Academic Policies

The philosophy of the NEC Native Education College Society is founded on the principles upheld by the Elders of our respective nations. The values of our people are contained in the teachings of our Elders – to protect our spirituality, our culture and our land. We will uphold these ideals; live them to the best of our abilities.

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Financial Aid

Scholarships are awards given to students on the basis of academic achievement or outstanding progress in a course of study. Scholarships are awarded to students upon the recommendation of faculty. A bursary is a non-repayable award, which is made to students who demonstrate financial need.

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Tuition & Fees

Fees for all programs and courses must be paid at the time of registration. Students who receive sponsorships must arrange for a letter from their sponsoring agency or band to be delivered to the Admissions Office. Students who withdraw from a course or program may be eligible for a full or partial refund of tuition fees.

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Assessments & Testing

An applicant with previous educational, employment or community service experience may be given credit for specific courses by completing a prior learning assessment process. The Coordinator will assist the applicant in this process which may include a challenge for credit by writing...

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Apply Today

To apply to a program at Native Education College you can drop by in person to the the Student Admissions Office in the Tsimilano building next door to the longhouse. You can also phone or email, or apply online. Or download, print and fax your application form for admission. The choice is yours.

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Ready to apply? Got questions? Admissions contains information on how to apply and what you’ll need to be successfully admitted into one of NECs programs.

Our friendly, helpful staff is available to help you fill out the application for admissions form or the following self-serve options are available:

Admissions

The Application Process

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  • An Admission staff will contact you for an interview.

NEC Native Education College
Admissions Office
285 East 5th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5T 1H2
Fax: 604-873-1440 or 604-873-9152
Email: admissions@necvancouver.org

NEC does not charge an application fee.  For information about specific programs, including entrance requirements and prerequisites, please review the Program information on this website or contact our Admissions Office at 604-873-3761, ext. 313 or 328. If you apply on-line or by fax or mail, you will be contacted by Admissions staff with information on how to follow up on the admissions process.

Aboriginal Adult Basic Education Program (AABE)

You are required to bring your high school transcripts to your appointment.  If you don’t have your transcripts, we will arrange a time for you to complete the placement assessment test.

Post-Secondary Studies Programs

Read the requirements for each program online to ensure you meet the prerequisites. You are required to bring your high school transcripts and your letter of reference (if they are required). If you do not have your high school diploma and over 21 of age then you may apply as a mature student. We will consider a combination of academic skills and relevant experience in assessing your application for admission. The NEC Admission staff may request that you complete a placement assessment.

Assessments

Mature students (21 years or older) and students with no transcript (for AABE, must be at least 18 years and out of school for 1 year) are required to write an assessment test to establish academic placement. An applicant with previous educational, employment or community service experience may be given credit for specific courses by completing a prior learning assessment process. Click here for our Preparation and Review Booklet plus more information about Assessments and Testing.

Payment of Fees

Fees for all programs and courses must be paid at the time of registration. Students who receive sponsorships must arrange for a letter from their sponsoring agency or band to be delivered to the Admissions Office. Admissions staff can answer any questions you may have about funding and how to apply for funding. Successful applicants will receive an acceptance letter which will outline the registration process. Click here for more information about applicable tuition and fees.

Questions?

For more NEC Program information visit the Admissions section or call

1 (604) 873-3772 ext. 328