Information for Students with Diagnosed Disabilities

Ensuring a Good Start

If you have applied to VIU and have a diagnosed disability, we encourage you to register with Disability Access Services early. It is important that you know about the academic accommodations that are available. Your disability information will not be shared with your Instructors or fellow students.

Students have found that it is better to access support at the beginning of their transition to higher learning rather than wait until they are struggling. Once students are registered with Disability Access Services, they are free to decide on a term-by-term basis if services are necessary.

Students do need to provide documentation of their disability. We encourage you meet with an Access Specialist well in advance (3-6 months) of starting courses, as some services require considerable lead time. To book an appointment with an Access Specialist, contact the Disability Access Services office:

Learn more about Disability Access Services.

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