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
Winter 2017 January 4 - April 25 April 26 - May 2
Summer 2017 May 3 - August 25 August 26 - September 4
Fall 2017 September 5 - December 16 December 17 - January 2, 2018
Winter 2018 January 3 - April 23 April 24 - 30
Summer 2018 May 1 - August 25 August 26 - September 3
Fall 2018 September 4 - December 15 December 16 - January 2, 2019


  • Semester dates include exam periods
  • Dates are subject to change without notice
  • There are limited academic course offerings in summer semesters
  • Summer semesters include early (May/June) and late (July/August) sessions
  • ESL programming is not offered in summer semesters

UFV presents students with a unique opportunity to grow not only as students but also as valued members of society where their contributions and participation is constantly appreciated and encouraged.

  • – Eyerusalem Abebe
  •    UFV student
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