College Partnership Program

Welcome to the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) Degree through the College Partnership Program

Since 2009, Nipissing University has partnered with Ontario colleges to offer a unique program for graduates of these colleges. Graduates of a 3-year advanced diploma in business, 2-year diploma in business and 2-year Esports diploma can complete their Bachelor of Commerce degree at a fast-tracked pace while staying in their communities and taking some classes at the partner college campuses.  

Please note, international student applicants: This program is predominately online and may impact your eligibility for a Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP).  In-class courses will only be delivered with a minimum number of registrations. Please review requirements before applying to the program  at Immigration and citizenship -

Some full-time students who graduated from the 3-year advanced diploma with an overall average of 72% can complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce (4-year) 120 credit degree in 16 months and the Bachelor of Commerce (3-year) 90 credit degree in 12 months. (You will have to check your school's GPA scale to find out the GPA that is equivalent to 72%).

View the Transfer credits tab below to see how many credits you can earn with your diploma or advanced diploma. 

All students will apply to the BComm (4-year) degree. Students who wish to graduate with a BComm (3-year) degree can submit a program change request by emailing

Graduates of 

Jordan Labricciosa

Nipissing University's CPP program was a great way for me to transition, as a College graduate, into their business program and receive transfer credits for previous courses taken in College allowing me to fast track my Undergraduate studies. Choosing to take part in Nipissing's distance learning component has allowed me to pursue my education remotely in Southern Ontario while still being able to work a full-time job. I encourage others to take advantage of this opportunity as well.

Jordan Labricciosa - 4th year CPP Student

Graduates from these schools make up our College Partnership Program (CPP):

Online Information Sessions

Our CPP and Distance Program Manager hosts online information sessions which you can attend from any location, as long as you have access to a computer and the Internet (Google Chrome is the preferred web browser). During these live sessions you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about our business degree options.  

All information sessions are scheduled from 7:00PM-8:00PM and you can log in 15 minutes before the start of the presentation. A link to the presentation will be sent to you the day before the presentation. Below are our upcoming dates:

  • April 9, 2024
  • May 7, 2024
  • May 21, 2024
  • June 4, 2024
  • June 18, 2024
  • July 9, 2024
  • July 16, 2024
  • July 23, 2024

To register for an online information session, please email and include your name, program of interest, and the date of the session you would like to attend. You will be provided with a link that will allow you to sign into the information session at the scheduled time. 

Transfer Credits

We value your past post-secondary academic achievements!

We have 3 full semesters per year, (Fall, Winter, Spring/summer). You can take a maximum of 5 courses in a semester which means you can take 15 courses or 45 credits in a calendar year!

That is called "Fast tracking" your degree! 

Graduates of a 3-year advanced diploma in business with overall averages at graduation

Overall average 72%+ 

 BComm         3-year  

  BComm          4-year     

Overall average 70%-72% 

 BComm         3-year 

 BComm         4-year  

Credits earned

45 Credits 

60 Credits 

Credits earned

30 Credits 

45 Credits 

To complete

45 credits or 15 courses

60 credits or 20 courses

Courses to complete

60 credits or 20 courses

75 credits or 25 courses


Graduates of a 2-year diploma in business with overall averages at graduation

Overall average 72%+

BComm           3-year 

BComm           4-year 

Overall average 70%-72%

BComm           3-year 

 BComm           4-year 

Credits earned

30 Credits

45 Credits

Credits earned

18 Credits

30 Credits

To complete 60 credits or 20 courses 75 credits or 25 courses To complete 72 credits or 24 courses 90 credits or 30 courses


Graduates of a 2-year diploma in business with overall averages at graduation of 78-80% (Algonquin, St. Clair, Lambton). No 3-year BComm degree option with this pathway.

Overall average of 78-80%

BComm (4-year) 

Credits earned

60 credits

To complete

60 credits or 20 courses


Graduates of a 2-year diploma in esports from St. Clair College and Lambton College 

Overall Average 70%+

BComm (3-year)

BComm (4-year)

Credits earned

30 Credits

45 Credits

To complete

60 credits or 20 courses

75 credits or 25 courses


Click here for more information on advanced standing.

Course Delivery Methods

As a CPP student, you will take a courses in a combination of course delivery methods such as:

Course Delivery Format

Location of class

Time in Classroom

Scheduled time

Scheduled day

Who teaches

Traditional In-Class Delivery

CPP college campus

3 hours once a week

6pm-9pm or 6:30pm-9:30pm



Blended Delivery

Online + CPP college campus

Online lecture + 2 hours once a week in classroom

5pm-7pm or 7pm-9pm


Professor + In-class Facilitator

Synchronous Online Delivery

Live online lecture

3 hours once a week

6pm-9pm or 6:30pm-9:30pm



Online Delivery


Complete weekly modules at your own pace




Courses could be offered in one delivery method, or may be offered in several. Some courses are offered several times a year, and some courses are delivered less often. Make sure you check to see when the courses you want to take are offered during the academic year. 

Courses that are offered through an in-class or blended delivery or synchronous are scheduled in the evening between 5pm-9pm from Monday to Friday. If you register for a scheduled class, attendance is mandatory. Full lectures are not recorded. 

Online courses are not recorded. There are written lecture notes and assigned readings, exercises, assignments, reports, weekly online discussions, quizzes and exams. 

There are 3 semesters each year, fall, winter, spring/summer and students have the option to complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students can take between 1 and 5 courses each semester and Part-time students can take 1 or 2 courses each semester. The full-time option provides the most flexibility to decide how many courses to take each year.

How to Apply

Full-time Basis: 

To apply on a full-time basis, you will go the Ontario University Application Centre,, choose option 105, search for Nipissing University, and browse programs: Bachelor of Commerce, College Partnership Program, your college. There are two intakes, Fall and Winter. There is no intake in the Spring/Summer (May) intake for the College Partnership Program (CPP).

Part-time Basis:

Go to Admissions application forms, and choose Part-time/Flex-time studies (all semesters), BComm - College Partnership Program. 

Full-time students can take between 1 and 5 courses each semester and Part-time students can take 1 or 2 courses each semester. The full-time option provides the most flexibility to decide how many courses to take each year.

All students will apply to enter the Bachelor of Commerce (4-year) program. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce (3-year) degree can switch into the 3-year BComm program by emailing

If you have any questions about the BComm application process, please contact our Admissions Office at

Incoming CPP students 2024-2025 academic year

Please access the Registration Packages and Student Guide below for instructions on understanding your transfer credits, choosing your courses, using WebAdvisor and Blackboard. Students will reference the tabs on the menu bar and to stay informed throughout the academic year.

To plan your courses, you will find information in the 'Course Program Plans' and information below. The find out what courses are required in your degree and when courses are offered, click on the 'Degree Options' menu tab. 

Please plan to attend the New Student Orientation (NSO) Q&A for the 2024 Fall (September 2024) intake on Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at 7pm. Please paste this link into a Chrome browser for the best connectivity.

Registration Packages and Student Guide for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

As CPP students use the following codes where registering for a course:

822, 823, 826, 829-CPP campus codes for in-class courses at Algonquin, Lambton, Centennial and St. Clair.

841-849 SYNC (synchronous) course. That course is scheduled during the week, in the evening and is streamed live. If you register for a synchronous course, attending the live lectures is mandatory. 

801-809 Distance courses. No meeting time, complete work each week.

Registration Packages and Student Guides to download:

For Students starting the BComm degree in September 2024

For Students starting the BComm degree in January 2025: (coming soon)

If you started your BComm degree in past intakes (prior to September 2023) and didn't download a copy of your Registration Package and Student Guide, please email for a copy. 


Course plans

New Students with no prior post-secondary education will take all the program required courses in the Bachelor of Commerce degree + elective courses they will choose.

New students with past post-secondary education will receive a degree audit from an academic advisor. This assessment will match your transfer credits to BComm courses and indicate the program required courses that must be completed for your degree. You will choose your electives. Electives are any courses that are not degree required courses. To see the degree required courses, go to the Academic Calendar, ‘Commerce’. If you have questions about your academic plan, schedule an appointment with an Academic sometime in your first semester to ensure you start off on the right track! You can register for a live chat with an advisor. Please go to their webpage to see how to connect with them. 

Please register for your fall and winter courses as soon as you receive your degree audit assessment. To see when courses are offered over the academic year, please go to the menu, choose Degree Options, and the "How do I know when courses are offered" tab. This tab will also show you each program required course and the prerequisite course(s), if any, and when it is offered in the academic year. (A prerequisite course is a course that is required to be completed prior to taking the course.) 


If you are adding an Accounting or Human Resources Concentration to your degree, then please send an email (using your Nipissing assigned email address and include your Student ID)  to and indicate you wish to add the concentration to your degree. You will be able to access a chart of courses you need to take as electives for the CPA designation equivalencies and the HRPA designation courses. These are for students taking the 4-year Bachelor of Commerce, concentration in Accounting or Human Resources. The course charts will ensure you know the courses to take for your degree + concentration and the CPA or HR designation course requirements eligible from your undergrad degree.

Please schedule an appointment with an Academic sometime in your first semester to ensure you are taking the courses for degree completion.  

The Shared Services document provides you with services that you will access at Nipissing University and at your CPP campus are listed below. These services are for CPP students and allow you to access some of the services a local campus offers. 

Free Math Prep course

If you did not take grade 12 U math courses in high school or took grade 12 math a long time ago, we offer a FREE math PREP course in the Summer. This course is designed to teach you the math concepts from Calculus, Functions, Algebra and Data Management that you will be using in your Bachelor of Commerce degree courses. This course is NOT A CREDIT COURSE, so it doesn't count towards your Bachelor of Commerce degree. There is no testing or exam, except for self-testing. It is designed to assist with your math learning. This course runs on Tuesday evenings beginning July 16, 2024-August 20, 2024 from 6pm-9pm. It is delivered synchronous online or live-streamed.  

To register for this course, please register through WebAdvisor and select ADMN-0010-SU841 Math Prep course

Bachelor of Commerce 4-year Students, Accounting Concentration + CPA course chart

Please see the list of courses needed for the Bachelor of Commerce 4-year Accounting Concentration and CPA courses:

You may have transfer credits from your past post-secondary education for courses on this chart. Some of the courses you will be required to take as program required courses and other courses on this chart will be electives that you will choose. Make sure that all the courses on the chart are represented as either transfer credits, program required courses or electives on your transcript  before you graduate. 

The Data Analytics CPA competency is integrated into several Nipissing courses, but you are required to take the standalone course, ACCT 3906-Data Analytics for Accounting at Nipissing to get an equivalency transfer from CPA Ontario. 

Once you graduate from Nipissing University Bachelor of Commerce (4-year) degree, you can apply to CPA Ontario, transfer your courses, begin your work experience, and start the CPA PEP program to begin your journey to becoming a CPA. 


Bachelor of Commerce 4-year Students, Human Resources Concentration + HRPA course chart


Please see the list of courses on the above chart needed for the Bachelor of Commerce 4-year Human Resources Concentration and HRPA courses. 

You may have transfer credits from your past post-secondary education for courses on this chart. Some of the courses you will be required to take as program required courses and other courses on this chart will be electives that you will choose. Make sure that all the courses on the chart are represented as either transfer credits, program required courses or electives on your transcript  before you graduate. 

Once you graduate from Nipissing University Bachelor of Commerce degree, you can apply to HRPA Ontario, transfer your courses, begin your work experience, and start the CHRP program to begin your journey to becoming an HR professional.

College Partnership Program (CPP) Shared Services documents

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Commerce Program requirements can be viewed through the Academic Calendar.

Course Listings

Please note that not all courses offerings are delivered online or at a partner college campus.

How do I know when the courses are offered?

To plan when you will take your courses, you can log into WebAdvisor and search for individual courses or see when all courses in a subject area (ACCT, ADMN, ECON, FINC, MKTG, ORGS, TMGT) are offered in the fall and winter semesters, (24FW).

The 2025 Spring/Summer (25SS) courses will open in February 2025 in WebAdvisor. If you wish to plan for the SS25 semester, it is useful to look back to the SS24 semester course offerings for planning purposes. It will provide a good base to plan for the upcoming 25SS semester.

Elective courses, other than the CPA equivalencies and the HRPA elective courses, are not shown in the list of courses below.

Please note that courses with less than 15 students registered could be cancelled due to low enrolment. If a course is full, you may have to take the course in another semester.

If you are on a waitlist and you are not able to get into the course in the upcoming semester and you think it will affect your progression to graduation, please contact an academic advisor to discuss your options. (see the tab below on Waitlist Management)

Please see the chart below listing the courses offered in each semester. This chart can be used for course planning.

Please note, changes can be made to course offerings over the academic year and this chart may not remain accurate. Log into WebAdvisor to see the actual courses offered for each subject area.

Registering for courses early in the registration period will ensure you get into the courses you want to and need for academic progression. 

Courses offered in SS-24, FA-24, WI25

How do I know which courses have prerequisites?

Courses may be a prerequisite to other courses. For example, ORGS 1136 Intro. to Organizational Behaviour must be taken before ADMN 2167 Business Decision Making.

Some courses may be prerequisites to multiple courses. ACCT 1107 Principles of Accounting II is a good example. It is a prerequisite to taking ACCT 2146 Management Accounting & Control I, ADMN 2167 Business Decision Making, FINC 3116 Financial Management I, ACCT 2106 Intermediate Accounting I, and ACCT 3816 Personal Taxation.  

It is a good practice to take your program required courses with prerequisites at the beginning of your degree. 

To search for prerequisites, search for a course in WebAdvisor, then click on the name of the course and a popup window will show the course outline and the prerequisite courses if applicable.

Waitlist management

If you attempt to register for a course and it is full, you can choose another course to take or put yourself on a waitlist.

When you should put yourself on a waitlist:

  • If you need to take a program required course in the upcoming semester as it will delay your progression for earning your degree. (Example: you have two program required courses to take ADMN 4606 and ADMN 4607 and some electives to complete your degree. ADMN 4606 is full. By not taking ADMN 4606 in the upcoming semester, which is a prerequisite to taking ADMN 4607, you will have to delay your degree by a semester). This rule doesn't apply to electives that would not affect your ability to graduate, except for electives in a concentration (Accounting or HR).
  • If you would like to take the course in the upcoming semester and want to see if a spot opens up.

What happens if you are allowed into the waitlisted course:

  • You will receive an email from the Registrar's office, sent to your Nipissing assigned email account, giving you a specific amount of time to register for the course. If you do not register for the course in that set amount of time, the spot in the course will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.

What should you do if you are on the waitlist, and you need to take the course that semester:

  • Contact an academic advisor and ask about your options. If they confirm you need to take the course in the upcoming semester, they will advise the Registrar's office and the School of Business, and you will be admitted into the course. 

What if you do not get a notification from the Registrar's office to be admitted into the course by the time the semester starts:

  • If you do not need to take the course in the upcoming semester because it won't affect your degree progression and it is offered in another semester, remove yourself from the waitlist and register for another course. 

I want to pursue a CPA designation

Always verify the CPA requirements with CPA Ontario.

CPA Ontario posts the Nipissing University CPA PREP equivalencies on their website every year. The updated course list is found at CPA Ontario | Academic Prerequisites at Post-Secondary Institutions. Scroll down and search for Nipissing University, Bachelor of Commerce, 2023-2024 courses.

See the list of courses here: 

I want to pursue a HRPA (CHRP) designation

Always verify the Nipissing courses for the HRPA CHRP requirements through the HRPA website, School Search (

Courses to transfer to HRPA:

Principles of Accounting II

ACCT 1107

 Management & Control I

ACCT 2146

Management & Control II

ACCT 2147

Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

ORGS 1136

Human Resource Management

ORGS 1137

Recruitment and Selection

ORGS 2006

Industrial Relations

ORGS 2117

Compensation & Rewards

ORGS 3146

Occupational Health & Safety

ORGS 3147

Human Resources Planning

ORGS 3247

Training & Development

ORGS 3836


Most Nipissing University courses will have a final exam. As a CPP student, you must choose the correct course section, For online: 801-809 and synchronous courses: 841-849 or For in-class courses: 822, 823, 826, 829. Some courses will have written paper-based exams, some will have secured-browser online exams and some courses will have take home exams. Your professor will determine how the course exams will be written.

Paper based written exams will be scheduled to be written in North Bay, by default. You can write those exams at a local exam centre, (university, college, public library or exam centre), if you make arrangements to have your exam written there. The exam must be scheduled for the same day it is scheduled in WebAdvisor. There is a form you will provide the local exam centre to arrange to have your exam sent there and sent back once you have completed your exam. They will also arrange to have an invigilator or proctor at your exam. There will be a cost to you for this service. There will be a deadline date to schedule the exam locations and proctors at a local exam centre. Failure to do so, will result in you writing your exam in North Bay at the scheduled date and time.

You cannot change the date of your exams for ANY reason other than an illness, emergency or weather event that prevents you from safely getting to your exam location. Personal and professional (work related) reasons are not reasons for an exam deferral. Exam deferrals are requested by the student through WebAdvisor and you must have supporting documentation for the Registrar's office or Dean's office to determine is a deferred exam should be allowed. 


Blackboard Learn is an easy-to-use, interactive browser-based course environment. You can download the Blackboard app through the app store to access the software on your mobile device or tablet.

Blackboard Learn Resources

LIT has developed and collected a series of video tutorials in order to assist faculty, staff and students in using the university wide Learning Management System (LMS).

Useful Downloads for Blackboard​

This guide contains valuable information regarding required plug-ins and downloads needed in order to use Blackboard.

Textbook Listing

Before purchasing course materials, ensure you are ordering the correct items. Click the 'Textbook Listing'  link and choose 'Department: All', 'Location: Online'. Use the course code and section that you registered to see the textbook that you will need to purchase. Be sure to see your instructor's name in the listing. You can buy your textbook from the Nipissing bookstore, online i.e. Amazon, through the Publisher, or used through Facebook marketplace, Kijji. If you are buying a used textbook, make sure you buy the correct edition. Textbooks are mandatory. 

Academic Advising


Undergraduate students who wish to plan their programs or who need advice on any academic matter should consult an Academic Advisor. This may include, but is not limited to: planning for degree programs, choosing courses, and clarifying academic procedures or regulations. The Academic Advising Office also determines students' Second and Dual Degree Requirements and considers students' Overload and Letter of Permission Requests. ALL CPP STUDENTS SHOULD MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR AT LEAST ONCE DURING YOUR DEGREE. 

Although you have been provided with a Program Plan, that plan may not be accurate for your specific academic background. The plans were developed based on an average CPP graduate's stream. Your past academic record may include transfer credits that may vary from the standard. Please check in with an academic advisor to ensure your academic plan is correct for your situation. Academic Advisors are the ONLY advisors at Nipissing that can verify your academic plan.  

Students in all of Nipissing's undergraduate programs will be able to sign up to chat live with an advisor using their Nipissing student email addresses and our virtual sign in sheet (found here). Chats will take place in Microsoft Teams and students can find instructions here. The sign up will open each weekday at 9am, and we will begin inviting students to chat starting at 9:30. The sign up will close when it appears we are full for the day, however we do encourage students to try again the following morning. We anticipate the list may fill quickly in the first few days of September, but that the list will remain open longer as days pass and we work through the volume.

This waiting list service allows students to follow their progress in line, and notifies students via text and email when an advisor is preparing their file. We're very excited to launch this new initiative as an additional way to support students this fall!  

For those who prefer email, distance students can reach us by email at We will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience as there may be a delay.   

Students are responsible for ensuring that the courses in which they register meet the degree requirements of their programs.

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