How to Apply

What’s important to know before you apply during COVID-19

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 as NorQuest College does not have a deferral policy and refund policy due to visa rejection.

The Health Care Aide and Practical Nurse programs cannot be offered online. Our Admissions team will request you have a valid study permit before issuing an offer letter, even if you have met all the admission requirements.

If you are admitted in a program that cannot be offered online, and you fail to obtain a study permit on time and can't travel to Canada, you will lose your application fee, tuition deposit, and part of your tuition (depending on when you withdraw from the program).

Email if you have further questions or concerns.

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 MyQuest (NorQuest’s online student self-service centre) 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 frequently.
  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. Obtain 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 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.