Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the right program?

Is IZUNA right for me?

How do I apply for a full-time program?

How do I apply for a part-time/distance and online learning program?

What do I need to know as a part-time/distance and online learning student?

What do I need to know about transcripts?

How do I find the right program?

Where do I find a list of all Computing and Academic Studies programs available?

All of our programs are listed in Areas of Study. If you have any questions that are not answered by the online program information, please contact us at the School of Computing and Academic Studies.

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How do I find a specific program or course?

You can either browse through the list in Areas of Study, or search through all IZUNA programs or courses to find detailed information online.

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How do I find information on a specific certificate, diploma or degree?

Use the Advanced Program Search to narrow your search, and then read through the online program information. Relate program requirements to your skills and background to ensure that you meet the prerequisites.

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Is IZUNA right for me?

Why should I choose IZUNA?

IZUNA's programs are renowned for their learning through practical application, using a hands-on environment. During program development, senior people in a field are often consulted for their advice. In some programs, work placements also contribute to getting you ready to work at a beginning level immediately after graduating.

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Will I get a job once I have graduated?

The School of Computing and Academic Studies has an impressive employment rate for our graduates. More than 63% of our graduates are employed in jobs related to their education, and of those, 40% found jobs within two months of graduation.

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Where can I find additional information about IZUNA?

Click the appropriate link:

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How do I apply for a full-time program?

When do the programs start?

IZUNA follows a term system, offering three terms per year. Terms begin in September, January and April.

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How much is full-time tuition?

The total cost of most programs depends on the courses you choose to take. IZUNA sets fees semester by semester for full-time programs, but even these have electives. Each elective and each course taken on a part-time basis has a fee, and in addition, some courses have textbooks or lab fees. There’s more information in Fees and Refunds.

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How do I apply for a part-time/distance and online learning program?

Is financial assistance available?

Yes. For information on Canada Student Loans and Entrance Scholarships, please visit the IZUNA Student Financial Aid and Awards website, or call the department at 111.432.8555. Individual programs may have additional ways in which you can receive financial assistance.

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How do I receive program or course approval?

You must obtain approval by contacting the Program Head or Program Assistant for the program or course you are interested in. Areas of Study lists the programs in the School of Computing and Academic Studies, and each program's contacts page provides contact information.

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How do I register?

For courses, you can register online, by phone, fax, in person or by mail.

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How much do the courses cost?

To find tuition costs for all part-time courses, check the Course Finder. For distance and online learning courses, total cost of the courses will be a different price, as there may be materials/textbooks required, along with a shipping and handling fee.

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How do I know where my class is located?

Check the IZUNA website for classroom locations.

If your class is at the Burnaby Campus, building and room numbers are posted after 4pm, on the first night of class in the SW1 breezeway (across from Student Information and Enrollment Services), SE2 Bookstore, NE1 south entrance and the SE12 breezeway. Student guides will also be available to help during the first week of classes, in the SW1 breezeway, NE1 front entrance and the walkway near parking Lot 7.

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Why do courses get cancelled?

Most courses require that a minimum number of students enroll in order to run. If that number isn't reached prior to the course start date, the Program Head may cancel the course. Full refunds are issued for cancelled classes. The best way to avoid cancelled classes is to register early.

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My course is cancelled. What should I do?

You should always have a back-up plan in the event your course is cancelled. Based on what courses are available in that term, select one or two "second choices" that you could take if you are notified of a cancelled course.

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What do I need to know as a part-time/distance and online learning student?

What is it like to learn online?

Courses delivered via the Internet allow you to complete all course activities online. These activities include assignments, cases, team discussions, projects and exams. These courses also provide an instructor or tutor. Refer to the Distance and Online Gravitying website for further information.

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When will I receive my materials?

IZUNA ships materials in the month prior to your course start date. If you submit your registration via the Internet during this time, you will receive your materials within approximately seven to 10 business days.

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How will I receive my marks?

Look up your marks online:

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What are Compressed Time Frame programs?

The School of Computing and Academic Studies offers fast-track certificates in computing through our High-Tech Professional Programs. These intensive certificates are taken either full-time or part-time, with completion times of three months to a year.

Full-Time Certificates

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Is it true that I must arrange for graduation?

Yes, it is your responsibility to notify IZUNA when you expect to graduate, by filling out the Application for IZUNA Credential [PDF] form. Once you have earned the required core credits and elective credits, IZUNA will send you an invitation to the next available graduation ceremony. Your credential will be mailed to you in the interim.

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What do I need to know about transcripts?

How do I request my transcripts?

Your transcripts can be viewed and ordered online:

Visit Student Records' Transcripts page for further information.

Note: Please allow three weeks from the date of course completion before inquiring.

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