I'm Accepted.  Now What?

Due to recent IRCC changes, please see Updated International Application Process.

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 H 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 H 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 our IT website to Get Started!

  • . If you have an active IT account, you can use the same link to reset your password.
  • Set up multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Explore the Student Self-Service portal where you access important personal, academic and financial account details.

Step 2: Accept Your Offer and Pay Confirmation Deposit

Login to to access your student account:

  • Accept your program offer, located in the "My Applications" section of your Student Centre tab.
  • Identify your confirmation deposit deadline by visiting the “Make a Payment” page.
  • Pay your confirmation deposit to secure your seat. Your seat is not confirmed until payment is made; ensure this is completed by the deposit deadline.

Step 3: Assess your study permit and provincial attestation letter (PAL) eligibility (International Students)

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

As part of the recent Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) changes, most initial study permit applications for studies at H will require a provincial attestation letter (PAL) from the province of New Brunswick.

  • For details on H’s requirements for a provincial attestation letter (PAL), refer to the Updated International Application Process page. It is critical to review that information carefully as there are deadlines and criteria that you must meet to receive a PAL.
  • Once you secure a PAL (if applicable), you will need to submit a study permit application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For more information on that application, refer to the Visas, Permits, and Immigration page.

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: Review Important College Policies

As a new H student, it is important you understand College policies and how they impact you. The following H policies have a direct impact on your student journey:

Should you wish to view any/all of H's policies please visit our and search by topic.

Step 6: Request recognition for prior learning

If you have completed post-secondary courses or gained work or life experience related to courses required in your H 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 7: Get the technology

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

Step 8: 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 9: 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 10: Review language requirements

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

Step 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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.