Early Start Credits | Mount Allison

The Early Start Credits (ESC) provide an exciting opportunity for Grade 12 students registered in New Brunswick’s Anglophone high schools to select from a range of challenging courses and earn post-secondary credits in their final year of high school.

ESC will provide a post-secondary experience online with classmates from many other places and students will have the option to have time built into their high school schedule.

Admission requirements

  • A minimum Grade 11 average of 80% is required for consideration.
  • Eligible students must be on track to receive their required 17 credits to graduate from one of New Brunswick’s Anglophone high schools.

Available courses for Winter 2023

Courses available for Grade 12 students in Winter Term 2023 (January-April). See our Winter Course Timetable for information on dates and times.

ENGL 1201 — Introduction to Principles of Literary Analysis

This course introduces students to critical approaches to the reading of, and writing about, literature. Each section has its own reading list, set by the individual instructor and including a balanced representation of prose, fiction, poetry and drama, taken from a range of historical periods. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

ENGL 1701/DRAM 1701 — Introduction to Drama Studies

This course introduces conventions, forms, and devices of drama as they emerge under, and respond to, specific theatrical and cultural conditions. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

PSYC 1001 — Introduction to Psychology I

Online classes: MWF 9:30-10:30 a.m.

This course introduces the concepts, problems, and methods of modern scientific psychology. Topics include neuroanatomy and other aspects of the biological bases of psychological processes, learning, motivation, sensation, perception, aspects of cognition, memory, and language. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)

RELG 1991 — Cults and New Religious Movements

Special topic course in Religious Studies.

VMCS 1201 — Introduction to Visual Culture

This course provides a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary introduction to visual culture from ancient civilizations to our contemporary global world. It presents key terms, concepts, and issues that are central to the study of images, visuality, practices of looking, as well as visual media, technology, and culture. It deconstructs the mechanism and impact of visual communication by illuminating how images exert power in specific geographic and cultural contexts, manufacture desire in viewers and consumers, and construct meaning and experience through time. Lectures target the acquisition of visual literacy and the understanding of visual culture around the world. (Format: Lecture 3 hours)

How to apply

  1. Submit your application and your most recent transcript
  2. Accept your offer by submitting a $100 registration deposit
  3. Email admissions@mta.ca to let us know which available course you would like to be enrolled in

Questions? Email admissions@mta.ca.

For more information about ESC and opportunities to finance your education after high school, visit Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour (GNB).