General Admission

Nipissing’s admission requirements are divided into different student categories:

  • High school
  • International
  • Transfer
  • Mature

Read more about Nipissing’s admission requirements.

To find out about Nipissing’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, visit Nipissing’s admission website.

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Indigenous Student Policy

During the academic year, university recruiters travel across Ontario to visit Indigenous students in many high schools and community organizations. These recruiters are part of the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP), a collection of Indigenous recruiters from Ontario and Quebec colleges and universities. They will have the most up-to-date information about applying to university as an Indigenous student.

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Alternative Admission and Transition Programs

Indigenous Foundations Program

The Indigenous Foundations Program gives you the opportunity to earn university credits in an environment that encourages your growth and learning with your peers. Faculty, Indigenous knowledge holders and a Student Success Coordinator support you academically, culturally and personally throughout the program. After you complete your first year in the program, you will have earned up to 24 university credits toward your university degree.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation is a full-day orientation program designed to introduce you to the academic expectations of Nipissing University. NSO days are organized according to academic program and allow you to meet your professors and connect with fellow students. You and your supporters can go on tours of the campus and residences, and learn about Nipissing’s support services and resources.

Accessibility Transition Program (ATP)

The Accessibility Transition Program (ATP) consists of 2 free programs – ATP: Launch and ATP: Connect. They are designed to introduce students registering with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to available services and supports, skill development workshops and the opportunity to connect with peers.

ATP: Launch is a 2-day program that introduces new students to the campus, residence, university services and supports. ATP: Launch provides skill-development opportunities essential to a successful university transition.

ATP: Connect is an ongoing support and transition program for students registered with SAS. ATP: Connect uses Blackboard to host online events throughout the summer and into the school year, giving students a chance to attend events wherever they are.

Mature and Transfer Student Network

The Mature and Transfer Student Network is a transition program that supports mature students, college transfer students, university transfer students and second degree students as they complete their degree at Nipissing University. Students in the network are put in contact with a resource person in Student Learning and Transitions to help connect them with on-campus resources. This resource person is also available for Academic Success Coaching.

As a member of the network, you will have the option to participate in workshops, day trips and family-friendly programming where you can connect with other mature, transfer and second-degree students. You also have access to a professional staff member for appointments to help support you as you transition to academic and social life on campus.

We encourage interested participants to monitor their student email account for monthly invitations to events and workshops.

For more information, email the Student Experience Coordinator, Transfer Student Success or call 705-474-4350, ext. 4151.

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Mature Students

Students who do not qualify for undergraduate admission as regularly qualified applicants may be considered for admission as mature students if:

  • they are 20 years of age or older by the end of the semester they enroll in and
  • they have been away from formal education (high school, community college, etc.) for at least the previous 2 years.

Interested applicants can explore their program options via Nipissing University’s Mature and Transfer Student Guide [PDF].

If you have not attended a high school or college full time for at least 2 years, you might be considered a mature student.

View Nipissing’s mature student policy.

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Transfer Policies

Students interested in transferring to Nipissing University from college can read about the transfer process in Nipissing’s Academic Calendar.

Whether you are transferring from college or university, we encourage you to read our Mature & Transfer Student Guide to learn more about our campus and course offerings.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about Transfer Credit and review transfer policies at Nipissing University.

For admission-related questions, email the Registrar’s Office or call 705-474-3450, ext. 4600.

You can also find out if you are eligible for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, an organization that provides information about credit transfers in Ontario.

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