Students in BA, BBA, BSC and EXPO will need select courses and build your own timetable. You will be notified by email of your registration date and time – which is usually begins in May each year for the following Fall and Spring terms.
Students in other programs (eg. ESL, Masters and some limited entry programs) will be registered into their first term of study by VIU and will NOT need to select courses in advance.

Register & Build Your Timetable

Upon notification of acceptance to VIU, new students will receive information regarding the registration procedure by email.

Your Student Record

Log-in to your online student record
Your Registration PIN: Your registration pin is a temporary password.  It is set as your birth date in the format of year, month, date (YYMMDD). For example, if your birth date was May 4, 1989, your PIN would be 890504. You will be prompted to change your Registration PIN to a personal password when you log in.

*Be sure to use a password you will remember, as you will need it to access VIU computers and wifi on campus.

Preparing for Course Registration

Course registration typically occurs between May through June for the following Fall and Spring semesters. Expect to receive instructions from our International Student Advisors during these months.

Check out the Web Registration Tutorial for the steps to complete your course registration.  For a full list of programs, courses and descriptions, review the Program & Course Calendar

Definition of Terms & Processes

We've included some links below that outline the terms, processes and policies related to managing your courses.  
Important: Students must attend classes, and in particular the first classes of the semester, to maintain seats in registered courses.  Review the no-show policy for rules on attendance.  If you know you are going to arrive late and miss a class, please contact the International Student Advising team at advising.international@viu.ca.

VIU Schedule of Dates

Click here for VIU Important Dates: first day of classes, exam dates and statuatory holidays.

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