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INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM START DATES AND ACADEMIC CALENDAR

School of Language Studies Academic Calendar

Fall 2019 Intensive ESL Fall I Intensive ESL Fall II
Aug 26- Oct 12 (7-week) Oct 21 – Dec 14 (7-week)
Registration for Fall opens Jul 29 Sep 23
New Student Orientation Sep 3 Oct 29
Registration closes without late registration fee Aug 23 Oct 18
First Day of Classes Aug 26 Oct 21
Labor Day, VIU is closed Sep 2
Last day to add/drop course(s) – Closed at 5 p.m. Sep 3 Oct 28
Last day to apply for Fall graduation
Mid-term progress reporting due by faculty
Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” Sep 20 Nov 15
Make-up classes for Labor Day TBA
No classes (Reserved for make up sessions) Nov 26-27
Thanksgiving break, VIU is closed Nov 28-30
Last Day of Class (including the final exams) Oct 12 Dec 14
Grades due by faculty Oct 14 Dec 16
Grades available on Student Portal Oct 15 Dec 17
Winter break Dec 23-Jan 1
Changes to incomplete grades are due to Registrar Dec 13 Mar 6

The Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.

Spring I 2020 ESL Spring I
Jan 13 – Feb 29
(7-week)
Registration Opens Nov 11
New Student Orientation Jan 21
Registration closes without late registration fee Jan 6
First Day of Classes Jan 13
Martin Luther King Day, VIU is closed Jan 20
Last day to add/drop course(s) – Closed at 5 p.m. Jan 21
Last day to apply for Spring graduation
Mid-term progress reporting due by faculty Feb 10
Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” Feb 7
Last Day of Class (including the final exams) Feb 29
Grades due by faculty Mar 2
Grades available on Student Portal Mar 3
Commencement Ceremony
Changes to incomplete grades are due to Registrar Apr 24

The Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.

Spring II 2020 ESL Spring II
Mar 9 – Apr 25
(7-week)
Registration Opens Feb 10
New Student Orientation Mar 17
Registration closes without late registration fee Mar 6
First Day of Classes Mar 9
Martin Luther King Day, VIU is closed
Last day to add/drop course(s) – Closed at 5 p.m. Mar 16
Last day to apply for Spring graduation
Mid-term progress reporting due by faculty Apr 6
Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” Apr 3
Last Day of Class (including the final exams) Apr 25
Grades due by faculty Apr 27
Grades available on Student Portal Apr 28
Commencement Ceremony
Changes to incomplete grades are due to Registrar Jun 24

The Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.

Summer I 2020 ESL
May 4 – Jun 27
(7-week)
Registration for Summer I opens Apr 6
New Student Orientation May 12
Registration closes without late registration fee May 1
First Day of Classes May 4
Last day to add/drop course(s) – Closed at 5 p.m. May 11
Memorial Day, VIU is closed May 25
Last day to apply for Summer I  graduation
Mid-term progress reporting due by faculty Jun 1
Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” May 29
Last Day of Class (including the final exams) Jun 20
Grades due by faculty Jun 22
Grades available on Student Portal Jun 23
Changes to incomplete grades are due to Registrar Aug 21

The Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.

Summer II 2020 ESL
Jun 29 – Aug 22
(7-week)
Registration for Summer II opens Jun 1
New Student Orientation Jul 7
Registration closes without late registration fee Jun 28
First Day of Classes Jun 29
Independence Day (Observed), VIU is closed Jul 3
Independence Day, VIU is closed Jul 4
Last day to add/drop course(s) – Closed at 5 p.m. Jul 6
Mid-term progress reporting due by faculty
Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” Jul 24
Last day to apply for Summer II graduation
Last Day of Class (including the final exams) Aug 15
Grades due by faculty Aug 17
Grades available on Student Portal Aug 18
Changes to incomplete grades are due to Registrar Oct 19

The Academic Calendar is subject to change without prior notice.

Domestic Applicants:

Domestic students may submit their Admissions Application to VIU at any time on a rolling basis. Domestic students can join a semester through the end of the Add/Drop Period.

International Applicants:

All application documents and payments must be submitted in the correct format before the deadline. If an application is not completed within the deadline, the applicant will need to defer their application to the following semester, a deferral application fee may apply.