NNEC Grads

Contact information

Hello NNEC grads 2023!! 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:

St. FX - applications for the fall of 2023 do not open until October 3rd, 2022. Open house on campus -Saturday, October 22nd, 9am-3pm. Register at https://stfx.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnUvZHUtGJ9fgeq?jfefe=new

SMU - Save your spot by signing up for our Open House on October 29. We are still working on the details and the agenda will be coming soon, so be sure to check your email!

MSVU - Open house November 18th. Register at https://msvu.powerappsportals.com/event/sessions?id=Open_Campus_Day_20223635182393. Rep will be here at NNEC on Nov. 7th for free admissions.

Mt. Alison University - Our next Open House: Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. At Open House, you'll learn more about our academics, financial aid, residence life, support services, and how to get involved — directly from our current students, faculty, and staff. All Open Houses include campus tours and on-the-spot admissions.

SMU - Open House – Friday, October 22nd. A representative will be at NNEC on October 18th at lunch hour in student services for students who wish to apply on the spot.

NSCC - Oct 27th, 2022 Drop-in from 8:30 am - 6:30 pm to tour a campus, view classroom spaces and meet our students and staff. Full schedule, including campus agendas coming soon. Join us for Open House and we'll waive your application fee.

Dalhousie - Halifax: Saturday October 22, 2022; Truro campus: Saturday October 29, 2022. Register at https://www.dal.ca/admissions/open_house/register.html

UNB - Saturday, Oct. 15 https://www.unb.ca/admissions/recruitment-events/virtual-open-house.html

MUN - From Nov. 15-17, Memorial University is hosting a virtual open house! You can explore Memorial’s St. John’s campus from the comfort of your home! Experience student life, connect with faculty, staff and students by joining us online each night from 6-9 p.m. A schedule of events and registration details are available online at www.mun.ca/undergrad. The fall 2023 application for admission is now available. Students can apply online through the admissions portal.

Post-Secondary Fair

Meet with representatives from post-secondary institutions across Atlantic Canada in person at NNEC on November 17th from 1-3pm.

Visit aarao.ca/fairs for more information.

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 -

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:

  • Open a web browser and go to GNSPES.ca

  • Click the link on the main login page called, “archive your data”

  • Once the link is clicked a new tab or window will open up that provides step by step instructions on how to archive