NSO FAQs

Secondary School Students

Academic Planning

When can I register for courses?

Registration for the 2019-2020 Fall and Winter session will open for newly admitted students on July 3rd.

What is the difference between the course codes FA, WI, and FW?

The codes FA, WI and FW indicate the term in which a course is offered.

FA = fall (September to December) and courses are typically worth 3 credits.
WI = winter (January to April) and courses are typically worth 3 credits.
FW = fall and winter (September to April) and courses are typically worth 6 credits.

How many courses should I be registered in each semester?

Students taking a 30-credit load should register in no more than five courses in the fall term and five courses in the winter term. Students in a 24- credit load may have no more than four courses in both the fall and winter terms.

I am on a waiting list. What do I do?

All courses allow you to place yourself on a waiting list if they are full. If you are on a waiting list and an opening becomes available, an email will be sent to your Nipissing University student email address notifying you that a space is available.

You will then have 72 hours to register for the course on WebAdvisor. If you do not register within the time allowed, you will be removed from the waiting list, so be sure to check your student email daily.

What is the French Placement Assessment?

Prior to enroling in any French course, students are required to write the Nipissing University French placement test. This test will evaluate the language competency of students and enable them to enroll in the appropriate language level.

Transition Planning

What is my student email?

Your Nipissing University student email is the only email account the university can use to communicate with you. Your student email can be accessed through the My Nipissing Portal at www.my.nipissingu.ca.

Where can I get my booklist?

Booklists are available online through the Campus Shop website

How do I get my Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding?

OSAP information is available from Student Financial Services

When do I receive my scholarship money?

Scholarships information is available from Student Financial Services

I have a disability and/or Individualized Education Plan. Who do I contact to arrange or continue my academic support?

If you have a disability, you are encouraged to contact Student Accessibility Services as soon as possible to start planning for your academic accommodations and success. You can begin now by gathering copies of your special education or medical documentation and contact Student Accessibility Services to book an appointment.

Mature or Transfer Students

Academic Planning

When can I register for courses?

Registration for students with transfer credits will open on June 18th. Registration for all other newly-admitted students will open on July 3rd.

What is the difference between the course codes FA, WI, and FW?

The codes FA, WI and FW indicate the term in which a course is offered.

FA = fall (September to December) and courses are typically worth 3 credits.
WI = winter (January to April) and courses are typically worth 3 credits.
FW = fall and winter (September to April) and courses are typically worth 6 credits.

How many courses should I be registered in each semester?

Students taking a 30-credit load should register in no more than five courses in the fall term and five courses in the winter term. Students in a 24- credit load may have no more than four courses in both the fall and winter terms.

I am on a waiting list. What do I do?

Most courses allow you to place yourself on a waiting list if they are full. If you are on a waiting list and an opening becomes available, an email will be sent to your Nipissing University student email address notifying you that a space is available.

You will then have 72 hours to register for the course on WebAdvisor. If you do not register within the time allowed, you will be removed from the waiting list, so be sure to check your student email daily.

What is the French Placement Assessment?

Prior to enroling in any French course, students are required to write the Nipissing University French placement test. This test will evaluate the language competency of students and enable them to enroll in the appropriate language level.

When will my transfer credit assessment be completed?

Your transfer credit will be processed once you have accepted your offer of admission and submitted your final official college and/or university transcript(s) showing all final grades and/or diploma/degree awarded (if applicable). When you request your final transcripts(s), please ensure that the transcript is showing all the necessary information required to meet any conditions of your offer of admission. Once your transfer credit has been processed, you will be able to view it on WebAdvisor under Summary of Transfer Credits (under the Prospective Students menu) or under Unofficial Transcript (under the Students menu – only accessible after June 18). The unofficial transcript will provide any applicable notes in regard to your transfer credit.

Transition Planning

What is my student email?

Your Nipissing University student email is the only email account the university can use to communicate with you. Your student email can be accessed through the My Nipissing Portal at www.my.nipissingu.ca.

Where can I get my booklist?

Booklists are available online through the Campus Shop website

How do I get my Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding?

OSAP information is available from Student Financial Services

When do I receive my scholarship money?

Scholarships information is available from Student Financial Services

I have a disability and/or Individualized Education Plan. Who do I contact to arrange or continue my academic support?

If you have a disability, you are encouraged to contact Student Accessibility Services as soon as possible to start planning for your academic accommodations and success. You can begin now by gathering copies of your special education or medical documentation and contact Student Accessibility Services to book an appointment.