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We're in this together

Our future might be uncertain, but one thing is for sure: we're here to help you make the transition to university life. Whether you need clarification on admission requirements, guidance on summer courses for first year students or help completing your application, we're here for you.

Preparing for university

The University Prep program is an online, non-credit preparatory program that will help you set and reach your university admission goals. It will also help you establish strong study skills and start you on a path to academic success.

With a focus on comprehensive student support, the University Prep program provides high school-equivalent courses necessary for admission to many UNB programs.

For-credit summer courses

Get a head start this summer

Once you're accepted to UNB, you can begin taking first-year courses remotely (i.e. from anywhere with internet access). Most course offerings begin in May or July. Open-entry course options can be completed at your own pace, in consultation with the instructor. Here is a sample of first-year course options that you can take remotely this summer:


  • ADM 1015: Introduction to Business
  • CHEM 1001: General Chemistry I
  • HIST 1008: Religion, Magic and Witchcraft
  • MATH 1003: Intro to Calculus I
  • PSYC 1013: Intro to Psychology I

Summer session in Fredericton

Saint John

  • UNIV 1003: Everything I need in First Year
  • HUM 1021: Effective Writing I
  • MATH 1853: Math for Business I
  • PHIL 1503: Intro to Logic
  • ECON 1013: Intro to Micro Economics

Summer session in Saint John

Applying to UNB