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NSCC will except qualified applicants on a first received, first qualified basis. The process begins in early November of each year and continues until the program is filled. It is important to submit your application early - some programs fill months in advance. The Admissions office will review your application when it is complete and notify you of the results as quickly as possible.

To apply for a full-time program:

Check to see where and if the program is available. Click here to check program openings.

You can submit your application in a number of ways:

  • Online Click here to complete and submit your application and application fee

  • Download and fill out an application and mail it to Admissions with the application fee. Print an application 

  • Stop by a local campus and pickup a copy of the application, fill it out, and submit it at Student Services. You can also mail it directly to the Admissions office if you like.

NSCC Admissions

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

When submitting your application, you can list up to two program choices. Make sure that you submit the required paperwork with your application. If your program choice requires that you provide an entrance portfolio or other information, make sure that this is forwarded to Admissions as soon as possible. You can also drop this documentation off at a local campus and they will forward the information for you.

If you need to change any of the information on your application, you must contact NSCC Admissions at

or call 1-866-679-6722 (toll-free).

You can also fax information to 1-866-329-6722.

Other things to consider:

  • If you are a student with a permanent disability you may wish to meet with our Learning Strategist, Student Services Advisor. For more information click here.
  • You may also wish to attend a "Program Test Drive". Click here
  • If you are considering attending NSCC but are unsure where to start, you may want to  use our Career and Transition Services. These services can help you to plan your future. Kathleen Naylor, our Career Counsellor at the Lunenburg Campus can take you through a career exploration process that will help to identify the programs that may suit you best. For more information, Click here.