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TIP: We highly recommend reviewing "Step 2: Check Application Open Dates" below, before starting your application.

Students applying to the following programs should complete a paper application form:

Are you a learner seeking re-admission?

Re-admission is granted to learners who were last active in a program within the previous three years and have accumulated at least 15 credits. If you're in this situation, you do not need to apply as a new student, you need to apply for re-admission. Click here to see the Re-admission procedure and form (PDF file will open in new window).

Steps to apply to a career program

Applications for most career programs open thirteen (13) months before the program start date. The times listed below are in Calgary - Mountain Time.  (Convert your time zone)

Start term Applications open on…
Applications close on…
Spring 2020  April 1, 2019 - 8:00 a.m.

May 1, 2020

Individual programs may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.

Exception: Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary campus)

  • Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary) application deadline: April 26, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary) transcript/documents deadline: June 7, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
Fall 2020
August 1, 2019 - 8:00 a.m.

September 1, 2020

Individual programs may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.

Exception: Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary campus)

  • Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary) application deadline: September 13, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary) transcript/documents deadline: September 27, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.

  • If the first day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will open at 8:00 AM on the first business day of the month.
  • Programs may fill to capacity long before the application close date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • International applicants should visit the International Application page for international application deadlines.
  • Visit the regional campus pages for application information for regional campus programs.

For most programs, submit your application through ApplyAlberta:     


For the following programs, download and submit a paper application form: 

When a student applies or re-applies to a career program, they are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $65 (domestic) or $130 (international). Students who apply for multiple intakes or programs pay a fee for each application.

  1. When you apply online through ApplyAlberta, you can pay online using Visa or MasterCard.
  2. If you do not want to pay online, you can choose the 'Pay Later' option. Please note that your application will not be processed until you pay, using one of the options listed below.
  • Pay in person at the Office of the Registrar. We accept Visa, MasterCard, cash, debit, personal cheque, certified cheque, money order
  • Mail in a personal cheque, certified cheque, or money order payable to "Bow Valley College" (do not send cash through the mail):

Office of the Registrar
Bow Valley College
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 4V1


Applicants are responsible for providing Bow Valley College with accurate and complete transcripts for their previous education. Your application will be delayed if you do not provide the required transcripts or proof of enrolment.

You are required to provide transcripts from each and every post-secondary institution you have attended, including those you are currently attending, even if you have not completed a program with them.

My transcripts are from… Here's what do to:
Alberta When applying through ApplyAlberta, you will authorise Bow Valley College to access transcripts from most Alberta public high schools, colleges, universities, or polytechnics.

For schools not on the ApplyAlberta system, follow the instructions for Canadian transcripts below.

If you are currently enrolled in courses, you must request a Proof of Enrolment from the school(s) you are attending. See the instructions below. Only final grades are available on ApplyAlberta.
Canada (outside Alberta) Canadian transcripts must come directly to Bow Valley College by mail from the issuing school (i.e. high school, school board, college, or university). You should contact the previous school(s) you have attended in Canada and ask them to mail an official transcript to us at:

Bow Valley College
Office of the Registrar
345 6 Avenue SE
Calgary AB  T2G 4V1

We do not accept emailed transcripts, faxed transcripts, or opened transcripts from applicants.

If you are currently enrolled in courses, you must request a Proof of Enrolment from the school(s) you are attending. See the instructions below.

Outside Canada (international) For transcripts from outside Canada, applicants must present their official (original) transcripts and one photocopy (of all pages and all sides) to the Office of the Registrar. The college will verify the photocopy against the original transcript and keep the photocopy.

Applicants with transcripts from India and Pakistan are required to provide attested transcript copies from their issuing college or university.

Transcripts which are not in English must be accompanied by a notarised translation to English.

As some international transcripts are irreplaceable, we do not recommend submitting official international transcripts by mail, as they may not be returned to the applicant. 

Proof of enrolment
If you are currently enrolled in courses, these courses may not appear on your official transcript. Request the school you are attending to email ( or mail a proof of enrolment to Bow Valley College which includes: 

  • The name of the school issuing the proof of enrolment;
  • the student's full name;
  • the courses you are enrolled in (including course names and codes);
  • the start and end dates of the courses, or the date of the test for English proficiency testing; and
  • for applicants to the Pharmacy Technician Diploma, the expected high school graduation date.

Email submission is only accepted for proof of enrolment, not for official transcripts.

Learners with disabilities

Learners requiring academic accommodations must contact the Learner Success Services at least four months prior to the commencement of their scheduled classes at Bow Valley College to establish an academic accommodation plan.

Reasonable effort will be made to provide suitable academic accommodation; however, there is no guarantee that services will be available and it is possible that start dates may have to be deferred in order to provide required accommodation. While the College will attempt to facilitate all learner requests for accommodation, there is a current shortage of sign language interpreters.

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Prospective Student Centre
South Campus (First Floor)
345 - 6 Avenue SE | Calgary AB | T2G 4V1
Phone:  403-410-1402 or 866-428-2669
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