ADVISORY: All of Halifax Peninsula, including NSCAD’s three campuses, are currently under a boil water advisory until further notice. All water must be boiled for at least one minute if it will be used for drinking or any other activity requiring human consumption.

Mature Students

We welcome people from all walks of life to join us at NSCAD University. Many mature students have found NSCAD University to be a great place to start fresh, build on their current skills or try something new. If you’re thinking about a change, NSCAD is a great place to begin.

A mature applicant is someone who:

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

If reasonably 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.

Reminder: NSCAD University offers a discount of 40% to older adults (60+) enrolled in undergraduate classes.

To get started, click Talk with a Recruiter below, and a member of our team will reach out to help answer questions and provide further guidance.