PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

University Studies at NIC now leads to guaranteed admission at UVic

Where: College Wide
Starts: September, January
  • Achieve a 2.0 G.P.A. (C average) or higher in 8 or more eligible university transfer courses (at least 24 credits) and UVic will guarantee your admission to select programs.
  • Choose from five eligible UVic degrees with majors in humanities, social science, computer science, science, or history in art.
  • Guaranteed admission is open to both new and continuing NIC students.

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Highlights

Why Choose North Island College?

  • Your university access centre. At North Island College, you'll have access to an ever-growing network of university partnerships and degree pathways, including options for guaranteed and dual admission at top universities in BC. Whatever degree or university you want, starting here will get you there.
  • Quality education, recognized success. The University of Victoria tells us that transfer students from North Island College are consistently well-prepared for success at university; this admission guarantee demonstrates their confidence in North Island College students.

What is Guaranteed Admission?

The NIC-UVic Guaranteed Admission for NIC Transfer Students Agreement provides North Island College students with guaranteed admission and course transfer to many University of Victoria programs. 

Guaranteed admission is a great choice for anyone interested in completing a UVic degree in one of the eligible programs listed below. The agreement bases university admission on a student's academic performance at North Island College rather than their high school transcripts. This creates a previously unavailable admission guarantee for mature students, current NIC students, individuals who may not have previously completed Grade 12, or students whose final high school grades may not have met UVic's competitive first-year entry levels.

How does it work? Upon entering the University Studies program at any North Island College campus or centre, students will complete at least 24 credits (8 courses) of UVic transfer courses, chosen with help from an NIC student advisor. Please book an appointment. Students achieving a 2.0 G.P.A. (C letter grade) average can apply to UVic for guaranteed admission to eligible programs in their final semester at NIC. See the Admissions tab for complete information.

Which UVic Programs Are Eligible?

Through guaranteed admission, UVic offers majors in humanities, social science, computer science, science, or history in art, including: 

  • Social Sciences
    Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
    Majors include Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
  • Humanities
    Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
    Majors include English, French, Germanic & Slavic Studies, Greek & Roman Studies, Hispanic & Italian Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Pacific & Asian Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies, Arts of Canada, European Studies, Film Studies, Indigenous Studies, Social Justice Studies
  • Science
    Bachelor of Science
    Majors include Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics
  • Fine Arts
    Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Major in History in Art
  • Computer Science
    Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, Co-op
    Major in Computer Science with options in Bioinformatics, Business,
    Computer Communications & Networks, and Computer Graphics and Gaming, Software Engineering, Mechatronics and Embedded Systems, and Theory

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Not all UVic programs are eligible for guaranteed admission (i.e. commerce, nursing, etc) but are still available for transfer through our general university transfer agreement. Contact our student advisors to have a customized study plan created for transfer to any UVic program. Visit University Studies for study plans that transfer to UVic.

Admission

Before Classes Begin

Make sure your courses count! Each UVic degree and major has its own list of required courses and electives that count toward graduation. NIC students should review UVic's Online Calendar to find out their program's first- and/or second-year requirements, then meet with a student advisor to determine which courses at your local NIC campus will earn you the most transfer credit toward your chosen UVic program.

Admission Requirements

Apply to the North Island College University Studies program. There are no formal admission requirements for the University Studies program; however, courses will have specific entry requirements, called prerequisites, which are listed under each course description. A minimum C letter grade in English 12 is often required.

To be eligible for UVic Guaranteed Admission, you must:

  1. Complete at least 24 credits (8 courses) of university transfer courses that are eligible for transfer to UVic. Students are responsible for ensuring that their chosen courses transfer to their intended program of study at the university. Please use the BC Transfer Guide online to check transferability AND meet with an NIC student advisor for guidance BEFORE registering in courses.
  2. Achieve a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 (C letter grade) average on your most recent 24 credits of NIC coursework prior to entering studies at the University of Victoria.
  3. Admission to programs within UVic's Faculty of Science requires completion of specific math and science courses at the high school or post secondary level.
  4. In your final semester, submit your admission request to UVic by completing and sending it with your NIC transcripts to UVic Undergraduate Admissions.

Courses

NIC-UVic Transfer Courses 

The following NIC courses are eligible for transfer credit through the NIC-UVic Guaranteed Admission Agreement (as of Nov 9, 2011).
 
Humanities
  • ENG-107, ENG-108, ENG-109, ENG-115, ENG-117, ENG-120, ENG-121, ENG-125, ENG-126, ENG-160, ENG-202, ENG-203, ENG-207, ENG-208, ENG-209, ENG-212, ENG-213, ENG-214, ENG-215, ENG-216, ENG-224, ENG-225, ENG-230, ENG-260
  • FIN-100, FIN-101, FIN-110, FIN-111, FIN-115, FIN-120, FIN-121, FIN-130, FIN-131, FIN-135, FIN-140, FIN-145, FIN-205, FIN-206, FIN-210, FIN-211, FIN-215, FIN-217, FIN-220, FIN-221, FIN-235, FIN-236, FIN-245, FIN-246, FIN-250
  • FNS-160, FNS-200
  • FRE-100, FRE-101, FRE-120, FRE-121, FRE-145, FRE-146, FRE-265, FRE-266, FRE-280, FRE-281
  • HIS-111, HIS-112, HIS-120, HIS-121, HIS-122, HIS-130, HIS-135, HIS-205, HIS-215, HIS-216, HIS-220, HIS-225, HIS-231, HIS-232, HIS-250, HIS-251, HIS-260
  • LIB 130, LIB 131 and LIB 210
  • PHI-100, PHI-101, PHI-150, PHI-211, PHI-220, PHI-230, PHI-240, PHI-260
  • SPN-100, SPN-101, SPN-200, SPN-201
  • WST-100, WST-101, WST-110, WST-260

Social Sciences

  • ANT-150, ANT-151, ANT-250, ANT-251, ANT-252, ANT-253, ANT-260, ANT-290, ANT-291, ANT-292
  • CRM-230
  • ECO-110, ECO-111, ECO-245, ECO-270
  • ESJ-100, ESJ-101
  • GEO-105 LAB, GEO-106 LAB, GEO-111, GEO-112, GEO-205, GEO-206 LAB, GEO-210, GEO-211, GEO-214, GEO-215
  • SSW-120, SSW-122
  • POL-109, POL-111, POL-119, POL-151, POL-200, POL-201, POL-203, POL-209
  • PSY-130, PSY-131, PSY-202, PSY-204, PSY-215, PSY-235, PSY-245, PSY-250, PSY-251, PSY-260
  • SOC-110, SOC-111, SOC-130, SOC-210, SOC-212, SOC-220, SOC-230, SOC-240

Sciences

  • BIO-102 LAB, BIO-103 LAB, BIO-110 LAB, BIO-111 LAB, BIO-160 LAB, BIO-161 LAB, BIO-170 LAB, BIO-171 LAB, BIO-200 LAB, BIO-201, BIO-202, BIO-211 LAB, BIO-215, BIO-230 LAB, BIO-240 LAB, BIO-241, BIO-260, BIO-261
  • CHE-110 LAB, CHE-111 LAB, CHE-200 LAB, CHE-201 LAB
  • CPS-100, CPS-101
  • GEO-105 LAB, GEO-106 LAB, GEO-206 LAB
  • MAT-100, MAT-102, MAT-115, MAT-133, MAT-151, MAT-162, MAT-163, MAT-181, MAT-182, MAT-190, MAT-191, MAT-200, MAT-210
  • PHY-100 LAB, PHY-101 LAB, PHY-120 LAB, PHY-121 LAB, PHY-141
  • SSA-100 LAB, SSA-101 LAB
Business
  • BUS-100, BUS-118 & BUS-119 (must take both, credit will not be granted for individual courses), BUS-152, BUS-162, BUS-170, BUS 200, BUS-211, BUS-217, BUS-221, BUS-244, BUS-248, BUS-255, BUS-260, BUS-264, BUS-267, BUS-290, BUS-292, BUS 312, BUS-335, BUS-350, BUS-355, BUS-360, BUS-361, BUS-362, BUS-368, BUS-370, BUS 380, BUS-430, BUS-452, BUS-492

Sample UVic Study Plans

Each UVic degree and major has its own list of required courses and electives that count toward graduation. NIC students should review UVic's Online Calendar to find out their program's first- and/or second-year requirements, PLUS meet with a student advisor to determine which courses are available at your local NIC campus.
 
Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, ANT 150, ANT 151, ANT 251, ANT 250, ANT 260, and up to eleven ELECTIVES
*At least 1 first year and 1 second year Anthropology courses will need to be completed at UVic
 

Bachelor of Science – Astronomy
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, CPS 100, CPS 101, MAT 181, MAT 182, PHY 120, PHY 121, CHE 110, CHE 111, MAT 210, MAT 133 or 200
*At least 1 first year astronomy course and 8 second year courses in Astronomy, Physics and Mathematics will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Science – BIOCHEMISTRY or MICROBIOLOGY
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, BIO 102, BIO 103, CHE 110, CHE 111, MAT 181 and 182 or MAT 102 and 151, PHY 100 and 101 or PHY 120 and 121, BIO 200, BIO 202, CHE 200, BIO 215, MAT 115 and up to 3 ELECTIVES
*at least 2 second year courses would need to be completed at UVIC

Bachelor of Science – Biology
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, BIO 102, BIO 103, CHE 110, CHE 111, MAT 181/182 or MAT 102/151, PHY 100/101 or PHY 120/121, BIO 201, BIO 230, BIO 200, BIO 202, CHE 200, CHE 201, MAT 115, SCIENCE ELECTIVE, 3 GENERAL ELECTIVES
*Full two years can be completed at NIC

Bachelor of Science – Chemistry
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, CHE 110, CHE 111, MAT 181, MAT 182, PHY 120, PHY 121, CHE 200, CHE 201, MAT 210, MAT 133 or 200, SCIENCE ELECTIVE, up to 4 GENERAL ELECTIVES
*At least 4 second year Chemistry courses will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Science – Computer Science
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, CPS 100, CPS 101, MAT 181, MAT 182, MAT 133 or 200, ENG 160 or 260, MAT 115 and up to five ELECTIVES
*At least 2 first year courses and 5 second year courses will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Science – Earth and Ocean Science
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, BIO 102/103 or BIO 110/111, CHE 110, CHE 111, MAT 181, MAT 182, PHY 120, PHY 121, MAT 115
*At least 2 first year Earth and Ocean Science courses and 8 second year courses would need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Arts – Economics
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, ECO 110, ECO 111, MAT 181 or MAT 102, one SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE, one first year ENGLISH course and up to eight ELECTIVES
*At least 1 Computer Science courses and 5 second year Economics courses will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Arts – English
Consider including: NIC’s English flexible pre-major (see NIC website for more information)
18 credits (six courses) of first and second year English, nine (9) of which must be second year
At least one second year historical survey course
Two other second year English literature courses
fourteen elective courses
*Full two years can be completed at NIC

Bachelor of Arts – Geography
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, GEO 105, GEO 106, GEO 111, GEO 112, GEO 210, GEO 214, three SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES, and up to seven ELECTIVES
*At least 3 second year Geography courses will need to be completed at UVic

Fine Arts – History in Art
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, FIN 100, FIN 101, and up to fourteen ELECTIVES
*At least one first year Fine Arts course and two second year History of Art courses will need to be completed at UVIC.

Bachelor of Arts – History
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, and a minimum of 4 History courses chosen from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS, 120, HIS 121, HIS 205, HIS 215, HIS 216, HIS 220, HIS 225, HIS 231, HIS 232, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 260, and up to fifteen ELECTIVES
*Full two years can be completed at NIC

Bachelor of Science – Mathematics
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, MAT 181, MAT 182, CPS 100, CPS 101, MAT 210, MAT 133 or 200, and up to six ELECTIVES
*At least 1 first year Mathematics course and 6 second year Mathematics courses will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, PHI 100, PHI 101, PHI 150, PHI 220, PHI 230, PHI 240, PHI 260, and up to eleven ELECTIVES
*At least one required 200 level Philosophy course will need to be completed at UVic.

Bachelor of Science – Combined Major in Physics and Biochemistry
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, CHE 110, CHE 111, CPS 100, MAT 181, MAT 182, PHY 120, PHY 121, BIO 110 and 111 or BIO 102 and 103, BIO 200, CHE 200, CHE 201, MAT 210, MAT 133 or 200, and BIO 215
*At least 5 second year courses in Physics, Mathematics will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Science – Physics
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, CHE 110, CHE 111, CPS 100, CPS 101, MAT 181, MAT 182, PHY 120, PHY 121, MAT 210, MAT 133 or 200, and up to one ELECTIVE
*At least 8 second year courses in Physics and Mathematics will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Arts – Political Science Major
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, POL 109, POL 119, POL 151, POL 200, POL 201, POL 203, and up to thirteen ELECTIVES
*Full two years could be completed at NIC (note: POL courses are not always offered on a regular basis)

Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, PSY 130, PSY 131, CPS 100 or 101 or BUS 170, PHI 100 or 101, BIO 102/103 or BIO 110/111, PSY 204, PSY 215, MAT 181 or 102 or 151 or PHI 150, additional ENG course, two SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES, six HUMANITIES ELECTIVES
*At least 1 second year Psychology course will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Science – Psychology
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, PSY 130, PSY 131, CPS 100 or 101 or BUS 170, PHI 100 or PHI 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, PSY 204, PSY 215, MATH 181 or 102 or 151, addition ENG course, two SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES, six SCIENCE ELECTIVES (at least 4 of which must come from a single department)
*At least 1 second year Psychology course will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Arts – Psychology/Biology
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, BIO 102, BIO 103, PSY 130, PSY 131, MAT 181 or 102 or 151, CHE 110, CHE 111, BUS 170, additional ENG course, BIO 200, BIO 201, PSY 204, PSY 215, CHE 200, CHE 201, PHY 100/101 or 120/121, and up to two ELECTIVES
*At least 1 second year Psychology course will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Arts – Sociology
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, SOC 110, SOC 111, SOC 220, SOC 230, and up to thirteen ELECTIVES
*At least 2 second year Sociology courses will need to be completed at UVic

Bachelor of Arts – Women Studies
Consider including: ENG 115 or 117, WST 100, WST 101, ENG 224, ENG 225, HIS 250, HIS 251, and up to twelve ELECTIVES
*At least one required 200 level Women Studies course will need to be completed at UVic.

 

For more information or to apply,
visit www.nic.bc.ca or call 1-800-715-0914
to speak with a student advisor today!