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:
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.