VIU Dual Admission

Earn your undergraduate degree close to home. Take up to two years of classes at NIC before completing your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science at VIU. Develop university-level research skills in NIC's discussion friendly classes, pay less tuition and qualify for entrance awards at both institutions. 


 This program is currently not available to international applicants.
Where: College Wide
Starts: September, January, May

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NIC gave me the opportunity to explore a variety of courses, while figuring out exactly what I wanted to do. With the Dual Admission program, I was able to apply all of those credits toward my degree at VIU and have now been accepted into a Masters of Arts in History at the University of Victoria.

Erica Greenup, NIC/VIU Dual Admission alumna

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Students should meet with an NIC Educational Advisor to develop a personalized transfer plan. Please review the VIU transfer plans for help in planning your course of study.

Admission Requirements

Dual Admission students must meet VIU’s general admission requirements. Applicants can apply to either VIU or NIC and must identify that they wish to apply to the NIC-VIU Dual Admission/Co-Admission option.

In addition,

Bachelor of Arts:
  • General admission requirements include an option for mature students who were unable to complete secondary school.
Bachelor of Science:
  • Principles of Mathematics 12 with a minimum “B” grade is a prerequisite for the required Math courses.
  • Other high school science courses may be required for the different Majors and Minors.
  • No more than 60 credits can be transferred from elsewhere toward a VIU degree.
  • Application deadline for Bachelor of Science admission is March 31.  


International Language Requirements

If you are applying as an international student, you must meet NIC international admission requirements.

To Be Successful

  • Your first and most important step as a VIU dual admission student is to call, email, or visit a Student Advisor at your nearest NIC campus or centre. Educational advisors have extensive knowledge of programs, funding options, career paths and post-secondary transfer agreements to help you get started on the right track.
  • NIC also offers high school-equivalent Upgrading options if you need help meeting prerequisites for entry into individual courses. 

Accessible Learning

Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. For more information visit: Accessible Learning Services.

Program Highlights

Study at North Island College, Vancouver Island University, or both with dual admission. In any given semester, within year one or two of your degree, the North Island College / Vancouver Island University Dual Admission Agreement allows you to move freely and easily between both institutions to complete your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with minimal administrative inconveniences.

As a dual admission student, you will have access to educational advisors and support at both institutions and BC student loan funding is based on your combined credits at both institutions. At the end of each semester, your transcripts are automatically passed along to the other partner school. Courses are assessed and transfer credit is awarded. There is no need for you to order transcripts or make any additional requests.

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree provides you with the training needed for a variety of disciplines. The rigorous skill-training and general cultural awareness that you receive while pursuing an arts or science degree prepares you for careers in education, business, science, law, architecture, art, the media, public service and more. You will also be prepared to move into further educational opportunities, such as post-degree diplomas or graduate study.

Tuition & Costs Estimate

Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, 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 our tuition page.

Domestic Fees

per Course
Tuition $311
NISU Fees $15
Books $200
Learner Resource $15
Total $541

Tuition may vary from approximately $311 to $439 per 3-credit course. Lab fees vary from $0 to $352, depending on the course. Book costs are specific to each course.   Accurate book costs are available by course through the NIC book search.

Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

Find out if this program is eligible for Student Aid BC funding.