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Established in 2016, the Nova Scotia Council on Admission and Transfer (NSCAT) was created to develop and manage collaborative systems that support student enrolment, mobility and success. We do this through:

  • MyNSFuture.ca – connecting students to institution profiles, institutions’ online application form, and other supporting information;
  • MyTransferCredits – consolidating transfer credit equivalencies in a searchable database and listing block transfer agreements;
  • MySpring&SummerCourses – consolidating in-person and online course offerings for the spring and summer terms in a searchable database; and
  • MyTranscripts – facilitating the delivery of electronic transcripts to universities and colleges in Nova Scotia.

MEMBERS

All publicly-funded universities and colleges in Nova Scotia participate in the activities of NSCAT and the Council of Members.

GOVERNANCE

NSCAT operates as a division of Interunviersity Services Inc., and is governed by a Council of Members which receives support from a Management Committee, an Operations Committee, and the Operations Manager.

The Council of Members serves as the main policy-making, strategy, and objective setting body. The Council is made up of the Vice-President Academic level (or designate) for each of the eleven publicly-funded universities and colleges in Nova Scotia.

The Management Committee is comprised of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Council of Members, the Chair and two members of the Operations Committee, and ex officio members who provide specialized input. This Committee provides direction for day-to-day activities of NSCAT.

The Operations Committee is composed of the Registrar level (or designate) from the eleven participating universities and colleges. The Operations Committee works closely with, and is supported by, the Operations Manager in executing the projects and day-to-day activities of NSCAT. Working groups are formed as needed for specific projects and activities.

PARTNERS

Collaboration is at the core of what we do at NSCAT.  In addition to working with our eleven member-institutions, we collaborate with, and support the work of a variety of post-secondary education stakeholders across Canada and around the world, including:

NEW & NOTABLE

May 3, 2019
NSCAT Awarded 1st Place in PESC’s 20th Anniversary Best Practices Competition

NSCAT is honoured to have been awarded 1st Place in the Postsecondary Education Standards Council’s 20th Anniversary Best Practices Competition. This award recognizes that our MyTranscripts system exemplifies innovation and ingenuity in the application and implementation of interoperable data standards to meet business needs.

The standards developed by PESC have allowed us to implement a systems integration pattern that affords us a great deal of flexibility, ease of use, and economies of scale for all stakeholder organizations. PESC is key to our success; without the standards they have so thoughtfully developed, and updated, our system would be isolated from the rest of the data exchange world.

NSCAT congratulations all our project partners – the eleven public universities and colleges in Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia departments of Labour and Advanced Education and Education and Early Childhood Development, and Concertia Technologies Inc. – for their hard work and commitment to building and maintaining this ground-breaking system that is making an difference in post-secondary education in our province. We look forward to working with our colleagues throughout Nova Scotia, Canada, and beyond as we work to expand our network of electronic data providers and receivers over the coming years.

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