English Summer Pathway Program

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

If you meet NBCC’s academic requirements, but do not meet the English language requirements, you may be offered conditional admission.

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 2022 for 12 weeks (May), 8 weeks (June), and 4 weeks (July) 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 bandscore lower than 5.0)/Duolingo 85 = May - August (12 weeks)
  • TOEFL 61-79/IELTS 6.0 (no bandscore lower than 5.0)/Duolingo 95 = June - August (8 weeks)
  • TOEFL 80-89/IELTS 6.0 (no bandscore lower than 5.5)/Duolingo 100 = July - August (4 weeks)

Applicants who already meet NBCC’s English language requirements may enroll in the SPP program for the final four weeks.

English Summer Pathway Program

Program Dates & Fees

12-Week Program

  • May 24th – August 12th 2022
  • Tuition and program fees: $4,657

8-Week Program

  • June 20th – August 12th 2022
  • Tuition and program fees: $3,266

4-Week Program

  • July 18th – August 12th 2022
  • Tuition and program fees: $1,936

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 $500 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 $1,936 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: April 25th (first day of class is May 24).
8-week program - Application and deposit deadline: May 23rd (first day of class is June 20).
4-week program - Application and deposit deadline: June 20th (first day of class is July 18).

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.