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Get help on your academic journey

We are equipped to help adult learners earn a degree or a certificate, either through part-time or full-time studies, one course at a time. Our academic advisors can show you the most direct route to your learning goals, providing support services along the way.

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The online University Prep program is available to adult learners or interested graduates of high school, adult high school, or GED who need resources, course upgrading, advising, and learner support for entry into UNB degree programs.

Courses run in May, September, and January of each year

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You may be closer to your goal than you realize

We have a progressive Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) policy where a student's learning can be evaluated and may be credited toward a specific UNB program of study. Find out how a PLA assessment can put you ahead in your program.

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Everything you need to know about being a UNB summer student

Summer term is designed to meet the needs of both full-time and part-time UNB students. Courses start in May and run throughout the summer.

All students taking credit courses for degree completion, general interest, or professional improvement must apply for admission.

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Summer term registration opens March 1. The deadline to apply to become a UNB student is March 31, but applications are accepted throughout the year depending on space.

There are a number of important dates in summer term such as course start dates, dates to withdraw without academic penalty, reading week, holidays and exam periods.

Summer term tuition is charged on a per-course basis and is payable through the Office of the Registrar.

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Refund policy

The refund policy for Summer Term, May to August courses, sessions A through F is based on prorated fees from the first day of class up to sixth class. No refund will be issued after the sixth class.

Deciding to stop attending lectures or telling the instructor does not constitute official withdrawal. You must contact the Registrar's Office to officially withdraw from a course or program.

If you are registered as a part-time student in degree, certificate, or diploma programs at the UNB Fredericton Campus, you're eligible to apply for scholarships and bursaries.

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A student enrolled in the Fredericton summer term is subject to all regulations as outlined in the calendar of academic dates.

What is the summer term schedule for 2024?

Summer term course registration opens on March 1. Session dates for summer (excluding exam dates) are as follows:

  • Full Summer Term: May 4 - August 4
  • Session A: May 4 - June 21
  • Session B: May 4 - May 26
  • Session C: May 31 - June 21
  • Session D: July 4 - August 10
  • Session E: July 4 - July 20
  • Session F: July 24 - August 10

What courses are offered during summer term?

Browse the Summer Term Schedule for a full listing of UNB's summer term offerings or refer to the UNB Course Catalog to view courses by subject.

In what format are summer term courses delivered?

The UNB Course Catalog will indicate the delivery format for each summer term course offering. Summer term courses will be offered in-person or online using one of these course delivery methods:

  • In-person: This format consists of courses delivered by an instructor with students in attendance in a classroom, lecture hall, auditorium, or laboratory on UNB campuses. This also includes clinical and education practicums. In-person courses will have a building/room assigned. Registration is completed through Colleague Self-Service Online Registration

  • Open Entry: This online course format consists of self-directed (asynchronous) learning. You will work through the course individually, at your own pace, with interaction directly between you and the instructor as necessary. You may register at any time and can take up to six months to complete a 3-credit hour course. Registration must be completed through College of Extended Learning.

  • Term Based: This online course format provides interactive content, weekly readings and assignments, virtual live sessions, and possibly interactive group work with other students. Various forms of assessment are used, so please contact the instructor for further information. Teams or Zoom may be used to supplement the delivery of online term-based courses. However, courses are still housed within the D2L Brightspace platform. Registration for term-based summer courses opens March 1. Registration must be completed through Colleague Self-Service Online Registration.

When will the summer course schedule be available?

Summer course listings are currently available on the UNB Course Catalog. Check the catalog regularly as new course offerings continue to be added.

How do I access the course schedule? Do you have a specific course I am looking for?

To access the summer term course schedule, view the online UNB Course Catalog. If a course you are looking for is not listed, please contact your faculty/department to determine which future term it will be offered.

Who do I ask about specific courses, credit limits, and whether a course counts toward my program?syllabus, exams, homework, etc. What should I do?

  • Any questions related to course syllabi, exam dates, etc. should be directed to the instructor listed for said course in the UNB Course Catalog.
  • To determine credit limits, please contact your faculty/department or academic advisor.
  • To ensure a course counts toward your program, please consult your faculty/department academic advisor.

I am a visiting student and would like to know if you offer the equivalent of a course I need to take at my home institution. How do I figure this out?

You may contact the appropriate UNB faculty/department to determine if an equivalent of the course you are looking for is offered in summer term. If a course is available, you should also confirm with your academic advisor at your home institution to determine if the UNB course will be credited towards your program.

How do I register for summer term courses?

Registrations for in-person and term based courses occur through Colleague Self-Service Online Registration using your UNB login credentials.

Courses identified as Open Access Learning (also known as Open Entry online) have a different registration process - please register for all Open Entry courses.

When is the deadline to enrol in summer term?

You must be enrolled by the first class. Summer term start dates are listed in question 1. Consult the UNB Course Catalog to view specific course start dates.

Why can't I register?

You may have a credit hour limit preventing you from registering. Please contact your academic advisor first for confirmation. Otherwise, you may contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.

How much does it cost to take a summer term course?

For tuition and related fees, visit the Financial Services website. Please review their website carefully for information about how to pay, dates to remember, Frequently Asked Questions, and more. All courses taken during the summer term are charged per course (using part-time rates), unless otherwise indicated.

Do online courses cost more or less than in person courses?

A $100 technology fee is applied to Term Based online courses and $150 to Open Entry online courses. For a list of the different types of fees that appear in UNB's tuition and fee schedules, please refer to these fee descriptions.

When is tuition for summer term due? How do I pay it?

Tuition fees are due by the first day of classes. A complete list of acceptable payment options is available on the Financial Services website.

Is financial aid or scholarships available for summer term?

Please contact UNB's Financial Aid Office for more information about financial aid for summer term. For scholarship information, reach out to UNB's Award Office.

Are College of Extended Learning courses equivalent to UNB courses?

Yes. Summer term credit courses offered through the College of Extended Learning are UNB courses. These courses are taught by UNB faculty/instructors, but are administered by CEL for the summer term.

I have other questions about summer term, who should I contact?

Please email for more information.