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Student checklist

Prepare to start at NSCC by reviewing our checklist for new students.
Get all the important deadlines

Visit to view the 2024-25 academic calendar.

Access your personal NSCC account

Use the student ID number (w######) and temporary password we emailed to the address we have on file for
you to login to To protect your security and privacy, we recommended you change your password as soon as possible.

Apply for a Student Loan

Nova Scotia students can apply for a provincial student loan. Visit to apply, or call 1-800-565-8420 with questions.

Sign up for student awards

Visit and sign up to get matched for the scholarships, awards and bursaries you qualify for.

Pay your first-term tuition on or before August 2

Secure your place in your program by making tuition arrangements by August 2. Make a payment at or by contacting your campus Business Office.

For all costs and fees associated with your program, visit

Waiting on student assistance, government funding or student loans? Just make sure to notify us before the deadline to secure your seat.

Complete your OH&S and WHMIS certificates

Getting your certifications is mandatory for every student in any program. Complete these mandatory courses before September 30. Watch your NSCC email for instructions on how to take these courses.

Get familiar with Brightspace

Brightspace is our online learning platform. It’s a great place to connect with your instructors and classmates.
You’ll be able to access course materials, assignments, learning tools, tests and grades. Explore how to use the platform before your September start at

Learn how to stay healthy and well

For information on managing stress, making healthy choices and staying active, visit

Attend a Get Started webinar

Our webinars are designed to help you prepare for college. Find the webinar that's right for you and register.

Understand NSCC student health benefits

NSCC offers two health benefits programs to support student wellness. Our health and dental plan include
students enrolled in full-time and customized programs that are 20 weeks or longer. Our myvirtualdoctor virtual
health care service supports full and part time students enrolled in programs 15 weeks or longer, providing
access to non-emergency access to health practitioners.

Visit for additional information on these programs and to find out more about how to opt out
if required. Deadline to submit opt outs for one or both programs is October 5.

Arrange supports

If you're a student experiencing disability-related barriers in the learning environment, connect with Accessibility Services to explore supports that may assist you. Many supports take time to plan and arrange, so reaching out early is important.

If you have questions about accessibility services, you can contact Accessibility Services at  or 902-491-7333.

Purchase your textbooks

Details will be coming soon about how to find booklists for your program.

Get your Student ID card

Your Student ID gives you access to library services, other college supports and community
services/discounts. Apply for your Student ID at

Get involved with your Student Association

Class Reps and Executive elections take place in September. For more information, visit

Orientation Day

September 3 for new students. Info to come so watch your email and

Watch your email

Watch for email from NSCC. We will continue to send you email to the address we have on your program application.