UFV is filling up fast: July 20 application deadline set for open studies

UFV is nearly full, and has set a deadline of Wed, July 20, for open studies applications. Many courses and programs are already full, but there are limited spaces available.

If you want to attend UFV this fall, but have yet to apply, now is the time. UFV is nearly full, and has set a deadline of Wed, July 20, for open studies applications.  Many courses and programs are already full, but there are limited spaces available.

Projections indicate that the university will operate at up to 105 per cent of its government-set target in the coming academic year.

This admissions closure does not include adult basic education or English as a second language programs, vocational, or trades programs. Also, a very limited selection of certificates, diplomas, and degrees will continue to accept applications beyond July 20.

For example, some seats are still available in select programs and courses, such as Agriculture, Modern Languages, Theatre, Fashion Design, and Aboriginal Culture and Language Support. And students willing to take courses at the Mission and Chilliwack campuses will find more spaces in courses available than there are at the Abbotsford campus.

To find any remaining seats visit www.ufv.ca/ar/semesterinfo/csizewaitlst.htm or www.ufv.ca/ar/admissions/acceptapps.htm . Applications to most major programs are now closed for this fall. Contact the Admissions office at the university at 604-504-7441 if you have questions about a particular program or course.

UFV Provost and Vice-President Academic Eric Davis says that admitting students beyond government-funded capacity is not a sound long-term strategy.

“While we are happy that UFV is such a popular choice for post-secondary studies, we feel an obligation to cap admissions before we get too far over our funded capacity. We don’t receive extra government funding for the extra students we let in, which means it is a challenge to fund student support services for the extra students.”

Applications to UFV are up three per cent over this time last year and registrations are up seven per cent. Waitlists for specific courses are up by 20 to 25 per cent. The university has received no new provincial government funding for growth in the number of student spaces in the past two years.

UFV receives approximately 55 per cent of its overall funding from the provincial government. The remainder comes from tuition (which is capped at a two per cent increase per year), international student fees, special contract revenues, donations, and partnerships.

In an effort to satisfy the steadily growing demand for post-secondary education in the Fraser Valley and to accommodate the growing university-age population in the region, UFV enrolment has exceeded government-funded targets for more than a decade. While many colleges and universities struggle to fill their government-funded spaces, UFV is one of a small group in BC that overfills virtually every year.

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