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Transfer seamlessly to university with our exclusive partnership agreements. You’ll secure your seat at the start of your education and receive full credit for your NIC coursework at university.

NIC shaped me as a learner. It molded me into an academic who strives for excellence and questions the world we live in; it has been instrumental to my success.
Sylva Falk
NIC science graduate, accepted to UBC’s Northern Medical program.

Transfer Possibilities

NIC students can transfer to other institutes in BC, across Canada or around the world. NIC has developed partnership agreements with other post-secondary institutions for both dual and guaranteed admission, along with other transfer pathways.

Educational advisors can help you develop a personalized transfer plan. Talk to an NIC educational advisor to explore your options.

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The BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) oversees the BC Transfer System, which enables links between post-secondary institutions, including NIC. BCCAT also provides direction over the provincial application service Education Planner BC which you can use to apply to NIC.

Transfer Credits

Credits for courses taken at other colleges or universities may be transferrable to NIC. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses.

Only current applicants or students in a program may apply for transfer credit. Students need to complete the Application for Transfer Credit form and submit to; submitting detailed course descriptions will help to expedite the process. The evaluation of transfer credit may take six to eight weeks.

Residency Requirement

Unless otherwise stated in the completion requirements, the college requires a minimum of 50% of the program requirements to be completed at North Island College with up to 50% met through transfer credit from other institutions.

International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP)

NIC offers IB and AP students one of the most generous credit recognition programs in Canada. We know you’re dedicated to academic and personal excellence and we want to support your hard work by helping you qualify for admission, scholarships, and first-year credit.

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) offers high-quality and challenging educational programs, focused on teaching students to think critically. NIC works closely with UVic and our other partner institutions to align our IB recognition programs. You can explore your transferability through the BC Transfer Guide.

There are two options for transferring IB credits:

  • Course transfer: to transfer individual courses
  • Block transfer: if you have completed an IB diploma with all higher level courses.

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement program makes college and university-level courses available to students still in high school. If you have completed AP courses in high school, you may be eligible for advanced credit at NIC. You can check the transferability of your AP courses through the BC Transfer Guide.


NIC educational advisors are here to help. Contact 1.800.715.0914 to make an appointment.