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Welcome to Admissions

Program Information and Forms
Tuition and Fee Information
Housing and Residence Information
Payment / Registration Form (PDF, 563 KB)
Advanced Standing Forms

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How to Apply

Applications to Northern are submitted to the Ontario College Application Service in Guelph. For post-secondary programs beginning in September, applications received by Ontario Colleges.ca by February 1, 2014 will receive equal consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered on a first-come first-served basis until no vacancies remain in the program in question. To apply online visit Ontario Colleges or to apply by telephone 1.888.892.2228. If there are more qualified applicants than spaces available in a given program, selection of those to be offered admission shall be made based on specific academic requirements, grades, testing and other criteria as determined by the College, respecting the equal consideration date.

Highly Competitive Programs are programs that receive more applications than seats available in the program. Applications are ranked in order of priority according to highest academic achievement in the admission requirements published for the program. After the February 1st equal consideration date, applications are either waitlisted or accepted on a first come first serve basis in accordance with the admission requirements if there are remaining vacancies in the program. Highly competitive programs are indicated on the program page.

Please note that the cut off GPA (grade point average) for highly competitive programs is generally much higher that the minimum grades noted in the program admission requirements and this cut off grade changes from year to year depending on the pool of applicants received. As a result of the competitiveness of these programs, the college may use Grade 11 grades and/or first semester grades to make their offers of admission.

Confirming Your Offer of Admission

You must confirm your acceptance on or before May 1, 2014. If you receive this package after May 1, 2014, please refer to the confirmation deadline noted in your offer of admission letter. An offer of admission does not guarantee you a seat in the program. To hold your program seat, you must complete the following by the dates specified in your offer of admission letter: confirm your offer of admission (no fee to confirm), pay your minimum tuition fee deposit and successfully complete any outstanding academic admission requirements.

How do I confirm my offer online?


  • Go to the Ontario Colleges website at ontariocolleges.ca
  • Login using your username and password
  • Click on the View Offers tab
  • Select the offer of admission you wish to accept, then click CONFIRM


How do I confirm my offer by telephone?

Call Ontario Colleges at 1.888.892.2228. Make sure you have your OCAS number available.

When and How to Pay Your Fees

Reminder: tuition fee deposit deadline is June 17, 2014. If a minimum tuition fee deposit is not paid by the June 17 deadline you may forfeit your seat in the program. For offer of admission packages received after June 17, 2014 your tuition fee deposit deadline is the same as the confirmation date stated in your offer of admission letter. Please contact the campus you will be attending when submitting your tuition fee payment. For students studying at a distance, please contact distance-ed@northern.on.ca or call 705.567.9291 ext. 3673.

How do I make a tuition fee payment?


  • In person by visiting the Student Services department at your campus between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Pay by cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, debit card, or money order
  • Phone and pay by VISA or MasterCard
  • Fax payment by VISA or MasterCard
  • Mail by sending a cheque or money order payable to Northern College to the campus you will be attending with your OCAS number clearly noted. Ensure that your payment arrives by June 17, 2014


Important Information for Sponsored Students

Applicants who are being sponsored by a third party and/or government agency must provide a letter verifying the sponsorship to the Student Services department at the campus you will be attending by June 17, 2014, or as indicated in your offer of admission letter. In the absence of a sponsorship letter a minimum tuition fee is still required by the June 17, 2014 deadline or the date specified in your offer of admission letter.