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Bridging year program


The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre will not be offering the Bridging Year program in the Fall of 2021. MWC will be taking time to head into a research phase, we will be meetings with Elders, community leaders, education directors/ coordinators / counsellors, as well as past and current students.

UNB faculty and student support workers will also be included within this research so that we can provide our Indigenous UNB students with the most accurate research and resources. By doing our best to implement and encourage factors in the way we administer, develop and execute the Bridging year program moving forward.

Upgrade the courses required for admission and guarantee your acceptance into the undergraduate degree program of your choice.

Indigenous student support

  • Bridging year orientation
  • Cultural growth and support
  • Academic, career and personal guidance
  • Events and activities year-round

The bridging year program lasts eight months for Indigenous students who want to attend university but may not have the required high school courses to qualify for admissions.

You can also complete university credit courses that count toward your future degree program.

Courses (high school level 2)

  • English
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Cultural credit courses

  • Mi’kmaq & Wolastoqey languages
  • Aspects of Wolastoqey & Mi’kmaq culture
  • Wabanaki world views and more


The bridging year program is open to high school graduates and mature students. 

Application requirements

  • Transcripts from your high school, GED program and last school attended
  • Self-identification as Indigenous
  • You will apply online through UNB’s application portal where you will also pay a $65 application fee
  • Indicate that your first choice is bridging year and pick a potential faculty as a second choice so we know what courses will be required
  • Attach two reference letters to your online application or email them to Shelley Chase