Admission to NorQuest College requires you to submit transcripts from educational institutions at which you have previously studied. Your application cannot be completed until your official transcripts have been received (photocopies are not acceptable as they are not considered official). Once submitted, all transcripts become the property of NorQuest College and will not be released to you nor photocopied for you or anyone outside the college. This is standard practice among Canadian post-secondary institutions and is designed to protect the transcript's authenticity.
To request an Alberta high school transcript, contact:
High School Transcripts and Diplomas
2nd Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard
10044 108 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6
Phone toll-free (only within Alberta): 310.0000
If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, and you submit international transcripts/documents for assessment for admission to NorQuest College programs, you will be charged a $55 document assessment fee at the time you submit them. This additional fee must be paid before any assessment of your documents will be conducted. If you submit an international credential course-by-course analysis evaluation, it may exempt you from paying this additional fee if the evaluation is deemed to provide sufficient information to make decisions about your admission. For more information, see International Credential Evaluations below.
Your submitted transcripts must be in English.
Once your transcripts have been received by NorQuest College, they will appear in your "To Do" list on MyQuest as “received” or, if your transcripts have already been assessed, this will no longer appear on your list, meaning that the requirement has been completed.
Transcripts that have been evaluated by the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS), World Education Services (WES), or International Credential Service of Canada (ICAS) can be submitted to assist the Office of the Registrar with transcript evaluations. NorQuest College reserves the right to provide our own interpretation of the assessments provided and, if necessary, ask for further proof of admission criteria.
Skills testing is an option for most (not all) programs for students who do not meet the academic requirements of the program. You will be advised whether skill testing is an option for you and how to book those tests.
Once you have completed skills testing, the Academic Skills Assessment Centre will provide you the results either in-person or via your MyMail account.
English language proficiency (ELP) is required for all students whose first language is NOT English. Once you are assessed for admission, your "To Do" list in MyQuest will show an ELP level if it is required.
The ELP tests cover English reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. Each program has an ELP requirement of what your language level needs to be to ensure your success in your chosen program. If you have to complete an ELP test, it must have been completed within two years prior to the start of your program. View your program's admission requirements to see what ELP tests are acceptable.
Note: ELP is not the same as English academics. The English academic curriculum covers six language arts: listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing. Students read, write, and study essays, novels, and poetry, expressing their opinions and sharing their perspectives to become critical thinkers. Meeting the ELP requirement does not exempt you from meeting the English academic course work required for the program. Furthermore, having taken compulsory English courses as part of your studies or taking ESL courses at NorQuest College or elsewhere may not exempt you from providing an ELP result. Our request for an ELP result depends upon your individual circumstances and/or the primary language of instruction used in the country in which your previous education was completed. Check the ELP Exempt Countries Chart (71K pdf) to see whether your country may be exempt.
See Document translation services to have your transcript or testing documents translated to English. Or, see Foreign Document Assessment Service for document evaluations.
See Assessment & Testing Services for academic assessments, transcript evaluations, equivalency and GED testing, and English language proficiency testing offered by NorQuest College.
Visit Transcripts for instructions.