VIU Students at Beach

Summer Session

Earn your credits in only seven weeks.

Join hundreds of students this summer to take advantage of Summer Session.

  • Finish your program faster
  • Lighten your load in Fall and Spring semesters
  • Take a prerequisite
  • Catch up on missed courses

Summer Session courses run for seven weeks:

May - Classes run from May 3 to June 18, 2021
June - Classes run from June 21 to August 6, 2021

To view the courses being offered for each session:

  • Go to the Generate a Timetable page;
  • Select Summer 2021 (May), or Summer 2021 (June) from the Term drop-down list;
  • Either search for a specific course, or view the whole timetable.

See also: VIU Registration Centre Bulletin Summer Session

Current VIU Students

Students who are enrolled in university-level courses during the Fall or Spring semesters will automatically be invited to register in Summer courses. Information is sent by email to continuing students in February. 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”. We will begin accepting applications for Summer Session starting the first week in February. Once your application has been processed, you will be sent your registration date and time. Registration for new students will begin in March.

In addition to the registration instructions above, new students who are currently enrolled in High School will need to fill out the Summer Session – Supplementary Form for High School Students.

Maximum Number of Courses

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