Who We Are

Northern Lights College provides post-secondary education on seven campuses and access centres across the northern third of British Columbia, covering an area of more than 330,000 square kilometres. The college offers adult basic education, academic and vocational programs, trades and apprenticeship training, workforce training, and continuing education.

The college has agreements with several partner universities in British Columbia and Alberta that allow students to directly transfer credits earned at Northern Lights College towards degrees and other programming.

General Info General Info


Detailed Costs
Campus Locations

11401 - 8th Street,
Dawson Creek, BC

11401 - 8th Street
Dawson Creek, BC


Programs Programs


Info on All Programs
Study Abroad Opportunities

Study abroad scholarship opportunities are offered at two universities in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

Admissions Admissions


Basic Admissions Requirements

Canadian citizens or landed immigrants applying to Academic and Career programs should be BC secondary school graduates or deficient in no more than two courses from B.C. secondary school graduation, which, if available, must be completed while attending College. Many Vocational programs require Grade 10 completion, however some require Grade 11 or 12 with specific prerequisite course completion.


Application Fee

$25 for domestic students

How to Apply

Apply online or print an application form from the website.


Admissions Contact Email
Admissions Contact Phone

Financial Aid Financial Aid


Entrance Scholarships Deadline

Dates vary by award; NLC Foundation Entrance Awards deadline is May 30


Entrance Scholarships Info
Other Scholarship Info
Student Loan Info

Financial Aid Contact Email
Financial Aid Contact Phone

Residence Residence


Residence Options

The Dawson Creek Campus residence is comprised of two wings with capacity for 190 students and includes assisted living units. Options include one, two, three, and four-bedroom units, each furnished with a bed, small dresser, bookshelves, computer station, chair, and is internet and telephone ready. Each unit has a kitchen with a stove, fridge, microwave, table, and chairs. The residence surrounds a common block with a games area and separate study areas.

Total Average Residence Cost
$510 - $1100/month
Residence Cost Details

One bedroom units cost $1,105/month; two-bedrooms are $585 per occupant/month and four-bedrooms are $510 per occupant/month.


Residence Application Deadline

Apply as early as possible; the principal resident must be a registered NLC student.

How to Apply

Application Forms are available on the website


Residence Contact Email
Residence Contact Phone

International Students International Students


International Student Info

For over 20 years, Northern Lights College has been welcoming international students from around the world, studying English as a Second Language (ESL), university transfer classes, and vocational and trades programs. Many students complete certificates or diplomas and then successfully transfer to universities across Canada to complete their degree.

English Language Requirement

Students who wish to enter the University Transfer Programs must have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5.

More International Student Info

International Students Contact Email