What Can I Expect

What Can I Expect?

NBCC is continuing to follow all New Brunswick Public Health Guidelines to ensure the safety of our learners, staff, and communities.

Welcome to NBCC

Congratulations on taking this important next step in your life and welcome to NBCC! We’re excited to have you joining us and can’t wait to meet you.

We invite you to take advantage of our Student Onboarding experience - get to know your instructors and classmates, get a taste of what life is like at NBCC, and set yourself up for success in your program!

  • Pre-orientation sessions: Pre-orientation sessions provide information, tools, and resources that you will need to be successful in your program.
  • First day of class/Orientation (new students): Watch for an email from your academic department that will include additional details and a link to access your Orientation Session on the first day of class.

Academic Delivery

NBCC’s academic programming is delivered in a blended format, with up to 80 percent of instruction delivered in person and the rest on our virtual platforms, depending on your program (pdf).

For the latest information, please continue to check this webpage or visit NBCC’s Facebook page.

2022 Graduation: June 20th – 24th

NBCC is excited to celebrate the Class of 2022 with a series of in-person graduation ceremonies in each of our six NBCC campus communities. Visit our grad webpage for the latest information on graduation.

Student Updates

Getting Started

  • Academic Calendar: Refer to NBCC’s Academic Calendar 2021-2022 (pdf) for academic term start dates and other important dates throughout the year.
  • First day of classes: Plan to be in class at 9 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time (AST) on your first day. New students can expect to receive an email from their academic department indicating whether the first day of classes will be held on campus or virtually.

    Class schedules will be provided on your first day of classes.
  • Purchasing textbooks:  If you have received specific information about textbooks from your Academic Department, please default to that information first. If you are buying secondhand texts, please check the textbook title/edition and ISBN# on the book to ensure you are buying the current version listed for your program. 

    Textbook lists and pricing are available through the campus bookstores. Textbooks can be purchased in-person, or by calling your local campus bookstore. Please call ahead to confirm that your textbooks are in stock.
  • Get your Student ID: There are many benefits to having an NBCC Student ID Card! For more information on how to get your ID Card, visit the Library Learning Commons webpage.
  • Citizenship Status: If you are a new student and discover incorrect information regarding your citizenship status during registration, email admissions@nbcc.ca or call 1-888-796-6222. If you are a returning student and noticed a citizenship error, email nbcc@nbcc.ca
  • Student Self-Service Account: Login to your Student Self-Service account using your Student Login ID and network password to access your online account information, registration status, make payments, etc.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): If you have achieved relevant prior learning through previously completed courses or work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply for credit transfer/credit equivalency.
  • Virtual Campus Tours: Get to know your campus by taking a virtual tour.
  • Have a question?  Check out our Ask.NBCC portal

Explore Student Services and Support

We are here to support you every step of the way. Check out some of the services you can access as an NBCC learner.

International Student Information

Moving to a new country to start college can be an overwhelming experience. To help make this transition easier, we encourage you to review the information and resources below and reach out to us at international@nbcc.ca for additional support. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to New Brunswick and to NBCC!

If you are travelling to New Brunswick from another country, please review the NBCC Student Travel and Self-Isolation Guide at least one month prior to your scheduled arrival.

International Students - Health & Dental

International students are included in the NBCCSU mandatory health & dental plan (pending eligibility). If you have proof of comparable extended coverage, you must apply to ‘opt out’ of the plan prior to NBCC’s deadline (refer to Academic Calendar (pdf) for dates). Charges will apply for those who miss the deadline; no exceptions will be considered.

International students are also required to attain additional mandatory health insurance (Guard Me/New Brunswick Medicare). Learn more about the Guard Me International Health Coverage plan needed for international students and how to opt out from this plan; pending eligibility.

Meet Your NBCCSU

The NBCCSU is made up of student leaders who advocate for the student voice on campus. These students help to plan and execute events, make decisions on bettering student life, and have an opportunity to build their resumes with extra experience. Email nbccsu@nbcc.ca to learn more about all the ways you can get involved and follow NBCCSU accounts on social media to stay up-to-date.

Check the events and activities schedule (pdf) for a look at what’s happening virtually and on your campus.

Things You Should Know

  • Urgent Notification System: In cases where NBCC must quickly notify students of events such as campus closures or emergencies, we use the mass notification system Regroup. When classes commence and you are enrolled in all courses, login to Regroup using your assigned unique alphanumeric username and network login password to verify that your contact information is correct. It is important that we have up-to-date contact information for all active NBCC students.
  • Health and Dental Plan & Opt-Out Deadline: NBCC and the NBCC Student Union (NBCCSU) offer MANDATORY health and dental coverage for students (pending eligibility). If you have proof of comparable extended coverage, you must apply to ‘opt out’ of the plan prior to NBCC’s deadline (refer to Academic Calendar (pdf) for dates). Charges will apply for those who miss the deadline; no exceptions will be considered. Please note: If you are a student who had previously opted out since 2013, and no longer have an alternate comparable Health & Dental Plan, it is your responsibility to reach out to the Student Benefits Office to opt back into the plans by the deadline date.

    In addition, this year, the plan includes mywellness, an award-winning student mental health and wellness program. Through myWellness you can access support resources, an anonymous mental health assessment, and a toolbox full of helpful solutions. This plan is mandatory for students in regular programs of 20 weeks or more, unless proof of alternate (equivalent) insurance coverage is provided. 
  • Tuition and fees: All tuition and fees are due by the first Friday after classes commence (refer to Academic Calendar (pdf) for dates). We recommend that you make all payments online; learn more about tuition and fee payment options on our website.

    Note: All fees paid beyond the deadline may be subject to late fees.
  • Government Student Loans: If you have not received your loan instalment by the third week of classes, contact your loan provider immediately. Please email financials@nbcc.ca if you expect further delays. Once NBCC receives and completes your confirmation of enrolment, the tuition/fees payment is sent directly to NBCC from your loan. Please don’t pay again if you are paying via student loan; it may take approximately 5-10 business days for this loan payment to be applied to your account.
  • Student Loan Resources: The government of New Brunswick publishes an information guide (pdf) on how to apply for a student loan within New Brunswick. Contact studentaid.gnb.ca (1-800-667-5626) for provincial student aid, and canlearn.ca or call toll free (1-888-815-4514) for federal student aid.
  • Laptop/Cellphone Loan Programs: NBCC is committed to helping reduce barriers for students who may be experiencing financial difficulty by offering Laptop and Cellphone Loan Programs. These programs are being offered as a temporary solution for students. To apply for a laptop loan, complete our online application form. To apply for a cellphone loan, download and complete the applicable form below and send to moneymatters@nbcc.ca.