You’ve made the decision – you’re bound for NorQuest College. This process will take you from your decision to Day 1 at school.
Note: there are two additional steps for students applying to foundational programs (Academic Upgrading, English as a Second Language, Apprenticeship Prep, Day Home Provider, Literacy and Essential Skills Pathways, and Transitions to Employment). See Foundational/Preparatory Programming below.
To become a student at NorQuest College, you are required to apply through the admission process outlined below and be admitted to your program of choice. Open Studies is available to those applicants who wish to take post-secondary level credit courses without applying to a specific certificate or diploma program.
Note: applications received without the fee will not be processed. Application fees cannot be applied toward tuition.
Complete applications are processed in the order of the date they are received. You are advised to apply well in advance of your desired program start date and submit all supporting transcripts and documentation as quickly as possible. A delay in sending in your admission requirements may affect your acceptance into the program.
If you have attended NorQuest College in the past and withdrew for any reason, and you now want to resume your studies:
Open Entry/Open Exit online classes allow students flexibility on their start date. Students will be assigned a start date depending on their registration date and will be given a set number of weeks to complete the class.
If you are applying to an Open Entry/Open Exit online delivery, your application is valid only for the term to which you have applied. Applications for Open Entry/Open Exit programs will be accepted for future terms only after the prior term start date has passed.
Many Open Entry/Open Exit classes have monthly start dates. Students can start a class on the first of any month within the advertised start and end dates. Registration and full payment for these classes must be received by or before the 15th of the previous month. The course start date is the first day of any month, except during a term start month – September, January, May – when the term start date will apply.
If you are unable to meet all program requirements by the deadline, you will have to reapply. A new application and application fee will be required. Contact Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on the application process.
You will receive a welcome email from the Office of the Registrar, which includes your login information for your NorQuest technology accounts.
You will receive an acknowledgement email from the Office of the Registrar to notify you of your status and of any further information or documentation that is required.
The Office of the Registrar will assess your transcript(s) to determine whether you meet the admission requirements for your chosen program. If the information provided on transcripts does not allow the Office of the Registrar to determine admission eligibility, you may be asked to provide further information or to have an academic skills assessment. It is your responsibility to prove that admission requirements have been met.
Some programs may require additional basic skills assessment testing even if you meet the academic admission criteria. See your program for detailed requirements.
Reminder: Complete applications are processed on a first-qualified, first-accepted basis. If you apply to a program and do not submit all of your admission requirements by the program start date, you must reapply and pay an application fee to be considered for the next intake.
Once steps 1 and 2 are completed, we make a decision regarding your admission. Certificate and diploma program applicants receive their admission decision on a first-qualified, first-accepted basis. If you are accepted into a program, you will receive an email offering you admission into your program of choice and requesting your tuition deposit.
To find out the status of your application, visit MyQuest and check your application status or contact the Admissions and Transfer Credit Unit in the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com.
Applicants who do not meet admission requirements will be advised of the reason and offered assistance in choosing another program, if applicable. Applicants who have not submitted all admission documents by the program start date must reapply and pay an application fee to be considered for the next intake.
Conditional admission may be offered if you are currently registered in courses to meet the admission requirements for your program. For conditional admission for meeting academic requirements, you may be registered in the prerequisite courses at any recognized institution. For conditional admission for meeting English language proficiency requirements, you must be registered in NorQuest College courses. To be considered for conditional admission, you need to complete the following:
Once the Admissions and Transfer Credit Unit verifies that you are enrolled in the required courses, met all other requirements, and paid the tuition deposit, you will receive a conditional acceptance letter indicating the requirements you need to meet before the final requirements submission deadlines. The outstanding item(s) will be shown on your "To Do" list in MyQuest.
Note: International students may be given an earlier deadline so that requirements can be met in time to apply for a study visa.
Full admission is granted once you have achieved the grades required in the prerequisite courses. In addition, all conditions must be met by the date specified in the conditional admission email, prior to the final requirements submission deadline. If you fail to meet all conditions by the specified due date, your admission will be revoked.
Note: Conditional admission will not be offered to applicants enrolling in Open Entry/Open Exit delivery of a program.
If you do not meet a certain academic requirement, provisional admission may be offered.
Note: Provisional admission will not be offered to applicants enrolling in Open Entry/Open Exit delivery of a program since it is self-directed.
Visit our Accepted Students section for more information on your next steps.
A non-transferable tuition deposit or a sponsorship confirmation is necessary for applicants to confirm their attendance in a program and reserve a seat. The tuition deposit is applied to your first term's tuition. Tuition deposits may not be deferred to a future term.
If you delay your tuition deposit confirmation, you may find all seats filled. You may pay your tuition deposit through your MyQuest account.
If you have been offered admission to a program, but the program has been filled before you pay your tuition deposit, you will be placed on a waitlist or may have the option of changing to another delivery method, campus, or program in the same term. There may be additional admission requirements for some deliveries or programs. In order to investigate the option to change delivery method, campus, or program, you must contact the Admissions and Transfer Credit Unit with a written request.
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.
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.
The following steps apply to Academic Upgrading, English as a Second Language, Apprenticeship Prep, Day Home Provider, Literacy and Essential Skills Pathways, and Transitions to Employment programs.
The admission process for these programs is slightly different. Applicants to these programs should follow these steps:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
In person: 10215 108 Street NW, Edmonton (Downtown Campus) or at any of our regional campus locations (see Campuses & Maps for information on locations).
For more information, contact your student navigator.
1. Apply, pay the application fee, and submit the admission requirements.
2. We acknowledge your application.
3. We make a decision on your application.
4. You accept our admission offer and pay your tuition deposit.