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UVic Dual Admission

Dual admission degree path available exclusively through NIC

Where: College Wide
Starts: September. Apply by Feb 28 for early admission.
  • Secure your seat at UVic while you're in high school and take up to two years of classes at NIC.
  • Develop university-level research skills in NIC's discussion friendly classes.
  • Qualify for UVic entrance awards while you are attending NIC and eligible for more than $220,000 in NIC scholarships and bursaries.
  • Choose from eight UVic degrees in humanities, social science, art history and visual studies, computer science, science, engineering, child and youth care and visual arts.

Career possibilities: A Bachelor of Arts degree supports a wide range of careers, from law and education to journalism and marketing. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree use their degree to enter successful careers in education and science. both degrees provide a foundation for students wishing to continue on to graduate schools and professional schools at major universities.

WHY CHOOSE NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE?

  • Your university access centre. At NIC, you 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.
  • In good company. Graduates tell us that NIC classes feel like interactive work groups, where everyone has a chance to contribute their opinions and ideas and connect with instructors and classmates.
  • Quality education, recognized success. The University of Victoria tells us that transfer students from NIC are consistently well-prepared for success at university. This dual admission opportunity demonstrates their confidence in NIC students.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Be admitted to UVic while you study at NIC and take advantage of the benefits both schools have to offer. You will save money by paying NIC’s application fees and tuition while at NIC. We will make sure your transcripts get to UVic so you won't have to pay transcript fees when transferring. If you qualify for a UVic entrance scholarship, it will be waiting for you when you're ready

How does it work? 

  • Apply once by filling out the special UVic dual admission application at NIC. Meet UVic’s program requirements and take advantage of NIC’s lower tuition while taking classes here.
  • To be eligible for the dual admission program, students must be deemed eligible for admission by both the University of Victoria and NIC. Dual admission program opportunities are available to both Canadian and International students currently attending local high schools in their graduating year in the NIC geographical region.
  • Each March, NIC will send you a self declaration letter that asks if you will be attending UVic the upcoming September. Once you return this letter indicating you will be attending UVic, NIC will send your transcripts, at no charge to you, to UVic Admissions. This will let them know that they can start sending UVic registration information directly to you.
  • If you do not intend to start at UVic the following September, NIC will continue sending you a self declaration letter until you transfer to UVic, or up to three years, whichever comes first.
  • As a dual admission student, you can transfer up to two years (60 credits) of study. You must transfer within three years of UVic's dual admission offer.

To be considered for early admission, you must submit application forms for UVic programs to NIC by Feb 28. Limited spaces are available.

Students must meet NIC and UVic program requirements to be eligible. Contact educational advisor, Kim Kobus at 250-334-5000 or 1-800-715-0914 for program details and eligibility requirements.

UVic programs eligible for dual admission are:

  • Art History and Visual Studies
  • Child and Youth Care,
  • Computer Sciences,
  • Engineering,
  • Humanities,
  • Sciences,
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual Arts

Career Opportunities

Dual Admission with UVic allows you to choose from a wide range of careers from engineering and computer science technician to a career in humanities.

Scholarship Opportunities

Get access to UVic entrance awards while maintaining your eligibility to more than $220,000 in scholarships and bursaries available at NIC.

With UVic Dual Admission you start your degree at NIC, knowing you are eligible for the following awards:

  • NIC Foundation awards: The North Island College annually recognizes new and continuing students with financial need and students who achieve academic excellence with scholarships and bursaries. View NIC's Awards online or visit any NIC campus or centre to pick up a booklet.
  • Entrance awards: Apply to UVic Dual Admission at NIC, and you will be eligible for $1,000 to $20,000 in UVic entrance awards, available over four years to Grade 12 students who meet UVic's GPA requirements. Your scholarship will be deferred until you've registered in 12 units in two consecutive terms of study at UVic. See UVic's Entrance Scholarships for Undergraduates for details.
  • General and specific scholarships and bursaries: Let UVic Dual Admission open the door to the many scholarships and bursaries available to UVic students. The university offers scholarships based on your grades, named awards based on your extra-curricular activities or field of study, and bursaries to students with demonstrated financial need. See UVic's Scholarships, Medals, and Prizes for details.   

Read the NIC-UVic Dual Admission Agreement for more information on student awards and financial aid available to UVic Dual Admission students.

Admission Requirements

  1. Must be entering directly from high school. All other applicants, please see UVic Guaranteed Admission.
  2. Download and complete the NIC/UVic Dual Admission Application form online or pick up a copy at the Student Services/Registration office. UVIC Early Admission Deadline is February 28.
  3. Submit your interim or final high school transcripts.
  4. Make sure you meet the UVic requirements for the program you are interested in.
  5. Make an appointment with our educational advisor, Kim Kobus by calling 250-334-5000 or 1-800-715-0914.

 

To Be Successful

Your first and most important step as a UVic dual admission student is to call, email or visit an educational advisor at your nearest NIC campus or centre. Educational advisors have extensive knowledge of programs, funding options, career paths and post-secondary transfer agreements and will help you get started on the right track.


NIC-UVic Transfer Courses

The following NIC courses are eligible for transfer credit through UVic Dual Admission (as of Nov 9, 2011).

Humanities

Social Sciences

Sciences

Business


Sample UVic Dual Admission 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.
 

Tuition & Costs Estimate for
Fall 2016, Winter, Spring & Summer 2017

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Year 1
Tuition $2,850
NISU Fees $120
Books $1,500
Learner Resource $150
Health and Dental $275
Total $4,895
Tuition may vary from approximately $285 to $490 per 3-credit course. Lab fees vary from $0 to $340 depending on the course. Book costs are specific to each course.
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan.
  1. What is Dual Admission?
    Dual Admission is a new way for high school students to be admitted to UVic while studying at NIC. It’s designed for students who want the best of both worlds—smaller classrooms, less cost, and admission to UVic right out of high school.
     
  2. How does it work?
    Apply once by filling out the special UVic dual admission application at NIC. Meet UVic’s program requirements and take advantage of NIC’s lower tuition while taking classes here. Each March, NIC will send you a self declaration letter that asks if you will be attending UVic the upcoming September. Once you return this letter indicating you will be attending UVic, NIC will send your transcripts, at no charge to you, to UVic Admissions. This will let them know that they can start sending UVic registration information directly to you. If you do not intend to start at UVic the following September, NIC will continue sending you a self declaration letter until you transfer to UVic, or up to three years, whichever comes first.  
     
  3. Why should I apply for Dual Admission?
    With dual admission you’ll be a UVic student, guaranteed. There’s no uncertainty about where you’re going or whether your courses will transfer. You also get to start your UVic degree at home, giving you time to save more money, get used to university level courses, and then move to UVic when you’re ready. 
     
  4. What programs can I take?
    UVic has made eight programs available to match a broad range of interests. Choose from:
  • Art History and Visual Studies
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Computer Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual Arts
  1. As a UVic Dual Admission Student, will I pay tuition to NIC or UVic?
    Pay NIC tuition while you attend classes here. UVic tuition applies for all classes taken at UVic. You save money by paying one application fee and NIC’s lower tuition. There are no transcript fees and you skip costly rent and living expenses while here. See the costs tab for up to date tuition.
  1. How do I know if I’m qualified?
    To be eligible for the dual admission program, you must be deemed eligible for admission by both the University of Victoria and NIC. Dual admission program opportunities are available to both Canadian and International students currently attending local high schools in their graduating year in the NIC geographical region. Talk to NIC’s educational advisor, Kim Kobus at 1-800-715-0914 to discuss the program requirements or check UVic’s website to see the admission requirements for each program.
  2. Do I need to do anything else?
    You’ll need to submit your interim high school transcripts as part of the application process. Contact Kim Kobus, NIC's educational advisor specialist on Dual Admission to discuss getting your records in before the deadline.
     
  3. What about while I’m at NIC?
    As a Dual Admission student, you will need to keep your grades up to meet UVic’s GPA requirements, just like all of UVic‘s other first year students. Eventually, you’ll also need to tell us when you want to register at UVic.
     
  4. When do I need to decide?
    As soon as possible. UVic’s early admission deadline is Feb. 28. Limited spaces are available.
     
  5. I still have more questions. Who can I talk to?
    Make an appointment with Kim Kobus by calling 250-334-5000 or 1-800-715-0914 today.

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