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 to be launched in summer 2021 by NBCC and Mount Allison University.

The SPP is designed to bring together international students headed to NBCC and Mount Allison so they can live and study together on the Mount Allison campus in Sackville, New Brunswick (approx. 50 kms from Moncton) before the start of classes in the fall.

The English Summer Pathway Program includes:

  • Level-specific English and academic skills classes
  • On-campus accommodations and meals
  • Weekly trips and activities, introducing students to the history, culture, and geography of Atlantic Canada

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 = June - August (12 weeks)
  • TOEFL 61-78/IELTS 6.0 (no bandscore lower than 5.0)/Duolingo 95 = July - August (8 weeks)
  • TOEFL 79-89/IELTS 6.0 (no bandscore lower than 5.5)/Duolingo 100 = August (4 weeks)

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



12-Week Program

  • Tuition and program fees: $4,575
  • On-campus accommodations: $1,710
  • On-campus meals: $1,540
  • Total: $7,825

8-Week Program

  • Tuition and program fees: $3,210
  • On-campus accommodations: $1,175
  • On-campus meals: $1,065
  • Total: $5,450

4-Week Program

  • Tuition and program fees: $1,905
  • On-campus accommodations: $610
  • On-campus meals: $535
  • Total: $3,050

Students who do not require on-campus accommodations and meals should contact englishpathways@mta.ca for tuition-only pricing.

How to apply

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

  • You must first be admitted to NBCC and confirm your seat with non-refundable confirmation fee.
  • Fill out the Summer Pathway Program Application Form (pdf) and send to englishpathways@mta.ca
  • Pay a non-refundable deposit of $1,905 CAD by March 1, 2021 to reserve your spot once admitted. The remaining fees are due once you arrive on campus at the beginning of your session. To make a deposit, see fee payments (please note you will be redirected to Mount Allison’s fee payment page)

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.