Guide To Arriving At Niagara College

SETUP YOUR MYNC ACCOUNT

Click here to set up your Niagara College Account (used for Computer Login, Blackboard, Email and MyNC Portal).

  • Information required
    • Enter your Student Number (7 digits)
    • Enter your Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD)

Not sure how? Click here to watch a video on setting up your MyNC username and password.

**Note: Always check the email you used when completing your application to Niagara College to ensure you do not miss out on important communications from Niagara College and to send inquiries.

If you used an education agent, please ask that your agent makes sure Niagara College has received your direct email for our records and to provide you with updates from Niagara College.

CONFIRM OFFER OF ACCEPTANCE

  1. Visit your MyNC Student Portal
  2. Click on Dashboard
  3. Click on My Applications to view active offer(s)
  4. Select the offer of admission by clicking “Accept/Decline” beside your preferred program choice.
  5. Click on “I Accept Admission” and “Confirm Acceptance” to confirm your Program Choice.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY PAID AT LEAST YOUR FIRST SEMESTER FEES (FULL-YEAR FEES ARE RECOMMENDED) PLEASE PAY BY THE DUE DATE LISTED ON YOUR MOST RECENT INVOICE

Note: fee payment is required to confirm your seat and select your timetable. Failure to pay by the due date may result in your offer being rescinded).

Click here for Payment Portal

Niagara College has introduced an automated receipt system. Once your payment is received and posted on your student account, a receipt will be emailed to the addresses we have on file. Should this be an agency, please reach out to them to receive a copy.

Please allow 5-7 business days after the student payment has been made to receive a receipt.

Click here to access your payment receipt via your MyNC Student Portal in the My Financials section.

MAKE SURE ANY OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED:

  • Outlined in the “Conditions of Acceptance” section of your Acceptance Package
  • Submit by uploading to your MyNC Portal
    • Not sure how? Click here for detailed instructions and select ‘Start’

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR NC STUDENT EMAIL REGULARLY

  1. You will receive important information on how-to sign-up for Orientation, select your timetable and other key details.
  2. Check out your MyNC portal to log in to your email
    • All Niagara College official communications will be sent to your NC student email.

DOWNLOAD OUR BE NC READY APP

Download our Be NC Ready App available by searching the App Store or Google Play for “iCent” and searching for “Niagara College – Be NC Ready”
within the app. Click here for instructions.

Term-specific information will be released on the app one month before the start of term. Stay tuned!

SEND US A COPY OF YOUR STUDY PERMIT

  • Make sure you have received your study permit approval prior to starting your academic program.
To obtain up to date information on applying for a study permit for Canada and processing, visit these helpful IRCC webpages:
  1. Studying in Canada as an international student
  2. Study permit program delivery

CHECK THE TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR PROGRAM

Click here for the list of requirements.

REVIEW YOUR REGISTRATION GUIDE:

  • Click here to read your Registration Guide
    • These are posted and sent approximately one month before the start of the term

REGISTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

Click here to visit the International Student Orientation page.

PLAN FOR YOUR ARRIVAL TO CANADA!

  • Arrange for housing
Click here to learn more about housing options and view NC’s settlement toolkit.
  • Arrange for an airport pickup
You can make arrangement in advance through Niagara College Airport pickup service. – To learn more and book this service visit international.niagaracollege.ca/nc-airport-pickup/

COMPLETE THE BE NC READY MODULES

There are 10 essential modules that Niagara College strongly advises students to complete prior to the start of class. Additional modules are also available. These modules are free and take approximately 5 minutes to complete each one.

Click here to see all modules.

GET CONNECTED WITH A PAL MENTOR

Transitioning to a new country and a new education system is hard. Connect with one of our current students to get first-hand advice on what you need to do to prepare for your arrival, get ready for your program and make new friends.

To find a PAL Mentor, click here.

**the PAL mentor program runs at the start of each term. If you would like to meet other students during the year, meet some of our Global Connections students!

SELECT YOUR TIMETABLE

Timetable selection schedules are released prior to each term and are announced on the MyNC homepage under “Announcements”. Schedules are available in PDF format. Students in each program will complete their online timetable selection at a specific date and time, so be sure to check the schedule. Log into your MyNC account and select timetable.

*Timetable selection does not apply to English for Academic Preparation (EAP) students.

SELECTING YOUR TIMETABLE:

  1. Log into: mync.niagaracollege.ca
  2. Go to “Dashboard”
  3. Under “My Timetable & Grades: click on “Select/Manage Timetable”
  4. Read the important notice and click “I Accept”
  5. Click on “Select Your Timetable Block”
  6. Click the drop down window beside “Timetable block” when you have one selected
  7. Click the “Enroll in this Timetable Block” link next to the block of your choice
  8. Click “View Timetable” for a printable version

Some programs will have only one timetable to choose from. Any time a room “change” occurs, please print a new copy your timetable for the first day of class;

Also, please visit these helpful tutorials:

**NOTE: General Arts and Science students are required to create their own timetable. Detailed instructions can be found at:

  1. Visit: niagaracollege.ca/mync/help/
  2. Navigate to Downloadable Documents at the bottom of the page
  3. Click General Arts and Science: Timetable Customization (PDF)

Learn more about program delivery methods and how they would appear on your timetable – niagaracollege.ca/enrolmentservices/registration/coursedelivery/

SUBMIT YOUR STUDENT IDENTIFICATION (ID) PHOTO

Click here to submit your student identification (ID) photo

*This step can only be completed after you have selected your timetable.

REVIEW YOUR COURSES ON BLACKBOARD

This is where you will find details about each course, announcements and contact information from your professors. Review the various tabs available when you click on each course.

It is also important to review the course information (also called Teaching and Learning Plan/TLP) found in each of the courses as well.  Once available, you will be able to check the delivery schedule of your courses, including scheduled assessments and due dates; review your textbook list in order to purchase required textbooks; and other details specific to each course as outlined by the professor.

Note: Some courses and TLPs may not be available until the start of class.

Remember to check your MyNC portal and NC student email account regularly for important updates.

GUARD.ME INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE

Every international student in Canada requires insurance to cover their emergency medical needs.  Your guard.me policy provides emergency health insurance benefits for new emergencies such as illnesses or injuries. Niagara College orders guard.me insurance for every international student every term to be sure you stay healthy and safe.  The charge is included in the international student tuition fees.

For more information on guard.me insurance, please visit: https://www.guard.me/niagaracollege

If you have questions about Niagara College and your program delivery, email [email protected]. If you have questions about your insurance, please contact guard.me at [email protected].

*Your guard.me insurance card will be emailed to your NC student email after “Day 10” has passed.

LEARN ABOUT HOW TO CONNECT WITH OTHER STUDENTS

Click here to visit NC International’s Engagement Calendar to learn about upcoming events, including Pre-Orientation activities!

START CLASSES

Click here to check out other important dates this term.