Step 1: Consider a Career Plan
If you are working with an outside agency you may want to start your plan with them:
- GT Hiring Solutions 250-729-5627
- Nanaimo Youth Services Association 250-754-1989 (service for youth aged 15-30)
- Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) 1-888-572-2233 (service for vision disabilities)
- Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC) 250-753-0999 (service for hearing disabilities)
- Explore VIU's Advising website for online career planning tools
Step 2: See an Advisor
Connect with the Advising Centre at Vancouver Island University: call 250-740-6410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
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.