In order to register, students must submit a completed registration form to the Registrar’s Office by the relevant registration dates.

Registration Forms

Registration Dates
Payment Due Dates
UBC Campus Wide Login & CANVAS
Special Courses
Study Permits

Registration Dates

All students registering for degree credit must do so by the following dates:

  • Summer Term: June 15th
  • Fall Term: August 15th
  • January Interterm: December 2nd
  • Spring Term: December 16th

Students Auditing a course can register up until the 1st day of Term.

Students must be registered before attending classes.

Students registering after the stated dates above will be assessed a late registration fee of $75.

Students are not permitted to register if they:

  • Have unpaid library fines or books not returned or renewed by stated deadlines
  • Have an outstanding balance on their Student Account
  • Have taken 18 credit hours of study without being admitted to a diploma or degree program of the School

Payment Due Dates

Once registered, students are responsible for all tuition and fees payable.
Students may make payments by Interac e-transfer, credit card or by post-dated cheques.  Note:  A maximum of $750 can be paid in cash per semester.

Fall Term

  • August 15: $700 fees and tuition deposit due
    (Deposit due immediately for late registrations)
  • October 15: First half of Fall tuition due
  • November 5: Balance due

January Interterm & Spring Term

  • First day of January Interterm: Fees and tuition deposit due
    • $250 (returning students)
    • $700 (new students)
  • February 15: First half of Spring tuition due
  • March 10: Balance due

Summer Term

  • $250 deposit at time of registration
  • June 15: Balance due


Tuition, Fees, and Refunds & Withdrawals Policy

UBC Campus Wide Login & CANVAS

All VST students need a UBC Campus Wide Login (CWL) account. The CWL system provides access to many of UBC’s online systems, such as the Student Service Centre, and Canvas. Your CWL provides access to VST’s online platform, which is central to class participation whether or not you are registered as a Distance student. A CWL account is required to complete your VST registration.

Clinical Pastoral Education only students do not require a CWL account.

Setting up your Campus Wide Login

  1. Find your UBC Affiliate number on your UBCcard
  2. Open the CWL Website:
  3. Click: Getting Started/Create a CWL Account; follow prompts & select “Affiliate” from the list of CWL options
  4. Enter your information and select a CWL Username and Password
    Note: Your default affiliate password is your birthdate in YYMMDD format
  5. Authenticate your CWL for CANVAS at 
  6. Write your CWL Username on your VST Registration Form

If you do not have a UBC card, please contact Margaret Trim for information about your UBC Affiliate number.

Special Courses

Directed Studies
In order to register for a directed study, students must submit a completed Course Agreement Form at the time of registration or before the add/drop deadline each term. Read carefully the policies for Directed Studies before proceeding, found in Section C.5.ii of the Student Handbook.

The Course Agreement Form can be found on the Forms page.

Study Permits

Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada are required by law to obtain a Study Permit in order to take courses at Vancouver School of Theology.

International Students


For academic advising or registration, contact the Registrar: | 604-822-9563

For questions about your Student Record or your tuition assessment,
contact the Coordinator of Academic Records: | 604-822-0824

For questions about your Student Account, or tuition and fee payments,
contact the Accounting Office: | 604-822-3550

For changes to registration, after it has been processed, please see Tuition & Fees.