Do you want help applying? Visit the Welcome Centre in-person on the 1st floor of South Campus or call us and talk to a prospective student representative at 403-410-1402.
We can help you understand your choices in applying for an upgrading program.
Select The Right Upgrading Program
We offer programs from basic literacy through high school upgrading and pathways that help you enter specific programs at Bow Valley College or the Alberta University of the Arts.
View the full list here.
Apply For Upgrading
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Applications for Spring 2023 opens on February 13, 2023
Some upgrading courses, such as Anytime Online, are not eligible for Alberta Works financial assistance.
If you are interested in applying for Alberta Works, please contact the Welcome Centre for more information.
If you attended high school in Canada within the past 7 years, please bring a copy of your transcripts to the Office of the Registrar or email a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven't completed any Grade 10 to 12 courses in Canada in the last 7 years you will need to take the Bow Valley College Placement Test.
See the Admissions and Placement Testing page for the test schedule and additional testing information.
Note: A government-issued photo identification is required to write the Admissions and Placement Test.
After You Apply
After you apply, Bow Valley College will send you an email within 2 to 3 business days.
This email will tell you if you are accepted into your program and what you need to do next.
After you are accepted, you will be sent information by email about how to register in courses.
Foundational Learning Assistance is limited. Visit the Foundational Learning Assistance Program page to find out how to apply for financial aid.
Please note that:
- There is a separate deadline for Foundational Learning Assistance funding
- Only accepted learners may apply for funding
- You should apply to Bow Valley College as early as possible if you want to apply for Foundational Learning Assistance funding
- Bow Valley College does not guarantee or manage the funding process
Contact the Welcome Centre for guidance on which programs may qualify for financial aid.
Get Help & Get In Touch
Contact the Welcome Centre for assistance.We can be reached by:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 403-410-1402 (during regular business hours)
Indigenous students can call 403-476-2256 to speak with the Indigenous Student Recruitment Specialist.
If you require academic accommodations, contact Learner Success Services four months prior to the start of scheduled classes to set-up your academic accommodation plan.
We will make reasonable effort to provide suitable accommodation, however, there is no guarantee that services will be available and it is possible that your start date may be deferred to provide the accommodation.
While the college attempts to facilitate all accommodation requests, there is a current shortage of sign language interpreters.
If you have questions, check out our frequently asked questions page for more information.