North Island College Comox Valley Campus Hosts Parent & Student Info Night
North Island College is making faculty, advisors and a $500 tuition credit prize available to prospective students and their families at its second annual Parent and Student Information Night in the Comox Valley on November 15.
“This is your chance to get the answers and support you need to make the decision right for you,” said NIC Director of Student Services and Registrar, Kathleen Kuhnert. “In one evening, you’ll meet instructors, find out about scholarships and bursaries to help pay for college, learn how to meet the program requirements, and if you’re ready, apply into your program.”
The inaugural Parent and Student Info Night last year was so successful, NIC has expanded them to campuses in Campbell River and Port Alberni this year.
For parent Pat McKenna, who attended the event last year with his daughter, the event was very productive. “Last fall, my daughter and I attended the Parent & Student Info Night at North Island College,” said McKenna. “It was exciting for her to get to talk with some of her future college instructors and leave the event having registered at her first post-secondary institution. The fact that she could save money staying at home and take the same university courses offered elsewhere made NIC the logical choice.”
NIC will also share information about dual and guaranteed admission degree pathways with UVic, VIU and BC universities. The college’s UVic Partnership guarantees high school and college students UVic admission while they study at NIC. The partnership could save arts, science, engineering and fine arts students more than $10,000 a year on tuition, rent and living expenses. Students are also eligible for scholarships and awards from both institutions.
However, the event is relevant to students in all program areas. Faculty from a variety of programs will be available to talk about their field of interest. Advisors will also be available to answer application questions and provide information about scholarships and funding opportunities.
The information night is geared toward Grade 12 students and their families but all community members are encouraged to attend. The event runs in the Stan Hagen Theatre Tuesday, November 15, from 6:30 to 8 pm.