Transferring from College
College Transfer Students are:
- students who attend college prior to enrolling at Nipissing University, and
- may or may not have received advanced standing.
General Admissions and Transfer Credits
Applicants to Nipissing University who have studied at an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology may qualify for admission if they meet the minimum admissions requirements outlined below. Specific subject requirements for particular degrees must be met through prior grade 12 studies or equivalent courses at the college level. Meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to certain programs. Admission to some programs is highly competitive and admission is selective.
Special Advanced Standing Policies
Nipissing currently offers special Advanced Standing Policies for the following institutions: Canadore College, Georgian College, Fleming College (Haliburton School of Art + Design), Humber College, Lambton College, Algonquin College and the Toronto Film School.
College Transfer Scholarship
How to apply
Transferring from University
University Transfer Students are:
- students who have attended another university prior to enrolling at Nipissing University, and
- may or may not have received transfer credit(s).
Admission with Transfer Credit
Applicants who wish to transfer to Nipissing University from another recognized post secondary institution may qualify for transfer credit when there is significant equivalency in course content. Transfer credit may be granted as a block of credits or as specific courses. If a specific equivalence to a course is not available at Nipissing, the University will consider granting an unspecified, nonequivalent course. Block credits are typically granted when a graduate of a program wishes to transfer credits to another program that is very closely related in content. Transfer credit will not normally be granted for practical or clinical courses taken in specific areas such as Nursing, Physical & Health Education & Social Work. To be considered for transfer credits candidates must submit an application for admission. In addition to transcripts, course descriptions and/or syllabi may also be required.
Applicants Transferring from Other Universities
Transfer credit will be considered for a course provided a grade of “C” or higher was achieved. A course with a grade of “D” may be considered only when there are an equal number of course equivalents with “B” grades or higher. The granting of transfer credits will vary depending on the degree program and major to which the applicant is admitted. Nipissing University residency requirements apply.
Admission of Students Who Were Required to Withdraw from a University
Applicants who have been required to withdraw from a university may apply for admission consideration to Nipissing University after “sitting out” for at least one full year.
Applicants who are attending or have attended another university may be considered for admission to Nipissing University with transfer credit for courses already completed. Specific subject requirements for particular degrees must be met through prior grade 12 studies or equivalent courses at the university level. Please see Admissions Chart or contact the Admissions Office for further details. Admission to some programs is highly competitive and admission is selective, therefore, meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to certain programs.
|Minimum grade for course transfer||Transfer credits||Non-transferable credits|
|60%||Transfer credit is assessed on a case by case basis . Attempts will be made to provide specific course equivalencies. If a specific equivalence to a course is not available, Nipissing will attempt to award an unspecified, non-equivalent course.||Transfer credit will not normally be granted for practical or clinical courses taken in specific areas such as Engineering, Education, Dance, etc. Credits for courses taken in the areas of Physical and Health Education or Nursing* may be granted when applied to the same program at Nipissing.|
|50%||Transfer credit will normally be awarded for a degree credit course provided a grade of “C” or higher was achieved. A course with a grade of “D” may be considered for credit only when there are an equal number of course credits with “B” grades or higher on the same transcript.|
*Applicants seeking transfer credit when admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program may only receive credit for required courses that have been completed within the last ten (10) years.
How to apply
Mature Students are:
- 20 years of age or older by the end of their first semester at Nipissing University,
- have been away from formal education (secondary school, community college, etc.) for at least the previous two years, and
- are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
This definition is used by Nipissing University for admissions purposes. In actuality, many students may identify as mature by virtue of having more life, educational, or professional experiences, having family or caregiving responsibilities, returning to studies after a number of years, or other additional life responsibilities.
Applicants who, according to the Office of the Registrar, do not qualify for undergraduate admission as a regularly qualified applicant may be considered for admission consideration as a mature student if they:
- will be 20 years of age or older by the end of the semester in which they wish to enrol;
- have been away from formal education (secondary school, community college, etc.) for at least the previous two years; and
- are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Mature student applicants to Bachelor of Science degrees or Bachelor of Arts degrees in Computer Science, Economics or Mathematics, must present the 4U or equivalent program specific prerequisites as listed in the Admission Chart.
Mature student applicants to limited enrolment programs (Nursing and Physical and Health Education) are not able to apply for direct entry admission consideration to these programs. Mature student applicants interested in these programs may be admitted to another program and apply for transfer consideration for the following year. For transfer consideration applicants will need to present the 4U or equivalent program specific prerequisites as listed in the Admission Chart in the Academic Calendar.
Mature student applicants are still required to provide transcripts of marks for studies that have been previously completed or undertaken.
Mature students who qualify for admission can be admitted full-time on probation with a reduced course load to a maximum of 24 credits. Upon successful completion of the 18 credits and having cleared academic probation, mature students are eligible for a full 30 credit load status.