The application process cannot be completed until appropriate transcripts have been received. See Transcripts & Testing for all requirements related to transcripts.
Many programs require documentation for non-academic requirements as a condition of admission or in order to participate in practicum experiences. If these appear on your To Do list in MyQuest, it means you have not completed these requirements.
Programs with a work, practicum, or clinical placement may require up-to-date immunization records. Please refer to the following immunization checklist (18K pdf) to determine which immunizations your program requires.
Instructions for completion of the "Record of Immunization":
Follow the instructions on the form.
If you go to Alberta Health Services’ Immunization Business Unit in Edmonton to have your form completed, take your NorQuest College acceptance letter with you to your appointment.
Submit a copy of the "Record of Immunization" to NorQuest College Health Services
By fax to 780.644.6151
By mail to 10215 108 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1L6. Attention: NorQuest Health Services
In person to Room A109 in the Main Building on main campus
A nurse from NorQuest will review the form and update your "To Do" list accordingly. If all requirements are met, the Office of the Registrar will be advised and this part of your application for admission will be complete. If you are waiting for chest X-ray results or blood work results in the mail, it is your responsibility to submit these records to NorQuest Health Services a soon as you receive them. If you have any questions about your "To Do" list immunization requirements, contact NorQuest Health Services at 780.644.6155.
If you live in Edmonton and the surrounding area:
Alberta Health Services Immunization Business Unit
Seventh Street Plaza, North Tower, Suite 440
10030 107 Street NW, Edmonton AB
If you live outside Edmonton:
Once your immunizations are completed and they have been signed off by a nurse from the immunization business unit in Edmonton or your local public health clinic, you can submit them to NorQuest Health Services.
Fax your records and completed immunization record form to 780.644.6151
Mail or bring your records to:
NorQuest Health Services
Room A109, 10215 108 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1L6
A nurse at NorQuest will review the immunization form to make sure all immunizations have been completed. If all requirements are met, the Office of the Registrar will be advised and this part of your application for admission will be complete. If you are waiting for chest X-ray results or bloodwork results in the mail, it is your responsibility to submit these records to NorQuest Health Services as soon as you receive them.
If you have previously attended NorQuest and submitted immunizations, you need to contact NorQuest Health Services to confirm that the immunizations are still valid. Alberta Health Services requires a TB test to be completed within six months of your program start date, and chest X-rays are valid only if they are completed within one year of your program start date.
Certain programs require a clear Police Information Check (PIC) if you are going to participate in a clinical or work placement. This document forms part of your official student record.
If your program requires a clear Police Information Check, you must obtain it before you can be enrolled in your practicum/work experience. A PIC must include a vulnerable sector check. Any fees required to get a Police Information Check are your responsibility.
Edmonton residents can apply for a PIC in person through Edmonton Police Services, Police Information Check Section located at the Nexus Business Park, 108-14315 118 Avenue, Edmonton.
Applicants living outside of Edmonton can apply for a PIC through their local branch of the RCMP.
A clear information check is required before you can be enrolled in your practicum/work experience. If your PIC is not clear, you are required to meet with the Program Chair to discuss your options.
Police Information Checks do expire, so to ensure it will remain valid by the time you attend your clinical/work placement, do not request it too early. Do, however, ensure that you request it in enough time to submit it by your due date. Edmonton Police Service and/or the RCMP can take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks to complete your record check. Internet (online) Police Information Checks are not accepted by the college. Obtain one directly from a local law enforcement agency.
The original Police Information Check must be submitted, and it is then placed on your official record at the college. We do not return the original to you, nor will we photocopy it for you. If you require a copy for your own records, ensure that you make a copy before submitting the original to us. Certain placements may require you to provide the original prior to commencement. In this instance, you will not be required to leave the original with your student file.
If you are a student in the Social Work program, an Alberta Children and Youth Services Intervention Record Check must be submitted to the Faculty of Health and Community Studies.
Some programs require you to have completed the WHMIS course. The WHMIS non-credit course is offered by NorQuest College Continuing Education as an online course.
To register for the WHMIS course:
Some programs require you to have Basic First Aid/CPR certification. NorQuest College offers these certification course through our Continuing Education area. See Standard First Aid and CPR (XBUS1015) for more information and to register for this course.
Some programs require you to have Human Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure (HBPE) training. NorQuest College offers this course through our Continuing Education area.
To register for the HBPE course:
Academic assessments may be required. See Academic Assessments for more information.