Some open-access programs at UFV will close July 6 for Fall 2012 semester

If you’re considering going to UFV this fall, but haven’t applied yet, you should do so soon. Admissions to certain program paths, or areas of study, are closing soon. The good news is that there are several specific programs that are still accepting applications, and developmental programs such as upgrading and English as a second language are still open.

All open-access credit-level programs close Friday, July 6, for Fall 2012 semester. The program paths and programs affected include Adult Education studies, Arts studies, Business studies, Child and Youth Care studies, Computer Information Systems studies, Criminal Justice studies, General Studies diploma, India–Canada Studies certificate, Kinesiology studies, Library and Information Technology studies, Nursing studies, Science studies, Social Services studies, Sto:lo Studies certificate, and studying for interest. Visiting students would also be included in this closure of applications. If you miss the July 6 deadline you can apply for Winter 2013 semester.

A program path is an open admission category that allows you to take courses toward your educational goal. Program paths are an option when a specific program is not available, or a student does not meet all the entrance requirements.

This closure does not apply to developmental or upgrading programs, vocational programs, or graduate programs:

• Developmental programs, including English as a Second Language (ESL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE), will 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.

A small number of specific programs are still accepting applications for fall semester as of June 25 (see for up-to-date information):

Associate of Arts in Theatre
Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education
Data Analysis post-degree certificate
Fashion Design diploma
Indigenous Arts certificate
Library Information Technology diploma
Library Information Technology post-diploma program
Theatre Arts diploma

Once again, UFV enrolment is expected to exceed the government-funded target.

“While we are committed at UFV to admitting as many students as is feasible, we must ensure that the students we do admit receive student support service and can get their courses in a timely manner,” notes Eric Davis, UFV Provost and Vice-President Academic. “We are able to meet student demand by admitting more students than we receive government funding for, but keep that percentage from exceeding 105% of our ministry funding. In order to keep UFV as the choice for post-secondary studies in the Fraser Valley, we are capping admission for some of our programs to ensure that we do not get too far over our funded capacity. ”

Based on a review of the current enrolment data, and compared to past years’ data, it is estimated that the July 6 closure will result in an enrolment consistent with UFV’s target of domestic student numbers that will not exceed 105% of the Ministry FTE target. At the same time, it is estimated that closing admissions at this date will assist in keeping wait lists for course sections at a reasonable level.

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