Counsellor & Teacher Resources

NIC Student Recruiter-Advisors are here to support high school students’ transitions to post-secondary education. Please encourage your high school students to reach out to either Renae or Danielle by scheduling an appointment as a “Program Exploration/Apply to NIC”. If students would like to connect with our Aboriginal Advisors, please schedule an appointment with one of our Aboriginal Advisors as a “Future Aboriginal NIC Student”. Here is some information and resources that may be helpful for high school students.

Resources

Dual Credit / Youth Train in Trades

High school students can take advantage of Dual Credit and Youth Train in Trades opportunities. These early entry opportunities allow high school students to complete university-level courses and provincially approved trades training while still in high school. Students receive credit toward their Grade 12 graduation requirements as well as NIC credit toward a degree, diploma or trades credential.

For a list of dual credit university courses, visit Dual Credit Courses. Dual credit courses are scheduled to coincide with the high school schedule. High school students are welcome to take any other NIC course, for which they meet the pre-requisites, outside the high school schedule. Browse course offerings by term.

How to apply for Dual Credit/Youth Train in Trades

 
Your school counsellor will assist you with completing the application, and will help you gather signatures from your parents and all relevant school district personnel.

  • Step 2: Give the form(s) to your high school counsellor

Dates may vary according to the course or program, so check with your counsellor for the correct deadline for the program that interests you.

  • Step 3: Your high school counsellor will submit your application to NIC Admissions

If you meet the admission requirements, you will be sent an acceptance letter and information to your NIC Student Email which you will access through the myNIC portal. Be sure to check this on a regular basis as all official communication from the college, such as admissions info, registration and financial ai, will go to your NIC Student email and not your personal one

Financial Aid

NIC offers support for students throughout their post-secondary journey.

Financial Aid Advisors are available to help students with accessing loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships. Student can book an apt with a Financial Aid advisor online here.

The NIC Foundation also has more than $500k in annual awards including scholarships and bursaries to help students pay for college. The application process is easy – with only one application for all bursaries and scholarships.

The awards application is available online between March 1 and April 25 each year.

  • NIC is offering its Spring/Summer courses through digital format
  • Post-Secondary BC offers great resources dedicated to parents, students, and counsellors
  • NIC Foundation Awards - applications are now open and the deadline is Wed, April 29th
  • Virtual Info Sessions – together with our faculty we have filmed or will be filming various info sessions exploring different programs. Stay tuned and we will post the links here!
  • Future Student Resources – we will be posting video links soon!
    • How to Apply to NIC
    • How to Book Advising Apt
    • Post-Secondary 101
    • Dual Credit
    • Financial Aid
    • Grad Transitions

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to either of us with any questions – we are here to support you!

University Credit for High School Students

High school students can take advantage of Dual Credit and Youth Train in Trades opportunities.

These early entry opportunities allow high school students to complete university-level courses and provincially approved trades training while still in high school. Students receive credit toward their Grade 12 graduation requirements as well as NIC credit toward a degree, diploma or trades credential.

NIC offers dual credit options in:

For a list of dual credit courses, visit Dual Credit Courses. Dual credit courses are scheduled to coincide with the high school schedule. High school students are welcome to take any other NIC course, for which they meet the pre-requisites, outside the high school schedule. Browse course offerings by term.

Trades Programs for High School Students

Youth Train in Trades programs include:

NIC also offers continuing education courses that may be of interest to students as they start their first job, including:

Financial Support

NIC offers support for students throughout their post-secondary journey.

Financial Aid Advisors are available to help students with accessing loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships.

The NIC Foundation also has more than $375,000 in scholarships and bursaries to help students pay for college. The application process is easy – with only one application for all bursaries and scholarships.

The awards application is available online between March 1 and April 25 each year.

Resources

Counsellor Newsletter

Ready to apply? Visit the admissions page for your chosen area of study.
Undecided? Contact an advisor to discuss your options.