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Summer Session

Take advantage of our Summer Session and earn credits in as little as seven weeks. Summer Session courses can help to complement or supplement your fall or spring semester at VIU. 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

Learn more about the benefits of Summer Session at VIU

Available courses and start dates

The course listings above will be updated periodically to indicate whether courses will be delivered virtually or in person. Please refer to the Course Timetable (instructions below) for the most up-to-date information.

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.

Current VIU Students

Students who are enrolled in university-level courses during the fall or spring semesters will automatically be invited to register for summer courses. Registration for Summer Session courses begins in the first week of March.

New Students

New students must apply to VIU for admission to “unclassified studies”. Once your application has been processed, you will be sent your registration date and time. Registration for new students will begin in March.

Students who are currently enrolled in high school will also need to complete the Summer Session – Supplementary Form for High School Students.

Maximum Number of Courses

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

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