Step 1: Consider a Career Plan

If you are working with an outside agency you may want to start your plan with them:

Step 2: See an Advisor

Connect with the Advising Centre at Vancouver Island University: call 250-740-6410 or email to plan career possibilities. Bring any career plan options you have already worked on. Review 7 Steps to Connect.

Step 3: Apply to your VIU Program

Fill out and submit Application for Admission to Vancouver Island University before program deadline date

Step 4: Make Appointment with Disability Access Services 6 - 8 weeks before term starts

Drop by BLDG 200/Rm 214 to complete an intake form OR call (250-740-6446) OR email  to have us send you a form. Once the intake form is returned, we will contact you to make an appointment. 

Step 5: Documentation

Documentation must be from a qualified professional (medical doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, audiologist, etc.), and be dated within the last 5 years. If possible, provide your documentation in advance. If not, bring it to your appointment. If you don't have documentation yet, we can discuss options during your appointment.

Step 6: Pay your Tuition Fees

Explore Financial Aid options ... how will you pay for school?

Step 7: Communicate with Instructors

Give your instructors your Accommodation Letter. Discuss your accommodations with your instructors at the beginning of each new semester.

What the Professor Needs to Know (4:29 minute video)

Step 8: Check-in with Disability Access Services 

Keep Disability Access Services informed of any new developments, or any changes to your health or disability. You should check in with your Access Specialist before each new academic year (at the minimum), to review your needs and update your accommodation letter.


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