How to Apply

How to Apply

You’ve chosen your program & location and reviewed the Admission Requirements.
Great!  Here’s what you need to do:

Submit your application

Apply Online! The easiest and fastest way to submit your application.

Canadian/Permanent Resident Applicants: $50 application fee for a choice of one or two programs

Step 1 - Apply Online Now/Access your in-progress application (Save & return to your application any time during the process prior to submitting it final) NOTE: Online payment of the application fee is required before submitting your application via online. Also see Paying the Application Fee section below.

Step 2 - Once you submit your online application; if required, submit your transcripts/documentation.

Don’t have access to a computer? NBCC has open access computers at all campus locations if you want to APPLY ONLINE and need access, please visit us!

Paying the Application Fee

  • Debit and Credit Card (Visa/MC) is accepted via Service New Brunswick (SNB). For Debit card transactions at SNB–CIBC/Royal Bank/BMO/Scotiabank are accepted. (see Payment Options)
  • If you cannot pay online, Visa/MC is accepted via phone at College Admissions Service – see Customer Support section below for CAS contact information
  • If applying in person at any of our NBCC campus locations, all other methods of payment are accepted including cash, debit/credit, or cheque/money order (payable to Minister of Finance)

Other Application Information and Assistance

If you cannot apply online, contact the College Admissions Services (CAS):

CAS CUSTOMER SUPPORT – To inquire about your application status or if you need assistance with the online Application and/or related payment process, contact CAS at:

1-888-796-NBCC (within North America)
1-506-759-6419 (outside North America)
Send email to:

You can also apply in person at any of our six NBCC campus locations throughout the province.

When your application is considered complete

It is important to note applications are considered complete and date/time stamped as such when the application fee is received AND all official required documentation is received by the College Admissions Service (CAS) to meet entrance requirements.

Apply Online (Recommended)

IMPORTANT: We are no longer considering the majority of international applications for Fall of 2018; however if you are an International applicant who is currently living in Canada with a valid study permit please call our Admissions Center at 1-888-796-6222 for consideration. Please note that you can currently apply for Programs starting in 2019.

Applying online is the easiest and fastest way to get us your application! You can save and return to your application at any time prior to completing and submitting it via the applicable link below. Online payment of the application fee is required when using, and before submitting, your application via online method.

International applicants: $100 CDN for a selection of 1 or 2 programs.

Apply Online Now / Access your in-progress application

If you need support or assistance with the online application or the related payment process, please contact the College Admissions Service at 1-888-796-NBCC (within North America) or 1-506-759-6419 (outside North America).

Once you have submitted your online application, you can go directly to the Submit your transcripts/documentation step.

International Applicants: If you are unable to apply online, please contact for other application options.

Nigerian applicants: please see information on submitting WAEC and/or NECO results before completing the application.

  • International applicants may apply commencing June 1/2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
    (Applications received prior to June 1st will be dated as received June 2nd.)
  • Evaluations and acceptances will commence October 1/2018 for September 2019 program starts.
  • Evaluations and acceptances will commence February 1/2019 for January 2020 program starts
    (Applicants will receive acknowledgment letters for receipt of application only. Notifications of application status will be sent after October 1/2018 for September 2019 start and after February 1/2019 for January 2020 start).

Once the evaluation selection process is complete:

Opportunity to defer your application to the next academic year:

What does deferring my application mean?

  • If you are not able to attend the program in which you had been accepted because of study permit/visa refusal, you can request a deferral of your application to the next academic year one time only without having to reapply. Proof of study permit refusal will be required. After you have been already deferred once, a new application submission will be required if you wish to be considered for future terms.
  • If you have been placed on a waiting list, a deferral is possible but only upon request. If we do not receive a request, then your application will be cancelled at the end of the admission cycle for the current year. Deferral request can be sent by email at

Important to Note:

  • NBCC will only defer applications as requested by the applicant on or before October 1/2018 for September 2019 start programs.
  • NBCC will only defer applications as requested by the applicant on or before February 1/2019 for January 2020 start programs.
  • All other applications will automatically be cancelled/withdrawn. If applicants contact College Admission Services-CAS after the due dates, and meets deferral requirements listed above, the application can be re-instated for the following year with a new date/time stamp and no application fee will be requested.

Submit your transcripts/documentation

Submit your official high school, college and/or university transcripts and/or further documentation* for admission to certain programs. Transcripts are considered official ONLY if they are received directly from the institution sealed or sent via email directly to

Please Note:  All submitted documents become the property of NBCC and will not be returned.

Grade 11 students can apply by submitting their current grade 11 transcripts on or after the first business day in April. Applications received prior to the date above will be date/time stamped as received at the end of the first business day in April (at 4:30pm).

It is important that your transcript of marks demonstrates how you meet, or are in the process of meeting, the program's admission requirements (for each program, please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section to determine which profile applies).

* International applicants must also include an official transcript translated into English from the High School and/or College and/or University you have attended.

Special Considerations

Note: As most NBCC communications will be through email, please ensure you have a valid email address on file. It is important to verify this email account regularly for updates to your status and NBCC events. Please ensure that your email security settings for our NBCC email addresses are set properly to guarantee they are delivered to your inbox.

Applications are processed year-round by the College Admissions Service.

Acceptances are processed by the College Admissions Service once the admission cycle for the current academic year is complete.  For example, for programs starting in September, admission closes three weeks after the start of classes. Following the closing date for admissions, we start processing for the next academic year.

In some cases, you'll have other considerations during the application process depending on your circumstances. See below to learn more.