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If you are ready to apply, visit ApplyAlberta to submit your online application for admission.

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TIPS: If you aren't sure how to apply, see the Application Steps below or check out our ApplyAlberta Tip Sheet. We also highly recommend reviewing "Step 2: Check Application Open Dates" below, before starting your application.

Applicants are required to apply online through ApplyAlberta for all career programs except those listed below. Students applying to any of the following programs should complete a paper application form:

Application Steps for Career Programs

Check the Admission Requirements for career certificate, diploma, and post-diploma certificate programs in the following departments:

Applications for most career programs open thirteen (13) months before the program start date. 

Start Term Application
Open Date
Close Date
8 a.m. on December 1, 2016 End of first day of classes (January 8, 2018 for Winter 2018)
8 a.m. on April 1, 2017 End of first day of classes (May 3, 2018 for Spring 2018)
8 a.m. on August 1, 2017 End of first day of classes (August 30, 2018 for Fall 2018)  
8 a.m. on December 1, 2017 End of first day of classes (January 7, 2019 for Winter 2019)


NOTE: Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary campus)

  • Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary) applications will close on January 5, 2018.
  • Applicants must submit all required documents by February 16, 2018.

  • If the first day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will open at 8 a.m. 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 programs.

Submit your application online on the Apply Alberta website.    

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Need help?

  1. When you apply online through Apply Alberta, 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 over the phone using Visa or MasterCard by calling 403-410-1400 (ext. 1)
  • 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


When applying to Bow Valley College programs through ApplyAlberta, applicants authorize Bow Valley College to obtain Alberta high school and post-secondary transcripts from any participating Alberta institution which the applicant has previously attended. There is no charge for transcripts obtained through Apply Alberta.

All other applicants must arrange for their official transcripts to be sent to Bow Valley College:

  • If you were educated in Canada, you must request that your official transcripts be sent by the provincial education department or the institution that issued the transcript(s). Official transcripts must be sent directly to Bow Valley College from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope.
  • If you were educated outside of Canada, you must provide official secondary and post-secondary transcripts, as well as a notarized English translation if the original is not written in English. Please bring these documents to the Prospective Student Centre to be stamped as a certified copy of the original.
  • If you have not yet completed one or more of the courses required for admission to your program of interest, you will need to submit Proof of Enrolment to ensure the timely processing of your application for admission.

The Proof of Enrolment must:

  1. Be issued by your school or school board;
  2. Include your name;
  3. Include your course code(s);
  4. Include the start and end date(s) of your courses OR your test date for your English Proficiency Exam (i.e., IELTS - Academic, TOEFL, etc.); AND
  5. Include expected date of high school graduation (only for programs that require a high school diploma, such as Justice Studies or Pharmacy Technician).

Your application will be delayed if you do not submit the required document(s).

After you apply, check your email for updates and next steps.

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

Getting Help

Contact us

Prospective Student Centre

Room S1111, South Campus, First Floor
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Toll-free in Canada: 1-866-428-2669

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The College is closed on statutory holidays.

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