You've been accepted into a program, now it's time to register for classes. NIC Educational Advisors are available to help you timetable and register. You can also self-serve using the information below.

Before you can register, you'll need to pay your tuition deposit.

Timetabling & Registration

To register for courses, you’ll use Student Planning, which you log in to through your myNIC account. Student Planning is also the tool you can use to create study plans and track your academic progress.

Student Planning Tip Sheets

Download the Student Planning Tip Sheets for help with your timetabling:

Visit NIC's Learn Anywhere website to access resources and strategies for successful digital learning.

Watch our short guide on scheduling and registering for courses:

Course Codes

Course codes give you the key information you need to know to select your courses: subject, course level & number, location & delivery type, section number and special section (if applicable).

How to pay fees, deposits and tuition

  • You can make credit card payments via your myNIC account. Learn more about myNIC.
  • Visit Student Services at your local campus to pay by debit, cheque or credit card. Cash payments are also allowed (limited to $1,200 per student, per day).
  • You can set up North Island College as a payee at your financial institution. Your account number is your seven-digit student ID number. Note that it can take up to three business days for payments to be processed.

If you require further assistance with paying your deposit or tuition, please contact Student Services by calling 1-800-715-0914 during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm) and someone will assist you.

Registration Hours of Operation

Campbell River

9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday

Comox Valley

9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday

Port Alberni

9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday


9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday (ring doorbell for access)

You can also book appointments by calling 1-800-715-0914 (toll-free in Canada).


Information about registration will be sent to your NIC email address once your program deposit is paid. Students in some cohort programs, such as carpentry, will be registered by NIC. Students in open enrolment programs such as Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Fine Art, Business or University Studies register themselves using Student Planning. Please check your registration information to confirm which process is used for your program. If you are attempting to register using Student Planning, and are having difficulties, please call 1-800-715-0914 (toll-free in Canada).

Some ABE courses are continuous entry (they have a “C” in their course code) and are not eligible for registration online through Student Planning. Registration for these courses can be completed over the phone by calling 1-800-715-0914 (toll-free in Canada) or by dropping in to student services during office hours (see Registration Hours of Operation).

Students must select a section in order to register in a course. Planning a course will add it to a particular term in Student Planning, but it’s not possible to register for this course unless a section is also planned.

Please connect with an Educational Advisor to explore a course substitution; email Advisors can help manage this process, which could include a discussion with the department chair. Formal written approval from the Department Chair is required for this. 

You need to progress in your course work and program order to maintain financial aid. Grades may also have an impact on financial aid. Each instructor will outline their attendance expectation as part of their course outline. Please refer specifically to the criteria for online attendance and progression.