Advising

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.

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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.
  • You can still begin university studies towards your goal in January.  Using a paper application you can apply to Bachelor of Arts or Exploratory Studies for general admission.  Discuss your goal with an advisor as soon as possible (Areas of Study).
  • Adult Basic Education Upgrading courses starting in January are open for registration.  Contact the ABE office for more information at 250-740-6425.  Course Timetables are available online.
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