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Vancouver Island University-Dual Admission

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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. Explore VIU Transfer Pathways

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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:

  • A minimum “B” grade in either Pre-calculus 12 or Principles of Mathematics 12.
  • 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 1.

International Language Requirements

International students must meet NIC international admission requirements.

Consider NIC’s Academic English Language program [Inactive] if you need to gain the skills to speak and understand English in the college environment.

NIC Course Selections

The following subject areas have couses that are eligible for transfer credit through the VIU Dual 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: (DGL) (EDU) (ENG ) (FIN) (FNS) (FRE) (HIS) (IMG) (LIB) (PHI) (SPN) (WST)

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

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

Business: (BUS) 

Tourism: (TMH)

Health: (HSW) 

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