How it all works
Complete applications will be considered in the order in which they are received as long as the candidate meets or is in the process of meeting the program’s admission requirements.
A complete application includes the following:
- application form
- application fee
- an official high school transcript
- other post-secondary transcripts (if applicable)
Complete applications received on or before November 1st will be dated as of November 1st. However, if the number of applications exceeds the number of seats, a selection based on the average of specific subjects on the transcript(s) will be made among the candidates.
Your file will only be evaluated once your application is complete. For example, if we receive your application on November 1st and we receive your transcript and application fee on November 15th, your application will be considered complete as of November 15th.
Out-of-province applications New Brunswick applicants have priority for NBCC seats until January 1 of each year. After that date, candidates will be assigned seats as they become available, regardless of where they are from.
EvaluationWe evaluate your application based on your transcript of marks. Following the evaluation of your application, you will be advised of the decision by mail.
Processing dateThe College Admissions Service starts processing complete applications as of November 1st of each year.
Waiting listsApplications and waiting lists are not kept from one year to the next. Therefore, you must submit a new complete application each year.
Preferred programsAn applicant may apply to two programs per academic year. The application for both programs will be processed. If the applicant is accepted into their preferred program, their application for the second program is automatically cancelled.
If the applicant is admitted into their second choice and confirms by paying the deposit or confirmation fee, they will have a one-time option to return to their preferred choice should a seat become available. There is no cost for this one-time change.
If the confirmation fee has not been paid and the applicant chooses to change, they will have 30 days to confirm the change.
AppealsCandidates may appeal any decision on an application by submitting a notice of appeal, in writing, to the Director of the College Admissions Services within 30 days of the decision.
Important dates November 1 The admissions process begins. All applications received prior to this date will be dated November 1.
September 10, 2012Fall Term begins.
September 28, 2012 Last date of acceptance for most fall programs (certain conditions apply).
March 31Deadline for applications from international students for programs with a September start date.
July 31Deadline for applications from international students for programs with a January start date.
General requirementsDid you know? : Applicants from Maine are eligible for Canadian tuition rates
- have, or be in the process of getting, a New Brunswick High School Diploma or equivalent. Applicants with, or working towards, a High School Diploma in another province must have their diploma or equivalent recognized by the NB Department of Education
- successfully complete, or be in the process of completing, the prerequisite courses according to the admission profile for your chosen program (refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for each program)
- forward a transcript of marks. If your transcript of marks indicates the courses were taken at a modified level, it will require additional evaluation. If the transcript is submitted in a language other than English or French, an official document translated by a certified translator must be attached to the application.
Applicants must meet the college’s English Language Proficiency Requirements(pdf).
Applicants with disabilities should disclose any disability-related needs at the admissions stage.
Applicants may be required to:
- submit a satisfactory medical and immunization report
- submit proof that the applicant will turn 18 during the first year of registration (for the Academic Studies Program)
- participate in information, orientation, interview, or testing sessions
- successfully complete, at the required level, a written and spoken second-language proficiency test, administered by the College
- submit the results of a criminal record check through the Canadian Police Information Centre
Mature applicants (over the age of 21), who do not meet admission requirements, and/or transfer students, can rely on experience and/or prior training or courses to be considered for a program. The Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process will streamline this process.Learn more about PLAR…