Student Services

Student Services provides a wide range of services and resources to help you reach your goals. Each year more than 8,000 students discover their path through NIC. Student Services provides a wide range of supports for our students. Whether you need help planning your education, securing funding, paying for a tutor or finding scholarships and bursaries, we can help.

Advising

Educational advisors can help you create an educational plan based on your specific education and career goals. Advisors have information about educational requirements for different college programs, courses, certificates, diplomas and degrees. They are here to help you investigate programs and courses, explore financial aid options, make a university transfer plan, fill out applications and more. Learn More about Advising at NIC.

Admissions

Each student’s journey is different and we’re here to help. We’ve created specific advice for each program area so you can see the steps you need to take to get into the program you’re interested in. Learn More about Admissions at NIC.

Assessment

If you don’t have transcripts, you may still meet the prerequisites for NIC courses or programs. Assessments are available to provide you recognition for learning you’ve gained elsewhere. Learn More about Assessment at NIC.

Counselling

Sometimes we all need a little help. NIC counselling staff is here to help you with challenges you might be facing while an NIC student. Counsellors can help if you’re experiencing difficulty with your studies or issues of a personal nature. They can help with career and educational counselling, problem solving and strategies to help with time management, reducing anxiety and stress and study skills, sexual violence support and referral to external services. Crisis counselling is also available.

All members of NIC's counselling staff have backgrounds in counselling psychology, education, educational psychology, organizational leadership and conflict resolution. Learn More about Counselling at NIC.

Accessible Learning Services

Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. NIC staff are available to provide support services, including assistance with registration and admissions, agency and faculty liaison, information on permanent disability grant funding and education planning. Accommodations are also available to help students meet the learning outcomes of a course. These may include access to adaptive technology, interpreting and captioning services, note taking, tutoring and physical access. Learn More about Accessible Learning Services at NIC.

Registration

You got accepted, now it’s time to sign up for classes. There are three pieces of information you need to know to register: course codes, how to draft your timetable and registering for your courses. Learn More about Registration at NIC.

Key Dates

Key dates are the deadlines you agree to meet when you become an NIC student. There are a number of key dates and deadlines that you need to be aware of throughout the academic year. Learn about important dates for registration, withdrawals, college campus closures and exam schedules. Learn More about Key Dates at NIC.

Student Policies

NIC policies and procedures are developed to guide and direct present and future initiatives and are the rules you agree to follow as an NIC student. We encourage students to read all policies.

Student Records

Have questions? We’re here to help. Registration staff are available to help answer questions about your records, grades and transcripts. Find links to information on NIC’s credit calendar, how to get your student ID, information about our grading system and how to get your credentials, how to get your T2202A tax receipt and printable NIC forms. Learn More about Student Records at NIC.

Aboriginal Priority Admission

Students with Aboriginal ancestry may be eligible for a priority seat in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Practical Nursing diploma, as well as Early Childhood Education, Human Services, and Health Care Assistant programs. Applicants will be considered on a first-applied, first-qualified basis for all programs with the exception of Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, where a selective admission process will be used.

When there are more qualified applicants than seats, remaining priority admission applicants will be considered as part of the regular admission process. Or, the applicant may apply for priority admission again the following year. Please note seating is limited and all unused priority admission seats will be returned to the general application pool no later than the final payment deadline or 30 days prior to the program start date, whichever comes first.

To be considered for a priority admission seat, Aboriginal students must:

  • Self-identify as an Aboriginal person on their application for admission
  • Meet NIC’s general admission requirements, and/or specific program requirements
  • Provide one of the following documents to confirm Aboriginal ancestry:
    • a certified copy of a Status or Treaty card
    • a certified copy of a Métis card
    • a certified copy of a Nunavut Trust Certification card, roll number, any other proof accepted by Inuit communities
    • a certified copy of a Nisga’a Card
    • proof an ancestor’s name has been entered in the Indian Register according to the Indian Act or on the Band list of a individual Indian Band or on the Inuit roll
    • evidence an ancestor received a land grant or scrip grant under the Manitoba Act or the Dominion of Canada Lands Act
    • written confirmation of ancestry from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
    • written confirmation of membership in a Band by a Band Council which has enacted its own membership code
    • a declaration by the applicant attesting to Aboriginal ancestry, supplemented by letters supporting the declaration from an official of a recognized Aboriginal organization
    • a certified copy of official documentation attesting to membership in a Native American tribe

Any applicant to NIC who self-identifies as Aboriginal will receive information on priority admission. Any Aboriginal student or person interested in more information may also contact an Aboriginal education advisor at their local campus.