NB postsecondary leadership express concern about formula used to cap acceptances, letters of attestation

New Brunswick postsecondary institution leaders are concerned that federal limits on acceptance and attestation letters could hurt their international student numbers due to the use of a national average conversion rate. CBC reports that the cap assumes a 60% conversion rate, but Coll├Ęge communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick President Pierre Zundel argues that schools in the province have lower rates than the national average. Zundell adds that the limit on the number of acceptance letters would likely not allow NB to reach its allotment of international students. St Thomas University VP of Enrolment Ryan Sullivan commented that the limit on acceptance letters would lead to a reduction in the number of international students, since attestation letters cannot be reused if students choose to decline an offer of admission.

CBC