Dates & deadlines

UFV has three four-month semesters:

Fall: September to December
Winter: January to April
Summer: May to August (limited academic course offerings / no ESL programming)
WHEN TO APPLY: Apply early! Seats in many programs are limited. Applying by the stated deadline does not guarantee admission. Applications that remain incomplete by the deadline will be deferred to the next semester.

Application deadlines
English Second Language Jul 1 Oct 1 N/A

Academic & Career Programs/
University Foundation Program

Apr 1*

Oct 1*

Feb 1*

Criminal Justice
Dec 15    

* Popular programs may fill prior to the application deadline. Apply early for best selection.

Transferring credits

If you want to transfer credits from a school you attended, you should apply at least 6 to 8 weeks before the deadline to allow time to complete the transfer credit evaluation before you register for classes. To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, you must pay a non-refundable fee of $250.00 CAD.

Semester dates
SemesterIn  sessionBreak
Fall 2016 September 6 - December 17 December 18 - January 3, 2017
Winter 2017 January 4 - April 25 April 26 - May 2
Summer 2017 May 3 - August 25 August 26 - September 4


  • Semester dates include exam periods
  • Dates are subject to change without notice
  • There are limited academic course offerings in summer semesters
  • ESL programming is not offered in summer semesters

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