Admissions, Registration and Records
How to Apply...
Visit CNC’s Office of Admissions and registration at 100 Campus Way - behind McDonald's
Use a credit card to register by calling (250) 991-7500
By Mail / Fax
Download the appropriate* Application Form and send it to the address/fax on the form
On-line registration is available to returning students only. An activated CNC Connect Account is required.
Online registration instructions. (pdf)
CNC Connect log-in help.
* Appropriate Forms
Continuing Education courses require a Continuing Education Application form. Continuing education courses are not transferable to other institutions.
Some Programs have specific experience forms or additional information to complete, e.g. Social Service Worker, Early Childhood Education, Power Engineering 4th Class. See the program pages for application information.
2nd, 3rd and 4th year Apprentices who have already completed previous levels at the College of New Caledonia need only supply their completed Apprenticeship Registration.
Trades Apprentices who are new to the College or completing a Foundation Level are required to complete an Apprenticeship Registration and a CNC General Admissions Application Form.
Eligibility for admission is based on satisfying citizenship, age, and academic requirements. Specific program or course prerequisite requirements must be met in addition to any general admission requirements. In cases where applicants may not meet specific admission requirements for a desired program, the College offers a range of development programs that lead to the qualifications necessary for specific program entry.
Advance registration and prepayment for all courses is required.
All courses are dependent upon minimum enrolment,
early application is important.
Tuition Fees are available in the current Program Guide
In all cases, specific program admission requirements or course prerequisites take precedence over general admission requirements and should be checked at the time of application. While many programs at the College do not require Grade 12 or equivalent, and students are encouraged to examine specific program or course requirements for more information, the following qualifications are generally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is listed as a requirement for admission:
a) Students who have graduated from a BC secondary school or have a BC Adult Graduation Diploma;
b) Students who have completed the GED meet the general admission requirements for Grade 12 or equivalent, but are subject to specific program or course requirements;
c) Students who have completed the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate meet general admission requirements for Grade 12 or equivalent, but are subject to specific program or course requirements. To qualify for this admission status, students must have completed English 045; Math 044 or 045; one of Chemistry 045,Biology 045 or Physics 045; and one other course such as an additional science at the 045 level, Computer Studies 045, or Canadian Studies 045. This option also includes a language, science, social science, or computerized science at the advanced level or higher;
d) Students who have completed the Senior Alternate Education (SAE) with English 12 and who are 18 years and over meet general admission requirements for Grade 12 or equivalent, but are subject to specific program or course requirements.
To qualify for this admission status, students must have completed English 11; English 12; Social Studies 11; one of Mathematics 11, Introductory Mathematics 11, Mathematics 11A, or Applications of Mathematics 11; and one of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, Physics 11, Earth Science 11, or Science and Technology 11.
At this time, Senior Alternate Education has not been articulated for specific program requirements admission. Students requesting admission using Senior Alternate Education must receive specific program approval.
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Citizenship and Immigration Requirements
The College of New Caledonia accepts applications for admission from prospective students only if they
a) Are citizens of Canada, or
b) Hold status granted by Employment and Immigration Canada as Permanent Residents (landed immigrants), proof of which must be submitted, or
c) Hold a valid study permit issued by Immigration Canada, proof of which must be submitted. Students applying under this section are specifically referred to the International Student section, or
d) study in a program for less than 6 months as a visitor to Canada.
• Must be 18 years of age or more
• Must have completed high school or equivalent of Grade 12 in British Columbia
• Must meet all program admission requirements
• For programs exceeding 6 months, must possess a valid study permit
• Must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) 80 (IBT), a 6.5 IELTS score, or have successfully completed Level 4, English for Academic Purposes, at CNC.
1. Complete an International Student Application form. Enclose a certified copy of all educational documents in the original language, and a certified copy translated into English.
2. Arrange to have an original copy of your TOEFL results sent to the College of New Caledonia. TOEFL score for all programs except ESL is 550 PBT, 213 CBT, and 80 IBT.
CNC’s institutional TOEFL code is 9053.
3. Send the International Student Application, official documents, and a $125 application fee to the College of New Caledonia. For the best chance of acceptance, send your application as early as possible.
4. When accepted, you will receive an official Letter of Acceptance from the College. Take the letter to the nearest Canadian embassy and apply for a Student Study Permit.
5. When your visa is approved, send tuition fees to the College at least six weeks before the start of classes. When entering Canada, present the Visa Approval Letter at Canadian Customs.
6. Make arrangements with the International Education Centre for accommodation and airport pick up.
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This policy is currently under review. Please consult the CNC Counselling and Advising Department. In addition to meeting General Admission requirements, many students may gain entry to the College through other avenues:
a) Students without Grade 12 who are deficient by no more than two courses or eight credits for BC secondary school graduation, but do have English 12, English 045, or equivalent may be admitted as having Grade 12 or equivalent, but are subject to specific program or course requirements.
b) Mature Students: Students who are at least 19 years of age on the first day of the term for which admission is sought and have been out of the regular school system for at least one year may gain entry as mature students. Students wishing to be considered for admission to College programs as a mature student must consult with a CNC counsellor, or in the case of regional campuses, an appropriate counsellor, administrator, or instructor, before submitting an application. Individual course prerequisites listed for the program or course being applied for must be met or exempted by the appropriate department/program.
c) Students who are under 18 years of age may be granted special admission to a program or course upon the written recommendation of a College of New Caledonia counsellor and upon the authorization of the specific program Division Dean. Such students will generally have an outstanding academic record and will complete Grade 11 in the year in which they are applying for admission. They will also require the authorization of the appropriate secondary school principal and will be admitted as Early Entry students. The College of New Caledonia reserves the right to determine whether an under-aged student will be permitted to register.
d) Students without specific program or course prerequisites may be granted permission to enter a program or course upon the written recommendation of a College of New Caledonia counsellor and the instructor with the signed authorization of the appropriate Dean.
e) A student wishing to be considered for admission to College programs as a Home Educated Student must consult with a CNC counsellor, or in the case of regional campuses, an appropriate counsellor, administrator, or instructor before submitting an application. Individual course prerequisites listed for the program or course being applied for must be met.
Note: The College of New Caledonia reserves the right to limit admission to those applicants who, in the opinion of the College, possess the requisite capabilities for success.
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Applicants are required to submit the following documents with their applications.
a) Transcripts (i.e., signed and sealed): Official transcripts for all secondary and/or post-secondary education or training must be submitted with the Application for Admission.
Applicants who have completed post-secondary courses in other institutions and who request Advance Credit must submit an official transcript for evaluation.
Applicants from outside Canada, and those whose documents are not in English, must provide a notarized translation as well as notarized course descriptions.
Applicants who are currently attending secondary school may initially submit an official verification of secondary school subjects at the midpoint of the final semester or term and subsequently complete their application by forwarding official transcripts as soon as they become available. Applications will not be considered complete until all transcripts are received. Students who are unable to submit transcripts should contact the Admissions office or the CNC Counselling and Advising Department.
b) Other supporting documents for specific programs: Some programs have specific document requirements— check at the time of application, or see the admission requirements on specific programs.
English Math Achievement Tests (EMAT) and C&CP placement assessments for entrance to CNC in Quesnel or other CNC campuses can be written at the Quesnel Campus on an as-required basis. Call 991-7500 to arrange an appointment or to find out when the next invigilation is scheduled.
Fees: $15 EMAT and $5 CCP assessment.
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An official transcript of a student’s academic record will, on written request of the student, be mailed directly to the institution indicated in the request or given to the student in a sealed envelope bearing the inscription “Official transcript enclosed. Invalid if seal broken on envelope.” Requests from third parties must be accompanied by a signed authorization from the student. Official transcripts will not be released if financial or other obligations to the College are outstanding.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation in the province of BC, the College of New Caledonia will not accept transcript requests without the student’s signature. Parents or partners wanting to order or pick up transcripts for a student must have that student’s signed authorization specifically requesting the release and including the name of the person who will be acting for them.
Fees for transcripts are $11.20 (includes GST) for each copy ordered. This fee is payable in advance. Transcripts may be ordered in one of three ways:
1. In person: Requests may be made at the Prince George Campus.
2. By mail: Written requests should be mailed to:
College of New Caledonia
Admissions & Registration Office
100 Campus Way
Quesnel, BC V2J 7K1
3. By fax: Requests by fax should be sent to 250-991-7523
The following information is required to complete transcript transaction:
1. Full name of the student requesting the transcript. Include your former or maiden name if this is applicable.
2. Student number (or birth date if you can’t remember your number).
3. The number of copies required.
4. The full address where you would like the transcript(s) sent.
5. Your signature. We cannot process your request without this.
Download a transcript request form
Withdrawal from a course or program
Students wishing to withdraw from a course or program must do so officially by completing a withdrawal form available from Admissions, Registration and Records or the Counselling and Advising Department.
If no official withdrawal form has been completed, or a student does not attend classes, a grade of “N” (grade point = 0) will be assigned to the student’s course record. A student who does not complete formal withdrawal procedures will continue to be liable for all assessed fees.
In all cases of course or program withdrawals, students are encouraged to consult with instructors and the Counselling and Advising Centre to determine whether there might be alternatives to withdrawal.
Fall 2013 Withdrawal and Refund Dates
College Withdrawal Policy