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 specific academic year requirements, see the specific programs for details.
  • Program admission requirements for the next academic year will be 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.
  • Applicants for career programs must be 18 years of age before attending any work or clinical placements to comply with external workplace regulations.
  • Applicants must meet all admission requirements as stated under each 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 through or by visiting Room A125, 10215 108 St. NW, Edmonton, AB.

Application Fee

To have your application to a NorQuest College program considered, an application fee is required. The non-refundable, non-transferable $95 CDN application fee must be submitted along with your application for admission. For international students (both residing in Canada and outside of Canada), the non-refundable, non-transferable application fee is $150 CDN. Application fees cannot be applied towards tuition. 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.

Application Fees from Sponsors

We recommend that students pay their application fee first, and then approach their sponsor for reimbursement.

The Office of the Registrar will not accept letters, faxes, or other promissory notes for application fees from sponsors or third-party funders. The only exceptions considered are from the Workers Compensation Board or 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.

Applicants enter their personal and academic information only once. The information is transferred automatically to each institution to which the individuals choose to apply. Applicants who use ApplyAlberta are not charged a fee for Alberta high school or post-secondary transcripts transferred between post-secondary institutions.

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 Start Date for Acceptance of Applications
Fall October 1 of the previous year
Winter February 1 of the previous year
Spring and Summer June 1 of the previous year

Admission Deadlines

Applications will not be 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.

  • To enter fall term programs, you must apply by June 30.
  • To enter winter term programs, you must apply by October 31.
  • To enter spring term programs, you must apply by February 28.

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 informations about start dates.

Once a program has begun or one of the deadlines above has passed, applicants will be directed to apply for the next upcoming 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 lifetime 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 lifetime MyQuest username and password, giving you access to all of your student account information online anywhere the Internet is available. Features include:

  • Viewing your admission checklist and admission status in real-time
  • Paying your fees online with a credit card
  • Viewing your tuition and fees each term
  • 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




Main Floor, Heritage Tower,
Downtown Campus


Monday - Wednesday
8:15am – 4:30pm

9:00am – 4:30pm

8:15am – 4:30pm

Closed on weekends and statutory holidays