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College of Extended Learning

Program of Academic English Preparation (PAEP)

The Program of Academic English Preparation (PAEP) is the University of New Brunswick Fredericton’s bridging program designed to prepare students for the successful completion of their undergraduate degree program. Academically admissible students to programs on UNB's Fredericton campus who do not meet the full English language requirements for undergraduate entrance are candidates for PAEP.

PAEP students will be placed into one of these three categories:

  1. ELS 0998: English language support plus two academic courses
  2. ELS 0997: English language support plus one academic course
  3. ELS 0996: Full-time English language support

Program benefits

Full-time language studies incorporate class hours, homework, tutorials and advising involving 35+ hours a week. PAEP students are full-time UNB students and benefit from:

  • Academic credit from select faculties
  • Access to all UNB support and services
  • Weekly academic advising
  • Access to use of technology and sports facilities
  • Eligibility for UNB’s entrance scholarships and residence accommodations


Course dates follow UNB's calendar of academic dates. Classes commence in September, January and May.


UNB's full-time undergraduate tuition fees apply.

For information regarding this and other EAP options, download the brochure here.

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