FAQ For Nova Scotia High School Students

Dear Nova Scotia High School Student:

Applying to university is an exciting time, but we know that due to the recent work-to-rule action you likely have a lot of questions and concerns about admissions and scholarship applications. Don’t worry, our Enrolment Services team is here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way!

Below you will find answers to some of the questions we’ve received from Nova Scotia high school students planning to apply to CBU. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Feel free to reach out to our Enrolment Services team at welcome@cbu.ca or 902-563-1136.


I am not able to get a reference letter from my teacher or guidance counsellor. What should I do?

CBU does not require reference letters for any of our undergraduate programs or for our entrance scholarships! Please visit our entrance scholarship page to apply.


I want to apply to CBU, but my transcript has not been updated to reflect my current  courses which are required for the program I am interested in. If I apply, will I still be considered for the program?

Yes, you will still be considered for the program. After you apply to CBU, please email a list of the high school courses in which you are currently enrolled, along with the courses you plan on taking in the upcoming semester, to cheryl_livingstone@cbu.ca.


If my transcript is not received before the scholarship deadline, will this affect my chance of receiving a scholarship?

Our scholarship deadline is currently March 3, 2017, but we realize there may be delays in submitting grades and transcripts. We will reassess the scholarship application process should work-to-rule continue for an extended period of time. For now, we encourage all students to begin the process as soon as possible, with the intent to submit your official transcripts when they become available. Nova Scotia students will not be penalized for the late submission of transcripts. If you have any questions, please contact cavelle_young@cbu.ca.


What should I do if work-to-rule continues for an extended period of time?

We are closely monitoring the situation and will be providing timely updates. If the work-to-rule action continues, CBU will work with students and parents to make sure that students are not at a disadvantage given the situation. We will do everything to make sure that students can start their university careers according to their plans. We understand that this can be a stressful time, but we are here to support you in every way possible!

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And remember, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Enrolment Service Professionals:
(t) 902-563-1136
(e) welcome@cbu.ca