Proficiency in English is required for studying at the College.
All applicants who are permanent residents of Canada: If your language is other than English or you have attended an educational institution where English is not the medium of instruction, you must:
- Have your official Transcripts of Marks translated and notarized. Original copies of the notarized translated transcript must be provided(scanned copies are not acceptable).
- Meet English competency requirements with acceptable scores as follows:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic test: Minimum score of 6.0 with no subject test score less than 5.5
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based test: minimum score of 80 with no subject test less than 18
- Duolingo English Test: Minimum score of 100 out of 160
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE). Overall Cambridge English Scale score of 169
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL): Minimum score of 60
- The Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): Minimum score of 4.5 with no subtest less than 4.0
- PTE Pearson Test of English (Academic): Minimum score of 65 with no subject test less than 60
Any applicant who does not meet the English language competence requirements is required to successfully complete the English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton, or equivalent, prior to registration.
All applicants who are international students: See International Students for more information.
Any applicant who does not meet the English language competency requirements is recommended to successfully complete the English for Academic Purposes Pathway program at the University of New Brunswick – Fredericton campus.
In this pathway program, you will develop the necessary academic English skills in order to enable success for full time studies in your chosen NBCCD program.
The pathway is as follows:
*To successfully complete the English for Academic Purposes Pathway and move onto your full time NBCCD program, you must maintain a B average in each English term course until completion.
*Duration of pathway is relative to proficiency level upon entry. Students below 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent) typically require more than one term of study.
With an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) focus, these options offer maximum benefit to participants wishing to increase their English proficiency for university study. The Intensive English Term Format and the Intensive English Term Segment can equip you with the English language skills you need. The learning targets will improve your ability to write, read, problem solve, study independently, give presentations, and improve note-taking and critical thinking skills.