Vancouver Island University's Faculty of Education

Preparing to Graduate: Diploma Programs

Graduation from a diploma program involves having your diploma conferred by the VIU Senate and for those opting to participate, a graduation ceremony.  Diploma conferral is a mandatory process for program completion, while convocation (ceremony) participation is optional.  Each process has different timelines, fees, and processes. 

  • Application to Graduate (diploma conferral).  This process will only be official complete upon program Advisor approval and in completion of all necessary program prerequisites and course work.
  • Convocation (the graduation ceremony)