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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.
  • Guarantee your admission to UVic at the start of your education, 
    with the option of taking NIC courses for up to two years. 
  • Qualify for UVic athletic awards, and wide range of named, special,
    and entrance awards available to students at both institutions.
  • Choose from seven UVic degrees in humanities, social science,
    computer science, science, engineering, child & youth care, or history in art.

Program Highlights

Be admitted to UVic while you study at NIC and take advantage of the benefits both schools have to offer.

  • Pay NIC’s application fees and tuition while at NIC
  • Skip the transcript fees - NIC will make sure your transcripts get to UVic
  • Know that your UVic scholarships 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. When you’re ready to register at UVic, tell us as early as possible or at least six months in advance—and we’ll send them your transcripts for free. We’ll also let them know that they can start sending registration information to you directly. Timelines are important; talk to a student advisor as early as possible, and ideally six months before your intended start date at UVic. Although many students will choose to transfer after one year at NIC, dual admission students may wait up to three years before moving.

Read the NIC-UVic Dual Admission Agreement for more information on the agreement.

To be considered for early admission, students 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 student advisor Kelly Shopland at 250-334-5000 or 1-800-715-0914 for program details and eligibility requirements.

UVic programs eligible for dual admission are:

  • Child and Youth Care,
  • Computer Sciences,
  • Engineering,
  • History in Art,
  • Humanities,
  • Sciences,
  • Social Sciences

 

Career Opportunities

Career possibilities: 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 and hundreds of athletic, named, and special 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 automatically qualify for $1,000 to $20,000 in UVic entrance awards, available over four years to Grade 12 students who achieve 85 per cent or higher in university eligible courses. 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.   
  • Athletic awards: Become eligible to compete at UVic and access UVic's athletic scholarships. Combine NIC and UVic courses to meet your enrolment requirements, while meeting the academic requirements for student athletes. See UVic's Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships in Athletics 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 29.
  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 Student Advisor, Kelly Shopland by calling 250-334-5000 or 1-800-715-0914.

 


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.
 

  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. When you’re ready to register at UVic, tell us as early as possible or at least six months in advance—and we’ll send them your transcripts for free. We’ll also let them know that they can start sending registration information to you directly. Timelines are important; talk to a student advisor as early as possible, and ideally six months before your intended start date at UVic. Although many students will choose to transfer after one year at NIC, dual admission students may wait up to three years before moving. 
     
  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 seven programs available to match a broad range of interests. Choose from:
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Computer Sciences
  • Engineering
  • History in Art
  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  1. How much does it cost?
    Pay NIC tuition ($2,580 approx. per year) 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.
  1. How do I know if I’m qualified?
    Students must meet UVic’s requirements for the program they’re interested in. Talk to NIC’s Student Advisor, Kelly Shopland at 1-800-715-0914 to discuss the program requirements or check UVic’s website to see the admission requirements for each program.
  1. Do I need to do anything else?
    You’ll need to submit your interim high school transcripts as part of the application process. Contact Kelly Shopland, our Student Advisor specialist on Dual Admission to discuss getting your records in before the deadline.
     
  2. What about while I’m at NIC?
    Dual admission students will need to keep their 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.
     
  3. When do I need to decide?
    As soon as possible. UVic’s early admission deadline is Feb. 28. Limited spaces are available.
     
  4. I still have more questions. Who can I talk to?
    Make an appointment with Kelly Shopland by calling 250-334-5000 or 1-800-715-0914 today.

Questions?

Contact:

Kelly Shopland
Student Advisor
250-334-5000
1-800-715-0914

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