Educational Advisor/Advising

Educational Advising is available to newly applied and current VIU students interested in upgrading, post-secondary, or training programs. We provide initial orientation and on-going support services to students.

Are You...

  • Newly applied or returning to school after a length of time away from a formal learning program?
  • Needing a prerequisite for a program?
  • Returning to school but unsure about a specific goal or program choice?
  • Preparing to write an assessment to complete your admission to a Vancouver Island University program?
  • Hesitant or facing barriers which could interfere with success?

We Will Help You...

  • Refine your educational and training goals
  • Establish a personal career and educational plan
  • Make your way through the University system
  • Overcome hurdles you may encounter while at Vancouver Island University; and
  • Reach your goals!

Need a Prerequisite or Upgrading?

Your first step is to attend an Academic Career Preparation (ACP) Information Session.

Information sessions are held weekly. Please email or call ACP, 250-740-6425, or the Student Affairs Advising Centre, 250-740-6410, to check on availability.

We provide support for the length of time that you are enrolled at VIU. We may refer you to other services available, such as:

Educational Advising

Vancouver Island University
Student Affairs

Building 200
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5S5

Tel: 250-740-6410

Connect with an Educational Advisor any of these ways: by phone, email,attend during our drop-in hours, or book an appointment.