplines to two-year diplomas and certificates, and two master’s degrees. In addition to traditional university programming in arts, sciences, health sciences, and professional studies, UFV offers trades training, English as a second language, and upgrading opportunities.

“Registration for courses will be beginning soon, but there is still time to apply. You can talk to an educational advisor about your options, and find out whether the program you are interested in is still accepting new students for September,” says UFV provost and vice president academic Eric Davis.

Some programs that still have room for September are:

There are others still accepting applications. Check program application information at http://www.ufv.ca/faculties_programs/ to find them.

Developmental programs, including English as a Second Language (ESL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE), continue to accept applications. Vocational programs, trades, health sciences, continuing studies, aviation diploma, and agriculture programs use a continuous application process, and will continue to accept applications for the next intake with space available.

While students interested in a Bachelor of Arts degree can explore on their own by taking a variety of courses, they also have the option of taking Arts 100, a nine-credit course that will introduce students to the skills and resources they need to succeed in university with an interdisciplinary focus. It’s like taking three arts courses simultaneously with a common group of students, giving you the chance to get to know other people starting out at university. The theme for Arts 100 this year is once again Home and Homelands, and it will be team-taught by instructors Melissa Walter (English) and Nicola Mooney (Anthropology).

Many services are available at UFV to help students succeed, including educational advising, counselling, financial aid and awards, and writing and math centres.

“Even if you’re not entirely sure what you want to do in the long term, UFV is a great place to explore your options,” says Davis. “We offer students the ability to take some entry-level courses without formally being admitted to a program. We also offer support through programs such as peer mentors, where current students check in on and guide newer students; and supported learning groups, where experienced students lead study groups in order to help new students to succeed.”

Here’s what mentor Megan Vander Deen, has to say about being a mentor: “Showing students things that took me a long time to learn or become comfortable with, and seeing them excel is the best part of my job. It’s so cool that sometimes something small like learning a new time management trick or study skills can make a big difference in someone’s life and it’s nice to see that.”
Once again, UFV enrolment is expected to exceed the government-funded target, but while some programs operate over capacity, others have room right until the last minute.

“We recommend that you don’t write off the idea of coming to UFV just because you’ve heard that a program your friend wanted to go into is full,” said Davis. “Take the time to look into what we do have to offer and what does still have room. With such a wide variety of courses, we really do have something for everyone.”

To start your journey with UFV, go to: ufv.ca/future-students or book an appointment with an educational advisor.

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