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Steps for Connecting with Cowichan Accessibility Services

Step 1: Consider VIU's program options and your career path

Explore VIU's program areas and the Advising website for career planning tools

Step 2: Meet with a Advisor to review options and learn more about VIU

Connect with Advising: 250-746-3509 or advising.cowichan@viu.ca 

Step 3: Apply to your VIU program

Fill out and submit Application for Admission to Vancouver Island University before program deadline date.

International Students: please see International Admissions

Step 4: Make an appointment with Cowichan Accessibility Services 6 - 8 weeks before term starts

(If you will require either ASL or Braille accommodation, please contact our office 3 to 6 months in advance, whenever possible)

Please wait until you have a VIU student number (unless there are exceptional circumstances)

You will also need to provide us with documentation of a disability. Please see our documentation page for more information, including a template "verification of permanent disability form" you can print off and ask your health care provider to complete. 

Confidentiality: Please note that your documentation/diagnosis is not shared with instructors, and that your online student record will not identify you as a student with a disability.

Once we receive both your completed intake form and your documentation, we will contact you to make a phone or Zoom appointment with an Accessibility Specialist.

As a COVID 19 response, we may be able to provide some temporary support based on documentation that would not usually meet our criteria, such as a doctor note, an Individual Education Plan, or an Accommodation Letter from a previous post-secondary institution.

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