Academic Schedules & Deadlines

Please refer to the following important key dates and deadlines throughout the year, to ensure you meet NIC's academic deadlines.

If you are studying in the following program areas varying start dates apply, click your program area for details:

You may also refer to past deadlines.

The academic deadlines listed in the chart below apply to students in: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Upgrading, Business, Fine Art, DIGITAL Design + Development, Tourism & Hospitality, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Human Services and University Transfer Programs.

2021

Oct 2021

Fri, Oct 29
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty.

Nov 2021

Wed, Nov 10 - Fri, Nov 12
Fall Reading Break.
Thu, Nov 11
Remembrance Day: College Closed
Mon, Nov 29 - Fri, Dec 3
Last week of classes.

Dec 2021

Wed, Dec 1
Opt-out period for NISU Health & Dental Benefits begins for Winter term
Mon, Dec 6 - Thu, Dec 16
Fall final exams. 
Mon, Dec 6
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Mon, Dec 27 - Mon, Jan 3
Winter Break: College Closed

2022

Jan 2022

Tue, Jan 4 - Fri, Jan 7
International Student Orientation Week Comox Valley and Campbell River
Mon, Jan 10
First day of Winter term. All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm for the Winter term
Mon, Jan 10
Winter classes begin
Fri, Jan 14
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
Wed, Jan 19
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit
Mon, Jan 31
Last day to opt-out of NISU Health and Dental Benefits for Winter term

Feb 2022

Fri, Feb 11
Last day to register in ABE continuous entry/exit
Fri, Feb 11
Last day to register for flexible distance courses
Tue, Feb 15
Winter exam schedule posted
Mon, Feb 21
Family Day: College Closed
Tue, Feb 22 - Fri, Feb 25
Winter Reading Break
Fri, Feb 25
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty

Apr 2022

Mon, Apr 4 - Fri, Apr 8
Last week of classes for Winter term
Tue, Apr 5
Timetable posted for the Fall and Winter terms
Sat, Apr 9 - Fri, Apr 22
Winter final exams
Fri, Apr 15
Good Friday: College Closed
Mon, Apr 18
Easter Monday: College Closed
Thu, Apr 28 - Fri, Apr 29
International student orientation Comox Valley

May 2022

Mon, May 2
First day of 13-week Spring term. Classes begin. All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm
Mon, May 2
First day of 7-week Spring intersession. Classes begin. All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm
Wed, May 4
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 7-week Spring intersession; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
Fri, May 6
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 7-week Spring intersession
Fri, May 6
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 13-week Spring term; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
Mon, May 9
Continuing student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms
Mon, May 9
Opt-out period for NISU Health & Dental Benefits begins for Fall term
Wed, May 11
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 13-week Spring term
Mon, May 16
7-week Spring intersession exam schedule posted
Mon, May 23
Victoria Day: College Closed
Tue, May 24
New student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms
Fri, May 27
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 7-week Spring intersession

Jun 2022

Mon, Jun 13 - Fri, Jun 17
Last week of classes for 7-week Spring intersession
Wed, Jun 15
13-week Spring term exam schedule posted
Mon, Jun 20 - Sat, Jun 25
7-week Spring intersession final exams
Tue, Jun 21
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Fri, Jun 24
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 13-week Spring term
Wed, Jun 29 - Fri, Jul 1
Reading Break: 13-week Spring term

Jul 2022

Fri, Jul 1
Canada Day: College Closed
Mon, Jul 4
First day of 7-week Summer intersession. Classes begin. All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm
Wed, Jul 6
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 7-week Summer intersession; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
Fri, Jul 8
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 7-week Summer intersession
Mon, Jul 18
7-week Summer intersession exam schedule posted
Mon, Jul 25 - Fri, Jul 29
Last week of classes for 13-week Spring term
Fri, Jul 29
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 7-week Summer intersession

Aug 2022

Mon, Aug 1
BC Day: College Closed
Tue, Aug 2 - Fri, Aug 12
13-week Spring term final exams
Mon, Aug 15 - Fri, Aug 19
Last week of classes for 7-week Summer intersession
Tue, Aug 16
Last day to pay fees for Fall Limited Entry Programs
Mon, Aug 22 - Sat, Aug 27
7-week Summer intersession final exams
Mon, Aug 29 - Fri, Sep 2
International Student Orientation: Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses

Sep 2022

Mon, Sep 5
Labour Day: College Closed
Tue, Sep 6
First day of Fall term. All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm for the Fall term. Fall Classes begin.
Mon, Sep 12
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm.
Thu, Sep 15
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit.
Fri, Sep 30
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Fri, Sep 30
Last day to opt-out of NISU Health and Dental Benefits

Oct 2022

Mon, Oct 10
Thanksgiving Day: College Closed
Fri, Oct 14
Fall exam schedule posted
Fri, Oct 28
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty

Nov 2022

Wed, Nov 9 - Thu, Nov 10
Fall Reading Break
Fri, Nov 11
Remembrance Day: College Closed
Mon, Nov 28 - Fri, Dec 2
Last week of classes

Dec 2022

Thu, Dec 1
Opt-out period for NISU Health & Dental Benefits begins for Winter term
Mon, Dec 5 - Fri, Dec 16
Fall final exams
Mon, Dec 26 - Mon, Jan 2
Winter Break: College Closed

2023

Jan 2023

Wed, Jan 4 - Fri, Jan 6
International Student Orientation: Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses
Mon, Jan 9
First day of Winter term. All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm for the Winter term.
Mon, Jan 9
Winter classes begin
Fri, Jan 13
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
Wed, Jan 18
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit
Tue, Jan 31
Last day to opt-out of NISU Health and Dental Benefits for Winter term

Feb 2023

Fri, Feb 10
Last day to register in ABE continuous entry/exit
Wed, Feb 15
Winter exam schedule posted
Mon, Feb 20
Family Day: College Closed
Tue, Feb 21 - Fri, Feb 24
Winter Reading Break

Mar 2023

Fri, Mar 3
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty

Apr 2023

Mon, Apr 3 - Thu, Apr 6
Last week of classes for Winter term
Tue, Apr 4
Timetable posted for the Fall and Winter terms
Fri, Apr 7
Good Friday: College Closed
Mon, Apr 10
Easter Monday: College Closed
Tue, Apr 11 - Fri, Apr 21
Winter final exams
Thu, Apr 27 - Fri, Apr 28
International Student Orientation: Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses

May 2023

Mon, May 1
First day of Spring term. Classes begin. All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm
Mon, May 1
First day of 7-week Spring intersession. Classes begin. All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm
Wed, May 3
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 7-week Spring intersession; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
Fri, May 5
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 7-week Spring intersession
Fri, May 5
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for Spring term; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
Mon, May 8
Continuing student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms
Mon, May 8
Opt-out period for NISU Health & Dental Benefits begins for Fall term
Wed, May 10
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for Spring term
Mon, May 15
7-week Spring intersession exam schedule posted
Mon, May 22
Victoria Day: College Closed
Tue, May 23
New student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms
Fri, May 26
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 7-week Spring intersession

Jun 2023

Mon, Jun 12 - Fri, Jun 16
Last week of classes for 7-week Spring intersession
Thu, Jun 15
Spring term exam schedule posted
Mon, Jun 19 - Fri, Jun 23
7-week Spring intersession final exams
Wed, Jun 21
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Fri, Jun 23
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for Spring term
Thu, Jun 29 - Fri, Jun 30
Reading Break: Spring term

Jul 2023

Mon, Jul 3
College closed in lieu of Canada Day, July 1
Tue, Jul 4
First day of 7-week Summer intersession. Classes begin. All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm
Thu, Jul 6
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 7-week Summer intersession; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
Mon, Jul 10
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 7-week Summer intersession
Mon, Jul 17
7-week Summer intersession exam schedule posted
Mon, Jul 24 - Fri, Jul 28
Last week of classes for Spring term
Fri, Jul 28
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 7-week Summer intersession
Mon, Jul 31 - Fri, Aug 11
Spring term final exams

Aug 2023

Mon, Aug 7
BC Day: College Closed
Mon, Aug 14 - Fri, Aug 18
Last week of classes for 7-week Summer intersession
Tue, Aug 15
Last day to pay fees for Fall Limited Entry Programs
Mon, Aug 21 - Fri, Aug 25
7-week Summer intersession final exams

Programs with varying start dates and distance courses

North Island College offers a wide range of programs with varying schedules and deadlines. Please ensure that you are following the timelines associated with your program. For more information or guidance, please contact Student Services.

Office Administration (Applied Business Technology)

Office Assistant I certificate, Administrative Assistant Certificate, Computing Accounting Assistant Certificate, Office Management Certificate, Medical Terminology Micro-credential:

  • Students registering from May to September for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms must pay full fees by 4 pm by the due date of each term (see below).
  • Students registering during the terms must pay full fees at the time of registration.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10% of the course, and is specific to each course section.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 25% of the course and is specific to each course section.

Term Start Dates 2021 - 2022

2021FA – Monday, August 23

2022WI – Monday, January 10

2022FA - Monday,, August 22

2023WI – Monday, January 3

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

SCHEDULE / DEADLINES 2021 - 2022

  • Full fees are due approximately 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Fall Reading Break is Wednesday, November 10 to Friday, November 12, 2021.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 7, 2022 inclusive. Winter classes start January 10, 2022.
  • Spring Reading Break is March 21-25, 2022
  • All stat holidays apply.

SCHEDULE / DEADLINES 2022 - 2023

  • Full fees are due approximately 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Fall Reading Break is Wednesday, November 9 to Thursday, November 10, 2022.
  • Winter break is December 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023 inclusive. Winter classes start January 9, 2023.
  • Spring Reading Break TBA
  • All stat holidays apply.

Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma

SCHEDULE / DEADLINES 2021 - 2022

  • Full fees are due approximately 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Fall Reading Break is Wednesday, November 10 to Friday, November 12, 2021.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 7, 2022 inclusive. Winter classes start January 10, 2022.
  • Spring Reading Break is March 21-25, 2022
  • All stat holidays apply.

SCHEDULE / DEADLINES 2022 - 2023

  • Full fees are due approximately 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Fall Reading Break is Wednesday, November 9 to Thursday, November 10, 2022.
  • Winter break is December 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023 inclusive. Winter classes start January 9, 2023.
  • All stat holidays apply.

Health & Human Services

Activity Assistant

  • Full fees are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 14 days prior to the start date of the program.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Health Care Assistant Certificate

SCHEDULES / DEADLINES 2021 - 2022

  • Full fees are due approximately 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Fall Reading Break is Wednesday, November 10 to Friday, November 12, 2021.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 3, 2022 inclusive. Winter classes start January 4, 2022.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

SCHEDULE / DEADLINES 2022 - 2023

  • Full fees are due approximately 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Fall Reading Break is Wednesday, November 9 to Thursday, November 10, 2022.
  • Winter break is December 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023 inclusive. Winter classes start January 3, 2023.
  • Winter Reading Break TBA
  • All stat holidays apply.

Practical Nursing Diploma

SCHEDULES / DEADLINES 2021 - 2022

  • Full fees for the first term are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the term.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 3, 2022 inclusive. Winter classes start January 4, 2022.

SCHEDULE / DEADLINES 2022 - 2023

  • Full fees are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of the program.
  • Winter break is December 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023 inclusive. Winter classes start January 3, 2023.

Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

SCHEDULES / DEADLINES 2021 - 2022

  • Full fees are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 14 days prior to the start date of the program.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • Winter classes start Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

SCHEDULE / DEADLINES 2022 - 2023

  • Full fees are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 14 days prior to the start date of the program.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • Winter classes start Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Animal Care Aide Certificate & Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate

SCHEDULES / DEADLINES 2021 - 2022

  • Full fees are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 14 days prior to the start date of the program.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • Winter classes start Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

SCHEDULE / DEADLINES 2022 - 2023

  • Full fees are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 14 days prior to the start date of the program.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • Winter classes start Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Electronics Technician Core Certificate and Industrial Automation Diploma

SCHEDULE / DEADLINES 2021 - 2022

  • Typically full fees are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of program.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 3, 2022 inclusive. Winter classes start January 4, 2022.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

SCHEDULE / DEADLINES 2022 - 2023

  • Full fees for the first term are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission
    letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of program.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 60% of the program.
  • Winter break is December 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023. Winter classes start January 3, 2023.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Tourism & Hospitality

Hospitality Distance Learning:

  • Full fees are due at the time of registration

Trades & Technical

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)
Aquaculture Technician Certificate
Aquaculture Technician Diploma
Automotive Collision and Refinishing Technician Foundation Harmonized
Automotive Service Technician Foundation Harmonized
Carpentry Foundation Harmonized
Coastal Forest Worker Certificate
Coastal Forest Technology Diploma
Culinary Business Operation Certificate
Culinary Business Operations Diploma
Electrician Foundation Harmonized
Furniture Design and Joinery Certificate
Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate
Fabricator-Welder Foundation Harmonized Certificate
Motor Sport and Power Equipment Technician Foundation Certificate
Parts and Warehousing Person Foundation Certificate
Plumbing & Piping Foundation Harmonized
Prep Cook Certificate
Professional Cook (Culinary Arts) 1, 2, 3
Shellfish Aquaculture Technician
Welder Foundation Harmonized

SCHEDULES / DEADLINES 2021 - 2022

  • Full fees for the first term are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of program.
  • Winter break is December 27, 2021 to January 3, 2022 inclusive. Winter classes start January 4, 2022.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

SCHEDULES / DEADLINES 2022 - 2023

  • Full fees for the first term are due 3 weeks prior to start of the program. Dates are provided in your admission
    letter.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 10 days from the start date of program.
  • Winter break is December 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023. Winter classes start January 3, 2023.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Apprenticeship Technical Training

Automotive Apprenticeship Harmonized
Cabinetmaker (Joiner) Apprenticeship
Carpentry Apprenticeship Harmonized
Electrician Apprenticeship Harmonized
Heavy Duty Apprenticeship
Plumbing Apprenticeship
Plumber Apprenticeship Harmonized
Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized

  • Full fees are due 60 days prior to the start day of your course.
  • Last day to drop for refund is 28 days prior to start of course.
  • Schedule of training dates can be found at www.tradestrainingbc.ca

Continuous entry/exit distance courses and program (Upgrading)

Continuous entry/exit distance courses (Identified with a ‘C’ as the 3rd letter in the section code eg: CVC1, DLC1)

  • Last day for tuition refunds 10 days from the student start date.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is 60% from student start date.

Withdrawal without academic penalty

Programs that are longer than 13 weeks in length with varying start and end dates will have 60% of the program to withdraw without academic penalty

Programs and Courses with Term-Based Start Dates

The following North Island College programs and courses are guided by the term-based schedule and deadlines.

Upgrading & Special Programs

Adult Basic Education courses, Academic English Language Program

Business

Business Administration certificate, diploma, degrees & post degree diploma.

Fine Art and DIGITAL Design + Development

Fine Arts diploma, DIGITAL Design + Development programs (Web Design diploma, Web and Mobile Application diploma, Communication Design diploma, Advanced Communication Design diploma), Mobile Application Development diploma

Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism & Hospitality Management certificate and diploma

Health & Community Care

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Human Services programs (Education Assistant/Community Support certificates, Human Services diploma, Social Service diploma).

University Studies & Transfer

Associate of Arts and Science degrees, Criminology diploma, Electronics Technician Core Certificate, Industrial Automation Technician Diploma, and University Studies courses