Get Started Welcome Event
Find out what life at NSCC will really be like. You'll have a chance to meet your instructors, tour the campus, and find out about books and supplies – Sign-up online.
Are you ready to start your program? We've pulled together the resources you'll need to help you prepare for your time with NSCC.
Academic Schedule – The 2013-2014 Academic Schedule includes important dates for program/course withdrawal and enrolment to assist you in planning your year (vacation, study and work schedules).
Health & Human Services Students – Additional program requirements and instructions on how to complete these requirements will be provided with your acceptance notification.
Additional Admissions Requirements (224 KB)
MyNSCC – MyNSCC provides all active NSCC students (in a credited full-time or part-time course, including apprenticeship) with real time access to key NSCC data. You're able to access your grades, financial Information, personal demographic information, unofficial transcripts, weekly schedules, and also update your contact information (phone numbers, emergency contacts, email addresses).
Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) and Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems (WHMIS) – NSCC is committed to safety education and to helping Nova Scotians meet their safety training needs. SAFE 1000 and SAFE 1001 provide a basic introduction and lay the groundwork for any specific OH&S and WHMIS training. All students are required to complete these courses by September 30th, 2013.
Program Schedules – Individual program schedules will be available on MyNSCC by the last week of August.
Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) and Transfer Credit Process & Forms – NSCC recognizes that students come to us with previous training and experience. For more information on what RPL is visit Recognizing Prior Learning. To apply for transfer credit or RPL, you must complete the form, including a copy of your transcript, and course outline. This form can be dropped off at the campus. If you have specific questions about RPL, please contact the campus you are attending in the fall.
RPL and Transfer Credit Form (238 KB)
Summer Refresher Courses – Refresher courses are offered at some campus locations during the summer months. Additional course schedule, locations and registration details will be available in late April. Scheduled courses:
- Math Refresher for Trades & Technology | Waterfront Campus
NSCC Money Matters – NSCC Money Matters provides additional information about tuition, related student fees, the financial resources that may be available, and a budget worksheet which you can use to prepare for your studies at NSCC.
NSCC Money Matters (1.51 MB)
Parking Fees – Parking passes for students and carpoolers (defined as 3 or more people signed up to travel together) are available at the Campus front desk. The cost of a parking pass is $20 for the academic year. There are no pro-rated fees. A parking pass does not guarantee a parking space – parking lots operate on a first come, first served basis.
Program Costs – Find out the costs associated with your program, including tuition. Estimated fees will also detail any specific supplies you may need to purchase for your studies for the year as well as start and end dates for your program.
Metro Students U-Pass Fee – All full-time students in Metro (Akerley, IT and Waterfront) are required to purchase a mandatory $159 Metro Transit U-Pass that will provide them with a 9-month unlimited pass to buses and ferries (excluding Access-A-Bus).
Student Services – A Student Services team is located at each campus. They provide a variety of resources to help you be a successful student and can help you understand how being a student will require you to manage your time well in order to maintain a healthy school, work, and life balance – Learn more about available services or contact the Student Services team at your campus for more information.
Housing – If you have not arranged for your accommodations, NSCC has partnered with Places 4 Students to help you in your housing search.
On-Campus Child Care Centres – Several campuses have on-site child care centres. Contact the Campus for more information.
|Akerley Campus||(902) 491-1631|
|Annapolis Valley Campus (Middleton)||The Family Tree Daycare
|Burridge Campus||(902) 742-9103|
|Cumberland Campus||(902) 597-4512|
|Institute of Technology Campus||(902) 491-4622|
|Kingstec Campus||Kingstec Learning Centre Daycare
|Lunenburg Campus||(902) 543-6399 (YMCA)|
|Pictou Campus||(902) 755-7268|
|Truro Campus||My World of Learning
|Waterfront Campus||(902) 491-1330|
Student Association – Becoming an NSCC student isn't just about academics! All on-campus, full-time students are automatically members of the Student Association (SA). The SA provides many opportunities to really become involved in campus life.
Student Health & Dental Plan – All students enrolled in full-time and customized programs that are 20 weeks or longer, Adult Learning Program (ALP) students enrolled in 3 or more units, and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students, will be enrolled in a mandatory NSCC Student Health & Dental Plan that provides extended medical and dental benefits.
- Akerley Campus (Dartmouth)
- Annapolis Valley Campus (Middleton & Lawrencetown)
- Burridge Campus (Yarmouth)
- Cumberland Campus (Springhill)
- Institute of Technology Campus (Halifax)
- Kingstec Campus (Kentville)
- Lunenburg Campus (Bridgewater)
- Marconi Campus (Sydney)
- Pictou Campus (Stellarton)
- Shelburne Campus (Shelburne)
- Strait Area Campus (Port Hawkesbury)
- Truro Campus (Truro)
- Waterfront Campus (Dartmouth)