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Summer Session

Earn credits in as little as seven weeks with Summer Session courses. Online and hybrid options are available for some courses. Join hundreds of other students for condensed summer courses to:

  • finish your program faster
  • lighten your course load for fall and spring semesters
  • take a prerequisite you'll need for future courses
  • catch up on missed courses
  • upgrade your mark

The Summer Session Course Timetable is now live!

Please refer to the Course Timetable for the most up-to-date information.

  • May Term (7 weeks): May 6 - June 21
  • May Term (14-weeks): May 6 - August 9
  • June Term (7-weeks): June 24 - August 9

To view the courses being offered:

  • Go to Generate a Course Timetable
  • Select the Summer 2024 term from the drop-down list
  • Search for a specific course, or view the whole Course Timetable

Current VIU students

If you’re enrolled in university-level courses during the Fall or Spring semesters, you’ll automatically be invited to register for Summer courses. Registration for Summer Session courses begins in the first week of March.

New students

New to VIU? must apply to VIU for admission to “unclassified studies.” Once we have processed your application, we'll send your registration date and time. Course registration for new students will begin in March.

If you're currently enrolled in high school you also need to complete the Summer Session – Supplementary Form for High School Students after applying to VIU.

Applications will open Tuesday, January 23, 2024 for the May and June Summer Sessions.

Visiting students

If you are attending another university and would like to take courses with VIU for the Summer Session and then return to your home institution, apply to VIU for admission to “unclassified studies.” We encourage you to meet with your home institution to ensure the VIU courses transfer and meet your degree requirements. They can supply you with a Letter of Permission that can streamline your admission to VIU. Once your application has been processed, you will be sent your registration date and time. Applications for the summer terms are open now and course registration begins in March.

Maximum number of courses

Due to the intensity of Summer Session courses, you can only register for a maximum of 10 credits per 7-week session.

Other summer activity at VIU

  • Intersession courses are often required by a program as an extension of fall and spring semesters and start at various times throughout the summer months.
  • Adult Basic Education courses are available for learners to complete missing prerequisites or refresh their understanding of secondary school courses taken in the past.
  • Professional Development and Training offers non-credit courses covering a wide variety of subjects.

Dates and deadlines

When classes start and finish, when fees must be paid, when grades are due. 

Important information

Answers to frequently asked questions about Summer Session.

Money matters

Find out how and when to pay for Summer Session