In this section you will find information about Nipissing’s admission requirements, policies and supports that are available to you.

To find out about Nipissing’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, please
visit Nipissing’s admission website.

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General Admissions

Nipissing’s admission requirements are divided into different categories of learners that include secondary school, international, transfer and mature students. Each category has different requirements and admission policies. Select the category that describes you best and then find the admission requirements specific to your category.

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Aboriginal Learner Policy

During the academic year, university recruiters travel throughout Ontario to visit Aboriginal learners in many secondary schools and community organizations. These recruiters are part of the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP), a collection of Aboriginal recruiters from Ontario and Quebec colleges and universities. They’ll have the most up-to-date information about applying to your university as an Aboriginal learner.

Read more about APSIP.

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Alternative Admissions and Transition Programs

Aboriginal Advantage Program

The Aboriginal Advantage Program gives you the opportunity to earn university credits in an environment that encourages your growth and learning with your peers. A team of Elders, faculty and a Student Success Coordinator support you academically, culturally and personally throughout the program, and after completing your first year in the program you will have earned up to 24 university credits toward your university degree.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a full-day orientation program designed to introduce you to the academic expectations of Nipissing University. NSO days are organized according to academic programs, allowing you to meet your professors and fellow students early, and possibly connect with some classmates you’ll be sitting beside during lectures come September. You and your family can go on tours of the campus and residences, and learn about support services and resources available to you.

Accessibility Transition Program

The Accessibility Transition Program (ATP) is a free program designed to provide new students registering with Student Accessibility Services an opportunity for skill development and an introduction to available supports and services to make their transition from high school to university successful. The week combines academic, independent living and social components together to help familiarize you not only with Nipissing, but also with North Bay.

Mature and Transfer Student Network

The Mature and Transfer Student Network is a transition program that supports mature students, college transfer students, university transfer students and second degree students as they complete their degree at Nipissing University. Students in the network are put in contact with a resource person in Student Learning and Transitions to help connect them with on-campus resources. This resource person is also available for Academic Success Coaching.

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Mature Learners

If you haven’t attended a secondary school or college full time for at least 2 years, you might be considered a mature learner. Check out Nipissing’s mature learner policy to find out how you can transition to university as a mature learner.

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Transfer Policies

If you are interested in transferring to Nipissing from another university or college, Nipissing’s website gives you helpful information on its transfer policies and supports. You can also check out your eligibility for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, an organization that provides information on credit transfers in Ontario.

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