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TRANSFER GUIDE 2016–2017

North Bay

www.nipissingu.ca

Right where I belong


experienceNU Table of Contents NU Advantages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Program Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Admission to Nipissing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Student Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Best Experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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Come for a visit and see why you belong at Nipissing ! Moosonee Moose Factory

16 hours from Toronto; Thunder Bay is lovely, but it’s not North Bay

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North Bay is 3.5 hours from Toronto, and 4 from Ottawa! New Liskeard

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C ampus Tour Bur sar y

Nipissing University offers a bursary* for prospective students who travel to visit our campus in North Bay. Value: $50 per student traveling a minimum of 150 km from home to North Bay $100 per student traveling a minimum of 350 km from home to North Bay Eligibility: • Be a citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or someone who is currently residing in Canada on a student visa • Be entering Nipissing for the academic year immediately following the campus visit • Travel a minimum of 150 km to experience Nipissing University in person • Book and participate in a Campus Tour or a Campus Open House event by July 1st, 2017. To book your tour or event visit: ibelongatnipissingu.ca • Submit the Campus Tour Bursary Application Form by July 15, 2017

Awarding of Bursary: To receive the bursary, simply register and attend a full-time undergraduate program at Nipissing University starting September 2017. The bursary will be applied toward your tuition fees for the 2017-2018 school year. *This bursary is not transferable and has no cash value. Limit one bursary per student. For an application form visit nipissingu.ca/tourbursary. Questions? Email nuinfo@nipissingu.ca or call 705.474.3450 ext. 4200.

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NUadvantages Go ahead, you’ve earned the credit!

Accessible, supportive faculty are available even outside classroom hours.

Congratulations on your decision to pursue further academic goals. If you have already graduated from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology, you may be considered for admission to Nipissing with advanced standing. That’s not your only reward. Nipissing has many advantages to offer.

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We offer a friendly community feel where it’s easy to make lifelong friendships.


90.8%

of our students

find employment within 6 months

after graduating

95.7%

Overall Ontario university average is 87%

of our students

find employment within 2 years

after graduating

Overall Ontario university average is 93.6%

Based on the 2015 Ontario University Graduate Survey

Enjoy small, interactive classes where every student h as a voice and a name.

Valuable student support that provides help with study challenges, success coaching, and schoolto-work preparation.

We have some of the best residences and residence programming in Canada with modern facilities and a room of your own.

We focus on your success with a full range of support services to assist you academically, financially, and personally. 3


NUprogram options Your car eer oppor tunities ar e limitless With over 20 different majors in a variety of disciplines, national surveys give Nipissing top marks as a great place to study. Small class sizes, research opportunities for undergrads, professional placements, experiential learning opportunities, quality education — whether you are planning to apply to grad school or start your career, we have what you need to reach your full potential.

QQPROGRAMS WITH TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS •

Anthropology

Biology

Business — Streams: Accounting; Economics; Finance; Organizational Studies; Marketing; Technology Management

Environmental Geography

Fine Arts

Gender Equality and Social Justice

Geography

History

Liberal Arts

Liberal Science

Mathematics

Native Studies

Child and Family Studies

Nursing

Classical Studies

Philosophy

Commerce

Physical and Health Education

Computer Science

Political Science

Psychology

Religions and Cultures

Criminal Justice — Streams: Corrections, Criminal Justice Studies, Criminology, Legal Studies and Administration, Policing

Social Welfare and Social Development

English Studies

Environment and Physical Geography

Social Work

Environmental Biology and Technology

Sociology

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BACHELOR OF COMMERCE DUAL DEGREE

If you would like to combine Business with an Arts or Science program, Nipissing offers the opportunity to study both and complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in five years. This dual degree provides a wider range of general interest and career specific subjects. For more information see the Academic Calendar at nipissingu.ca/dualdegrees GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Once you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, consider one of our graduate or professional programs. If you are interested in teaching, the Schulich School of Education is internationally renowned for the quality of its programs and innovative technological initiatives. We offer both a Concurrent Education program

leading to an honours undergraduate degree in your discipline of choice (except Nursing and Social Work) and a Bachelor of Education degree as well as a Consecutive Bachelor of Education program after completion of an undergraduate degree. •

Bachelor of Education (Concurrent and Consecutive options)

Master of Arts (History)

Master of Arts (Sociology)

Master of Education

Master of Environmental Science

Master of Environmental Studies

Master of Science (Kinesiology)

Master of Science (Mathematics)

PhD in Education with a focus on Educational Sustainability


Average Class Size

28

(Based on 2015 Fall classes)

QQABORIGINAL ADVANTAGE PROGRAM (AAP)

QQ DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

Email: aboriginalprograms@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/aboriginal

Nipissing University’s Aboriginal Advantage Program is a full-time, first year transition-to-university program for Aboriginal students who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree, and may want or need additional cultural, personal, and/or academic resources. Students who are transitioning from high school, upgrading, entering from a college program, or who have simply taken a break from their studies are eligible to apply to the program. You will be part of a community of peers, staff, faculty and Elders while obtaining 24 credits toward a university degree in pre-selected courses reserved for AAP students. You will: • •

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learn alongside other Aboriginal students; attend orientation week to meet the professors and other students in the program; become more familiar with the university system; and gain confidence to be successful at university.

ABORIGINAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (ATCP)

The Aboriginal Teacher Certification diploma/degree program is available for individuals of Aboriginal ancestry. You are eligible if you already have one of the following completed certifications from an accredited university or college: • • • • •

Early Childhood Education (ECE); Native Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (NCADP); Native Special Education Assistant Diploma Program (NSEADP); Native Language Teaching Certificate (NLTC); an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

This 2-year program consists of 5 three-credit online courses, 20 weeks of practicum, and 2 six-week on-site summer sessions. The program will help you develop teaching strategies, technological skills, and Aboriginal worldviews. It is delivered in a manner that allows working professionals to attend classes in the summer and return to employment during the academic year. Upon completion, you will earn a Certificate of Qualification and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers in Primary/Junior Education. For full details see: nipissingu.ca/atcp

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admissionto Nipissing info to help with the tr ansfer application pr ocess

how to apply

We can’t wait to see you on campus! Transfer students apply to Nipissing University through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 105 application process. All application details are available at:

www.ouac.on.ca Once we have received your application, you will receive more information about the next steps in the process. You will be able to track your application online.

QQADMISSION WITH ADVANCED STANDING OR TRANSFER CREDIT Applicants deemed eligible for admission with advanced standing or transfer credit must submit recently-dated official transcripts of their academic record directly to the Office of the Registrar. An academic calendar from their former institution(s) containing descriptions of the completed courses may be required. Those applicants who are eligible for advanced standing or transfer credits will be notified of their eligibility. The application of advanced standing or transfer credits to a degree program will vary depending on the degree program and major to which the applicant is admitted. Changing degree programs or majors may mean a loss of or change to the credits awarded. Nipissing University degree residency requirements will apply.

QQAPPLICANTS FROM ONTARIO COLLEGES OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY Applicants to Nipissing who have studied at an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) 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

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level. Admission to some programs is highly competitive and admission is selective, therefore, meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to certain programs. A) One Year of College or Certificate Program Graduates

Applicants who have completed the first full year (two semesters) of a CAAT diploma program or graduates of a one year (two semester) certificate program with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission on probation. Students will not be eligible for advanced standing. Program specific subject requirements must still be met in order to be considered for some programs. B) Two-Year Diploma Graduates or Students or Students with Two Years of a Three-Year Program

Applicants who have completed a two-year program or two years of a three-year program and who have achieved a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission with advanced standing to a maximum of 18 credits. C) Three-Year Diploma Graduates

Applicants who have achieved a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in a three-year program will be considered for admission to Nipissing with advanced standing to a maximum of 30 credits.


For further program or admissions information, please email admissions@nipissingu.ca or call (705) 474-3450 ext. 4761.

D) Special Policies for Advanced Standing apply to the following College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) diplomas: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DIPLOMA EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT DIPLOMA DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELLOR DIPLOMA INDIGENOUS WELLNESS AND ADDICTIONS PREVENTION DIPLOMA MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS WORKER DIPLOMA SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER DIPLOMA DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES WORKER DIPLOMA

Degree completion for Bachelor of Arts

Applicants who have successfully completed one of the above diploma programs at an Ontario CAAT with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better can be considered for admission to Bachelor of Arts programs with advanced standing to a maximum of 30 credits.

diploma program at an Ontario CAAT with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above can be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program with advanced standing 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. SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER DIPLOMA

Degree completion for Bachelor of Arts (Honours Specialization or Specialization in Social Welfare and Social Development)

Applicants who have successfully completed a two year Social Service Worker (SSW) diploma program at an Ontario CAAT with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above can be considered for admission to an Honours Specialization or Specialization in Social Welfare and Social Development with advanced standing as follows: 3.0 GPA – 30 credits

SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER DIPLOMA

3.5 GPA – 36 credits

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICE WORKER DIPLOMA

3.7 GPA – 45 credits

CHILD AND YOUTH WORKER DIPLOMA

4.0 GPA – 60 credits

Degree completion for Bachelor of Social Work

Applicants who have successfully completed a two year Social Service Worker (SSW), Developmental Service Worker (DSW) or Child and Youth Worker (CYW)

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D) Special Policies for Advanced Standing (continued) BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA

Degree completion for Bachelor of Business Administration

Applicants who are graduates of a three-year Business Administration diploma program at an Ontario CAAT with a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with advanced standing to a maximum of 60 credits. Admitted students would be able to complete their program at Nipissing in North Bay or at the campus of one of our college partners (Algonquin College, Centennial College, Lambton College, Niagara College and St. Clair College). Applicants who are graduates of a two-year Business Administration diploma program at an Ontario CAAT with a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with advanced standing to a maximum of 42 credits. Admitted students would be able to complete the program at Nipissing in North Bay or at the campus of one of our college partners (Algonquin College, Centennial College, Lambton College, Niagara College and St. Clair College) by using a combination of online, and where available, blended delivery courses.

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Degree completion for Bachelor of Commerce

Applicants who are graduates of a two-year Business Administration diploma at an Ontario CAAT with a cumulative 3.2 GPA can be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Commerce degree with advanced standing to a maximum of 30 credits. Admitted students would be able to complete their program at Nipissing University in North Bay or at one of our college partners (Algonquin College, Centennial College, Lambton College, Niagara College and St. Clair College) by using a combination of online, and where available, blended delivery courses. BACHELOR OF COMMERCE – COLLEGE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

In the College Partnership Program, the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree may be completed in 12 months. Applicants who are graduates of a three-year Business Administration diploma at an Ontario CAAT with a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree with advanced standing to a maximum of 45 credits. Admitted students would be able to complete their program at Nipissing in North Bay, or through the College Partnership Program at one of our college partner campuses (Algonquin College, Centennial College, Lambton College, Niagara College and St. Clair College) or online as an independent learner.


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CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANTS OF ONTARIO (CGA)

Degree completion for Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce

Applicants to the Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce programs who have completed specific courses, with a minimum 60% average, through the Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA), will be eligible for advanced standing credit. Courses eligible for advanced standing consideration can be found at nipissingu.ca/cga-cpa POST DIPLOMA ACCOUNTING COURSES

Applicants with post diploma courses in Accounting where a grade of 70% or better has been achieved will be recommended to be granted up to 15 transfer credits. This recommendation will be determined by the director or designate of the School of Business, decided by the Registrar’s Office and will be consistent with existing transfer policies. CERTIFIED ABORIGINAL FINANCIAL MANAGER (CAFM) DIPLOMA

Degree completion for Bachelor of Commerce

Applicants who have successfully completed AFOA Canada’s Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) diploma program with a minimum 65% in each course can be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree with advanced standing to a maximum of 30 credits. COMMUNITY AND JUSTICE SERVICES DIPLOMA POLICE FOUNDATIONS DIPLOMA LAW CLERK DIPLOMA

Degree completion for Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Applicants who have successfully completed a two-year Community and Justice Services, Police Foundations, or Law Clerk diploma program at an Ontario CAAT with a minimum accumulative average of 3.5 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminal Justice program (Corrections, Policing or Legal Studies and Administration streams) with advanced standing to a maximum of 45 credits.

Degree completion for Bachelor of Business Administration

Applicants who have successfully completed AFOA Canada’s Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) diploma program with a minimum 65% in each course can be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with advanced standing to a maximum of 45 credits.

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D) Special Policies for Advanced Standing (continued) FINE ARTS DIPLOMA

Degree completion for Bachelor of Fine Arts

Applicants who have completed a three-year diploma program in Fine Arts at an Ontario CAAT with a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program with advanced standing to a maximum of 60 credits. All students admitted to the BFA program are required to successfully complete the BFA portfolio review by March 1 of their third year of study in order to remain in the BFA program. Students who are required to withdraw from the BFA may be eligible to continue in the BA in Fine Arts program. Degree completion for Bachelor of Arts

Applicants who have completed a three-year diploma program in Fine Arts at an Ontario CAAT with a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in Fine Arts with advanced standing to a maximum of 42 credits. Applicants who have completed a two-year diploma program with a Fine Arts focus (i.e. Fine Arts, Visual and Creative Arts, Art and Design) at an Ontario CAAT with a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in Fine Arts with advanced standing to a maximum of 30 credits. REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE (RPN) DIPLOMA

Degree completion for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nipissing offers Registered Practical Nurses a three-year compressed Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program. The post RPN to BScN compressed program is offered through a full-time delivery model and is six semesters in length. Successful completion of a two-year Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) diploma with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA from any one of the following colleges: Cambrian College, Canadore College, Collège Boréal, Confederation College, Northern College, Niagara College or Sault College, as well as successful completion of the Canadian

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Practical Nurses Registration Examination (CPNRE), or proof of eligibility to write and subsequently pass the CPNRE, is required for admission consideration. Nipissing also offers currently employed Registered Practical Nurses the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree through a blended delivery option which combines online learning activities augmented by in-class tutorial sessions. Admission consideration will be given to applicants who have successfully completed a two-year Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) diploma (not certificate) from an Ontario CAAT with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 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 of Nipissing’s partner health care agencies. ADVERTISING AND MARKETING COMMUNICATION DIPLOMA

Degree completion for Bachelor of Arts in English Studies

Applicants who have successfully completed a two year Advertising and Marketing Communication diploma program at an Ontario CAAT with a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better can be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in English Studies degree program with advanced standing to a maximum of 45 credits. THEATRE ARTS DIPLOMA

Degree completion for Bachelor of Arts in English Studies

Applicants who have successfully completed a three year Theatre Arts program at an Ontario CAAT with a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better can be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts degree in English Studies with advanced standing to a maximum of 60 credits. Applicants who have successfully completed a two year Theatre Arts program at an Ontario CAAT with a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better can be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts degree in English Studies with advanced standing to a maximum of 45 credits.


admissiontoNipissing E) Special Canadore College Advanced Standing Policies ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA

Applicants who are graduates of the Environmental Technician – Protection and Compliance diploma program at Canadore College with a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA will be considered for admission to an Honours Specialization or Specialization in Biology or Environmental Biology and Technology programs with advanced standing to a maximum of 60 credits. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA

Applicants who are graduates of the former Environmental Protection Technology diploma program at Canadore College with a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology or Liberal Science programs with advanced standing to a maximum of 48 credits. Applicants who are graduates of the former Environmental Protection Technology diploma program at Canadore College with a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Biology and Technology degree program with advanced standing to a maximum of 69 credits.

BIOTECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA

Applicants who are graduates of the Biotechnology Technician diploma program at Canadore College with a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA will be considered for admission to an Honours Specialization or Specialization in Biology or Environmental Biology and Technology with advanced standing to a maximum of 60 credits. BIOTECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST DIPLOMA

Applicants who are graduates of the Biotechnology Technologist diploma program at Canadore College with a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA will be considered for admission to an Honours Sepcialization or Specialization in Biology or Environmental Biology and Technology with advanced standing to a maximum of 60 credits. STRENGTH AND SPORT CONDITIONING DIPLOMA RECREATION THERAPY DIPLOMA RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES DIPLOMA

Applicants who are graduates of the Strength and Sports Conditioning, Recreation Therapy or Recreation and Leisure Studies diploma programs at Canadore College with a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) program with advanced standing to a maximum of 42 credits.

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F) Special Georgian College Advanced Standing Policies FINE ARTS (ADVANCED) DIPLOMA

Applicants who have completed a three-year diploma program in Fine Arts (Advanced) at Georgian College with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program with advanced standing to a maximum of 66 credits. Applicants who have completed a three-year diploma program in Fine Arts (Advanced) at Georgian College with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Arts programs with advanced standing to a maximum 48 credits. All students admitted to the BFA program are required to successfully complete the BFA portfolio review by March 1 of their third year of study in order to remain in the BFA program. Students who are required to withdraw from the BFA program may be eligible to continue in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Arts program.

G) Special Fleming College (Haliburton School of the Arts) Advanced Standing Policy VISUAL AND CREATIVE ARTS DIPLOMA

Applicants who have completed a two-year diploma program in Visual and Creative Arts at Fleming College (Haliburton School of the Arts) with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program or the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in Fine Arts with advanced standing to a maximum of 33 credits. All students admitted to the BFA program are required to successfully complete the BFA Portfolio review by March 1 of their third year of study in order to remain in the BFA program. Students who are required to withdraw from the BFA program may be eligible to continue in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Arts program. H) Special Humber College Advanced Standing Policies

FINE ARTS DIPLOMA

COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (CET) DIPLOMA

Applicants who have completed a two-year diploma program in Fine Arts at Georgian College with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program or the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Arts with advanced standing to a maximum of 42 credits.

Applicants who are graduates of the Computer Engineering Technology (CET) diploma program at Humber College with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science program with advanced standing to a maximum of 60 credits.

All students admitted to the BFA program are required to successfully complete the BFA portfolio review by March 1 of their third year of study in order to remain in the BFA program. Students who are required to withdraw from the BFA program may be eligible to continue in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Arts program.

ELECTROMECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (EET) DIPLOMA

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Applicants who are graduates of the Electromechanical Engineering Technology (EET) diploma program at Humber College with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science with advanced standing to a maximum of 60 credits.


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QQAPPLICANTS FROM ACCREDITED CANADIAN COLLEGES

QQINTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – PROOF OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH

Applicants to Nipissing who have studied at an accredited Canadian college may qualify for admission to degree programs if they meet the minimum admissions requirements as outlined in the Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) admission section above.

All applicants to Nipissing University from countries where the dominant language of instruction is other than English are required to supply proof of proficiency in English. International applicants studying in Canada on a student visa authorization, who have successfully studied full-time at an Ontario secondary school or other Nipissing approved schools for at least the past three years, may be exempt.

QQBIBLE COLLEGE APPLICANTS Applicants from Bible colleges and similar religious-based institutions that are accredited with the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges will follow the same policy for admission and advanced standing as for the Ontario CAAT. No credit will be granted for courses in church education or administration, pastoral studies, or courses intended to promote a particular doctrinal or denominational belief.

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Permanent Resident applicants whose first language is not English may also be required to provide proof of proficiency in English. Permanent Resident applicants whose first language is not English but who have lived at least three years in Canada, or a country where English is the dominant language, may be exempt. Acceptable proof of English proficiency is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 80 (iBT) including a minimum score of 20 in each section of the test, or 550 (PBT). Other acceptable proof of English proficiency includes the International English Language Test Service (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.0 (with no band below 6.0), the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum overall score of 90%, the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with a minimum score of 60 or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum overall score of 55 and a minimum score of 55 in writing. Applicants should note the Nipissing University TOEFL institution code is #3614.

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NUstudentlife

supportive professors + small classes = personalized learning environment!

QQNORTH BAY CAMPUS

QQSTUDENT UNION, CLUBS AND EVENTS

Our campus in North Bay is located on a stunning 291 hectares of Canadian Shield forest and is only 3.5 hours north of Toronto or 4 hours west of Ottawa. With the focus on student-centred learning and living, you will feel a sense of community the moment you step on campus. With more than 60 percent of our students coming from out-of-town, everyone is eager to get to know each other and make new lifelong friendships.

Students attending Nipissing University, and long distance students who are enrolled in at least one course and pay their student fees, are members of the Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU). Our organization strives to organize students democratically, provide a communication framework, and lobby for legislative change on issues that affect students. As an elected board, NUSU executives and directors represent all Nipissing students and provide a full range of services (financial and academic), activities, and political advocacy to improve your student experience. If you want to get more involved on campus or have questions, email info@nusu.com

Whether you are into the arts, exploring the outdoors or socializing with friends at any of our local restaurants, check out the City’s website to find out what there is to see and do in North Bay: www.cityofnorthbay.ca

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Student : Faculty Ratio

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Based on 2015 Fall/Winter classes

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QQHEALTH AND DENTAL PLAN

President, Jordan t Union (NUSU) en ud St y sit er iv ing and is Nipissing Un th year at Nipiss fif s hi in tly en rr at Nipissing has Andrews, is cu logy. His career ho yc Ps in is es him completing his th ent that has kept ity and involvem tiv ac tant, by sis d as ke ar been m nt, teaching research assista , er ad Le h . os nt Fr -Preside “The busy as a e and NUSU Vice tiv ta en es pr re t involved as student senate students is to ge to r fe of n ca I ce vi es you learn best piece of ad – not just the on s ill sk ur yo ild Bu arch, lab early as you can. m, activism, rese ris ee nt lu vo h ug by – thro iversity will go in the classroom ities. Time at un un rt po op and ng hi ed lv ac , get invo work, and te ions, go to class ss pa ur yo ue rs in a flash, so pu have fun!”

Exclusively through “We Speak Student”, NUSU is able to offer a flexible insurance plan to all students who pay the health plan ancillary fee. At the beginning of the school year you can choose one of our flex plans designed to best suit your needs or opt out of the plan entirely if you have already have coverage. To view a complete benefit summary for each of the plans offered, visit wespeakstudent.com or if you have any questions contact our VP Communications at vpcommunications@nusu.com

QQNUSU CREW The NUSU Crew is a group of Nipissing students who are dedicated to informing the student body of pressing issues that directly affect students, and of events happening on campus. The goal of the crew is to encourage involvement on campus and to maintain a team atmosphere in which students can be a part of promotions for events and concerts, bring awareness to numerous campaigns, and address healthy living issues.

QQFOOD BANK NUSU funds and manages a food bank that is accessible to all students during the year and provides much needed nourishment when funds run low. The food bank is regularly stocked with the help of fellow students, Nipissing staff and faculty, as well as the North Bay community. The food bank can be accessed during regular hours of operation of the NUSU Office, which are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

We always welcome new members so be sure to email info@nusu.com to sign up!

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NUbest experience

Nipissing offers a friendly community feel and a safe, personalized student experience

QQOFF CAMPUS LIVING

QQRESIDENCE LIVING

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Our off-campus living site is an excellent resource with searchable lists of available accommodations, listings, maps, and year-round housing information for students and landlords. Also on the site are notes on how to inspect your potential new digs, tips for renters that address your personal safety needs, and features to look for in the search for your apartment or house. Quick links to the Hydro Home Assistance Program, the Landlord and Tenant Board, and the Residential Tenancies Act can also be found.

Transfer students may apply to live in residence and will be considered based on space availability. Our residences are rated the finest and most modern in Canada with residence options where studying, socializing, living independently, meeting new friends and making your own choices will provide opportunities for many great experiences. In addition, you will have the added comfort of a room of your own.

If you are still left with questions or concerns, the Off-Campus Living office provides assistance with landlord/tenant issues and community outreach. For more information call (705) 474-3450 ext. 4242 or email: offcampusliving@nipissingu.ca

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The campus has both suite-style and townhouse-style accommodations. The residence staff and Residents’ Councils organize a variety of fun events to suit all interests such as group dinners and potluck suppers, skating parties, the winter carnival, athletic events, movie nights and coffee houses.


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NUservices forstudents Student success is our top priority QQACADEMIC ADVISING

QQENJI GIIGDOYANG – THE OFFICE OF ABORIGINAL INITIATIVES

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Email: aboriginalprograms@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/aboriginal

Our primary focus is to enhance your learning experience and development. We will help you to: •

explore academic opportunities;

address difficulties; and

 ake the best informed and responsible decisions regarding your academic m programs, priorities and goals. For more information, visit nipissingu.ca/ academicadvising

Students and their families are welcome in the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives. In the Nipissing dialect of Anishnaabemwin, Enji giigdoyang translates to mean “where we come to meet, discuss and talk about things,” which is the culture that we foster. We enhance the educational experience through a holistic approach to academic, personal and cultural support: •

Enji Giigdoyang Student Lounge

Enji Giigdoyang Speaker Series

QQACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Elder in Residence

Email: sas@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/sas

Indigenous Week

Experiential Learning Opportunities

We feel that all students have a right to accessible, barrier-free learning environments. If you have, or suspect that you have a disability, we encourage you to contact us before you begin your studies to ask about test and exam accommodation, distraction-reduced working and testing areas, note-taking support, adaptive technology and assistive software, alternate format reading materials and counselling or tutorial support. We can make your academic journey so much more productive and rewarding.

Academic and Personal Supports

Social and Cultural Events

QQCAMPUS SHOP nipissingu.bkstr.com We have partnered with Follett of Canada to run the Campus Shop. In addition to carrying textbooks, we offer:

QQTHE HARRIS LEARNING LIBRARY eclibrary.ca/library Our award-winning library is located in the middle of our campus and is a great place for learning, studying, collaborating and connecting. This large and open space is brilliantly illuminated with natural light and offers a comfortable place to do research, study or meet with up with friends. Built to facilitate learning styles of all types, the library features: •

Expanded online and print collections;

Rent-A-Text program;

Learning commons equipped with Mac computers;

University apparel;

Individual study spaces; and

Software;

Collaborative workrooms and group instruction rooms.

School supplies;

Great selection of greeting cards; and

Gifts for friends and family.

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tr avel abr oad with one of our par tner schools Upper year students enjoy our exchange partnerships with Australia, Barbados, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom, and The United States.

QQINTERNATIONAL SERVICES

QQPERSONAL COUNSELLING

Email: myinternational@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/international

Email: counselling@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/counselling

In a globally-minded world, we believe it is important for our students to internationalize their degree. Our office helps students achieve this goal by providing support services and programs to assist in intercultural development and integration, fostering global citizenship, and providing opportunities to study abroad and/or internationalize your degree at home.

Registered counselling professionals offer free, year-round personal counselling services, specialized therapeutic groups, referral services and a host of wellness, educational and awareness events to all full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. A few appointment times are reserved each day to accommodate students in crisis situations and those urgently needing to speak with a counselor. In the event of a crisis outside of North Bay or after office hours, you may contact one of the following helplines, which are toll-free and available 24 hours/7 days a week:

INTERNATIONALIZING YOUR DEGREE ABROAD •

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Immerse yourself in a new culture and spend a year or semester studying at one of our partner schools from across the globe. Take your teaching skills abroad by participating in an International BEd Practicum or expand your perspective by participating in a conference, internship and/or training opportunity. Give back globally by volunteering with one of our partner organizations. Research and study in a culturally different context with our study tours and research opportunities.

INTERNATIONALIZING YOUR DEGREE AT HOME •

Get to know a different culture first-hand by volunteering your time to help international students adjust to life in Canada and at the University. We connect student mentors with international students to provide peer support, opportunities to explore our city and province, and to assist in their campus integration. Help our international students feel like they are right where they belong.

Good2Talk (Ontario’s Postsecondary Student Helpline) at 1 (866) 925-5454

The Crisis Line at the North Bay Regional Health Centre at 1 (800) 352-1141

QQSTUDENT LEARNING AND TRANSITIONS Email: slt@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/transition The Student Learning and Transitions office enhances the student experience through learning and development opportunities that support students’ academic and personal success. Services within this office include: • •

further developing academic skills that meet individual student needs; transition programming that assists with academic and social integration into university life; and career development and education.

Work with internationally-minded individuals both on-campus and across Canada who believe that education changes the world and have a passion to give back globally. Become a part of our local World University Service of Canada (WUSC) committee and think globally while acting locally by participating in one of our awareness campaigns or fundraising efforts. WUSC also offers leadership development, conferences and opportunities to get involved globally. For more information, visit wusc.ca

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QQINTRAMURAL SPORTS

QQLAKERS CLUB SPORTS

Exercise and healthy competition always help to clear the mind. Nipissing’s Athletics Department offers a wide range of intramural activities to keep you on your game. Teams include:

Club sports on the North Bay campus are available to all Nipissing students and are both recreational and competitive. Join by visiting nulakers.ca and contacting the coach.

Basketball

Cheerleading

Dodge ball

Men’s Lacrosse

Flag Football

Women’s Ringette

Hockey

Rowing

Slo-Pitch

Squash

Soccer

Dance Pak

Volleyball

Ultimate Frisbee

For a complete list of sports and details on how to register, visit nipissingu.ca/athletics

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QQVARSITY SPORTS Go Lakers! Our varsity athletes always bring their “A” game. Get your friends together and come out to cheer on your favourite teams. For more details, visit nipissingu.ca/athletics We have both men’s and women’s varsity teams competing at the OUA level in: •

Basketball

Cross-country Running

Hockey

Nordic Skiing

Soccer

Volleyball

QQSTUDENT ATHLETICS CENTRE Whether you are a gym enthusiast or a weekend warrior, Nipissing has just what you need. Oh, and put your wallet away because access to the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre is included in your student fees! Our newly expanded facility features: •

3 gymnasiums

2 international squash courts

Fitness centre with Zumba, spin, cardio, and pop dance classes

Cardio studio

Weight room

20 km of hiking trails and a natural waterfall right on campus

QQNORTH BAY RECREATION If that’s not enough, North Bay offers even more, all within minutes of campus: •

YMCA with pool

Arenas

Downhill ski and snowboarding hill (right in town!)

Nordic ski clubs

Biking paths

Walking trails

Golf courses

Tennis courts

Public beaches ideal for swimming and canoeing

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Come for a visit and see why you belong at Nipissing !

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Sign up for Open House or a campus tour, and get more info at:

Open Houses

Fall 2016: Saturday, October 29, 2016 March Break 2017: Saturday, March 11, 2017 SPOILER ALERT: you will want to stay. The majority of students who come for a visit choose to call Nipissing home, but see for yourself why this is where you belong. Visit our beautiful campus, and check out some of the best residences in Canada, our award-winning library and new athletic centre. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, and hit us with your questions about academic programs, admissions, and residence life.

Debwendizon

Fall 2016: Tuesday, Nov. 22, & Wednesday Nov. 23, 2016 In Anishnaabemwin debwendizon is related to the Seven Grandfather Teachings – the teaching of debwewin or truth – and means “to believe in yourself.” We encourage Aboriginal people to visit campus to meet faculty, students, and staff who are a part of our campus community. You will participate in hands-on learning and see why you belong at Nipissing University. To register visit www.nipissingu.ca/debwendizon

O N E S T U D E N T AT A T I M E Student Recruitment Office

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