Understanding University Transfer
University Transfer means that you are taking courses at North Island College (sending
institution) with the goal of transferring those courses for credit at another post-secondary
institution (receiving institution). At NIC, your university transfer options include
University Studies courses in over 20 subject areas, a one- or two-year study
plan created with help from our advisors, as well as two-year diplomas and associate
As a university transfer student, you first need to clearly understand how university
transfer works; your responsibilities, which include researching and meeting transfer
requirements; grade point average; and deadlines of your chosen university or institution.
Fortunately, you’ll also have help with the details. At NIC, educational advisors are available
and happy to help any time you need it.
You can start today by browsing online:
Search programs, fields of study, locations, costs, admission requirements, program
lengths, and much more at 28 of BC’s post-secondary institutions.
BC Transfer Guide
Search all your options from North Island College to anywhere else in the province.
Find out how transfer credit works, which courses are equivalent, and more.
Meeting with an Educational Advisor
Not all NIC courses transfer directly to every university. You can save time and
money by meeting with an educational advisor to select courses that are best suited to
your educational goals. They can also help you investigate the transferability of
NIC certificate and diploma programs. To meet with an educational advisor to discuss
your educational goals, please contact your local NIC campus to make an in-person
or telephone appointment.
Choosing transferable courses
Choosing the right university transfer courses can be tricky. Your decisions not
only depend on your academic goals, but also on the unique transfer policies of
your receiving institution.That's why meeting with an educational advisor is so important.
They will help take the confusion out of course selection and ensure that you are
on track with your chosen university
How to Search Courses:
- Search NIC online. You can browse transferable courses at www.nic.bc.ca/programs/courses by checking
the search only transferable courses" checkbox. This search will provide a list
of NIC courses that transfer in part or in full to AT LEAST ONE other BC post-secondary
institution. Each course description will also provide a BC Transfers link, which
will show you the course transferability to any destination university in BC.
- Browse the BC transfer guide. At
, you can
look up individual North Island College courses and see how they transfer to specific
universities throughout the province.
- Ask an educational advisor. Transferability of individual North Island
College courses varies from institution to institution. Student
advisors can help ensure that you have selected the right courses for your
receiving institution.They can also help you investigate the transferability of
NIC certificate and diploma programs
- All associate degrees transfer. Anyone who has successfully completed
an associate degree is guaranteed 60 credits at any university in BC even if the
individual courses do not transfer directly to that particular institution.
Meeting the requirements
All post-secondary institutions have different admission requirements their programs.
As a University Transfer student, it is important that you are aware of what is
required by your receiving institution. Admission requirements can vary from a certain
grade point average (GPA) requirement to volunteer experience. It is up to you to
ensure you meet all of the entrance requirements for your program of choice.