English Summer Pathway Program

English Summer Pathway Program make it easier for students from non-English backgrounds to get ready for studies at NBCC.

Our Summer Pathway program is designed for students who need extra time and training to meet our English proficiency requirements, and who would like to benefit from additional transition time and academic preparation before full-time studies.

The English Summer Pathway Program (SPP) is a language, academic, and cultural immersion program offered by NBCC and Mount Allison University.

The program will run in summer 2024 for 12 weeks (May) and 8 weeks (June), and it will be delivered online.

Students can attend this program from any part of the world if they have a stable internet connection and a computer with a camera and microphone to participate in classes.

The English Summer Pathway Program includes:

  • Online level-specific English and academic skills classes.
  • Engaging activities introducing students to the history, culture, and geography of Atlantic Canada.
  • Guest speaker series to educate students on services and supports available through NBCC and other local organizations. 
  • Career development skills to prepare students for job opportunities.

If you successfully complete the English Summer Pathway Program:

  • You will get direct unconditional admission to NBCC starting September if you meet the College's academic requirements.  
  • No additional TOEFL / IELTS / Duolingo tests will be required.

The duration and costs of the program depend on your level of English:

  • TOEFL 50-60/IELTS 5.5 (no band score lower than 5.0)/Duolingo 85 = May - August (12 weeks)
  • TOEFL 61-79/IELTS 6.0 (no band score lower than 5.0)/Duolingo 95 = June - August (8 weeks)


Program Dates & Fees

12-Week Program

  • May 27th – August 16th 2024
  • Tuition and program fees: $4,797

8-Week Program

  • June 24th – August 16th 2024
  • Tuition and program fees: $3,364

How to apply

In order to enroll in the English Summer Pathway Program, you must first:

Attach the following documents to your application form and send it to englishpathways@mta.ca :

  • Copy of the admission letter you have received from NBCC
  • Copy of your most recent ESL exam result (no older than 24 months)
  • Copy of your passport
  • Proof of $1500 confirmation deposit payment to NBCC

Confirm your enrolment

Secure your spot in the English Summer Pathway Program once admitted by paying a non-refundable deposit of $1,994 CAD by the scheduled deadlines provided below. The remaining fees are due at the beginning of your session if applicable.

Pay your SPP deposit through https://payment.flywire.com/pay/payment

12-week program - Application and deposit deadline: May 1st (first day of class is May 27th).
8-week program - Application and deposit deadline: May 29th (first day of class is June 24th).

Summer Pathway Program Alternatives

Successfully complete English language college-preparatory studies with one of NBCC’s English language training partners.


For questions regarding the English Summer Pathway Program, please contact englishpathways@mta.ca.