College Partnership Program

Welcome to the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) 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 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, this program does not satisfy international student visa requirements at this time. 

Full-time students 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

Graduates of partner colleges need the equivalent to a 72% overall average to be admitted into the Bachelor of Commerce degree program. You will have to check your school's GPA scale to find out the GPA that is equivalent to 72%. As graduates of the partner campuses, you are provided with an advanced standing.

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

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:

  • January 10, 2023
  • January 17, 2023
  • January 31, 2023
  • February 14, 2023
  • February 28, 2023
  • March 7, 2023
  • March 21, 2023
  • March 28, 2023
  • April 4, 2023
  • April 18, 2023

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!

Once you have been offered admission, accepted that offer of admission, and we have received your final transcript, your transcript will be evaluated for advanced standing or transfer credit. 

3-year Bachelor of Commerce Degree (90 Credits)

4-year Bachelor of Commerce Degree (120 Credits)
Up to 45 credits 

Up to 60 credits 

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 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. 

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 Winter 2023

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

Please plan to attend the New Student Orientation (NSO) Q&A for the 2023 May intake on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. 

Please log in to Blackboard using this link:

 Please log in using a Chrome browser. 

Registration Packages and Student Guide for the 2022-2023 Fall and Winter intakes

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

822, 823, 826, 829-CPP campus codes for in-class courses

841-849 SYNC (synchronous) course. That course is scheduled during the week, in the evening and is streamed live. 

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



Program Plans

The program plans for Fall 2022 are posted. The winter plans are distributed by request. If you are a new student in the winter, academic advising will provide you with the program plan. 

Choose the program plan based on the college and program you graduated from. This program plan will not be accurate for everyone. Please do not take a course on the plan if you have received a transfer credit for it.

You will be able to audit your transfer credits (WebAdvisor, Summary of Transfer credits) against the academic calendar courses. The program plans will assist you in selecting and registering courses for each semester.  

Please keep feel free to book an appointment with an Academic at any point to make sure you start off on the right track!

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.


Most Nipissing University courses will have a final exam. As a CPP student, you must choose the correct course section, For online and synchronous courses: 881-889 or For in-class courses: 822, 823, 826, 829 in order to write your exams at your college location. If you choose the codes for CPP students, your final exams will be scheduled for you at the CPP campus.

If you do not choose the section codes above, you will be required to schedule your own location and proctor to write your exam and you will be required to pay the fee for that service. There will be a deadline date to schedule the exam locations and proctors. Failure to do so, will result in you writing your exam in North Bay at the scheduled date and time. For the Fall 2021 semester, all exams will be online. 


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.  

The Advising team is committed to providing you support and service during this public health emergency. 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 and our on-campus students 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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Nipissing Promise

Students enrolled in the Nipissing University Promise program will be invited to return to Nipissing, tuition free, for up to 30 additional credits if six months after completing their four-year undergraduate degree program with a 70 percent average and all required elements of the program, they have not secured career-related employment.

Graduates of a non-business program may return to Nipissing and complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in General Management to open up career opportunities in the business field.

Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU)

The Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU), Local 20 of the Canadian Federation of Students, is a body comprised of all Nipissing University students, representing approximately 5000 members at the main campus in North Bay, and long-distance students. Collectively, students have a much stronger voice, and NUSU is the embodiment of this voice. Members should expect accurate representation, social advocacy, diverse programming, and a number of services on behalf of the students from their Student Union.

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