Applicant Information

For information on which programs will be taught in-person or fully-online for the January 2022 term, visit our Program Delivery page before you apply for admission.

Bow Valley College is requiring all individuals to provide proof of two doses of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine to enter our campuses. Take a moment to review our Learner COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedure:

Welcome Centre staff are ready to help future students by phone (403-410-1402) or email (info@bowvalleycollege.ca) Monday through Friday. 

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If you are ready to apply, click the 'Apply Now' button. You will be directed to ApplyAlberta to submit your application online.

TIP: We highly recommend reviewing 'Step 2 - Check Opening And Closing Dates' below, before starting your application.

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Application Steps For Post-Secondary Programs

Check the admission requirements for your career program:

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).

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

Please note that programs may fill to capacity long before the application close date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Start Term Applications Open On
Applications Close On
Winter 2022 December 1, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.

December 10, 2021

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

  • Practical Nurse 5 Term Diploma, Calgary campus (Applications CLOSED)
  • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program (Calgary) application deadline: January 22, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program (Calgary) transcript/documents deadline: February 15, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.
December 15, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.

December 10, 2021

Program may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.

  • Practical Nurse for Internationally Educated Nurses Diploma - Calgary campus
Spring 2022 April 12, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.

April 19, 2022

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

April 1, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.

  • Practical Nurse 5 Term Diploma, Calgary campus (Applications CLOSED)
  • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program (Calgary) application deadline: May 14, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program (Calgary) transcript/documents deadline: May 28, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.
Fall 2022 August 3, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.

August 19, 2022

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

  • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program, Calgary (Applications CLOSED)
  • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program (Calgary) transcript/documents deadline: October 1, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.
Winter 2023 December 1, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. December 9, 2022

Individual programs may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.
  • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program (Calgary) application deadline: January 7, 2022 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program (Calgary) transcript/documents deadline: January 21, 2022 - 4:00 p.m.
December 15, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.

December 9, 2022

Program may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.

  • Practical Nurse for Internationally Educated Nurses Diploma - Calgary campus
NOTES:
  • 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.
  • 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, please submit your application through ApplyAlberta:     

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Please note that the Apply Alberta application system is experiencing a high volume of traffic due to a significant increase in users registering a My Alberta Digital ID for government services. Applications on Apply Alberta may require additional time to load.

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

When you apply or re-apply to a career program, you are required to pay the non-refundable application fee of $75 CAD (domestic) or $140 CAD (international).

If you apply for multiple intakes or programs, you must pay a fee for each application.

Paying Your Application Fee

Pay Now

When you apply online through ApplyAlberta, you can pay online using Visa or MasterCard.

Pay Later

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.

Payment Options

  • Pay through online, mobile, or telephone banking if you have an existing Bow Valley College student number.
  • Mail in a cheque or money order payable to "Bow Valley College" (do not send cash through the mail):
     Bow Valley College
    Office of the Registrar
    345 - 6 Avenue SE
    Calgary, AB, T2G 4V1
    Canada

You are responsible for providing Bow Valley College with accurate and complete transcripts of your education history. You must provide transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended.

If you attended a public high school and/or a post-secondary institution within Alberta, you can create an "education account" on myPass. This will allow you to see your Alberta Education transcripts (called a Detailed Academic Report).

If you are currently attending an institution, you must provide a proof of enrolment.

Your application will be delayed if you do not provide the required transcripts or proof of enrolment.

Alberta High School Transcripts

Status of Required Classes At Time Of Application
What You Need To Do
Completed (with final grades) Automatically sent to Bow Valley College
In Progress, or will take in the future
Submit Proof of Enrolment

1. Issued by your school and/or guidance counsellor

2. Includes the following information:

  • Your full legal name
  • Course codes and names of future courses
  • Projected start and end dates of future courses

3. Submitted as a PDF document and emailed to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC Student ID and program in the subject line 




Alberta Post-Secondary Transcripts

Post-Secondary Institution Attended
What You Need To Do

Bow Valley College

  • Completed courses (with final grades)
  • In progress, or will take required courses in the future
Automatically included in your application

Public Post-Secondary Institution (listed on Apply Alberta)

  • Completed required courses (with final grades)
Automatically sent to BVC
  • In progress, or will take required courses in the future
Submit Proof of Enrolment

1. Issued by your post-secondary institution

2. Includes the following information:

  • Your full legal name
  • Course codes and names of future courses
  • Projected start and end dates of future courses

3. Submitted as a PDF document emailed to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC Student ID and program in the subject line

Private Post-Secondary Institution

  • Completed required courses (with final grades)

You must arrange to have your official transcripts sent to us

Official transcripts are sent directly to Bow Valley College from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope

  • In progress, or will take required courses in the future
Submit proof of Enrolment

1. Issued by your post-secondary institution

2. Includes the following information:

  • Your full legal name
  • Course codes and names of future courses
  • Projected start and end dates of future courses

3. Submitted as a PDF document and emailed to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC Student ID and program in the subject line

Canadian High School And Post-Secondary Transcripts (Non-Alberta)

Status Of Required Classes At Time Of Application
What You Need To Do

Completed courses (with final grades)

You must arrange to have your official transcripts sent to us

Official transcript are sent directly to Bow Valley College from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope

In progress, or will take required courses in the future

Submit Proof or Enrolment

1. Issued by your post-secondary institution

2. Includes the following information:

  • Your full legal name
  • Course codes and names of future courses
  • Projected start and end dates of future courses

3. Submitted as a PDF document emailed to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC Student ID and program in the subject line

International Transcripts (From Outside Of Canada)

Status Of Required Classes At Time Of Application
What You Need To Do

Completed courses (with final grades)


You must arrange to have your official transcripts sent to us

Please review this page to find which transcripts are required from the country in which you are educated in.

If our website states that official, attested copies are required, please arrange to have these transcripts sent to us in a stamped, sealed envelope; these documents cannot be emailed.

Otherwise, please submit both the translated and untranslated transcripts:

  • As a PDF document to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC student ID number and program in the subject line (photos and screenshots are not acceptable), or
  • In person to the Office of the Registrar (1st floor, South Campus)*
      *This option is temporarily not available due to the COVID-19 pandemic
In progress, or will take in the future Submit Proof of Enrolment

1. Issued by your school and/or guidance counselor

2. Includes the following information:

  • Your full legal name
  • Course codes and names of future courses
  • Projected start and end dates of future courses
  • Test date for Academic IELTS or TOEFL exams

3. Submitted as a PDF document and emailed to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC Student ID and program in the subject line

Get Help & Get In Touch

Contact the Welcome Centre for assistance.

We can be reached by:

Indigenous students can call 403-476-2256 to speak with the Indigenous Student Recruitment Specialist.

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.

If you have questions, check out our frequently asked questions page for more information.


Prospective student contact information

Welcome Centre
South Campus (First Floor)
345 6 Avenue SE, Calgary AB, T2G 4V1
Phone: 403-410-1402 or 866-428-2669
Email: info@bowvalleycollege.ca
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  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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