General Admission Guide

To be admitted to NorQuest College, applicants must meet the admission requirements for the program to which they are applying. Specific admission requirements are listed with each program.

For all programs:

  • Applicants are accepted on a first-qualified, first-served basis once their application and supporting transcripts/documents have been received and evaluated against their program's admission requirements.
  • Admission requirements are subject to change annually. For the academic year requirements, see the specific programs for details.
  • Program admission requirements for the next academic year are published in the viewbook in September of the current year.

Applicant Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older within the first semester of their program or under 18 years of age with a high school diploma.
  • If underage, the applicant must demonstrate suitability for the program and have written parental consent.
  • To comply with external workplace regulations, applicants for career programs must be 18 years of age before attending any work or clinical placements.
  • Applicants must meet all admission requirements for the program. Official transcripts must be submitted to show admission requirements are met.

Student Retention Services is focused on the student experience at NorQuest College. As part of this office, the student navigator is the central point of contact for all applicants and students. Your student navigator is there to answer questions, provide guidance, information, and options to help you make informed decisions about your academic future. You can contact a student navigator by email at student.navigator@norquest.ca or by visiting room A125, 10215 108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB.

Application Fee

To have your application to a NorQuest College program considered, an application fee is required. Application fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other programs or terms:
  • $95 for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Protected Persons
  • $150 for international students (this covers the application and document assessment)
Application fees are paid each time an application is submitted.

Applications for admission from former students with outstanding financial accounts will not be processed until the account has been paid in full. Application fees received from applicants with an outstanding balance will be automatically applied to their outstanding balance.

Sponsored applicants should pay their own application fee, then request reimbursement from their sponsor. Promissory notes from sponsors will only be accepted from Workers Compensation Board and Advancing Futures.

ApplyAlberta

Take advantage of applying online! ApplyAlberta is the province-wide online application system that enables students to apply to one or more Alberta post-secondary institutions and authorize transcript transfers between participating institutions.

If you use ApplyAlberta:

  • you only need to enter your personal information once, and can then use it to apply to any participating institution.
  • you will not be charged any fees to have your Alberta high school or post-secondary transcripts sent to the institution to which you are applying.

Application Acceptance Dates

NorQuest College will begin accepting applications for programs according to the following schedule. When the first of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will open by noon of the next business day.

Term Applications Accepted Starting
Fall October 1 of the previous year
Winter February 1 of the previous year
Spring and Summer June 1 of the previous year

Applicants wishing to apply to an online offering of a program should apply at least one month prior to the program start. See programs for information about start dates.

Admission Deadlines

Applications are not accepted after the start date of a program. You are strongly encouraged to apply well in advance of your desired program start date, as all programs are filled on a first-qualified, first-accepted basis.

International students without a valid Canadian study permit must apply to NorQuest College at least two months prior to the term start date of their program. This time period allows time for the admission process to be completed and for a study permit to be obtained.

Term Application Deadline
Fall June 30
Winter October 31
Spring and Summer February 28

Once a program has begun or one of the deadlines above has passed, applicants will be directed to apply for the next available term. This is to allow sufficient time for applicants to meet admission requirements and course registration deadlines.

Student Technology Features

MyMail: Your College-Issued Email Address

NorQuest College issues a college email address to all applicants, which is used as the primary communication vehicle between the Office of the Registrar, applicants, and registered students.

Students are expected to check their college MyMail account on a regular basis so that they do not miss any communication from the college. Electronic communications sent by the college will be deemed received on the next college business day after the day the message was sent regardless of any error, failure notice, Internet service provider problem, virus, email filters, or auto-reply related to students' email, unless the error or problem originated with the college. Failure to receive or read official college communications sent to the student's college email account in a timely manner does not absolve the student from knowing and complying with the content of the official communication.

MyQuest: Your Online Student Service Centre

Once you apply to NorQuest College, you will be issued a MyQuest username and password, giving you access to all of your student account information online. Features include:

  • viewing your admission checklist and admission status in real-time
  • viewing your tuition and fees each term
  • paying your fees online with a credit card
  • viewing and printing your timetable
  • viewing your grades and printing an unofficial transcript
  • updating your address and contact information
  • printing an enrolment verification report
  • applying to graduate
  • viewing and printing your annual T2202A tax receipt

Office of the Registrar

Phone
780.644.6000

Toll-free
866.534.7218

E-mail
info@norquest.ca

In-person
Main Floor, Heritage Tower,
Downtown Campus

Hours:

Monday - Wednesday
8:15am – 4:30pm

Thursday
9:00am – 4:30pm

Friday
8:15am – 4:30pm

Closed on weekends and statutory holidays