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How to Choose Your Courses

You may already know the courses you want to take. If not, consult the Calendar, search upcoming timetables, or talk to an Advisor.

Consult the Vancouver Island University Calendar

Our Calendar of programs and courses is available on our web site at www.viu.ca/calendar. It is important to note that not all courses listed in our calendar are offered every semester. To check whether or not a course listed is currently being offered, or will be offered in the near future, consult the list of current timetables by using Generate a Timetable.

Find your course in the Timetable

Search the Generate a Timetable page to find the courses you want in the upcoming semester(s). You can search by campus, program area, semester, subject area, or simply type in the name of the course to see all upcoming sections.

Talk to an Advisor

Discuss your course selection with an Advisor. Call the campus nearest you for information on arranging an appointment:

Cowichan Campus Advising – 250-746-3509
Nanaimo Campus Advising – 250-740-6410
Powell River Campus Advising – 604-485-2878

Students in degree programs are also served by our Degree Advisors. See the complete listing of Degree Advisors for the Advisor for your program area.

How to Timetable Your Courses

Once you know which courses you want to take, you need to build your timetable for each semester. An online tutorial is available which guides you step-by-step through this process. If you have not registered at VIU before, or if you have not used our Web Registration system, this is the best place to start. See also the page in this guide called Web Registration Appointment for more details.