Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At MCFT, ensuring the safety and well being of our students and staff, is our highest priority.  Since the arrival of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Brunswick earlier this year, everyone has been impacted in one way or another.  Post-secondary institutions such as MCFT, have had to adapt quickly to this new reality.  In mid-March, just weeks from the end of our academic year, face-to-face instruction was suspended, and soon thereafter our campuses were closed.  Very quickly our faculty switched their traditional delivery method to an online model.  Although not perfect, we are proud of the fact that we were able to complete the academic year utilizing this new model, including our very first virtual Graduation Ceremony

As we now look towards the next academic year, we are busy working on the many things required to ensure our returning and new incoming students will have the best MCFT experience possible.  Undoubtedly, we cannot predict the future or the ever-changing landscape and impact of the coronavirus.  The plans we are putting into place now, may very well need to change as we move forward.  However, our commitment to our students and staff will not change.  We will continue to do all that we can to provide an effective and safe learning and working environment for all.  The coronavirus situation has already raised many questions, and we anticipate many more in the future.  On this page you will find answers to these question and we will endeavor to add to this list as new questions are asked.  Please know, if you have a question that is not answered here, you can always call the college (506-458-0199) or email us at info@mcft.ca.

For more information about the coronavirus, please visit the New Brunswick Government’s website here.  You can find additional information on the federal government’s website here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What will the curriculum delivery look like? How much is going to be online?
A. The majority of MCFT courses have a “practical” component to them.  This requires students to be out of the classroom and out in the natural environment.  This will continue to be a part of our course delivery method. Specific details on the delivery method for the classroom component of each course are currently being developed.  

Q. Will I be able to help my son/daughter move into campus?
A. If you are coming from within the Atlantic Bubble, yes.  Students will be assigned a specific day and time that they will need to use for moving into campus.  If you are coming from outside of the Atlantic Bubble, the answer is maybe.  We are currently waiting on clarification from New Brunswick Public Health and will provide an update as soon as more information is available.

Q. Will I need to self-isolate if I move into residence?
A. If you are coming from within the Atlantic Bubble, and have not been outside of these provinces in the previous 14 days, no.
If you are coming from outside of the Atlantic Bubble, you will need to arrive 14 days prior to the start of classes so that you can self-isolate for the mandatory 14 day period.

Q. Will I need to self-isolate if I am renting my own place (not moving into residence)?
A. If you are coming from within the Atlantic Bubble, and have not been outside of these provinces in the previous 14 days, no.
If you are coming from outside of the Atlantic Bubble, you will need to arrive 14 days prior to the start of classes so that you can self-isolate for the mandatory 14 day period.  

Q. May a student defer their acceptance?
A. If a student desires to defer their acceptance to September 2021, then must contact David Flynn to have their 2020 acceptance forwarded 2021.
If a student has applied and is currently on the waitlist for 2020, they need to contact David Flynn to request that their application be considered for September 2021.

Q. How is MCFT calculating admissions for 2020-2021?  ie- Will you be including the NB second semester marks, grade 11 marks, etc?
A. At MCFT, students must have a minimum grade of 65% in all of our required courses, being Academic Math Grade 11 AND 12, Academic English Grade 11 AND 12, and a Biology course in Grade 11 OR 12.
For provincially specific course names, please see https://www.mcft.ca/admission-requirements/.
In terms of our 2020-2021 academic year, if a student had not received a grade mark in one of the required courses, they will need to demonstrate that they have completed the course material and have obtained a credit (CRD) for the course.

Q. How will the NB “mark” of ENR in a grade 11 or 12 course be viewed by your post-secondary institute?
A. When it comes to a Credit (CRD) or Enrolled (ENR) on a student transcripts, MCFT requires students to have a CRD for any of the MCFT required courses (mentioned above) that they have not been assigned a grade mark.
As for classes that are not considered required courses to gain admission into the college, then an ENR is acceptable.

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