Frequently Asked Questions

As our community continues to take precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are also working hard to preserve the academic semester and to continue to deliver a quality education to our students.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update accordingly.  

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Campus Status Quick Reference
Classes resumed through alternative delivery on March 23rd
Instructors will provide specific directions
Student Services and Resources are available remotely. Check status.
All non-essential events are cancelled
All recreation services are closed
All College international travel is suspended
All incoming international travellers must to self-isolate for 14 days

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Coronavirus General FAQ

  • What is COVID-19?

  • Are there any confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at the College?

  • What is CNC doing to keep the risk of infection low?

  • What is Physical Distancing?

  • What if I don’t practice physical distancing on a CNC campus?

  • What is Self-Isolation?

  • Is the College open?

  • Will study abroad programs go ahead?

  • What about students staying in on-campus housing?

  • I want to register for my Summer courses. Will courses be available?

  • What services are still available in person?

  • Will upcoming events on campus be cancelled?

  • Will convocation be cancelled?

  • Can I access mental health resources from home?

  • What are the campus access measures?

  • How do I purchase textbooks my textbooks for intersession?

New Students

COVID-19 FAQ New Students

Current Students

COVID-19 FAQ Current Students

  • Does this mean classes will only happen online until the end of the semester?

  • What about students on practicum or clinical placements?

  • How do I report my absence?

  • Will I still be able to graduate?

  • What about labs, shops, and hands-on classes that can’t be delivered online?

  • What about final exams?

  • Trades Programs (Foundation and Apprenticeship)

  • Foodbank

  • What about my Provincial Medical Insurance?

  • What should students do when accessing computer labs?

  • Is CNC’s grading model changing due to COVID-19?

  • Can I withdraw from a course without academic penalty?

  • What happens if I choose to withdraw from a course?

International Students

All of the above questions also apply to international students. Some additional questions for International students specifically include:

Coronavirus FAQs International

  • I am a new international student planning to start my studies in May 2020. Can I come to Canada and attend classes?

  • As an international student, will the move to remote course delivery impact my immigration status?

  • What other special measures are in place for international students from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)?

  • Can I travel back to my home country now that courses are delivered remotely?

  • Does my international student health insurance cover any COVID related illness?