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Application Deadline Advice

Students are accepted on a first applied, first qualified basis. Early application is encouraged.

Application Fee: $25

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. English

One of:

  • English 11 (C+)
  • ENG 052 (C+)
  • equivalent course or assessment
  • CLBPT (7 in Listening and Speaking and 6 in Reading and Writing within the last six months)
  • TOEFL IBT (Overall score of 76 with 20 in Speaking and Listening and 18 in Reading and Writing within the last two years)
  • IELTS Academic or General (Overall score of 6 with 6 in Speaking and Listening and 5.5 in Reading and Writing within the last two years)
  • CELPIP Academic or General (Overall score of 4L with 4L in Speaking and Listening and 3H in Reading and Writing within the last two years)
  • CSEL (Overall score of 60 with no section below 50 within the last two years)

Non-Academic

Admission Advice

1. After acceptance you will need to complete:

  • a Criminal Record Check
  • Current Standard First Aid Certification with CPR Level C
  • an immunization form
  • TFS 010 - Food Safe Level 1
  • OFA 001 - Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
2. A valid driver's license and access to personal transport is recommended for the Home Support Practicum and other practice experience components. If you are unable to provide your own transportation it may be difficult to meet the requirements of these courses.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy NIC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary
If English is not your first language, you can either submit TOEFL/IELTS results or complete college-prep English for entry into academic programs.

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Age Requirement - You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:

  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

Transfer credit may be granted and used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred.

You must apply for transfer credit and provide official transcripts directly from, or in sealed envelopes, from the sending institution. The Application for Transfer Credit form may be found here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Transfer credit may be granted and used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred.

You must apply for transfer credit and provide official transcripts directly from, or in sealed envelopes, from the sending institution. The Application for Transfer Credit form may be found here.

Mature Student

If you are over 18 years old and  also meet citizenship and immigration requirements you will qualify for general admission to NIC. In addition, you must also meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:
  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

How to Apply

For details on applying to NIC check here.

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