Six steps to becoming a student
Step one: choose a program
Explore the VIU programs site to find a program that feels like a good fit.
Not sure what to study? It’s okay if you’re not sure what to study. VIU Recruiters can answer your questions and help you narrow your interests to a program that’s right for you. They’re approachable and super helpful.
Once you’ve chosen a program, review all admission requirements and deadlines.
Step two: apply
Apply through Education Planner BC. For academic programs, registration opens on October 1. Many other programs take applications all year. The deadline to apply for most academic programs is March 31. Some programs have limited intake, so we recommend applying early.
Step three: respond to VIU requests
After you’ve applied, we may email you asking for additional documents. Watch your email and read and act on all communications from Admissions.
Step four: wait for admission decision
When we send you the admission decision, we’ll let you know what your next steps are. For example, we’ll tell you how to accept the offer from VIU.
Step five: pay tuition deposit
New students must pay a tuition deposit. It’s usually due three weeks after you’ve accepted your offer. For more information, visit tuition deposit.
Step six: register for courses
We’ll assign you a date you can register for courses. Make sure to set aside time to register for the courses you want on that date. This is your best chance to get into your preferred courses. Here are some things you can do before your registration date: