Specific admissions scenarios

Age requirement to apply

Applicants must either:

  • be a mature student, or
  • be at least 18 years of age (within the first term of their program), or
  • provide the Office of the Registrar with written parental consent to attend NorQuest College.

No student may attend a work or clinical placement if under 18 years of age.

At NorQuest College, a mature student is any person who no longer qualifies for K-12 education, or who is an independent student, which we define as:

  • 18 years of age or older, or
  • 16 years of age or older and who is:
    • living independently, or
    • a party to an agreement under section 57.2 of the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act.

The scenarios below only apply to specific student situations.

Students with disabilities

If you have a disability, it is important that you identify that support is needed when you apply. You will be referred to a student support specialist for assessment to ensure that resources are available and that extra funding sources have been requested. You will be served on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on available resources. Your enrolment may be deferred until appropriate resources are in place. The student support specialist will notify the Office of the Registrar when resources and supports are in place.

Students with disabilities who do not declare their disability at least three months before the start of courses may not be able to access their choice of accommodations. They will, however, be provided an alternative that will meet their needs and that can be provided by NorQuest College in a timely fashion.

See Accessibility services for a list of services available.

Re-applying to NorQuest College

If you are a former NorQuest College student who withdrew or became inactive in your program, you may apply to resume your studies.

  • You must submit a new application for admission and meet all current program admission requirements.
  • Before reapplying, you must meet any conditions for readmission that were placed on your record when you withdrew (if applicable).
  • You must pay any outstanding financial balances before your application will be considered. Application fees received from applicants with an outstanding balance will be automatically applied to the outstanding balance.
  • To complete your program, you will need to meet the graduation requirements that are in place for the term for which you reapply.

If you have questions about reapplying, reach out to us through Contact Admissions.

Visiting students

NorQuest students visiting other institutions

  • A NorQuest College student wanting to take a course at another post-secondary institution must have written confirmation from the appropriate program chair that the course and credits will be accepted in the student's NorQuest program before enrolling at the other institution.
  • Upon receipt of the program chair's written confirmation, the Office of the Registrar will provide a permission letter for the student to submit to the host institution specifying the course(s) the student can take.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring that NorQuest College receives the official transcript from the host institution once their course(s) are complete.

Students from another institution visiting NorQuest

  • NorQuest College provides opportunities to students who want to take courses while maintaining their student status at their home institution. The credits earned at NorQuest College can be transferred back to the home institution, if approval is received.
  • Prior arrangements must be made by the visiting student. A letter of permission from the student's home institution, specifying student contact information and the course or courses the student can take, should be forwarded to NorQuest's Office of the Registrar. If approval is received and a seat is available in the course, the student will be notified with next steps before enrolment.
  • Visiting students will be subject to all rules and regulations applicable to the students of NorQuest College.
  • Visiting students are assessed and pay full tuition and fees to NorQuest College for any courses taken.
Refusal of admission

NorQuest College reserves the right to grant or refuse admission to any individual. Former applicants or students who have lost good standing may be denied re-entry, or may have conditions placed on readmission. Applicants have the right to appeal admission decisions. See Student appeals for more information.

Cancellation of a program intake

NorQuest College reserves the right to cancel courses or programs for operational reasons. When the college cancels a course or program, all college fees (including application fees) will be refunded.