NSCECE offers a range of confidential services to enhance your academic experience and offer you the right support and to help you become better prepared for success at the college level and to provide knowledge about resources available in the community. The Student Success Counsellor offers one-on-one, small group and seminar style academic support and services. The Counsellor keeps flexible office hours to meet with students during class breaks and during occasional evening hours to to help reduce barriers and give all students have the opportunity to be successful.
Schedule an Appointment with the Counsellor
• Drop by the office during school hours and ask for the Student Success Counsellor
• Contact Juliana Pontes at 902 423.7114 Ext. 224
• E-mail [email protected]
The following confidential services are available to enrolled students at no charge,
• Academic advising and support
• Credential evaluation
• Career planning and employment counselling
• Personal counselling
• Support in matters of cultural adjustments
• Coaching on mindfulness, time management and study skills
• Orientation for International Students
• Referrals to other services and resources in the community that offer support with personal, academic, financial and career development.
ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS
We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment for all our students. Support for students requiring special accommodations are delivered through the Student Success office. Along with your application you can send supporting documentation and Student Success Counsellor will be happy to meet with you and discuss accommodations. We will do our best to help you reach your potential.
It is the student’s responsibility to state on their application form if you do require any special accommodations during your study at NSCECE. Please be aware that in order to receive academic accommodations, students must:
1. State on the application what accommodations they require.
2. Provide documentation that verifies the disability. This can include a detailed letter from a Family Doctor or a registered Psychologist.
All information concerning a student’s disability and involvement with the Student Success Counsellor is strictly confidential. Information will only be released with written consent by the student to any sources outside of our office.
Schedule an appointment at: (902) 423-7114 Ext. 224 or [email protected]
Throughout the fall and winter semesters, the Student Success Counsellor offers seminars on various topics to help new students prepare for College level academics and for returning and mature students to brush up on their skills. Topics include areas such as:
• Academic writing and APA referencing
• Understanding your grading guide
• Study Skills
• Presentation Skills
• Navigating Group Work
If you have successfully completed relevant courses at another college or university and wish you continue towards a Diploma at NSCECE, you may be eligible for course exemptions. Bring your transcripts and course outlines and to the Student Success Counsellor, who will be happy to work with you on your individual learning goals.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a process that gives adult learners the opportunity to gain credit for formal, non-formal, and/or informal learning. Learners follow a process that allows them to identify, describe and demonstrate past learning that was obtained through a collection of study, life and work experiences. The learner then determines how this prior learning aligns with the learning outcomes and essential skills for employment in NSCECE courses.
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