Transferring from college

Applicants to Nipissing University who have studied at an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology may qualify for admission if they meet the minimum admissions requirements outlined below. Specific subject requirements for particular degrees must be met through prior grade 12 studies or equivalent courses at the college level. Meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to certain programs. Admission to some programs is highly competitive and admission is selective.

GENERAL POLICIES

Diploma Completed Nipissing Degree Prerequisites Minimum Admission Average Transfer Credit
3 year diploma Any Dependent on degree program applied to. Visit nipissingu.ca/
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70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
2 year diploma (2 years of a 3 year diploma) Any Dependent on degree program applied to. Visit nipissingu.ca/
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70% Up to 18 credits (0.5 year)
1 year of college or certificate Any Dependent on degree program applied to. Visit nipissingu.ca/
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70% No transfer credits awarded
Advanced Technology diploma Bachelor of Business Administration Not applicable 70% Up to 60 credits (2 years)
Advanced Technology diploma Bachelor of Commerce Not applicable 70% Up to 45 credits (1.5 years)
Advertising and Marketing Communication Bachelor of Arts (English Studies) Not applicable 72% Up to 45 credits (1.5 years)
BTEC Higher National Diploma Bachelor of Business Administration Not applicable 75 points Up to 60 credits (2 years)
BTEC Higher National Diploma Bachelor of Commerce Not applicable 75 points Up to 45 credits (1.5 years)
Business (3 year) Bachelor of Business Administration Not applicable 72% Up to 60 credits (2 years)
Business (3 year) Bachelor of Commerce Not applicable 72% Up to 45 credits (1.5 years)
Business (2 year) Bachelor of Business Administration Not applicable 72% Up to 42 credits (1.5 years)
Business (2 year) Bachelor of Commerce Not applicable 72% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager Bachelor of Business Administration Not applicable 65% in each
course
Up to 45 credits (1.5 years)
Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager Bachelor of Commerce Not applicable 65% in each
course
Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Child and Youth Care Bachelor of Arts – 4 year
(Child and Family Studies)
Not applicable 70% Up to 60 credits (2 years)
Child and Youth Care Bachelor of Arts – 3 year
(Child and Family Studies)
Not applicable 70% Up to 45 credits (1.5 years)
Child and Youth Care Bachelor of Social Work Not applicable 70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Community and Justice Services Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) – Corrections stream Not applicable 75% Up to 45 credits (1.5 years)
Developmental Services Worker Bachelor of Arts Dependent on degree program applied to. Visit nipissingu.ca/
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70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Developmental Services Worker Bachelor of Social Work Not applicable   Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor Bachelor of Arts Dependent on degree program applied to. Visit nipissingu.ca/
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70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Arts Dependent on degree program applied to. Visit nipissingu.ca/
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70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Educational Assistant Bachelor of Arts Dependent on degree program applied to. Visit nipissingu.ca/
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70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Fine Arts (3 year) Bachelor of Fine Arts Not applicable 70% Up to 60 credits (2 years)
Fine Arts (3 year) Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) Not applicable   Up to 42 credits (1.5 years)
Fine Arts focused diploma (2 year) Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) Not applicable 70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Not applicable 70% Up to 54 credits (1.75 years)
Graphic Design Bachelor of Arts – Major or Specialization in Fine Arts – Studio stream Not applicable 70% Up to 54 credits (1.75 years)
Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention Bachelor of Arts Dependent on degree program applied to. Visit nipissingu.ca/
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70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Law Clerk Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) – Legal Studies and Administration stream Not applicable 75% Up to 45 credits (1.5 years)
Mental Health and Addictions Worker Bachelor of Arts Dependent on degree program applied to. Visit nipissingu.ca/
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70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Police Foundations Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) – Policing stream Not applicable 75% Up to 45 credits (1.5 years)
Practical Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Full-time RPN Bridging program For graduates of Cambrian College, Canadore College, College Boreal, Confederation College, Northern College, Niagara College and Sault College only. This is a limited enrollment program. The minimum GPA for admission consideration may be higher than the stated minimum. There is only one intake per year (September). 70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Practical Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Part-time Blended Delivery RPN Bridging program Applicants must be a current registered member in good standing with the College of Nurses in Ontario (CNO) as an RPN and be an employee (with a letter of support) of one Nipissing’s partner health care agencies. Visit nipissingu.ca/
rpn-bscn for a list of partners. This is a limited enrollment program. The minimum GPA required for admission consideration may be higher than the stated minimum. There are two intakes per year (January and September).
70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Social Service Worker Bachelor of Arts Dependent on degree program applied to. Visit nipissingu.ca/ admissionschart or contact the Admissions Office for further details. 70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Social Service Worker Bachelor of Social Work Not applicable 70% Up to 30 credits (1 year)
Social Service Worker Bachelor of Arts – Honours Specialization or Specialization (Social Welfare and Social Development) Not applicable 70% Ranges from 30 credits (1 year) to a maximum of 60 credits (2 years) dependent upon final diploma average
Theatre Arts (3 years) Bachelor of Arts (English Studies) Not applicable 72% Up to 60 credits (2 years)
Theatre Arts (2 year) Bachelor of Arts (English Studies) 72% Up to 45 credits (1.5 years) Bachelor of Arts (English Studies) 72% Up to 45 credits (1.5 years) Not applicable 72% Up to 45 credits (1.5 years) Up to 45 credits (1.5 years)

1 During Year 2 of the Bachelor of Social Work program, students must apply for admission consideration to the professional years (Years 3 & 4) of the program. Admission to the first or second year of the Bachelor of Social Work program does not guarantee acceptance into the professional years.

2 Other programs can be applied to with a 70% average and a maximum of 30 transfer credits granted.

3 Admitted students would be able to complete their program at Nipissing University in North Bay, or through one of our college partners (Algonquin College, Centennial College, St. Clair College, Niagara College and Lambton College) by using a combination of online, and where available, blended delivery courses.

4 All students admitted to the BFA are required to successfully complete the BFA Portfolio Assessment the year prior to their final year of study in order to remain in the BFA program. Students who are required to withdraw from the BFA maybe eligible to continue in the BA in Fine Arts Major or Specialization program.