Educational Advisors can help you to discover, plan and work toward your educational goals. You can achieve a more fulfilling educational experience through an advising relationship. While post secondary education can be one of life's most rewarding experiences, it can be a confusing adventure for some, and an intimidating process for others. We are available to answer your questions or steer you in the right direction when questions arise.

Where to Find an Advisor at VIU

Educational Advisors are available on the Nanaimo Campus in the Student Affairs Advising Centre (Building 200), International Education (Building 255), Services for Aboriginal Students (Shq'apthut - Building 170), Adult Basic Education Program (Building 205) and at the Cowichan and Powell River Campuses.

What's happening...

  • Applications are now open for most programs for September 2020.  Check details on application deadlines on program pages.  Search for your program of interest.
  • Know  VIU Important Dates for adds, drops, tuition, scholarships and bursaries, exam periods, etc.
  • Applications are still being accepted for Bachelor of Arts, Exploratory Studies and other programs for a January start to post-secondary studies.  Check Start Date and Applications Deadlines for the programs of interest (Areas of Study)
  • Adult Basic Education Upgrading courses are underway for fall.  Some courses offered in the online or blended format may still have space for new students at some point in the fall.  Courses starting in January will open for registration November 5 for current ABE students and November 12 for new ABE students.  Contact the ABE office for more information and to ensure all is in place for you to register when you wish to.  250-740-6425.  Course Timetables are available online now.

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