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University of Victoria-Guaranteed Admission

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The NIC-UVic Guaranteed Admission for NIC Transfer Students Agreement provides NIC students with guaranteed admission and course transfer to many UVic programs. 

Guaranteed admission is a great choice for anyone interested in completing a UVic degree in one of the eligible programs listed below. The agreement bases university admission on your academic performance at NIC rather than your high school transcripts. This creates a previously unavailable admission guarantee for mature students, current NIC students, individuals who may not have previously completed Grade 12 or students whose final high school grades may not have met UVic’s competitive first-year entry levels.

Upon entering the University Studies program at any NIC campus or centre, you will need to complete at least 24 credits (eight courses) of UVic transfer courses, chosen with help from an NIC educational advisorPlease book an appointment. With a 2.0 GPA. (C letter grade) average, you can apply to UVic for guaranteed admission to eligible programs in your final semester at NIC. Explore UVic Transfer Plans

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Getting Started

Apply to the North Island College University Studies program. There are no formal admission requirements for the University Studies program; however, courses will have specific entry requirements, called prerequisites, which are listed under each course description. A minimum C letter grade in English 12 is often required.
To be eligible for UVic Guaranteed Admission, you must:

To Be Eligible

  1. Complete at least 24 credits (8 courses) of university transfer courses that are eligible for transfer to UVic. Students are responsible for ensuring that their chosen courses transfer to their intended program of study at the university. Please use the BC Transfer Guide online to check transferability AND meet with an NIC student advisor for guidance BEFORE registering in courses.
  2. Achieve a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 (C letter grade) average on your most recent 24 credits of NIC coursework prior to entering studies at the University of Victoria.
  3. Admission to programs within UVic’s Faculty of Science requires completion of specific math and science courses at the high school or post secondary level.

When you are ready to transfer to UVic, submit your admission request to UVic by completing this form and sending it with your NIC transcripts to UVic Undergraduate Admissions.

Make sure your courses count. Each UVic degree and major has its own list of required courses and electives that count toward graduation. You should review UVic’s Online Calendar to find out your program’s first and/or second-year requirements, then meet with an educational advisor to determine which courses at your local NIC campus will earn you the most transfer credit toward your chosen UVic program.

NIC Course Selections

The following subject areas have couses that are eligible for transfer credit through the NIC-UVIC Guaranteed Admission Agreement.  View the complete list and details in the Course Descriptions   search. All course have a direct link to the BC Transfer Guide to confirm transferabilty.  

Humanites: (ENG ) (FIN) (FNS) (FRE) (HIS) (LIB) (SSW) (PHI) (SPN) (WST)

Social Sciences: (ANT) (CRM) (ECO) (ESJ) (GEO) (POL) (PSY) (SOC)

Sciences: (BIO) (CHE) (CPS) (GEO) (MAT) (PHY) (SSA)

Business: (BUS) 

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