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Rules and Guidelines

Residency Requirement (policy 97.04)

  1. Undergraduate Degrees
    • Fifty percent of all credits used towards a VIU undergraduate degree must be completed with VIU courses.
    • At least fifty percent of all upper–level credits used towards an undergraduate degree must be completed with VIU courses.
    • At least fifty percent of all upper–level courses used towards each major, minor or concentration of an undergraduate degree must be completed with VIU courses.
  2. Graduate Degrees
    • Fifty percent of all credits used towards a VIU graduate degree must be completed with VIU courses.
  3. Certificates and Diplomas
    • Fifty percent of all credits used towards VIU certificates and diplomas must be completed with VIU courses.