Info for students
Welcome to Continuing Studies at UVic!
We're here to help you take the next step on your path to learning. In this section of our website, you'll find information on:
- how to register
- the difference between credit and non-credit courses and programs
- student policies
We've also provided answers to our frequently asked questions.
When you take a course or program at Continuing Studies, you get access to the following services:
W.C. Mearns Centre for Learning, McPherson Library
Continuing Studies students taking any non-credit course may receive borrowing privileges. Visit the Loan Desk to obtain your Community Borrowers card.
For detailed information about UVic Libraries, borrowing and resources, see the Libraries’ website.
Students residing outside Victoria have access to the library too! Contact the UVic Library Infoline for more information.
UVic Alumni Association
The UVic Alumni Association represents all graduates of the University of Victoria, including graduates of diploma and certificate programs. We encourage active, lifelong involvement in the university’s teaching, research and community outreach efforts.
The association offers a host of benefits and services that link alumni with their university. Visit us and learn about our events, programs and services. The UVic Torch Alumni Magazine is mailed free of charge twice each year and we distribute a monthly electronic newsletter to all alumni who provide us with their email address.
Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)
The CAL (formerly Resource Centre for Students with a Disability - RCSD) works with the University, faculty and other departments and services to educate and consult on the implementation of universal instructional design to increase accessibility on campus.
When there are barriers to access the CAL works with students and instructors to develop a plan for academic accommodations to help make courses, material (i.e. textbooks) and/or other academic activities accessible.
The CAL offers programs and services to eligible students who are registered with our Centre:
- Learning Strategist program
- Tutor Matching program
- Note taking program
- Support with academic accommodation planning and accommodated exams
Appropriate documentation of a permanent disability is required to register and receive academic accommodations. A diagnosis of disability alone does not guarantee academic accommodations.
Campus Security Services is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A “safe haven” is located just inside their front doors should you need help at any time.
SafeWalk services are available any time to anyone wanting an escort within campus boundaries. Campus Alone is available 24 hours a day for individuals who work/study in isolated areas on campus and are concerned about their personal safety.
Security Officers act as First Responders trained to handle all medical emergencies.
For SafeWalk services or in the event of an emergency, call 250-721-7599. For more information on Campus Security Services, programs and safety tips, call 250-721-8981, or visit their website.
Tuition fees and taxes
All course registrations must be accompanied by full payment. We accept:
- cash/debit card (in person only)
- money orders
- credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Some—but not all—Continuing Studies courses are subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST). If GST is payable, it will say so in the tuition fee on the course page.
Income tax receipts
After you register for a course, you’ll receive a confirmation receipt. Keep this receipt, as it is your official income tax receipt.
If your UVic tuition fees exceed $100 in one calendar year, they may qualify as a tax credit. To determine whether your tuition fees qualify, consult the Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. More information can be found on our Student and Income Taxes page.
You can download a copy of your T2202A forms for previous years through My Account.
The University of Victoria charges a $40 graduation fee regardless of whether students attend the convocation ceremony. You can obtain an Application to Graduate from your Program Coordinator.