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General Arts and Science - University Transfer (Diploma) (09111)

Humber graduates of the General Arts and Science - University Transfer Diploma who have achieved an overall Grade Point Average of 2.0 (60%) will be granted advanced standing into Year 3 (60 credits) of the Bachelor of Arts degree at Vancouver Island University.

 Prior to completion of the GAS/UT Diploma, and subject to availability, Humber students may take no more than 3 courses at VIU (or 9 credits) as visiting students on a Letter of Permission. VIU credits are not eligible to be transferred back to VIU. In cases where a student has used VIU credits to complete the Humber GAS/UT Diploma the number of Advanced Standing credits awarded will be reduced accordingly. Humber GAS/UT graduates will be regarded as having satisfied VIU's Breadth Requirement and Degree English Requirements.

Admission Requirement

Application for admission:  Students may browse VIU's website to find information about programs offered and can apply online at  A non-refundable application fee is required for each application.  Applicants to undergraduate programs must submit official transcripts from all institutions.  This includes high school and all previous post-secondary institutions.  Students will be mailed an offer of admission if aditted to a program.

Upon admission, students will consult with a BA degree advisor to plan the selection of the additional credits of degree completion coursework.  In order to achieve the BA degree, students must successfully complete a total of 120 credits, of which a minimum of 60 will be completed at VIU.  Students must complete at least one Major or two Minors, and may have to take additional first- or second-year courses beyond those granted for transfer in order to satisfy the specific requirements of their chosen Major or Minor programs.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Delivery mode: In-person

Ross MacKay, Ph.D.

Dean, Arts and Humanities

Ph:       250-740-6181

Cell:     250-667-0959

Dr. Carol Stuart
Associate Vice-President, Academic
Building 300, Room: 102
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC

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