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High School

Leaving high school to go to university is an exciting time. Find out what you need to know so that your transition into your new life is as smooth as possible.

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International

Coming to study in another country is a great way to enrich your education. In this section you can find out about moving to beautiful Atlantic Canada and what you need to now to make the transition as smooth as possible. We can’t wait to welcome you to NSCAD University!

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Exchange

Becoming an exchange student is a great way to take afresh look at your education. If you’ve ever felt the urge to do something different – a student exchange is for you!

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Transfer

NSCAD offers so many ways for you to study here, and transferring is a great way to preserve your credits but gain new experiences. Trust us – you’ll love it!

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Visiting Student

Challenge yourself! Be a visiting student at NSCAD University. Learn what you need to know to make the most of your time as a visiting student.

Foundation/Foundation Transfer

Once the application process is complete and a student is accepted to NSCAD University, students who who have completed Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate coursework, or have completed previous post-secondary studies are eligible to be considered for transfer credit.

Students must submit all final official transcripts from their previous studies in order to compete the transfer credit evaluation process. See More →

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing may be granted to a student who is able to display by portfolio review and/or transcript that s/he has successfully completed work comparable to the Foundation Program and can transfer at least one full year of art-and/or design-related study from a previous university-level program or from certain college-level programs determined to be transferable to the university’s degree programs. See More →

Advanced Standing Art History

Advanced standing may be granted to a student who has a transcript that they has successfully completed work comparable to the Foundation Program and can transfer at least one full year of art-and/or design-related study from a previous university-level program or from certain college-level programs determined to be transferable to the university’s degree programs. See More →

Visiting

A Visiting student is an individual permitted to take courses at NSCAD for transfer of credit towards a degree/ diploma program at another university of post-secondary institution. Visiting students must submit a Letter of Permission from their home institution before they will be permitted to register See More →

Exchange

Exchange may also be called Mobility or Study Abroad. Applicants must be registered at an institution with which NSCAD has a formal exchange agreement. Typically, exchange, mobility or study abroad students travel to NSCAD and may study in any division.

If you are a student at a school with which NSCAD does not have a partnership, you may still apply to study here as a Visiting student. See More →

Non-Degree

A Non-Degree student is an individual who has been given permission to take a course or courses for credit, but has not been admitted to a degree program of NSCAD. To qualify to become a non-degree student, a person must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent, or qualify for mature student status. See More →

Pre-University Students

NSCAD University offers a Summer Pre-University Credit Study Program for selected high school students who are interested in completing a challenging university-level visual arts studio course, prior to high school graduation. Students with an interest in the visual arts and who are entering Grade 12 the following fall are eligible to apply to the program.See More →

International, Mature Students

A mature applicant is someone who:

  •     is at least 22 years of age;
  •     has never been enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution;
  •     has been out of school for three years or longer; and
  •     may or may not have graduated from high school.

If possible, mature applicants are required to submit all official academic records of previous secondary and post-secondary study. Mature applicants must also request that two letters of recommendation be submitted on their behalf.

Mature applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis and may not be held to the exact academic requirements stated. Mature applicants should apply to the Foundation Program.

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