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 upcoming deadlines for the current academic calendar.

Previous academic deadlines by academic calendar:

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.

2022

Jun 2022

Fri, Jun 24
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 13-week Spring term
Tue, Jun 21
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Wed, Jun 15
13-week Spring term exam schedule posted
Mon, Jun 13 - Fri, Jun 17
Last week of classes for 7-week Spring intersession

May 2022

Fri, May 27
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 7-week Spring intersession
Tue, May 24
New student registration begins for Fall and Winter terms
Mon, May 23
Victoria Day: College Closed
Mon, May 16
7-week Spring intersession exam schedule posted
Wed, May 11
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 13-week Spring term
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
Fri, May 6
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 13-week Spring term; 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
Wed, May 4
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 7-week Spring intersession; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
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

Apr 2022

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

Mar 2022

Fri, Mar 4
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty

Feb 2022

Tue, Feb 22 - Fri, Feb 25
Winter Reading Break
Mon, Feb 21
Family Day: College Closed
Tue, Feb 15
Winter exam schedule posted
Fri, Feb 11
Last day to register for flexible distance courses
Fri, Feb 11
Last day to register in ABE continuous entry/exit

Jan 2022

Mon, Jan 31
Last day to opt-out of NISU Health and Dental Benefits for Winter term
Wed, Jan 19
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit
Fri, Jan 14
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
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
Tue, Jan 4 - Fri, Jan 7
International Student Orientation Week Comox Valley and Campbell River

2021

Dec 2021

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

Nov 2021

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

Oct 2021

Fri, Oct 29
Last day to withdraw without academic penalty.
Fri, Oct 15
Fall exam schedule posted.
Fri, Oct 15
Last day to register for flexible distance courses.
Mon, Oct 11
Thanksgiving Day: College Closed

Sep 2021

Thu, Sep 30
Last day to opt-out of NISU Health and Dental Benefits.
Thu, Sep 30
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - College closed
Thu, Sep 30
Orange Shirt Day
Thu, Sep 16
Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit.
Mon, Sep 13
Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm.
Wed, Sep 8
Fall classes begin.
Tue, Sep 7
Orientation Day - no scheduled classes
Tue, Sep 7
First day of Fall term. All fees must be paid in full and all prerequisites met by 4 pm for the Fall term. 
Mon, Sep 6
Labour Day: College Closed

Aug 2021

Mon, Aug 30 - Fri, Sep 3
International Student Orientation: Comox Valley and Campbell River

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 2022 - 2023

2022FA - Monday, August 22

2023WI – Monday, January 3

Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate

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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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