Admission Application Processing
We accept and admit qualified applicants for all programs on a first received, first qualified basis. This means we begin assessing your application once all the required documentation has been received. This assessment begins in November and continues until a program fills. It is important that you apply early to avoid missing the opportunity to be admitted to your chosen program. We will review your application when it is complete (all required documents are received) and notify you of the results as quickly as possible.
- Choose a Program – Explore programs and choose a program that fits your interests and goals.
- Review Admission Requirements – If you're missing some of the requirements, you may still apply to the program. On your application, indicate your plan for completing the prerequisites you need.
- Check Program Openings – Check the program openings to see available full-time locations and seat availability.
- Apply Online – Complete your application and pay your $25 application fee online (credit card required). You can also submit a paper application; attach a $25 non-refundable application fee to your paper application. Application fee is required to process all applications except those for the Adult Learning Program (ALP). International applicants must include a $75 (CAD) application fee.
- Indicate Program & Campus Choices – You can submit up to 2 choices with one application fee. One program at 2 different campuses is considered 2 choices.
- Self-identify – If you are a member of the African Canadian or Aboriginal/First nations community, or have a disability, remember to self-identify on your application.
- Transcripts – Send sealed copies of your official transcripts (high school, college or university), or arrange with your previous school(s) to send the transcript directly to NSCC Admissions. If you have Individual Program Plans (IPPs) on your transcript, please see the Special Admissions Process. If your specific program requires additional documentation, ensure that you send all required components. Admission requirements are stated in the program descriptions.
- Documentation – All documentation, including transcripts and other records required to assess your application, must be received translated from original language to English by a qualified language translator. NSCC cannot assess applications with documentation in any other language but English.
- Review Application – Make sure your application is correct. Your application will not be considered complete until you submit all the required documentation for all of your program choices. Review the Application Checklist to help ensure you do not have inaccurate or missing information.
- Submit Application – Submit one application only. Changes or additions to your choices require the submission of a new application and fee (and void your old application).
- a completed application and fee
- sealed copies of official transcripts
- all other required documentation (including portfolio if applicable)
Missing or inaccurate information can cause delays, which may affect the processing of your application. Make sure your application includes the following:
- Full address and contact information. If you move or change your mailing address, please contact NSCC Admissions immediately with your new contact information. We want to ensure you receive all communications from our office.
- A secure and accessible email address. Our preferred way to communicate with you is via email. If you change your email address, please notify us immediately.
- Former family names (especially important if different from the name on your transcripts).
- Program choices and campus locations in order of preference.
What Happens Next?
Assessment – Upon receipt of a completed application that includes all required documentation and the required application fee, we will assess your submission on a first-received, first-qualified basis:
- We will review your complete application and notify you as quickly as possible.
- If you are qualified for a program that has seats available, you will be admitted.
- If you are qualified for a program that does not have an available seat, you will be placed on a waitlist. If a seat becomes available at a later date, you will be contacted.
- If you are not accepted into a program, you will be contacted.
Payment of Tuition Deposit:
- Once you are admitted to a program, you must confirm your intention to enrol by paying the required non-refundable tuition deposit within the timeframe indicated in the letter/email you receive from NSCC. This deposit counts towards your tuition.
- After confirming your seat, you will receive correspondence welcoming you to NSCC.
- If you do not pay the non-refundable tuition deposit within the required timeframe indicated in your letter/email, you risk losing your seat in the program.
Tuition & Fees Payment – Each year, the first tuition and fees payment is due in early August (for programs starting in the Fall term). This payment includes tuition, Health & Dental Plan costs, and Student Association fees. If you do not make payment arrangements on time, you risk losing your seat in your program. If you're seeking, or have funding from a sponsoring agency, you need to advise your Campus.
- If you wish to add a program/campus choice, or change the choices you have already submitted, you must submit a new application form and pay a new application fee.
- When you submit a new application, your old application is considered null and void.
- Any choice you want to carry-over from an old application must be present on the new application. This is especially important if you have already been admitted or placed on a waitlist.
- Request your choices in order of preference; this is the order in which they will be assessed.