What to do next

Congratulations, you’ve been accepted to MSVU! We’re thrilled you’ve chosen us as the next step on your educational journey.

No matter when you’ll be starting classes (September, January, or over the summer), there are things you can do to prepare for your arrival. This page is a roadmap to let you know that you’re not on this journey alone.

Take a look through our Next Steps checklist below!

Pay your confirmation deposit

After you have been accepted, pay your nonrefundable confirmation deposit to officially accept your offer and secure your seat in the program. Please pay our confirmation deposit by the date indicated on your offer letter. Visit our Payment Centre and from the drop-down menu, select the confirmation deposit that applies to you.

Additional questions about payment methods and receipts for your confirmation deposit, please contact our Financial Services Office.

Apply for residence

Are you considering living on campus? Take a Virtual Campus Tour for an inside look at all of our residence living options.

For more information on living in residence, application deadlines and residence fees, please contact the Residence Life Office.

Register for Classes

Along with your offer letter you would have received a Data Sheet, with the list of required courses for your degree.

The courses on your data sheet may either be .5 units or 1 unit.

parttime student is registered for less than 1.5 units per semester.

fulltime student is registered for 1.5 to 2.5 units per semester.

Please note that you may need to take a certain number of courses to maintain your eligibility for your study permit (International student requirement), student loans and some bursaries and scholarships.

Students in all graduate programs must register in a minimum of 1.0 unit in each academic calendar year (September to August) to maintain registration in the program and to remain in good standing as a graduate student. International Students need to be full time in all semesters of study.

Please contact the Faculty Advisor listed on your data sheet to make your study plan.

After you have confirmed your study plan with your Faculty Advisor, then you may register for your classes.

Video on how to register for your classes

If you have received a conditional offer, then you need to meet the conditions of your offer BEFORE you can register for your classes.

Learn more about Student Services

A comprehensive list of student services available to graduate students can be found in the A-Z list. Please contact graduate@msvu.ca to be connected with your Faculty Advisor for Graduate Academic Advising.