NNEC Grads

Contact information 

Hello NNEC grads 2024!!  I've created this website to help share with you important dates, information and deadlines about upcoming events, scholarships and bursaries. If you have any questions or concerns,  please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 Contact information:

902-755-8180 ext. 1022

Important Dates

Early Admissions

Early admissions for most universities in the Atlantic provinces will open in early October. To apply, go to the university's website and apply online.  

Applying within NS: enter your 10 digit NS ID # (make sure it is entered correctly) so that the post-secondary institution can access your transcript (record of your final mark in each course for high school).  This number can be found on your Power School.

Applying outside of NS:  complete application online and then come and see me in Student services to request that your transcript be sent to admissions for the universities/colleges you have applied to

Appyling to a university in Ontario:  go to https://www.ouac.on.ca/ and create an account.

Information on post-secondary institutions for the fall:

Our first visit from a university will be from St. FX on Sept.12th during lunch hour.  Location: Room 1040

Shane, the rep for St.FX, left a promo code for students to use to waive the fee for applying which is valid only until OCt. 31st. 2023.  Promo code is GoXGo2024

Open house for St.FX is October 22nd. Register now at stfx.ca/openhouse

Bishop's University - rep will be here on Oct. 13th at lunch hour. Link to their website is https://www.ubishops.ca

UNB - Hosting an In-person Event in Truro on Oct.10th. at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro NS. Students who attend the event will have the application fee waived. To register for the event, go to unb.ca/events.

Acadia - hosting an Open House on Thursday, Sept. 28th or October, 27th. Students will have the opportunity to apply for free. Register at https://connect.acadiau.ca/portal/acadia-events

Holland College - Open house scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14th  (10 AM - 2PM) Register for the event at https://hollandcollege.com/events/campus-tour-day.html?event=0

Dalhousie - Open house in Halifax on Saturday, November 4 or Truro on Saturday, October 21.  Register now at dal.ca/openhouse

Saint Mary's University - Open house being held Saturday, October 28th to reserve a spot visit smu.ca/openhouse

Post-Secondary Fair

Meet with representatives from post-secondary institutions across Atlantic Canada in person at NNEC on November 30th from 1-3pm. Grade 12 students will be called down to the cafeteria to gather information from the booths set up by the various post-secondary reps.

Visit aarao.ca/fairs for more information on who will be here on that day. Current members of the AARAO tour are listed on the site.

Are you interested in a career in medicine?  

If so, you should check out a program called the Rural Outreach and Mentorship Initiative (ROMI). It's run all across Canada through the Society of Rural Physicians. The goal of the program is to pair up high school students with a current medical student, to provide them mentorship and information about careers in medicine and the whole post-secondary process.  Complete the google link below if you are interested in learning more about the program - 


Student loans

Applications for Nova Scotia student loans will open in early May.  The following site has information on what a student can do to prepare for the process:


Check this out:

How to ask someone for a reference for a scholarship application:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vNe9epydaJPhMKzInSh_vSnmRK2vdFFb/view?usp=sharing

To find out the hottest careers for the next 8 years (according to the Canadian government)


You can click on each career category to get examples of jobs that would fall into that category.  Click further on a specific job to see what the duties include as well as where you can become trained for the job.  

To get valuable information on scholarships, check out Janet MacDonald's website: https://www.mycampusgps.ca/blog

The 6 most common mistakes people make when applying for scholarships:  https://scholartree.ca/blog/the-6-most-common-mistakes-when-applying-to-scholarships

Grad write-ups and photos for yearbook

Students are reminded to get important information to Mr. Bowman for this year's yearbook.  You may not appreciate the value of a yearbook now, but trust me, you will on the night of Safe Grad when everyone else is running around getting their friends and teachers to sign their book.  Yearbooks will be on sale during the upcoming parent-teacher visitation so perhaps parents could purchase one for you as a Christmas gift.

Grade photos - Use this link to book a sitting for your grad photo at Pridham's - https://www.pridhamsstudio.com/portrait-sittings/

There is a $10 fee for the sitting.

Important information for graduating students regarding their GNSPES Accounts:

Once a student has graduated their GNSPES account will remain active for 1 year. It is highly recommended that graduating students archive their GNSPES account prior to the account expiring. This should be completed after the end of this school year.

 To do this the student must: