How to Contact Us:
To request application forms, submit transcripts or other documents, or for more information about the admissions process, please contact:
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
4155 Belshaw Street
Merritt, BC,V1K 1R1
Tel: (250) 378-3300
Toll free 1-877-682-3300
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
200-4355 Mathissi Place
Burnaby, BC V5G 4S8
Tel: (604) 602-3422
Reception (604) 602-9555
How to Apply
Submit a completed application form along with transcripts for high school and any post-secondary work attempted to the Office of the Registrar at the address above. See the note on transcripts below for more information. Please note that in some cases additional documents may be required. You can also apply online with the Post-Secondary Application Service of British Columbia located at www.pas.bc.ca.
Offers of admission will be made based on the order in which applications are completed (all required documents are received). Therefore, particularly for programs with high demand, applicants are encouraged to apply and provide all necessary documents as early as possible. Students who may be eligible for transfer or PLA credits are also advised to allow at least 8 weeks from the time the application is completed for these credits to be evaluated.
Fall 2008 Application Review: July 31, 2008.
Applications will be accepted after this date if there are still seats available, but we cannot guarantee applications will be processed in time for the start of the fall term.
Spring 2009 Application Review: November 30, 2008.
Applications will be accepted after this date if there are still seats available, but we cannot guarantee applications will be processed in time for the start of the spring term.
Admission requirements vary by program. Please refer to the relevant program section in this calendar.
English Language Requirement
To create the best possible learning environment at NVIT it is critical that all students be able to participate in classroom activities and complete written assignments. English is the language of instruction and communication at NVIT. Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate fluency in English by fulfilling one of the following options:
1. Two years of full-time study at grade 8 or higher level with English as the language of instruction. Studies that are part of an English as a Second Language program cannot be used toward fulfilling this option; or
2. Successful completion of BC English 11 (or equivalent acceptable to NVIT) with a minimum grade of C+; or
3. Successful completion of a university transferable post-secondary level English course with a minimum grade of C; or
4. A minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test with a minimum essay score of 4.0; or
5. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL test and a minimum TWE (Test of Written English) score of 4.0; or
6. A minimum score of 4 on the LPI (Language Proficiency Index) within the past 2 years; or
7. A minimum score of 6.0 on each of the academic listening, reading, writing, and speaking modules of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam.
Citizenship: The admission procedures, requirements, and deadlines described in this calendar apply to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, refugees (designated by the Federal government), or direct dependents of members of the diplomatic corps. International students interested in attending NVIT should contact admissions for information on admission procedures and program availability.
All applicants must submit official transcripts for high school and any post secondary work they have undertaken. An official transcript is one that is sent directly from the issuing institution to the NVIT Office of the Registrar. Transcripts submitted to NVIT become the property of NVIT and will not be returned to the student.
BC High school transcripts can be requested from the high school, school district office, or the Ministry of Education. To order a transcript from the Ministry of Education, send a request with your full name, address, signature, year of graduation, and date of birth. Payment must be included with the request (cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance). Fees are $10 for the first transcript; additional copies are $5. For 24 hour service the fee is $25 for the first transcript; additional copies are $5.
Ministry of Education – Transcripts
PO Box 9886
Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9T6
Applicants who have completed equivalent post secondary level courses at other accredited institutions may be eligible for transfer credit. Applicants eligible for such credit may be asked to provide detailed course outlines for courses under consideration. Please note that calendar descriptions do not provide enough information to determine equivalencies. Please fill out the Application For Transfer Credit form and hand in to the Registrar's Office.
Credential Residency Requirements
To fulfill residency requirements a minimum of 50% of the credits required for a NVIT credential must be completed at NVIT. As well, students wishing to complete a second credential must complete additional courses equal to at least 50% of the total number of credits required for each additional credential.
See the Schedule of Events for important registration dates and deadlines. Students are encouraged to register as early as possible for best selection of courses.
Newly admitted students will receive registration information with their offer of admission, including a deadline to accept the offer of admission by registering. Failure to register by the deadline stated in the admission letter may mean the loss of the offer of admission.
Tuition and other fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Students who are being sponsored by an outside agency must present a letter to that effect from the sponsoring agency before or at the time of registration. Students awaiting student loans may apply for a fee deferral.
Deadline for late registration is given in the Schedule of Events.
Dropping of Courses
Once classes begin partial refunds are made according to the refund schedule and no notation is made on the transcript. The deadline to drop courses is given in the Schedule of Events.
Withdrawal from a course: No refunds are made and the withdrawal is noted on the transcript, although the “W” grade does not affect the GPA. Withdrawals are awarded from the drop deadline to the withdrawal deadline (66% of the term) as indicated in the Schedule of Events.