New Students

Information for New Students

We are so happy you’re here with us.

At Northern, we’re about more than education. We’re about authenticity, kindness, excellence, and the knowledge that comes from experiencing life first-hand, on your terms.

We’re here for you! We’re Canada’s Kindest College™, after all.

Here you will find guidance for preparing for your studies at Northern, including information on Orientation!

Below, our New Student Checklist has been created to help you navigate through the process of starting your studies at Northern.

From applying to a program of interest and confirming your offer to registering for courses and connecting with all the services and resources available to our students, we are here to make the transition to college as easy as possible.

Orientation

When your classes begin for the first time, you can join orientation with Student Services and with your Program to increase your chances of success. Try not to miss a thing! Learn about all the supports available to support you and what you can expect from your academic studies at Northern. You’ll be glad you did!

More information on orientation will be provided closer to the start of the semester that you start your studies below.

Fall 2022 Orientation

September 6, 2022
Orientation for the upcoming academic year will take place on Tuesday, September 6 at each campus. More details to come!
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Preparing for your Studies at Northern

The Student Account is your main resource for managing your enrolment at Northern College online. You can access your Student Account with your college credentials where you can register for courses, process tuition payments, access tax receipts, request transcripts, submit any required forms, and much more.

Most information related to studying in your program will be found in a software program called Blackboard that is used by Northern College instructors to keep you in the loop on what you need to do as you go along in your studies.

You will also find more resources and quick links at myNorthern.

Dont Forget! After you confirm your offer in OCAS, you must compete and return the Payment Registration Form to your campus’ Student Services Department to keep your spot with us.

On-campus learning has resumed for all programs, expect those taken by distance. Some programs are hybrid delivery of both face-to-face and online classes.

Full details of course delivery is communicated through your program directly.

Be sure to check which campus you are enrolled at to prepare for your studies with us!

Program Delivery MethodsTuition Payment RegistrationmyNorthern Student Portal

Student ID

Student ID Cards

Your student ID cards give you access to many benefits on-campus including use of our athletic facilties and services at our libraries (such as checking-out books), as well as to services in the community, such as discounted transit passes and student events (like free swims, trivia nights, skating, and other activities in the community!) sponsored by our Student Life Advising team and the Northern College Student Associations.

To acquire your Student Identification Card, please submit:

  • Student #
  • Full Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Proof of Confirmation (can be found by logging in to your Student Account)
  • Photo of yourself from shoulders up with minimal background distractions

Haileybury Campus: Email libraryh@northern.on.ca
Kirkland Lake Campus: Email libraryk@northern.on.ca
Moosonee Campus: Email garrodj@northern.on.ca
Timmins Campus: Email barbutom@northern.on.ca or drop off at the Wellness Centre

Apply

CONNECT: Start navigating your journey of learning with us by booking an appointment with one of our recruiters.

PROGRAMS: Browse our programs.

APPLY: Create an account and apply to Northern through Ontario Colleges (OCAS).

UPLOAD DOCS: Mature students upload your High School or Post-Secondary transcripts to OCAS.

ADMISSION OFFER: Wait for your official acceptance letter offering you admission into Northern College.

CONFIRM: Head back to OCAS, log in and confirm your offer.

OPEN HOUSE: Attend our Spring Open House. Details are announced each spring.

Enrol

REGISTER: Complete and submit the registration form and note of any important admissions deadlines.

STUDENT PORTAL: Login to your Student Account with your username and password provided on your offer letter. Don’t forget to update your contact information.

DEPOSIT: Pay the $250 deposit in your Student Account before the start of the semester to take advantage of our Proud to Be Northern Entrance Bursary.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Learn how to pay your deposit and/or tuition and other payment options that are available.

CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION: Confirmation of registration will be available in MyAccount once processed.

PROGRAM SPECIFICS: Find out if your program has program specific requirements and forms that must be completed.

Connect

ACCESSIBLE LEARNING: Contact Accessibility Services to register for supports and accommodations.

OSAP: Learn more about financial assistance for your studies and apply for Ontario Student Loan and Grants (OSAP).

HOUSING: Check out our residences and off-campus housing listings.

TECH: Review IT resources to review your programs technical requirements and our bring you own device (BYOD) program.

EMAIL: Access your Northern College email and use as your main email while attending Northern College.

STUDENT ID CARD: Get your student ID card to access the many benefits and services on and off-campus (See above for how to get yours).

Prepare

KEY DATES: Check the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

TRANSFER CREDITS: Apply for Transfer Credits. Deadline is Day 10 of each semester.

TIMETABLE & BOOKLIST: View your Timetable and Booklist.

BUY BOOKS: Purchase textbooks through the Follett website efollett.com, where you can also find Northern College gear to rep your school!

PAY TUITION: Pay your balance owing for the upcoming semester in your Student Account.

Learn

ORIENTATION: Attend Northern College orientation and your program specific orientation sessions.

STUDENT HANDBOOK: View the Student Handbook for policies and additional resources for your success!

CAMPUS SERVICES: Check out our Campus Services to to learn about our study spaces, libraries, and other facilities.

START CLASSES: Log-in to Blackboard. Follow course instructions on Blackboard or attend your campus.

BURSARIES: Apply for Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards (SBA) for a chance to receive free money! Deadlines apply.

HEALTH PLAN: View your Health Plan. Deadlines apply to opt-out or make changes to your plan.

STUDENT SERVICES: Explore all the Student Services, Advising Services, and Student Life available to help you succeed!

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