Been Admitted? Next Steps | UNB

Next steps after admission

1. Accept your offer

Your next step is to confirm that you will be attending UNB by paying your admission deposit. The $100 deposit (Nursing admission deposit is $250 and UNB Fredericton Education is $300) will be credited to your account when you begin your studies in the fall. The deadline for you to confirm your offer of admission is May 15 (unless otherwise specified).

Log in to your UNB application account with your personal email and password to pay your deposit by clicking “Action Required”. Please note that accepting your offer of admission must be followed by your admission deposit payment to confirm your seat in your program.

UNB application account

2. Activate your IT services and set up multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Activating your UNB IT services gives you access to the MyUNB Intranet and UNB email. From the MyUNB Intranet, you are able to access your course registration, entrance scholarship information, financial information, Microsoft 365 apps, and more. To activate your IT services account, use your student number and login ID that was included in your acceptance letter.

Activate your IT services

Once your account is activated, you need to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA), an extra layer of security required when logging in to UNB IT services. To set up MFA, you need to download an app on your mobile device (if you don’t have one, there are also other options available).

MFA setup instructions

If you are unable to access your account or have trouble setting up MFA, contact UNB’s IT Service Desk for assistance.

Once your IT Services are activated, you’ll be able to

3. Apply for scholarships

The deadline to apply is March 1. Late applications will be accepted, however, offers to late applicants will be dependent upon available funds.

Apply for scholarships

The entrance scholarship application covers the majority of UNB scholarships on both campuses.

High school students may also be eligible to apply for the Schulich, Currie, Beaverbrook, Harrison McCain and Primrose which require separate applications.

4. Apply for residence

Fredericton campus

After activating your IT services, you will have access to complete your residence application. Students applying to residence are required to pay a non-refundable $500 residence application fee. For more information on payment options, contact UNB Financial Services.

Saint John campus

Residences at UNB Saint John tend to fill early, so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Students wishing to live in residence on the Saint John campus must complete an application and submit a $500 residence deposit before being accepted into residence. 

5. Get your UCard

  • Take a selfie and submit your photo online 24/7 with UCard Photo Upload.
    look straight at the camera and smile (no hats, filters, or sunglasses)
  • An email will be sent to your UNB email address when your UCard is ready for pickup. It will include the pickup location, hours, and any special instructions*.
  • Before you arrive make sure you bring a:
    • government issued photo ID (ex: driver's license or passport)
    • face mask for COVID safety
*If it is a replacement UCard, you will need to first pay a replacement fee; details will be in the email.

You can use your UCard right away

Once you have your UCard, it's ready for you to start using immediately to access services and secure areas. Be sure to deposit funds into your UCard Cash account via UCard Online to purchase printing, laundry (Fredericton Residence only), textbooks, food, snacks and more.

6. Connect with your academic advisor for course selections

Course registration for new students opens in the spring.

Connect with UNB's International Student Advisor Office

Students admitted with an English-Language condition


7. Familiarize yourself with UNB’s COVID Testing Policy

The University of New Brunswick is committed to providing access to post-secondary education in a flexible and adaptable manner. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remains our top priority. Effective Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, all faculty, staff and students who are engaging in on-campus activities and in-person classes are required to complete mandatory, regular COVID-19 rapid testing. Individuals who demonstrate proof of full vaccination are exempt from rapid testing. Please review all information regarding UNB’s COVID testing policy and learn how to submit your proof of vaccination.

8. Get to know your future friends

Join the Facebook Groups for new incoming students and connect with your peers, ask questions, and stay up to date with orientation events. 

Fredericton campus     Saint John campus

9. Stay connected

Stay-up-to-date with what's going on at campus as well as important deadlines and fun contests.

Facebook.com/DiscoverUNB
Instagram.com/DiscoverUNB
Snapchat: discoverunb

10. Get ready for orientation

Learn more about your first week at UNB and how you can transition successfully to university.

Fredericton orientation     Saint John orientation