How to apply

Application Guide

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We try to make things as easy as possible on you! If you have any questions at all, please reach out. Review the pathway to unlock your creative future!

Email: – inquiries about the status of applications – inquiries and programs and portfolio requirements


Toll free: 1-855-761-9314

Local : 506-260-6829

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  • 1

    Identify the PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS for your program of choice, including the specific transcript and portfolio you will need to apply.

  • 2

    Submit online APPLICATION FORM and $50 APPLICATION FEE by clicking “Apply Now” in the main menu of We accept applications until our programs are full, but for the best chance of obtaining one of our limited seats, apply to our first-year program Foundation Visual Arts in full by March 31 of the year before your intended entry. Our FVA year is offered in-person in Fredericton and Saint John, or online. If applying into a two-year diploma program, applications must be received by January 15. 

  • 3

    Request that your former education institution(s) submit your official TRANSCRIPT OF MARKS to College Admissions Service,, via fax to 506-457-7352

  • 4

    Submit your required PORTFOLIO here. Applicants will usually receive a response in 2-4 weeks.

That’s it!

Your application is not complete until all steps are fulfilled. Your decision letter will be in the mail in a timely manner, and will have all the next steps required to become a student at NBCCD.

  • I have been Accepted. What's next?

    You can find details of next steps in your decision letter from NBCCD. Any changes will be communicated via email.

    1. Pay your CONFIRMATION FEE within 30 days of receiving an acceptance or conditional acceptance letter. Visit and click “Apply Now” to pay this fee online.
    2. If you receive a CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE, submit any outstanding items as soon as they are available. They must be received before you register in the Fall. Registration details will be emailed to all students.
    3. Receive your ORIENTATION PACKAGE by email in early August. Attend your first day of classes as indicated, in early September.
    4. Pay your TUITION & FEES no later than the first Friday of classes by following this link:

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Nestled along the shores of the Wolastoq River, Fredericton is as much urban energy as small-town charm. NBCCD is tucked within the historic Garrison District in the downtown core, with its countless festivals and events, restaurants, shops, pubs, and cafes. Slow down with a visit to a gallery, art studio or get closer to nature in a kayak, running a trail, or just hanging out in a park.