Transcripts & Testing


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.

  • If you completed your education at NorQuest College, you do not need to request a transcript from NorQuest College.
  • If you applied online using the ApplyAlberta system, your Alberta high school and post-secondary transcripts can be sent to NorQuest College electronically. If, for some reason, we do not receive them, transcripts will show as an outstanding item in your "To Do" list on MyQuest. Contact Alberta Education and/or your institution to have them sent to NorQuest. If for any reason, we do not receive transcripts through ApplyAlberta, it is your responsibility to ensure we receive the necessary documents.

    To request an Alberta high school transcript, contact:

    Alberta Education
    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
    Extension: 780.427.5732
    Tel: 780.427.5732
    Fax: 780.422.2137

  • If you did not apply online or your educational institution is outside of Alberta, provide an official transcript from each high school and post-second­ary institution (college, university, technical institute) you have attend­ed.
    • Canadian high school transcripts: transcripts from other Canadian provinces can be obtained by contacting the appropriate board of education in the province in which you attended high school. Ontario high school students can apply for transcripts directly from the high school attended. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to NorQuest College. Check the Provincial/Territorial Grade 12 Equivalency Chart (71K pdf) to see whether your academic coursework may be equivalent to what is required by NorQuest College.
    • Canadian post-secondary transcripts: contact the Office of the Registrar of the institutions you have previously attended and request your transcripts be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar at NorQuest College.
    • International transcripts: Many post-secondary institutions will send original transcripts directly to Canadian schools upon your request, and may provide them fully translated into the English language. If you attended a post-secondary institution outside of Canada, contact your former school and request your original transcripts, with English translation (if applicable). Request your transcripts to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar at NorQuest College. In some countries, education documents are not known as "transcripts"; check the International High School Credentials by Country Chart (192K pdf) to ensure you request the proper documentation. See International Transcripts for more information.
  • 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 additional documents for evaluation at a later date, you will be required to pay the $55 fee again. 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.

  • A certified English translation must accompany any transcripts that are in a language other than English.
  • Some institutions will provide an English version of your transcripts if you ask for it when you request your transcripts.
  • If you need to have your documents translated, see Document Translation Services. Once the documents have been translated, you must submit the originals and the certified translation.

Once your transcripts have been received by NorQuest College, they will appear in your "To Do" list on MyQuest as received. If your transcripts have already been assessed, this item will no longer appear on your list, as the requirement has been completed.

International Credential Evaluations

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 eligibility for admission.

Skills Testing

Skills testing is an option for many 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.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English Language Proficiency as part of the admissions process. ELP requirements for each NorQuest College program are detailed on the program’s Admissions Requirements page. For most programs, there are five ways to meet ELP requirements.

  1. By completing NorQuest College ESL Intensive coursework that the program has identified as acceptable for meeting ELP.
  2. By achieving an acceptable score on an ELP test, such as
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    • CLBA (Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment)
    • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
    • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language)
    • CELBAN (Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses)
    • CELPIP General (The Canadian English Language Test)
    • Other ELP test as deemed acceptable by the Office of the Registrar

    For more information about ELP tests and submitting results, visit our ELP Tests page.

  3. By completing high school in Canada. Studies must have been in English at an approved Canadian high school with at least three consecutive years of full-time academic study and completion of Grade 12 English or its equivalent.
  4. By completing a recognized post-secondary degree or diploma program in Canada. The program must have involved at least two full years of full-time, consecutive academic study in English.
  5. By completing at least three consecutive years of full-time secondary or post-secondary study in English in an ELP Exempt Countries Chart (71K pdf) or in a recognized institution where the primary language of instruction is English. These studies must include satisfactory completion of Grade 12 English or its equivalent, and cannot include English as a Second Language or Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada courses.

Note: ELP requirements are part of the admission requirements for NorQuest College programs. Each program also has English academic admissions requirements that are distinct from ELP requirements, and each student must meet both sets of requirements for admission.

Foreign Documents?


See Document translation services to have your transcript or testing documents translated to English. Or, see Foreign Document Assessment Service for document evaluations.

Need other types of testing for admission?

See Assessment & Testing Services for academic assessments, transcript evaluations, equivalency and GED testing, and English language proficiency testing offered by NorQuest College.

Need to obtain transcripts from NorQuest?

Visit Transcripts for instructions.