How to Apply

What’s important to know before you apply?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still welcoming and encouraging international students to apply. However, there are potential risks and uncertainty with our program offerings (online or in person) that international students need to be aware of. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid study permit before the program starts.

NorQuest College does not have a deferral policy. If you are admitted in a program that cannot be offered online (Addictions Recovery Practitioner, Health Care Aide, Interdisciplinary Therapy Assistant, Justice, Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nurse, and Social Work), and you fail to obtain a study permit before the program starts, the refund policy due to visa rejection can be applied to you.

If you are unable to attend the class due to other reasons, request to withdraw from the program. You will lose your application fee, tuition deposit, and part of your tuition depending on when you withdraw from the program.

ApplyAlberta is the online application system you will use to apply to NorQuest College. You must submit your transcripts separately.

  1. Visit ApplyAlberta.
  2. Pay your $150 CAD application fee with a credit card and submit your application.
  3. First-time applicants will receive an email (to the personal email account provided on the application) with easy-to-follow instructions for accessing MyNorQuest (NorQuest’s online student portal) and MyMail (your NorQuest email address). Future emails about your application will be sent to your MyMail address. You are responsible to check your MyMail address often.
  4. Submit all required documents—including official transcripts/diplomas/certificates, prerequisite documents, English language proficiency (ELP) results, and other admission requirements—to NorQuest College as soon as possible.
  5. Receive admission decision: an official Offer of Admission will be issued to your MyMail account once you have met all admission requirements.
  6. Get a study permit or student visa for a program longer than six months. You will need to use NorQuest College's Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number on your application. NorQuest's DLI number is O18795996622. Contact the Canadian embassy or consulate in your home country for details. Visit
  7. Accept NorQuest College’s Offer of Admission and reserve your seat in a program by paying the $1000 CAD non-transferable tuition deposit. See Tuition Deposit for details. You can pay the deposit with a credit card (Visa or Mastercard), certified cheque, bank draft, or money order. Email for other payment methods.

Before you apply

  1. See your specific program of choice for both academic and non-academic requirements, prerequisite details and any pre-screening program interview arrangements, if required.
  2. Be prepared to pay the non-refundable, non-transferrable international student application fee of $150.