I'm Accepted.  Now What?

Congratulations, you’ve received an offer of admission! This section details all of the things you need to do or think about to help make your transition to NBCC as smooth as possible. 

Confirm your acceptance

If you haven’t already done so, pay the confirmation fee to secure your seat before the deadline provided on your acceptance letter. Don’t forget, you will also need to send your final marks to the College Admissions Service if you’re still in high school or if you’re upgrading.

Activate your IT account and complete online registration

You will receive an email communication approximately a month prior to class start asking you to activate your IT account. (Have you ensured we have your most current email address on file?) You will also receive directions about MANDATORY online registration.

Future Health students

Have you been accepted in one of our health programs? If so, you will need to satisfy certain immunization requirements and/or a criminal record check before the beginning of your program. Timing is everything – start now! Some vaccines require multiple doses which may take several weeks. Learn more.

Future Health and Social Sciences students

If you were accepted into a health or social sciences program, you will be participating in a clinical/practicum that may entail you working with children and/or vulnerable adults. You will require a Criminal Record Check (including the Vulnerable Sector). The clinical/practicum is an essential part of your program and you will need to have these checks done in order to take part! Learn more.

Get the technology

Almost half of NBCC’s programs require you to purchase a laptop that meets the specifications highlighted on our website. Find out if your program has these technology requirements.

Plan your finances

A college education is a smart investment and it’s never too early to start thinking about how you’ll pay for it. Visit our fees page to estimate the cost of your tuition including books.

How do you plan to pay? Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Student Loans – Most students are eligible to apply for the federal and provincial student loans in their HOME province. If you’re from out-of-province, visit canlearn.ca to get more information. If you are from New Brunswick, one application opens doors for many funding options – for more information and to apply, visit studentaid.gnb.ca.
  2. Scholarships and Bursaries – NBCC is proud to recognize academic achievement, community involvement, extra-curricular activities and financial need through scholarships and bursaries. Last year, our students received $305,000 in financial support. Check out the scholarships and bursaries available for NBCC students.
  3. Training and Skills Development (TSD) Sponsorship – You may be eligible for sponsorship through the TSD program. If you are an Employment Insurance (EI) recipient, have been recently, or expect to be unemployed before starting college, you should contact an Employment Counsellor at your nearest regional office to determine eligibility. Learn more about the TSD program.
  4. Use Aeroplan Miles – NBCC students, their families and friends can direct Aeroplan Miles toward tuition fees at NBCC. Visit Higher Ed Points to learn more

Textbooks and program materials

After you register, please visit or contact your campus bookstore to obtain a list of textbooks required for your program. If you’re buying secondhand books, please check with the bookstore to see if textbooks or editions have changed for your program/courses.

Any equipment or materials required for your program will be provided by your instructor on the first day of classes.

Find a place to live

Need a place to live? Start your search early and check our website for helpful resources. Remember what they say - the early bird gets the shiny new apartment!

International students

If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you will need a valid postsecondary study permit to attend NBCC for longer than six months. Obtaining a permit can take several months, so submit your application as soon as you confirm your acceptance.

English Language Competency

Are you a Permanent Resident or an International Student? If your first language is not English, NBCC will require proof of English language competency. Learn more about our language requirements and the recognized linguistic tests.

Get to know us better

Between the Open House, Student for a Day and College Preview Day, we offer a number of opportunities to help you get to know us a little better. College Preview Day is an exciting day for accepted students and your friends and family to learn more about your future home!

Explore the campus, ask questions you may have about student services and financing, see the community and meet your future classmates. Keep an eye out for your invitation in the spring if you have been accepted into a program beginning in September.