Congrats and welcome to Northern! You’ve made it!

You’ve been accepted into your program of choice and you’re at the starting line of your educational journey, but there are a few key things that you need to know and more importantly, that you need to do before you can hit the books and take that next step towards your future career! Think of this as your pre-flight checklist as you prepare for what comes next – or packing your bags for a big trip. Just as important as socks, underwear and a toothbrush, these key items will come in handy further down the line during your time at Northern.

How to Apply
To apply, visit Ontario Colleges or 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 wait-listed 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.

The cut off GPA (grade point average) for highly competitive programs is generally much higher than 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.

Requirements and Forms
Some programs offered at Northern College have specific admission requirements and/or forms that have to be completed before the start of the semester or the date specified. These include health care record, immunization forms, CPR/First Aid Forms, criminal record check and vulnerable record check forms, rabies vaccine information, equipment/tool kit list, audiology evaluation/vision report forms and any other program specific requirement. Please visit for more details. 

Tuition Payment Deadlines
Please ensure you complete and submit the Payment Registration Form before the deadline specified to register.

June 15: A deposit of $250 (non-refundable) is due or upon confirmation of offer.

First Day of Fall Semester: Fall semester fees including ancillary fees are due. Full fees (two semester) may also be paid. A late fee of $150 will be applied if fall semester fees are not paid in full.

First Day of Winter Semester: Winter semester fees are due. A late fee of $150 will be applied if winter semester fees are not paid in full.

Students who redirect their OSAP funding to the college to pay their tuition fees may be exempt from the late fee.

Academic Calendars
Please visit for important dates for your studies.

Contact Information
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext.2108
Toll Free: 1-866-736-5877