Basic Requirements for Admission
Admission decisions are made on evidence of enrollment in 4U/M grades (midterm/interim and/or final), including required courses. The minimum average for full-time admission consideration to most degree programs at Nipissing is at least 70% and may be higher. The cut-off average for some specific programs and/or majors is at least 75%, as noted below with some limited enrollment programs having an even higher cutoff average.
Failed and Repeated Courses
Nipissing will take the higher grade of any repeated course.
Timing and Process for Admission Decisions
Nipissing University begins to make admission offers in November, and continues to make offers as midterm/interim and final grades are received.
Admission averages are calculated using the best six 4U/M marks (midterm/interim and final), including required courses. Required courses must be at the 4U level. Some applicants may receive early offers based on exceptional Grade 11 results. All admission offers are conditional upon successfully completing the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and a minimum of six 4U/M courses, including required courses as specified, by the end of June. Offers are also conditional upon maintaining a minimum average (stated in an offer of admission) on final grades presented as of June 30, 2019.
Applications received by May 1 will be considered for admission and entrance scholarships equally.
Alternative Offers: If you do not meet the admission requirements or admission averages for the programs you apply to, you will automatically be considered for an alternative program that you qualify for.