University Admission Preparation (UAP) UAP FAQ

We accept applications until the program is full, up to one month before the program start date.  However, since our programs can fill up quickly, we recommend applying 4-5 months in advance, so that you have enough time to apply for appropriate visas and make travel arrangements.

  • IELTS overall score of 6 or higher with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill area
  • iBT TOEFL score of 79 or higher with no section less than 17 (R/L/S/W)
  • passing Grade for level 570 Academic in the 12-week program
  • passing Grade for level 570 General, with a passing grade on the UAP writing test, in the 12-week program

If you have not taken an IELTS or TOEFL exam, you will be tested on the first day of the program and placed into UAP if you have the appropriate level. If you do not meet the language requirements for UAP after testing, you will be placed at the appropriate level of the 12-week program.

*IELTS and TOEFL tests must be taken within 2 years of the program start date.

"UAP" is the highest level of our 12-Week Intensive English Program (ELPI) and begins 3 times a year in January, April and September.

"UAP and Canadian Studies" is a 4-week program and only runs in August.

Both programs satisfy the UVic English language requirement, for students with a passing grade of 80%.

UAP is an afternoon class and has one elective.

Afternoon Schedule
Monday to Thursday: Core classes 1:00 - 5:15pm
Friday: Elective classes 8:20 - 10:30 am or 10:30am - 12:25pm


Yes. Students must have a minimum of 80% in the course in order to pass. Please note that the UAP score is only valid for UVic applications submitted within 2 years of successful UAP completion.

More information about UVic's English proficiency requirements are available on the UVic website.

The passing grade for UAP is 80%.  If you do not achieve this grade, you can take the level again during the next session.

Yes, most Graduate programs at UVic accept UAP as proof of English language proficiency.

Please contact the department/faculty of interest before applying for UAP, as some departments require a higher English level for entrance.

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