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Welcome Lakers…

…and congratulations on your decision to join the Nipissing University Lakers’ Community! We look forward to working with you during your transition to university. Through programs like New Student Orientation (NSO) and Lakers Orientation Week, we hope to connect you to all of the resources and services to prepare you for the exciting experience ahead.

 

What is NSO?

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a one-day orientation program for all new students and their supporters, designed to introduce the Nipissing University services and programs available to support student success, and build connections to the Lakers community.

As the first step in your transition to Nipissing University, we strongly encourage all new students to participate.

After paying your course registration deposit, be sure to complete the following:

  1. Review the details about NSO in the sections below.
  2. Determine which orientation day you should attend and register by completing the online NSO registration form.
  3. Review the ‘Guide to First-Year Courses’ section above.
  4. Log into WebAdvisor to review course offerings and scheduling information
  5. Build a tentative timetable using the timetable planner.
    Academic Advisors will be available at NSO to assist students in finalizing their first-year timetables. Bringing a completed or partially completed timetable to NSO will ensure that your day runs smoothly.
  6. Open your Nipissing University email account.
  7. Plan accommodations for your stay in North Bay before and/or after NSO. The day runs from approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Dates

Direct from High School

NSO for students coming directly from high school is July 10-14, 2017. Each orientation day is program specific, so you should attend the appropriate day for the major/program in which you are currently enrolled. 

If you are unable to attend the NSO day designed for the program you are interested in, you are welcome to attend an alternative NSO day.

If you have not declared a major you may select the date that is most relevant to your general interest.

Cost

The cost of attendance is $40.00 per person. Children under 12 may attend at no cost.

No payment is due at the time of registration. The NSO Fee will be included in your Fall tuition bill.

Register

NSO for Direct from high school students, registration is now closed.  If you would like to register for NSO please contact us at nso@nipissingu.ca or call 705-474-3450 ext. 4136.


NSO for Mature and Transfer students, registration is open Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday July 16, 2017. Register here.

Schedule

During NSO, you will learn about Nipissing University while registering for classes, meeting with staff and faculty, receiving information about campus resources, and meeting other students.

  • Orientation Check-in is from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the main entrance and the majority of the program will take place in the main campus. The NSO program will run from 9:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m with optional campus tours 4:00-6:00 pm. Once you arrive on campus using the directions provided below, event signs will direct you to the parking lots where you able to park during your NSO day.
  • Lunch for students and supporters during NSO is included in the New Student Orientation fee.

Click here for a sample schedule! 

Housing and Hotels

Stay In Residence!

Spend a night and get a feel for residence life!

Special NSO rate: $39 per person, per night or $99 for a four-person suite per night, including taxes.

Bed and bath linens are provided. Book your overnight accommodations by calling 705.474.3450 ext. 4808 or by submitting an online reservation at nipissingu.ca/stayatnipissingnorthbay

Residence leaders will provide activities for incoming students attending NSO to get to know other students in their programs and experience a night in residence. There will also be a chance for supporters to meet with a member of the Residence Life Management Team and ask any questions about Nipissing University Residences.

Hotels close by:

Hampton Inn by Hilton North Bay

Address: 950 McKeown Ave, North Bay, ON P1B 9P3
Phone: (705) 474-8400

Comfort Inn

Address: 1200 O'Brien St, North Bay, ON P1B 9B3
Phone: (705) 476-5400

Directions

Map 

What to bring to NSO

  • Your offer of admission
  • Completed/partially completed timetable planner
  • Comfortable clothes/sneakers, you will be doing A LOT OF WALKING!
  • Sweater or light jacket 
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Umbrella

Supporters Orientation Information

We recommend that all students consider registering a supporter (parent, family member, friend, or guardian) for the concurrent Supporter Orientation program. This program, designed specifically to assist your supporters with their transition to the Lakers Community, is optional but highly encouraged. Learn more on the Supporter Orientation section of this website.

Click here for a sample supporter schedule!

Summer Checklist

The following items should be completed over the course of your summer in preparation for September:

  • Submit your residence application and $400 deposit or find off-campus housing arrangements
  • Check WebAdvisor for any outstanding documents required
  • Register for courses
  • Open student email
  • Attend your NSO day
  • Have your student ID photo taken during NSO. You’ll be able to pick up your student card from UTS during Laker Orientation Week in September
  • If applicable, submit your OSAP application and all supporting documents to the Student Financial Services office
  • Purchase your Frosh kit
  • Order a parking pass (if required)
  • Get a locker tag from the Student Financial Services office (optional)
  • Set up a meal plan (optional)
  • Pay first tuition installment
  • Get booklist from the Campus Store website

French Placement Assessment

Before you can register for your first French course, you are required to take the Nipissing University French Placement Test. This assessment will evaluate your language competency and enable you to enroll in the appropriate language level course.

You will not be able to register in a French class until this assessment is complete.

The French Placement Assessment will be offer at 5:00pm the night before each NSO day in July:

Sunday July 9, 2017
Monday July 10, 2017
Tuesday July 11, 2017
Wednesday July 12, 2017; and
Thursday July 13, 2017

The Assessment is offered again during the first week of classes in September.

Lakers Orientation Week

Residence and Off Campus Housing

NSO FAQs

As one of the many people who are involved in and are advocating for the success of your student, we welcome you to Nipissing University. You know your student best, and we can assure you that your continued support and counsel will be vital throughout this new academic journey and the transition from secondary school. Nipissing University offers numerous resources and support services to students, but your student will also look to you for advice. It is important for you to stay connected with your student through each new academic and social experience. The goal of this guide is to provide you with information and resources that will be useful while supporting your student’s transition to university. As you take the time to read each section, remember that the staff and faculty at Nipissing University are committed to a successful transition for your student, too.

THE NIPISSING UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

Experience tells us that as much learning takes place outside the classroom as inside and encompasses much more than simply earning a university degree. Nipissing University offers students a supportive community and engaged professors to ensure that every student has a chance to grow, lead and chart a path to a successful future. Flexible programming allows students to choose a path of study based on their own interests. Undergraduate students have unparalleled opportunities to interact with faculty, take part in a wide range of enriching co-curricular activities, and participate in original research. Students enjoy small classroom environments where professors get to know learners by name, and where students can easily connect with classmates. It’s the Nipissing University experience, and our students rave about it.

STUDENT PRIVACY

The privacy of all student information is paramount to the University, and as a supporter, you should be aware that all matters of communication that relate to the student’s academic, financial and personal affairs will be directed to the student only. Except with written authorization by the student, the University cannot disclose information or confirm the attendance/registration of any student to parents, guardians, spouses, etc., (compelling or compassionate circumstances excepted). If you have concerns or need clarification about any part of your student’s interaction with Nipissing University, you may contact us so long as your inquiries comply with your student’s right to privacy. Nipissing University complies with provincial legislation as outlined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), as well as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). For more information about these policies visit www.nipissingu.ca/FIPPA.

Transition to University

The transition from high school to university will bring with it a major shift in teaching styles and student responsibility. It is important for you to be aware of the major differences so that you can be prepared to support your student’s successful transition.

INDEPENDENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY

In this educational environment, students are engaged as adults who are responsible for making independent decisions. Students are given the responsibility to schedule time for attending classes, completing assignments, studying, and planning their own success. Students also assume administrative tasks such as registering for courses and ensuring that degree completion requirements are met.

BOOKS AND ONLINE CONTENT

Course textbooks and required readings are not provided by the University and must be purchased.
In addition to print material, most faculty make use of the online Blackboard learning system to post
materials and resources pertinent to their classes. Students are expected to be up to date, and familiar
with the library resources in order to locate scholarly articles to supplement their learning.

FACULTY INVOLVEMENT

At university, much of the learning occurs outside of class through independent study. Professors expect that students are completing required reading and assignments and rarely check to ensure that students are keeping up. Faculty is available for support and advising, but students must take the initiative to seek out these services.

GRADING AND ASSESSMENT

Students are apt to experience a notable increase in workload, and with this will come the challenge of prioritization, analysis, and critical thinking in order to achieve academic success.

The methods of assessment to award grades are varied and will depend on the course content and the faculty. All information about the layout and assignment of grades for a particular course is included in the syllabus for that course. Tests and assignments may cover much larger amounts of material. Each assignment may account for a large portion of the course grade. It is important for students to review the
course syllabus in order to be aware of the source of their grades and types of assessment used in each course as they create their plan of study.

DIVERSITY

Students will be attending class and working alongside others from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, ages and experiences. Through readings and lectures, students are exposed to a range of opinions and ideas. These experiences enrich the university environment and offer students the opportunity to be challenged and exposed to new ideas within a nurturing environment.

ADAPTING TO THE TRANSITION

As your student begins a new path at university, their relationships with those who support them will be influenced. While there will definitely be adjustments, this change can be positive as the relationship with your student grows and develops in a new and mature direction. Viewing the transition as an opportunity to spark new conversations, a chance to try new things, and a way to relate to your student on a more adult level will assist your move into this time with anticipation. As your student embarks on this academic journey, your wisdom, counsel and love will still be required, although the needs may be a little different at this point in time.

LET THEM COME TO YOU

As your student begins life at university, enjoy looking ahead together to all that the future holds. Recognize that new relationships and priorities will be established, and ensure that your conversations are balanced with news from home as well as news from life on campus. Allow your student the courtesy of time to figure things out independently in order to build strength and confidence, while providing reassurance of your support.

LIFE IS ABOUT LEARNING

Exploring newfound independence will inevitably involve some opportunities for learning and growth. Supporters who offer unconditional encouragement will foster a student’s confidence to take positive risks like trying a new course or joining a committee. This will lead to growth and provide an opportunity for important conversations with those they trust.

THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU BELIEVE IN THEM

As your student’s worldview expands, their perspectives may shift. The freedom to experiment is aided by the knowledge that someone at home believes in them – in their intelligence, initiative and ability to make good decisions. Reaffirm the trust you have in your student.

10 ways to support your student

1

FIND A BALANCE IN COMMUNICATION

Although students are sometimes eager to be away from home, take the time to let your student know you are thinking of him/her. Call, Skype, email, send a care package, or even arrange a visit. Regular contact can help keep communication open, which is important for both you and your student. Find the balance between giving space and demonstrating that you are thinking of them.

2

ASK QUESTIONS THE RIGHT WAY

Try to phrase your questions so that you show interest in what your student is doing without them sounding like interrogative investigations. Inquire about friends, classes, social events, studying, papers, professors, etc. Listen to the answers. Sometimes you can tell a lot about what is going on by what is said or not said.

3

HOMESICKNESS

Both you and your student will have a variety of positive and negative emotions about living apart. Homesickness is a common experience for many first-year students. Be prepared for it but try not to ask your student if they are homesick. Of course they are, but they might not think about it until you ask. It’s okay to tell them you miss them, but remember the emotions you are both experiencing during this transition are normal and to be expected.

4

ENCOURAGE PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION

Discuss study habits and academic planning with your student. Time management is an essential skill for success at university and beyond. Encourage the use of a day planner or wall calendar to plan time for course work and plan ahead for assignments and exam periods.

5

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AVAILABLE SERVICES

Encourage your student to become their own best advocate by learning about the different student services at Nipissing University and making good use of them. Your student’s experience can benefit from support services such as academic advising, peer tutoring, residence supports, the Campus Health Centre, counseling services, etc.

6

GET INVOLVED

To promote health and prevent the negative impacts of stress, students can benefit from getting involved in extra-curricular activities outside the classroom. Ensure your student is aware of opportunities to participate in school clubs, intermural sports teams, student government, etc.

7

BE SUPPORTIVE

Many new responsibilities such as budgeting, cooking, managing school, and making new friends may cause some stress. When experiencing stress, students often turn to the comfort of home. If you receive tearful calls of loneliness and frustration, know that your student is seeking comfort and that you are an invaluable resource. With your support your student will gain greater self-confidence and a deeper sense of understanding.

8

RESPECT AND ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENCE

Be prepared to feel nervous about letting go and know that your presence in your student’s life is vital as always – it just may not be expressed in the same ways. This is an opportunity for you to encourage your student to gain some independence and make decisions about what shape life will take.

9

EXPECT CHANGE

University in particular and young adulthood in general is typically a time of exploration. Expect your student to discover new interests and meet new people. Respect the time and space your student takes to explore new ideas and work on their own identity. Trust that exploration, experimentation, and self-expression are natural stages of development.

10

TRUST

Give credit where credit is due and trust that the effort you and your student have put into achieving independence, self-confidence, and personal goals will begin to have positive results.

Worried about your student?

Transitioning into university can be a stressful time. Some students feel overwhelmed or isolated. As someone who knows and has insight into your student, you will be able to provide reassurance that seeking help does not imply weakness. Nipissing University has a variety of services and supports for each student. If you are worried about your student and feel they could benefit from individualized support, please encourage them to reach out to the Office of Student Development and Services.

For more information, or to book an appointment, have your student email: osds@nipissingu.ca

New Student Orientation for Mature and Transfer Students is a one day orientation program for all new students and their supporters, designed to introduce the Nipissing University services and programs available to support student success, and build connections to the Lakers community.

As the first step in your transition to Nipissing University, we strongly encourage all new students to participate.

After paying your course registration deposit, be sure to complete the following:

  1. Review the details about NSO in the sections below.
  2. Determine which orientation day you should attend and register by completing the online NSO registration form.
  3. Check WebAdvisor for any outstanding documents
  4. Open your Nipissing University email account
  5. Make an appointment with an Academic Advisor to review your transfer credits
  6. Plan accommodations for your stay in North Bay before and/or after NSO. The day runs from approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Dates

Direct from High School

NSO for students coming directly from high school is July 10-14, 2017. Each orientation day is program specific, so you need to attend the appropriate day for the major/program in which you are currently enrolled.

If you have not declared a major you may select the date that is most relevant to your general interest.

Mature and Transfer Students

NSO for mature and transfer students is July 28 and 31, 2017.  You may select the date that best fits your schedule.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and there are attendance caps on each day.

Cost

The cost of attendance is $40.00 per person. Children under 12 may attend at no cost.

No payment is due at the time of registration. The NSO Fee will be included in your Fall tuition bill.

Register

NSO Early Bird Draw

Register for NSO before May 22, 2017 to be entered into a draw to receive 1 free stay in Residence the night before your NSO day!

NSO for Direct from high school students

registration is open Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday June 25, 2017.
Register here.

NSO for Mature and Transfer students

registration is open Wednesday, March 1 to Sunday July 10, 2017.
Register here.

Schedule

During NSO, you will learn about Nipissing University while registering for classes, meeting with staff and faculty, receiving information about campus resources, and meeting other students.

  • Orientation Check-in is from 8:03 to 9:00 a.m. in the main entrance, and the majority of the program will take place in the main campus. The NSO program will run from 9:00 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m. Once you arrive on campus using the directions provided below, event signs will direct you to the parking lots where you able to park during your NSO day.
  • Lunch for students and supporters during NSO is included in the New Student Orientation fee.

A detailed 2017 schedule will be available in May

Housing and Hotels

Stay In Residence!

Spend a night and get a feel for residence life!

Special NSO rate: $39 per person, per night or $99 for a four-person suite per night, including taxes.

Bed and bath linens are provided. Book your overnight accommodations by calling 705.474.3450 ext. 4808 or by submitting an online reservation at nipissingu.ca/stayatnipissingnorthbay

Residence leaders will provide activities for incoming students attending NSO to get to know other students in their programs and experience a night in residence. There will also be a chance for supporters to meet with a member of the Residence Life Management Team and ask any questions about Nipissing University Residences.

Hotels close by:

Hampton Inn by Hilton North Bay

Address: 950 McKeown Ave, North Bay, ON P1B 9P3
Phone: 705.474.8400

Comfort Inn

Address: 1200 O'Brien St, North Bay, ON P1B 9B3
Phone: 705.476.5400

Directions

What to bring to NSO

  • Your offer of admission
  • completed/partially completed timetable planner
  • Comfortable clothes/sneakers-you will be doing A LOT OF WALKING!
  • Sweater or light jacket as some rooms can be chilly
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Umbrella

Supporters Orientation Information

We recommend that all students consider registering a supporter (parent, family member, friend, or guardian) for the concurrent Supporter Orientation program. This program, designed specifically to assist your supporters with their transition to the Lakers Community, is optional but highly encouraged. Learn more on the Supporter Orientation section of this website.

 
 
 

Summer Checklist

The following items should be completed over the course of your summer in preparation for September:

  • Submit your residence application and $400 deposit or find off-campus housing arrangements
  • Register for your NSO day
  • Have your student ID photo taken during NSO. You’ll be able to pick up your student card from UTS during Laker Orientation Week in September
  • Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor to finalize your course selection
  • Enrol for courses
  • Open student email
  • If application, submit your OSAP application and all supporting documents to the Student Financial Services office
  • Purchase your Frosh kit
  • Order a parking pass (if required)
  • Get a locker tag from the Student Financial Services office (optional)
  • Set up a meal plan (optional)
  • Pay first tuition installment
  • Get booklist from the Campus Store website

French Placement Assessment

Before you can register for your first French course, you are required to take the Nipissing University French Placement Test. This assessment will evaluate your language competency and enable you to enroll in the appropriate language level course.

You will not be able to register in a French class until this assessment is complete.

The French Placement Assessment will be offer the evening before each NSO day in July:

Sunday July 9, 2017
Monday July 10, 2017
Tuesday July 11, 2017
Wednesday July 12, 2017; and
Thursday July 13, 2017

The Assessment is offered again during the first week of classes in September.

Lakers Orientation Week

Residence and Off Campus Housing

NSO FAQs

Guide To First-Year Course Selection

In order to plan your courses, you will need to review your program of interest in the Academic Calendar. Once you have reviewed what courses are required for your program, you can look on WebAdvisor to see what courses are available this year.

Breadth Requirements

Many degree programs make reference to Humanities, Social Sciences, Professional Studies, and Science requirements (also known as breadth requirements). The following is a listing of the course subject areas that fall under each group:

Humanities

Classical Studies, English Studies, Film, Fine Arts, French, Philosophy, Religions and Cultures, Spanish

Social Sciences

Anthropology, Child and Family Studies, Criminal Justice, Economics, Gender Equality and Social Justice, Geography, History, Native Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Welfare and Social Development, Sociology

Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Physical/Technique Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics

Professional Studies

Accounting, Administrative Studies, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Organizational Studies, Social Work, Technology Management

Other

Aboriginal Leadership, Academic Writing, University Success

* Subject to course availability for 2017-2018

Electives

Each program expects students to complete a specific number of elective credits. Electives are courses that you select based on your interests. Take a look at the groups and subject areas to get an idea of the different disciplines available at Nipissing University. From there, look at specific courses and course descriptions using WebAdvisor or the Academic Calendar.

Concurrent Education Students

The following course listings apply to all undergraduate students including students who are in Concurrent Education. All students in Concurrent Education are required to complete ACAD 1601, as well as MATH 1070 or 6 credits of Mathematics with a 4U prerequisite. In some programs, these credits are required for students regardless of if they are in Concurrent Education or not. In other programs, these credits will count as students’ Science credits or as electives. To see where these credits fit into your program, please review the information below. Additional information regarding upper year requirements for Concurrent Education, teaching subject requirements and divisions can be found in the Academic Calendar and will be discussed at New Student Orientation.

Anthropology

  • ANTR 1006
  • SOCI 1016
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Biology

  • BIOL 1006 & BIOL 1007
  • CHEM 1006 & CHEM 1007
  • *3 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1257
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070. Please note, MATH 1257 is not part of this list. Students can still select MATH 1257, however this would mean a total of 9 credits of MATH would be required to satisfy both the requirements for Concurrent Education and Biology.

Students are required to complete an additional 6 credits of Science within their degree, as well as 3 credits of Humanities and 6 credits of Social Science and/or Professional Studies.

Business Administration

  • *ACCT 1107
  • ADMN 1607
  • ECON 1006 & ECON 1007
  • MKTG 1126
  • ORGS 1136 & ORGS 1137
  • TMGT 1107
  • Humanities or Science (6 credits)

*Students without any prior background in Accounting will be required to take ACCT 1106 in preparation for ACCT 1107.

**Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

Students interested in the Technology Management Stream are recommended to include COSC 1557 in their course selection.

Child and Family Studies

  • CHFS 1006
  • PSYC 1106
  • PSYC 1107
  • SOCI 1016
  • SWLF 1006
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (3 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Classical Studies

  • CLAS 1006 & CLAS 1007
  • ACAD 1601
  • Social Science and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • **Science (6 credits)
  • *Electives (9 credits)

**Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

*Students planning for the Honours Specialization should also include CLAS 1106 and CLAS 1107.

Commerce

  • *ACCT 1107
  • ADMN 1607
  • ECON 1006 & ECON 1007
  • MKTG 1126
  • ORGS 1136 & ORGS 1137
  • Electives (9 credits)

*Students without any prior background in Accounting will be required to take ACCT 1106 in preparation for ACCT 1107.

Computer Science (Science)

  • COSC 1557
  • COSC 1567
  • COSC 1757
  • MATH 1036
  • MATH 1037
  • MATH 1046
  • MATH 1056
  • *6 credits of: BIOL 1006, BIOL 1007, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1007, PHYS 1006, PHYS 1007
  • ACAD 1601

*Students will be required to complete an additional 6 credits from this group of courses within their degree.

Students are required to complete 3 credits of Humanities, as well as 6 credits of Social Science and/or Professional Studies within their degree.

Please note, students in Concurrent Education will satisfy their Mathematics requirement with the courses listed above.

Computer Science (Arts)

  • COSC 1557
  • COSC 1567
  • COSC 1757
  • MATH 1036
  • MATH 1037
  • MATH 1046
  • MATH 1056
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Electives (6 credits)

*Students are required to complete 3 credits of Humanities, as well as 6 credits of Social Science and/or Professional Studies within their degree.

Please note, students in Concurrent Education will satisfy their Mathematics requirement with the courses listed above.

Criminal Justice

  • CRJS 1087
  • CRJS 1206
  • SOCI 1016
  • PSYC 1106 & PSYC 1107
  • *Humanities (6 credits)
  • **Science (6 Credits)
  • Electives (3 Credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete ACAD 1601 (3 credits)

**Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Economics

  • ECON 1006
  • ECON 1007
  • ECON 1127
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

English Studies

  • *3 credits of 1000 level ENGL 
  • ACAD 1601
  • **Science (6 credits)
  • Social Science and/or Professional Studies (6 credits) Electives (12 credits)

*Excluding ENGL 1551 and ENGL 1552

**Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Environmental Biology and Technology

  • BIOL 1006 & BIOL 1007
  • CHEM 1006 & CHEM 1007
  • ENSC 1005
  • GEOG 1017
  • 3 credits of: MATH 1036, 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056, MATH 1257
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Electives (3 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070. Please note, MATH 1257 is not part of this list. Students can still select MATH 1257, however this would mean a total of 9 credits of MATH would be required to satisfy both the requirements for Concurrent Education and Environmental Biology and Technology.

Students are required to complete 6 credits of Humanities, Social Science and/or Professional Studies within their degree.

Environment and Physical Geography (Science)

  • GEOG 1016 & GEOG 1017
  • GEOL 1006 or GEOL 1007
  • ACAD 1601
  • *3 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1046, or MATH 1056
  • *12 credits of: BIOL 1007, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1007, COSC 1557, COSC 1567, COSC 1666, COSC 1757, GEOL 1006, GEOL 1007, MATH 1036, MATH 1046, MATH 1056, PHYS 1006 or PHYS 1007
  • **Electives (3 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070.

**Students are required to complete 3 additional credits of Humanities within their degree.

Environmental Geography (Arts)

  • ENSC 1005
  • GEOG 1016 & GEOG 1017
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Electives (12 credits)

* Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070
Students are strongly recommended to include BIOL 1007 in their course selection.

Fine Arts

  • FAVA 1026 & FAVA 1027
  • FAVA 1206 & FAVA 1207
  • ACAD 1601
  • Social Science and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (3 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

In addition to the introductory 1000 level FAVA courses, students are encouraged to take a maximum of 6 credits of 2000 level studio during their first year of study. In order to make room for this, students will need to leave some of their other listed requirements for later years.

Gender Equality and Social Justice

  • 6 credits of 1000 level GEND
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Geography

  • GEOG 1016 & GEOG 1017
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Electives (18 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

History

  • 6 credits of 1000 level HIST
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Liberal Arts

  • *Minor 1 (6 credits)
  • *Minor 2 (6 credits)
  • ACAD 1601
  • Science (6 credits)
  • **Electives (9 credits)

*One discipline for the minors must be in the Humanities or Social Science.

**These electives must be in the Humanities or Social Sciences if not taken above.

Liberal Science

  • *Minor 1 (6 credits)
  • *Minor 2 (6 credits)
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities or Social Science or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • **Electives (9 credits)

*These must be chosen from: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, or Mathematics.

**Within the program students must include a minimum of 12 credits in a Science discipline in an area other than their areas of study. Students are required to complete 3 additional credits of Humanities within their degree.

Mathematics (Arts)

  • MATH 1036
  • MATH 1037
  • MATH 1046
  • MATH 1056
  • COSC 1557
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • Social Science and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • Electives (3 credits)

Please note, students in Concurrent Education will satisfy their Mathematics requirement with the courses listed above.

Mathematics (Science)

  • MATH 1036 & MATH 1037
  • MATH 1046 & MATH 1056
  • COSC 1557
  • 6 credits of:  BIOL 1006, BIOL 1007, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1007, PHYS 1006 or PHYS 1007
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Electives (6 credits)

*Students interested in the Applied Mathematics Steam or the General Stream will be required to complete COSC 1567. Students completing the Pure Mathematics Stream will not.

Students will also be required to complete 3 credits of Humanities and 6 credits of Social Science and/or Professional Studies within their degree.

Please note, students in Concurrent Education will satisfy their Mathematics requirement with the courses listed above.

Native Studies

  • NATI 1005
  • ACAD 1601
  • Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)

Nursing

  • NURS 1006
  • NURS 1016 & NURS 1017
  • NURS 1026 & NURS 1027
  • NURS 1037
  • BIOL 1011
  • BIOL 2706 & BIOL 2707
  • SOCI 1016

When registering for year one courses on WebAdvisor, please select one of the “All Req’d 1st-YR BScN FA Courses” block, as well as one “All Req’d 1st-YR BScN WI Courses” block. Selecting these two blocks will register you for all of the above classes.

Philosophy

  • PHIL 1116
  • PHIL 1117
  • ACAD 1601
  • Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)

**Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Physical and Health Education

  • PHED 1007
  • PHED 1016
  • PHED 1017
  • PHED 1203
  • PHED 1204
  • PHED 1206
  • PHED 1207
  • PHED 1213
  • PHED 1223
  • PHED 1224
  • PHED 1233
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Electives (6 credits)

When registering for year one courses on WebAdvisor, please select one of the “All Req’d 1st-YR BPHE FA Courses” block, as well as one “All Req’d 1st-YR BPHE WI Courses” block.

This will register you for all of your year one courses except for your 6 credits of electives. Students will need to register for elective credits separately from these blocks.

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Political Science

  • POLI 1006
  • POLI 1007
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Psychology (Arts)

  • PSYC 1106 & PSYC 1107
  • ACAD 1601
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Psychology (Science)

  • PSYC 1106 & PSYC 1107
  • **12 credits of: BIOL 1006, BIOL 1007, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1007, MATH 1036, MATH 1037, PHYS 1006 or PHYS 1007
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Electives (6 credits)

*Students are required to complete an additional 6 credits of Science within their degree.

**Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Religions and Cultures

  • 3 credits of 1000 level RLCT
  • ACAD 1601
  • Social Sciences and/or Professional Studies (6 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Social Welfare and Social Development

  • SWLF 1006
  • SOCI 1016
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Social Work

  • SWLF 1006
  • SWRK 1007
  • *Humanities (6 credits)
  • Science (6 credits)
  • **Electives (12 credits)

*It is recommended that students include ACAD 1601 in their first 30 Nipissing credits. ACAD 1601 will count towards three credits of the Humanities requirement

**The department of Social Work recommends the following electives: ADMN 1156, CHFS 1006, CRJS 1087, CRJS 1206, GEND 1006, NATI 1005, PHIL 1117, PSYC 1106, PSYC 1107, RLCT 1206, SOCI 1016

Sociology

  • SOCI 1016
  • ACAD 1601
  • Humanities (3 credits)
  • *Science (6 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)

*Students in Concurrent Education will be required to complete 6 credits of: MATH 1036, MATH 1037, MATH 1046, MATH 1056 or MATH 1070

Instructions for Course Registration

  1. Go to Nipissing University’s Website: www.nipissingu.ca and then click the My Nipissing link.
  2. Enter your user name (first letter of your surname followed by your student ID number) and enter your password in the following format: Mmmddyyyy. (For example, if your birthday is September 9, 1992 then your password would be Sep091992. Please note that the month is three letters starting with a capital letter). Click submit.
  3. Click on Go to WebAdvisor.
    At this time it is highly recommended that you change your password. Your password must be 6 to 9 characters in length and must contain both alpha and numeric characters. You may also enter a password hint here that will help you later if you forget your password.
  4. Click on Students.
  5. Click on Search and Register for Classes.
  6. Select the term 17FW – UG 2017/18FA/WI from the dropdown menu.
  7. Select a subject (e.g., Biology) from the dropdown menu and hit ‘Submit’. You may also choose to filter your search by inputting the course number and/or location. The following screen will display the results of your search. Click the box on the left to choose the courses in which you wish to register. Click Submit.
  8. On the following screen (Preferred Sections), select an Action for each course you have selected. In the Action box, you have three options: ‘Register’, ‘Remove from list’, or ‘Waitlist’.
    • If the course is open, select ‘Register’ to enrol in the course.

      If the course is full and you wish to go on a waiting list, select ‘Waitlist’ to be added to the waiting list.

      If you neither want to register nor want to go on the waiting list, you can choose ‘Remove from List’ to remove that course selection from your Preferred Sections.

      Once you choose what you want to do, click ‘Submit’. Please note that the system will only allow you to register for courses you are eligible to take.

  9. On the following screen, you will receive a message indicating your status in the chosen course(s). Your status should appear as ‘Registered for this section’ to indicate that you have registered successfully in the course.
  10. Return to the menu, click on ‘Search and Register for Classes’ and repeat the steps to register in courses of a different discipline.
  11. To drop courses on WebAdvisor, click on ‘Register/Drop Classes’. The screen will list both your Preferred Sections and Current Registrations. Under Current Registrations, select the course you wish to drop and click submit. You will receive a message indicating your status in the chosen course(s). Your status should appear as ‘Dropped for this section’ to indicate that you have successfully dropped the course.
  12. To get a listing of your courses, click on ‘View My Class Selections’ or ‘View My Timetable’. It is a good idea to double-check your registration through these screens after making any changes to ensure everything is as you expect.

How to Find Your Transfer Credits

  1. Go to Nipissing University’s Website.
  2. Visit the My Nipissing Portal at http://my.nipissingu.ca
    • In the Sign-In section, enter your WebAdvisor username (first letter of your surname in lower case, followed by your student ID number).
    • If you have already logged into WebAdvisor and created a new password, you will then use your new password.
    • If you have never logged into WebAdvisor, your password will be your date of birth in the following format: Mmmddyyyy (case sensitive). For example, if your birthday is September 9, 1995 then your password would be Sep091995.
    • Click Sign In.
  3. Click on Go To WebAdvisor
  4. If you have never logged into WebAdvisor, you will then be prompted to change your password from your birthday to a personal password.
  5. Select Students and Select Summary of Transfer Credits under Academic Profile

Instructions for Managing My Waitlist

For courses that allow a waiting list, Manage My Waitlist will show you what position you are on the waiting list. You will also be able to register yourself in the course once a space is available.

  1. At any time you may select Manage My Waitlist to see what position you are on a list.
  2. If space is available in a course Manage My Waitlist will show the status as “Permission to Register”. An email will also be sent to your Nipissing student email account to notify you that a space is available.
  3. To register in the course you would select the action ‘Register’.

If you do not wish to remain on a waiting list, go to Manage My Waitlist and select the action ‘Remove’ to remove your name from the waiting list.

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