Algonquin College Pathways to Admission

Nipissing University recognizes the value of the credits you’ve already earned at Algonquin College and will help you apply them to your program of choice at Nipissing.

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Advanced Technology Diploma

Advanced Technology Diploma to Honours Bachelor of Commerce

Graduates of any three-year Technology diploma program from Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree program with transfer credit to a maximum of 51 credits.


Advanced Technology Diploma to Bachelor of Commerce (three-year degree)

Graduates of any three-year Technology diploma program from Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (three-year degree) with transfer credit to a maximum of 45 credits.

Biotechnology (three-year)

Biotechnology to Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology and Technology)

Graduates of the Biotechnology (three-year) diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall average of at least 72 percent will be considered for admission to a Bachelor of Science Honours Specialization or Specialization Environmental Biology and Technology program with transfer credit to a maximum of 69 credits.


Biotechnology to Bachelor of Science (Biology)

Graduates of the Biotechnology (three-year) diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall average of at least 72 percent will be considered for admission to a Bachelor of Science Honours Specialization or Specialization in Biology degree program with transfer credit to a maximum of 69 credits.

Business (two-year diploma)

Business to Honours Bachelor of Business Administration

Graduates of a two-year Business diploma at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 72 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree program with transfer credits to a maximum of 42 credits.


Business to Honours Bachelor of Commerce

Graduates of a two-year Business diploma at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 78 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree program with transfer credits to a maximum of 60 credits. Admitted students would be able to complete their program online as an independent learner.

Graduates of a two-year Business diploma at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 72 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree program with transfer credits to a maximum of 45 credits. Admitted students would be able to complete their program online as an independent learner.


Bachelor of Commerce (three-year degree)

Graduates of a two-year Business diploma at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 72 percent will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (three-year degree) with transfer credits to a maximum of 30 credits. Admitted students would be able to complete their program online as an independent learner.

Business Administration (three-year diploma)

Business Administration to Honours Bachelor of Business Administration

Graduates of a three-year Business Administration diploma at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 72 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree program with transfer credits to a maximum of 60 credits.


Business Administration to Honours Bachelor of Commerce

Graduates of a three-year Business Administration diploma at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 72 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree program with transfer credits to a maximum of 60 credits. Admitted students would be able to complete their program at Algonquin College or online as an independent learner.


Business Administration to Bachelor of Commerce (three-year degree)

Graduates of a three-year Business Administration diploma at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 72 percent will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (three-year degree) with transfer credits to a maximum of 45 credits. Admitted students would be able to complete their program at Algonquin College or online as an independent learner.

Child and Youth Care

Child and Youth Care to Bachelor of Arts (Child and Family Studies)

Graduates of the Child and Youth Care diploma program at Algonquin College with a minimum overall average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Studies degree program with transfer credit to a maximum of 60 credits.

Graduates of a Child and Youth Care diploma program at Algonquin College with a minimum overall average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to a three-year Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Studies degree program with transfer credit to a maximum of 45 credits.


Child and Youth Care to Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Graduates of the Child & Youth Care diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization, Specialization or four-year Major in Sociology with transfer credit to a maximum of 45 credits.


Child and Youth Care to Bachelor of Arts Programs

Graduates of the Child & Youth Care diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to Bachelor of Arts degree programs with transfer credit to a maximum of 30 credits.


Child and Youth Care to Honours Bachelor of Social Work

Graduates of the Child & Youth Care diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program with transfer credit to a maximum of 30 credits.

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.

Community and Justice Services

Community and Justice Services to Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Corrections Stream)

Graduates of a two-year Community and Justice Services diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 75 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program (Corrections Stream) with transfer credit to a maximum of 60 credits.

Applicants with an overall average of at least 70 percent, but less than 75 percent, will be considered for other programs, and a maximum of 30 credits of transfer credit will be granted.

Developmental Services Worker

Developmental Services Worker to Bachelor of Arts (Child and Family Studies)

Graduates of the Developmental Services Worker diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization, Specialization or four-year Major in Child & Family Studies with transfer credit to a maximum of 45 credits.


Developmental Services Worker to Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Graduates of the Developmental Services Worker diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization, Specialization or four-year Major in Sociology with transfer credit to a maximum of 45 credits.


Developmental Services Worker to Bachelor of Arts General Pathways

Graduates of the Developmental Services Worker diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to Bachelor of Arts programs with transfer credit to a maximum of 30 credits.


Developmental Services Worker to Honours Bachelor of Social Work

Graduates of the Developmental Services Worker program at Algonquin College with a program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program with transfer credit to a maximum of 30 credits.

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.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education to Bachelor of Arts (Child and Family Studies)

Graduates of the Early Childhood Education diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization, Specialization or four-year Major in Child & Family Studies with transfer credit to a maximum of 45 credits.


Early Childhood Education to Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Graduates of the Early Childhood Education diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization, Specialization or four-year Major in Sociology with transfer credit to a maximum of 45 credits.


Early Childhood Education to Bachelor of Arts Programs

Graduates of the Early Childhood Education diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to Bachelor of Arts programs with transfer credit to a maximum of 30 credits.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design to Fine Arts (BFA or BA)

Graduates of an advanced three-year diploma program in Graphic Design from Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts or the Bachelor of Arts with a Major or Specialization in Fine Arts (Studio stream) program with transfer credit to a maximum of 54 credits.

Police Foundations

Police Foundations to Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Policing Stream)

Graduates of a Police Foundations diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 75 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program (Policing Stream) with transfer credit to a maximum of 60 credits.

Applicants with an overall average of 70 percent, but less than 75 percent, will be considered for other programs, and a maximum of 30 credits of transfer credit will be granted.

Practical Nursing (for Employed Registered Practical Nurses only)

Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nipissing University offers currently employed Registered Practical Nurses the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree through a blended delivery option. Admission consideration will be given to applicants who have successfully completed a two-year Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) diploma (not certificate) from Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent.

Applicants must also 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.

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).

Social Service Worker

Social Service Worker to Bachelor of Arts (Child and Family Studies)

Graduates of the Social Service Worker diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization, Specialization or four-year Major in Child & Family Studies with transfer credit to a maximum of 45 credits.


Social Service Worker to Bachelor of Arts (Social Welfare and Social Development)

Graduates a two-year Social Service Worker diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization or Specialization in Social Welfare and Social Development with transfer credit as follows:

  • 70 percent - 30 credits
  • 75 percent - 36 credits
  • 80 percent - 45 credits
  • 85 percent - 60 credits

Social Service Worker to Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Graduates of the Social Service Worker diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization, Specialization or four-year Major in Sociology with transfer credit to a maximum of 45 credits.


Social Service Worker to Bachelor of Arts Programs

Graduates of the Social Service Worker diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to Bachelor of Arts programs with transfer credit to a maximum of 30 credits.


Social Service Worker to Honours Bachelor of Social Work

Graduates of the Social Service Worker diploma program at Algonquin College with an overall program average of at least 70 percent will be considered for admission to the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program with transfer credit to a maximum of 30 credits.

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.