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Admissions, Registration, and Advising

On Admission: Identity Verification, Privacy, and Access

  1. We will verify your identity throughout your program by requiring you to maintain updated log in information with a password that only you know. You will use this log in information to access all VIU information systems. From time to time, you may also be asked to participate in a live videoconference that would further serve to verify your identity; if so you will be provided all the information you need to participate in advance.
  2. We will protect your privacy in the identity verification process by maintaining industry standard information security practices and by adhering to federal and state regulations and legislation such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
  3. You will not be assessed any additional charges or fees associated solely with the verification of your identity.
  4. You agree that VIU has clearly and appropriately stated our requirements for you to have access to the information systems necessary for you to engage in our distance learning program(s).

Registration and Advising

The Registrar's Office provides academic record service, student status, registration, course enrollment, and classroom assignments. We strive for efficient and accurate delivery of these services to all VIU community.

 You are encouraged to hold a telephone, live chat, or skype conference with your academic advisor in order to complete registration for classes. Your academic advisor will be able to map your course load, let you know what courses are available, and make suggestions on the courses that are the best fit for you.

 The office of the Registrar is open from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST Monday –Friday. You can set up an appointment by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (703) 591 – 7042, extension 321.

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