Academic Schedules & Deadlines

Please refer to the following important key dates and deadlines throughout the year, to ensure you meet NIC's academic deadlines. These dates apply to students in the following program areas.

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

Deadlines for the 14 week Spring-Summer term, with classes starting May 7, 2018, are posted here.

You may also refer to past deadlines.

2018

Jul 2018

Tue, Jul 31
Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty

Aug 2018

Mon, Aug 6
BC Day, College Closed
Mon, Aug 13 - Fri, Aug 17
Last Week of Classes
Tue, Aug 14
Last Day to Pay Fees for Fall Limited Entry Programs
Sat, Aug 18 - Sat, Aug 25
Summer Final Exams
Mon, Aug 27 - Tue, Aug 28
International orientation - Comox Valley campus
Thu, Aug 30 - Fri, Aug 31
International orientation - Campbell River campus

Sep 2018

Mon, Sep 3
Labour Day, College Closed
Tue, Sep 4
Comox Valley Campus Orientation Day
Tue, Sep 4
Campbell River Campus Orientation Day
Tue, Sep 4
First day of Fall Term (no regularly scheduled classes). All fees must be paid in full and prerequisites met by 4pm.
Tue, Sep 4
Port Alberni Campus Orientation
Wed, Sep 5
Fall Classes Begin
Mon, Sep 10
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats. Remaining waitlists cleared at 4 pm.
Thu, Sep 13
Last Day to Register, Apply for Refund, Change From Credit to Audit

Oct 2018

Mon, Oct 8
Thanksgiving Day, College Closed
Fri, Oct 12
Last Day to Register for Flexible Distance Courses
Mon, Oct 15
Fall Exam Schedule Posted
Fri, Oct 26
Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty

Nov 2018

Fri, Nov 9
Fall Reading Break
Sun, Nov 11
Remembrance Day
Mon, Nov 12
College Closed (in lieu of Remembrance Day)

Dec 2018

Mon, Dec 3 - Fri, Dec 7
Last Week of Classes
Sat, Dec 8 - Fri, Dec 21
Fall Final Exams
Tue, Dec 25 - Tue, Jan 1
Winter Break, College Closed

2019

Jan 2019

Wed, Jan 2
International Student Orientation (No Classes for New International Students)
Wed, Jan 2
First Day of Winter Term: Fees and Prerequisites Due (No Classes)
Thu, Jan 3
First Day of Classes for Winter Term
Tue, Jan 8
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats. Remaining waitlists cleared at 4 pm.
Fri, Jan 11
Last Day to Register, Apply for Refund, Change From Credit to Audit

Feb 2019

Fri, Feb 8
Last Day to Register for Flexible Distance Courses
Mon, Feb 18
Family Day, College Closed
Tue, Feb 19
Winter Exam Schedule Posted
Tue, Feb 19
Last day to register for ABE at the Port Alberni and Mount Waddington campuses
Tue, Feb 19 - Fri, Feb 22
Reading Break for ABE, BSAM, Interactive Media, Fine Arts, Human Services, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Studies, ESL
Fri, Feb 22
Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty

Mar 2019

Mon, Mar 18 - Fri, Mar 22
Reading Break - Early Childhood Care & Education certificate

Apr 2019

Mon, Apr 1
Timetable Posted for Fall and Winter Terms
Thu, Apr 4 - Wed, Apr 10
Last Week of Classes
Sat, Apr 13 - Fri, Apr 26
Winter Final Exams
Fri, Apr 19
Good Friday, College Closed
Mon, Apr 22
Easter Monday, College Closed

May 2019

Wed, May 1
Spring Term Begins, Classes Begin
Wed, May 1
All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm
Mon, May 6
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats. Remaining waitlists cleared at 4 pm.
Tue, May 7
Last Day to Register, Apply for Refund, Change From Credit to Audit
Mon, May 13
Continuing Student Registration Begins for Fall and Winter Terms
Wed, May 15
Spring Exam Schedule Posted
Mon, May 20
Victoria Day, College Closed
Mon, May 27
New Student Registration Begins for Fall and Winter Terms

Jun 2019

Fri, Jun 7
Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty
Mon, Jun 10 - Fri, Jun 14
Last Week of Classes
Sat, Jun 15 - Fri, Jun 21
Spring Final Exams

Jul 2019

Mon, Jul 1
Canada Day, College Closed
Tue, Jul 2
Summer Term Begins, Classes Begin
Tue, Jul 2
All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm
Thu, Jul 4
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats. Remaining waitlists cleared at 4 pm.
Mon, Jul 8
Last Day to Register, Apply for Refund, Change From Credit to Audit
Mon, Jul 15
Summer Exam Schedule Posted

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.

Applied Business Technology

Office Assistant I certificate

Administrative Assistant certificate

Computing Accounting Assistant certificate

Legal Administrative Assistant certificate

Medical Office Assistant certificate

Office Management certificate:

Schedule / Deadlines 2018 - 2019

  • Students registering from May to September for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms must pay full fees by 4:00 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 days from the term or course start date. Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is within 25% of the course.

Term Start Dates

2018FA - Tuesday, September 4th

2019WI - Wednesday, January 2nd

2019SP - Wednesday, May 1st

2019SU - Tuesday, July 2nd

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

Schedule / Deadlines 2018 - 2019

  • 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 Friday, November 9, 2018.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2018 to January 1, 2019 inclusive. Winter classes start January 2, 2019.
  • Spring Reading Break is March 18 - 22, 2019
  • All stat holidays apply.

Early Childhood Care & Education Diploma

Schedule / Deadlines 2018 - 2019

  • 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 Friday, November 9, 2018.
  • Winter break is December 25, 2018 to January 1, 2019 inclusive. Winter classes start January 2, 2019.
  • Winter term starts January 2, 2019
  • All stat holidays apply.

Health Care Assistant Certificate

Schedules / Deadlines 2018 - 2019

  • Full fees are due approximately three 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 25, 2018 to January 1, 2019 inclusive.
  • Winter classes start January 2, 2019.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Practical Nursing Diploma:

Schedules / Deadlines 2018 - 2019

  • 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 December 25, 2018 – January 1, 2019 inclusive.
  • Winter classes start January 2, 2019.

Animal Care Aide certificate &
Hospital Unit Clerk certificate:

Schedules / Deadlines 2018 - 2019

  • 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.

Tourism & Hospitality

Hospitality Distance Learning:

Schedules / Deadlines 2018 - 2019

  • Full fees are due at the time of registration

Trades & Technical

Schedules / Deadlines 2018 - 2019

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)
Aircraft Sheet Metal Manufacturing Technician
Automotive Service Technician Foundation
Carpentry Foundation Harmonized
Electrical Foundation
Electronics Technician Core
Heavy Mechanical Foundation
Industrial Automation Technician
Joinery/ Cabinetmaking Foundation
Metal Fabrication Foundation
Plumbing & Piping Foundation
Professional Cook 1, 2, 3 (Culinary Arts)
Welding Foundation

  • Typically full fees are due three 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 25, 2018 to January 1, 2019 inclusive.
  • Winter classes start January 2, 2019.
  • All stat holidays apply. No reading breaks.

Apprenticeship Technical Training

Carpenter
Electrician
Heavy Mechanics& Commercial Mechanics
Welding
Plumbing

  • 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

University Studies Distance

North Island College offers three types of distance courses for which different deadlines apply.

Flexible distance courses:

  • Last day to register is the Friday of the sixth week of both the fall and winter terms.
  • Last day for tuition refunds or to change status (credit/ audit) is 30 calendar days after the student start date.
  • Last day to withdraw without academic penalty is 108 calendar days after student start date.
  • Last day to submit all course requirements is the second Friday of February (fall term) and the second Friday of June (winter term).
  • Exams are scheduled on an individual student basis.

Lock-step distance courses:

  • Term-based schedule and deadlines apply.

Online courses:

  • Schedules vary by course.

Withdrawal without academic penalty

Programs that are longer than 13 weeks in length with varying start and end dates will have up to eight weeks from start of 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, English Language Program

Business

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

Fine Art & Design

Fine Arts & Design Fine Arts diploma, Interactive Media 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, Human Services programs (Education Assistant/Community Support certificates, Human Services diploma, Social Service diploma) and Early Childhood Care & Education certificate and diploma.

University Studies & Transfer

Associate of Arts and Science degrees, Criminology diploma, University Studies courses