Post-Secondary Institutions

Admissions 101


Information for applicants and accepted students affected by COVID-19


Lethbridge College:

Q&A: Registrar's Office

  • Will there be classes on campus in September? If so, can I still apply? 
    We are accepting applications for programs for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, and we encourage students to apply.  We are planning to hold classes on campus in September as long as it is safe to do so as the health and safety of our community is our top priority. 
  • What high school grades count for admission now that provincial exams are not being written? 
    We will not require students graduating in June 2020 to write diploma exams; we will accept the final grade awarded on the student’s transcript.
  • I’m feeling unprepared for college after missing the last months of Grade 12. Are there ways that I can prepare over the summer?
    We will have extra support services in place to help new students transition to college. If you are feeling unprepared for college, you may find it helpful to take one of our Academic Upgrading courses online this summer. If you would like more information about registering in these courses, you can contact


Red Deer College

  • If a student is unable to complete a non-diploma exam course and we require it for admission, please have them contact as each situation is a bit unique. 
  • If a student is unable to complete their volunteer hours for social work, they should contact the Social Work program directly at
  • Our nursing programs are currently the only competitive programs at Red Deer College.  The GPA calculations to get into these programs have never included the second semester, as the calculations begin in March. Therefore, Covid-19 has not changed the process for nursing.
  • Last, if you go to our main page, there is a large yellow heading at the top that will link you to the most recent Covid-19 information pertaining to Red Deer College.


University of Alberta: U of A Update on Changes to admissions for fall 2020 can be found at:


University of Calgary


University of Regina:

We want to ensure you that admission will continue to be based on your official high school transcript. The courses and grades that are on your transcript will be used in the admission calculation, and if you meet final admission requirements, then you will be fully admissible to the University of Regina.

However, while you may meet the admission requirements based on your transcript, you may not have completed a full semester of certain courses. This is why we strongly encourage you to participate in supplementary assignments prepared by your high school teachers. This will make your transition to post-secondary as easy as possible, and is especially important for courses in maths, sciences, and English. You should keep all supplementary assignments (and feedback from your teachers) that you complete.


University of Victoria



General Admission Information

The following admissions document is from the University of Alberta, but steps 1, 2 and 3 are applicable to all post secondary institutions, and many institutions offer registration and loans workshops. Check the website of your institution for information.  This document will help walk you through the process of applying for your program and the following steps. 

Application Dates

Please make sure that you check the application opening dates for your post secondary school.  Many applications open October 1, and some even before then.  Post secondary advisors tell us that students need to apply early to have the best chance of entry.  While competitive programs admit students on the basis of competitive admission average (the overall average of the courses required for admission), we are told that wait lists are organized by date of application.


Reporting Your Marks

When you are completing your ApplyAlberta form online, please ensure that you list all of the high school courses that are prerequisites for your program, whether they are courses that you have taken, are taking, or are planning to take.  Your institution will not start processing your applicarion for a program unless they know that you are planning to meet prerequisites, so this step is critical.  Please note that Grade 11 marks are also critical - some universities, such as the University of Calgary, will grant you admission based on your Grade 11 marks, as reported on your Detailed Academic Report, which they can access once you apply to them.

When you go to update your marks, you must update the marks on the website of your institution.  Post secondary schools upload your application from Apply Alberta only once, so if you update your marks only in ApplyAlberta, your college or university will not get that updated information, which may cost you admission to your program.  


  • Check your institution's website and our calendar for application acceptance dates and application deadline dates. For non competitive programs, early application is advised, to secure a seat in the program.  See note above re: competitive programs.
  •  Most university applications are now completed online.  You will be applying for public Alberta Post Secondary Institutions through ApplyAlberta.
  • Once you have applied, it is VERY important to stay on top of your application.  Your institution will contact you periodically to request information.  If you fail to send the information by the deadline given in the request, your application WILL be cancelled.  Institutions may contact you by mail, email, or by posting requests on their student portal.  Read all documentation sent to you carefully and be sure that you sign up for a student portal if requested to do so.  
  • If you plan to apply for residence, do so as soon as you have confirmation that your application for admission haas been received.  Check with your institution to find out if the residence application fee is refundable.  

Alberta Post-Secondary Institution Links




Alberta College of Art and Design Calgary 800-251-8290

Academy of Learning

Red Deer 403-347-6676
Ambrose University College Calgary 800-461-1222

Athabasca University

Athabasca 800-788-9041

Banff Centre

Banff 403-762-6100

Bow Valley College

Calgary 866-428-2669

Burman University

Lacombe 403-782-3381

Concordia University College of Alberta

Edmonton 866-479-5200
Grande Prairie Regional College Grand Prarie 888-539-4772

Grant MacEwan University

Edmonton 780-497-5140

Keyano College

Fort McMurray 800-251-1408

Lakeland College

Vermillion 800-661-6490

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge 800-572-0103

Medicine Hat College

Medicine Hat 866-282-8394

Mount Royal University

Calgary 877-440-5001

NorQuest College

Edmonton 866-543-7218

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Edmonton 877-627-3377

Northern Lakes College

Slave Lake 866-652-3456

Olds College

Olds 800-661-6537

Portage College

Lac La Biche, Cold Lake & St. Paul 866-623-5551
Prairie Bible College Three Hills 800-661-2425

Red Deer College

Red Deer 403-342-3400
Rocky Mountain College Calgary 877-968-6762

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Calgary 877-284-7248

St. Mary's University

Calgary 403-531-9130
Taylor University College and Seminary Edmonton 800-567-4988

The King's University

Edmonton 800-661-8582

University of Alberta

Edmonton/Camrose 855-492-3113

University of Calgary

Calgary 403-210-7625

University of Lethbridge




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