NorQuest College will ensure that a student’s right to privacy is respected and that confidentiality of student information is maintained according to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.
The college recognizes its obligation to collect and use only that personal information from students that is required for educational and related purposes and to maintain its security. Students have the right to access their own personal information in their records and also the right to request correction of their personal information. Please see the Student Records page for more information.
Applicant: An individual who has submitted an application and paid the applicable application fee to NorQuest College.
International applicant: An applicant who is a citizen or resident of another country and requires a valid study permit to study in Canada.
Once granted admission to a program, applicants will be classified as one or more of the following:
A student is defined as an individual admitted and enrolled in any college program(s) or course(s). Upon registration in college credit courses, students are classified as either full-time students or part-time students.
For the purposes of the definition of enrolment for agencies such as Citizenship and Immigration Canada or Student Finance, a student’s full-time status is determined for each term. Students registered in 60% or more credits of each program’s standard full load by term are considered full-time students.
Learning support advisors may recommend that a student with a disability take a reduced course load, which, for funding purposes, equates to full-time student status.
For the purposes of Revenue Canada, full-time status is determined based on the number of hours of class attendance in a week.
For purposes of enrolment reporting using the Alberta Advanced Education definition, a full-time student is defined as an active student taking at least 60% of the full load for the program during that academic year. The full load is defined as the number of credits required to complete the normal program of study for that year.
A part-time student is registered in fewer than 60% of the credits of each program’s standard full load by term.