Beginning a new academic journey can seem overwhelming at first. There are a few things you can do now to prepare yourself for success. We’re here to support you throughout your time at NSCC.
What you can do
Get familiar with Brightspace
Brightspace is our online learning platform. It's where you access course materials, assignments, learning tools, tests and grades. It's also a place to connect with your instructors and classmates. Explore how to use the platform before you start
Know important dates
Get a snapshot of deadlines, term start dates and more. View important academic dates
Discover your strengths and how you learn
Find out what kind of learner you are and how you can prepare for college. What strengths do you have that will help you succeed? What strategies can you learn and practice?
Sharpen your skills
Check out some helpful links for getting organized, reading effectively, strategies for memory and math, and more.
College supports to help you succeed
NSCC pairs every student with an advisor to help set goals, solve problems and evaluate skills. They're ready to help you navigate your NSCC experience. Have questions? Contact an advisor
If you've self-identified with a disability, we're here to accommodate your needs. For example, each campus has a testing centre where students can complete their tests in a more supportive environment.
You may want help preparing for tests or understanding course content. A peer tutor can help. Contact Student Services at your campus for more information.
If you’re taking programs and courses online, there are a few essential things you should know. Learn about studying online
Once you start your program or course, you have access to Connect. This is where you'll find announcements, events, key services and information.