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North Island College Admissions 2020-2021: Language Requirements, Visa Process & Application Process

Aishwarya Bhatnagar Aishwarya Bhatnagar
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North Island College, Comox Valley is a well-known university, where more than 155,000 students have taken up a course till date. North Island College admissions require applicants to sign up for EducationPlannerBC Account. This is followed by the completion of the Common Applicant profile.

Admissions at North Island College are offered for Fall, Winter and Spring sessions. The college accepts both TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of English language proficiency from international applicants.


Application PortalOfficial Website
Application Fee (non-refundable)100 CAD
Mode of PaymentCredit card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring and Winter
Financial AidGrants, loans, work-study, and Scholarships

North Island College Admission Deadlines

The full-time academic session at North Island College begins in the Fall, Spring and Winter seasons. Students may apply up to one year in advance for early decision. Students may apply up to one year in advance for admission:

  • Fall: September 9

  • Winter/Spring: October 1

North Island College International Students Admission

Application Requirements:

Students applying for various programs at the North Island College must submit the following documents:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.
  • High school transcripts.
  • Post-secondary credential including certificate, diploma, degree etc.
  • Personal contact information.
  • Copy of passport with signature page.
  • Program-specific supplemental information.

English Language Requirements:

Students must have proof of their English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the North Island College.

Test NameMinimum Score Required for UG studentsMinimum Score Required for PG students
TOEFL (PBT)550550
PTE Academic5454

Visa Process

Students must apply for a study permit from outside Canada before moving to Canada to study for more than 6 months. They must apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) to travel to Canada by air. Applicants are required to provide the following documents to receive the study permit as a part of the visa process:

  • Copy of valid passport
  • Proof of financial support
  • UCI (if applicable)
  • Designated Learning Institution (DLI)
  • Letter of Acceptance.
  • Evidence of English Language proficiency.
  • Medical certificate.
  • Complete an online application with an application fee.
  • Applicants are then required to attend the nearest visa application centre.
  • Post your documents to the Canadian Embassy once the confirmation is given.

North Island College Undergraduate Admissions

North Island College admits a number of students each year in their undergraduate programs. The admission requirements and eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses are given below:

How to apply: The students have to apply through the official website.

Application Fees: 100 CAD

English Proficiency test scores:

Supporting Documents: Approved financial bank statement, evidence of sufficient financial funds or sponsor, Official Transcripts, program-specific supplemental information, high school transcripts, personal contact information, copy of passport with signature page.

North Island College Graduate Admissions

North Island College admissions to graduate programs are offered under post-degree diplomas. Students can apply via the respective school’s website. Program requirements are common but the deadlines and admission procedure differ. Post degree diplomas are offered in 2 courses only:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration- Pre-Professional Accountant

Application Portal: Via Official Course Website

Academic Requirements for Students: The following academic requirements must be taken care of before submitting the application:

  • An accredited bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 academic years from a recognized institution,

C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or NIC MAT-055; or C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, Applications of Math 12, NIC MAT-053; or Math assessment.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must submit TOEFL/IELTS academic scores.

Supporting Documents: Personal statement, a current resume/CV, Letter of recommendation, English language proficiency, approved financial bank statement, Evidence of sufficient financial funds or sponsor.

North Island College has always ensured that the students got the specific admission guidelines beforehand to avoid unnecessary doubts. After submitting the application, a confirmation email will be sent to you. The admission process can take several weeks, therefore once you have been accepted, you will receive an official offer of admission from the institution via email.

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