Start your University education early


Will you be in grade 12 next year? Are you still in Grade 12?

Do you want to learn more about earning University course credits while still in high school?

With VIU's Dual Credit program, you can take university courses.  Students who successfully complete course(s) will receive elective course credits on their high school transcript and on their VIU transcript. If you meet admission requirements, you can take VIU courses for Dual Credit.

Dual Credit gives you the opportunity to:

  • experience areas of post secondary studies, while attending high school
  • earn dual credits for each course
  • enjoy the benefits of working and learning with VIU instructors
  • build up your resume by demonstrating commitment to education, time management skills and direction.

Follow these steps to become a Dual Credit student

  • Review this opportunity with your parents.
  • Review your course selection for Grade 12 with your high school Counsellor to make sure you meet the prerequisites and fill out the paperwork.
  • Meet with your Career Centre Coordinator for more information.
  • Take key courses (English, Science and Math requirements) before you start your Dual credit course to leave more options open for courses.

Plan ahead so that you can take advantage of Dual Credit opportunities at VIU!