I'm Accepted.  Now What?

Congratulations, you’ve received an offer of admission! This section details all of the things you need to do or think about to help make your transition to Ӱ̳ as smooth as possible. 

First things first. All official communication with admitted students is by email. It is important that we have your current email address on file at all times. As well, you may want to consider setting up your email address so your Ӱ̳ emails do not end up in your junk folder.

Note: Please visit our Online Registration page for more information about this MANDATORY step.

Step 1: Activate your IT account and access Student Self-Service

Visit /it-services/get-started and follow the instructions provided. If you have an active IT account, you can use the same link to reset your password. Accept or decline your program online through Student Self-Service.

Step 2: Confirm your acceptance

If you haven’t already done so, pay the confirmation fee to secure your seat before the deadline provided on your acceptance letter. Don’t forget, you will also need to send your final marks to the College Admissions Service if you are still in high school or if you are upgrading.

Step 3: Apply early for a study permit (International students)

If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you will need a valid postsecondary study permit to attend Ӱ̳ for longer than six months. Obtaining a permit can take several months, so submit your application as soon as you confirm your acceptance.

Step 4: Plan your finances

A college education is a smart investment and it is never too early to start thinking about how you will pay for it. Visit our program information page to get an estimate of costs (e.g. tuition, books, etc.).

How do you plan to pay? Visit our Paying for College page to help you get started.

Lists of textbooks, equipment or materials required for your program will be provided by your instructor on the first day of classes. If you’re buying secondhand books, please check with the bookstore or your instructor to see if textbooks or editions have changed for your program/courses.

Step 5: Request recognition for prior learning

If you have completed post-secondary courses or gained work or life experience related to courses required in your Ӱ̳ program, you may be eligible to get credit through Recognition of Prior Learning. Learn more about this service and how to prepare your documents for submission.

Step 6: Get the technology

All of Ӱ̳’s programs require you to purchase a laptop that meets the specifications highlighted on our website.

Step 7: Review accessibility services

If you received academic accommodations and/or supports while in high school or other post-secondary institutes, we will assist to remove barriers to learning. Learn more about the accessibility services offered.

Step 8: Find a place to live

Need a place to live? Start your search early and check our website for helpful resources. Remember what they say - the early bird gets the shiny new apartment!

Step 9: Review language requirements

Are you a Permanent Resident or an International Student? If your first language is not English, Ӱ̳ will require proof of English language competency. Learn more about our language requirements and the recognized linguistic tests.

Step 10: What can I expect

To find out about Orientation, Academic Delivery for your program, the Academic Calendar, important student updates and more please visit /admissions/what-can-i-expect

Step 11: Get to know us better

Between the Open House, College Preview events, campus tours and information sessions, we offer several ways to help you get to know us a little better. We believe that once you get a taste of what it’s like here, you’ll be even more excited about what your future could hold.

Find out more about upcoming tours and information sessions and booking your visit at nbcc.ca/visit-us.

Step 12: Immunization and Criminal Record Check (Health and Social Science students only)

Future Health students – You will need to satisfy certain immunization requirements before the beginning of your program. Timing is everything – start now! Some vaccines require multiple doses, which may take several weeks. Learn more.

Future Health and Social Sciences students – You will be participating in a clinical/practicum that may entail you working with children and/or vulnerable adults. You will require a Criminal Record Check (including the Vulnerable Sector). The clinical/practicum is an essential part of your program and you will need to have these checks done in order to take part! Learn more.