Now that you've received your offer of admission to Bow Valley College, follow these steps for what you need to do next to get started in your program. You're on your way to an excellent education and a great career!
Here's what you need to do next…
Follow the instructions in your offer of admission letter to accept your seat and pay your non-refundable confirmation deposit.
If you’re a Canadian resident/citizen, pay your confirmation deposit through MyBVC.ca to accept your offer. If you need help accepting your offer, paying your deposit, or need more time, replying to your admissions email or call us at 403-476-2214.
If you’re an international applicant, accept your offer and pay your confirmation deposit through the VAS admissions portal. If you are having problems, send us a chat message through VAS or call us at 403-476-2214.
If you don't accept your offer and pay your deposit by the deadline shown on your admission letter, your offer will expire.
Your MyBVC.ca account is used to register in courses, access your class schedule, attend class, and to access your student email! Check out these resources:
- Setting up and accessing your MyBVC.ca account
- What is my MyBVC username?
- Reset my MyBVC password
- Get access to WiFi at Bow Valley College
If you need help with your technology, contact the IT Service Desk by phone (403-410-1611), email (email@example.com), or in-person at the North Campus 3rd floor.
Academic Advising helps students create their academic plan from day one through to graduation. They can show you how to register in classes, understand your rights and responsibilities, and connect you with important academic services. To book an appointment with an advisor, visit bowvalleycollege.ca/advising.
Most students can self-register in classes through MyBVC.ca. For help choosing your classes or planning your program, visit bowvalleycollege.ca/advising.
Some programs, like the Practical Nurse Diploma, Health Care Aide Certificate, and Centre for Entertainment Arts programs, are automatically registered by the college. You can still meet with an academic advisor but you may not need to self-register in courses.
How are you going to pay your tuition, fees, and other study costs? Check out these College resources to help you get started:
- Chart of tuition and fees - the price for your program
- Instructions on how to pay your tuition through online banking, credit card, etc.
- Student loans – attend an information session
- Scholarships and bursaries – financial aid to help you with study costs
- Funding information for Indigenous students
- Financial coaching services
Tuition is due the day before classes begin.
If you were offered “conditional admission,” you must meet the conditions in your admission letter to remain enrolled at Bow Valley College. For example…
- If you are an international student, you must apply for, receive, and share with Bow Valley College your Canadian study permit by the deadline in your acceptance package.
- If you are finishing high school classes, you must complete those classes with the grades required and make sure the transcripts reach the Admissions Office by the deadline on your letter.
- If you are taking classes at Bow Valley College, you must complete them with the required grade and by the date set out in your admission letter.
These are only examples. Refer to your admission letter or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to clarify your admissions condition.
Preview Night and New Student Orientation are opportunities to meet your future classmates, instructors, deans, and support staff. Watch for emails from the College or visit bowvalleycollege.ca/nso for more information.