Step 1: Consider a Career Plan
If you are working with an outside agency you may want to start your plan with them:
- Supporting Employment Transition (SET) 250-714-0085 or 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)
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
Fill out Intake Form. Email back to email@example.com. 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.
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.