Pre-Approval Application

Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting your pre-approval application:

  • Pre-approval is available to students who have failed or otherwise not completed a course required for graduation. You must be in good financial standing with the college to be eligible for pre-approval.
  • We strongly recommend you seek academic advisement from a Coordinating Instructor before you apply for pre-approval.
  • Since we cannot guarantee that your application will be approved, we recommend that you wait to receive your results before you enroll in an external course.
  • A separate application must be submitted for each pre-approval request.
  • If your application is approved, a credit transfer (CR) will be awarded upon successful completion of the pre-approved course. It is your responsibility to provide the RPL Office ( with an official transcript showing that you achieved a grade of at least 60% in the pre-approved course.
  • If your application is denied, you may reapply using a different external course.
  • The results of your application will be forwarded to you by email within 2-3 weeks of submission. Any delays in the expected processing times will be communicated to you by email.
  • Pre-approvals are subject to the Timely Completion provisions of Policy 1312 - Certification and Graduation.

View the step-by-step guide to help you complete your pre-approval application.

The information you provide will be confidential and treated in accordance with the New Brunswick Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Student Information

NBCC Course Information

Enter information about failed NBCC course

Eg. COMM1438 or COMM1438A

(as shown on your transcript)

Pre-approval Course Information

Enter information about course for which you are seeking pre-approval

Format: mm/dd/yyyy

Supporting Documentation

Please attach a copy of your unofficial NBCC transcript. If the course you wish to take is not approved on the Master List, you must also attach a detailed course outline which identifies the learning outcome(s), course content, and methods of assessment.

Note: Please upload documents as PDFs only. The file name of each document must include your student ID and what the document is. Example: 5192345-Transcript.pdf

Applications with missing or incomplete documentation will be rejected.

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