COVID-19 Supplementary Information
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The Detailed Academic Report will also show GED scores if you wrote the GED in Alberta.
If I have international or out-of-province transcripts, how can I determine if I meet the Admission Requirements?
Transcripts are assessed by an Admissions Officer only after you apply to the program. You can view provincial high school equivalencies online by clicking here.
International courses are assessed for equivalencies using the same criteria as International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS). A separate IQAS assessment is not necessary. For more information about the documents you may be required to submit from your international education, click here.
I have already completed some post-secondary education. Will my post-secondary grades be considered?
Yes, applications are assessed based on whether or not they meet the Admission Requirements.
Post-secondary courses that are assessed as equivalent or more advanced than high school courses will be considered. For example, if a high school English grade does not meet the admission requirements, a university-level English grade may be considered.
I am still completing the courses that I need in order to meet the Admission Requirements for a career program. Can I still apply?
Yes, Bow Valley College's admission process is first-applied, first-qualified, so the date of application is considered.
The Admissions Officer will request to see proof of enrolment in required courses, including the course completion dates.
Final grades that meet the entrance requirements must be submitted by the deadline outlined in the conditional acceptance letter to confirm acceptance into the program.
No, we do not accept entrance tests from other institutions. We only accept the Bow Valley College Admissions Test.
Each application is specific to the program and term applied to, so you will need to submit a new application and pay the application fee.
Please contact the Welcome Centre.
Admissions And Waitlists
Applications are processed on a first qualified, first accepted basis.
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to hear back from the Admissions Officer after you have submitted your application and required documents (i.e. transcripts, English proficiency test results). If you have not received a response to your application after 6 weeks, please email email@example.com.
Please note the Practical Nurse Diploma program applicants will not hear back on their eligibility until after the document submission deadline
Yes, if a program or a course is full, qualified applicants are automatically placed on the program or course waitlist.
The waitlist is determined by date of acceptance, so early application is advised. Please regularly check the email address you used when you applied.
Please be aware that cancellations may result in short notice for acceptance into a program, therefore funding applications should be submitted early, if applicable.
A waitlist is a holding list for qualified applicants when a program reaches capacity (becomes full).
Even after a program reaches capacity, space often becomes available as accepted students change their minds, move away, or fail to meet the conditions of their admission. When this happens, the next qualified student on the waitlist is offered a seat in the program.
I am on a waitlist for my preferred start date. Will my application automatically move to the next start date?
No, you will have to submit a new application and a new application fee.
No, we generally do not offer deferrals. You will have to re-apply for the next intake, submit a new application, and pay the application fee.
My transcripts were not sent in on time for the intake I applied for. Do I need to re-apply for the next intake?
Yes, if you did not submit the requested documents on time, you will need to re-apply for the next intake.
Admissions officers cannot grant admission to a student who has not provided all of the required documentation.
I have foreign credentials. What are my options? Do my credentials correlate to any programs at Bow Valley College?
Applicants educated outside of Canada and applying to Bow Valley College for full-time career programs will be required to submit copies of their original academic documents that have been translated into English; these will be reviewed for admission purposes.
Currently we do not have any agreements with international qualifications.
Applicants should also meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements for each program.
International students should visit the Bow Valley College International Application page to apply to a program.
If I have completed courses at another post-secondary institution, how can I apply for transfer credit?
See the Transfer Credit page for more information. You must be accepted to a program at the college before a transfer credit officer will assess your file.
To determine whether or not you qualify for transfer credit, you must complete the Transfer Credit request form. See the Transfer Credit page for more information.
A part-time student is one taking less than a 60 per cent course load. Tuition and fees are calculated based on individual courses. Find out more on the Full-Time Course Credits page.
Financial Aid And Awards
Financial Aid Information Sessions are held regularly at the downtown Calgary Campus.
Scholarships and Awards details are available on the Student Awards page.