BA Degree Advising is located on the third floor of Building 355 and provides advising services to all Faculty of Arts and Humanities and all Faculty of Social Sciences degree students. BA Degree Advising will be closed July 4 through August 17, 2018.

If you are a new VIU Bachelor of Arts student:

  • All transcripts must be submitted to VIU Admissions. You can email your questions, or view more information on transcripts.

  • Once transcripts are assessed, credits will be added to your VIU Student Record. You can check lower level (first- and second-year) transfer credits on line through the BC Transfer Guide.

  • There may be a need for an instructional Faculty member or a Department Chair to assess the course syllabus for possible exemptions or other considerations. Instructional Faculty members return on August 15.

  • Review course and program requirements. You can also select the VIU GPS (program planning system) option from the menu on your Student Record home page to create unofficial program audits:

  1. Launch GPS, then select “Add Goal.”
  2. Select the current calendar year.
  3. Select “Bachelor of Arts.”
  4. Select the program(s) (majors and/or minors).
  5. When finished selecting, save your goal (top of page) then open the new audit by selecting it from those listed on your GPS home page. These are unofficial and you can create as many academic goal options as you like. You can open an audit by selecting “Create Audit."
  • If you need more information about Registration, please call 250-740-6400 or visit our Web Registration Tutorial.

  • You should register for both semesters—Fall and Spring. If a desired course is full, you can be put on a wait list. Sometimes, reserved seats are not claimed and true seat availability is unknown until the course reserves are removed; then the course seats are available to all students.  Specifics about wait-list procedures. New students are advised to read through the Registration Guide.

  • Course Timetables.

  • Some courses carry prerequisites, so check course descriptions. You will attain “Third-year Standing” after completion of 54 credits.

  • All course descriptions can be viewed in the VIU Program and Course Calendar.

Your BA Degree Advisors are:

First-year students may be interested in the Connexions Learning Community courses, which support the rapid development of academic skills in an interdisciplinary social context.

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