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

Fill out Intake Form. Email back to Someone from  Disability Access Services (250-740-6446) will call 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 you have documentation of your disability bring this to your Access Specialist appointment. We will discuss necessary documentation at this time.

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 will need to make an appointment to see an Access Specialist before each term begins.


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