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Common questions

Current and prospective students

All students taking credit courses for degree completion or general interest must apply for admission at UNB.

For term based credit courses, there are several important dates to be aware of including course start dates, dates to withdraw without academic penalty, reading week, holidays and exam periods.

Our open entry online credit courses can be started anytime and are 100% self-paced.

See Financial Services for undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees.

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 at UNB Fredericton is subject to all regulations as outlined in the calendar of academic dates.

Other questions

  • Winter Term is January to April
  • Summer Term is May to August
  • Fall Term is September to December

For specific dates, please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar.

  • In summer term both in-person and online courses
  • For fall and winter terms both term based and open entry online courses

Explore UNB's full list of credit course offerings.

The UNB Course Catalog will indicate the delivery format for each course offering. They 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 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 must be completed through Colleague Self-Service Registration.

In January, the UNB Course Catalog will be available for all three terms at UNB. Check the catalog regularly as new course offerings continue to be added.

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

Please direct any of these inquiries to the instructor listed in the UNB Course Catalog.

UNB currently offers the following online course delivery methods:

  • Open Entry consists of online self-directed (asynchronous) learning designed for you to work through individually, at your own pace.
  • Term Based includes virtual live sessions, interactive content, and weekly readings and assignments.

Please note: If there are live required components to the online course, it would be stated on the UNB Course Catalog.

You may contact the appropriate UNB faculty/department to determine if an equivalent of the course you are looking for is offered. 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.

Please contact your faculty/department or academic advisor to determine the credit limit of your program.

  • Summer term course registration opens the beginning of March
  • Fall and winter term course registrations opens mid-March

You can register online for in-person and term based courses 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 - register for open entry courses.

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

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

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. For more information, please refer to UNB Fredericton's undergraduate tuition & fees or contact Financial Services (

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.

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

Please contact UNB's Financial Aid Office for more information about financial aid.

For scholarship information, please contact UNB's Award Office or explore the Part-time Awards offered by UNB CEL.

Yes, credit courses offered through the College of Extended Learning (CEL) are UNB courses. These courses are taught by UNB faculty/instructors, but are administered by CEL.

Please consult your faculty/department academic advisor to ensure a course will be counted towards your program.

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