Future Students

last updated: March 23, 2021

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Information about the 2021 Fall Term (September - December)  


The Government of Alberta has directed post-secondary institutions to return to on-campus teaching in the fall.

Our College is carefully reviewing feasibility and delivery for all programs and will update students and this website once a decision is made, on or before April 30.

Information about the 2021 Spring/Summer Term (May - August)   

Online or in-person delivery methods will differ for each program or school. Please refer to our Spring/Summer 2021 Course and Program Delivery page for more detailed information on how individual Bow Valley College programs will be taught (online, in-person, or blended delivery) for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

Any accepted applicants for Spring/Summer who are not able to start their program need to inform us by emailing admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca. We can arrange for a later start date if these applicants choose to defer the start date of their program. 


Paying your fees for your Spring/Summer Term Courses  

If you are taking courses in the Spring/Summer term, the deadline for paying for those courses is May 4, 2021.  Please note that because the College Campus is closed, you will not be able to pay with cash or in person with a debit or credit card.  For information about the ways in which you can pay your fees, please go to: https://bowvalleycollege.ca/student-resources/financial-services/paying-your-fees


Student ID Cards

Students who have courses that require them to be on-campus must show a student photo ID card on entry. It is important you have an active student ID card with your photo before May 2021. You can request a photo ID card from Registrar Services by uploading a photo of yourself and a piece of government-issued photo ID through this secure online form (MyBVC log-in required).

Students with no in-person courses should not enter Bow Valley College campuses. In order to limit the spread and possible exposure to COVID-19, the campus is closed to students, staff, and faculty without valid in-person business.

If a staff or faculty member needs you to attend campus for a specific reason, they will set-up an appointment with you and send you safety protocols for attendance.


Information for International Learners

Please refer to our dedicate page for International Learners here.


Duolingo Language Test

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting temporary closure of many IELTS testing centres around the world, Bow Valley College is making an addition to the English language requirement options for admission to post-secondary programs.

Effective immediately for the Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 intakes, Bow Valley College will accept the Duolingo Language Test with scores at or above the following levels:

IELTS Score Duolingo Score BVC Program
6.0 95 - 100 Most programs*
5.5 85 - 90 Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate
 Minimum band score of 5.0 75 - 80  Health Care Aide for English Language Learners

*except Pharmacy Technician Diploma and Practical Nurse Diploma.

You can take the test here: englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants


If you are a newly-admitted student scheduled to begin this January and are concerned about your ability to start studies, email admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca to discuss your options. Depending on your program, you may be able to defer your start until the next available start date, take a reduced course load, or withdraw from your program.

If you have any questions please contact covidinfo@bowvalleycollege.ca.

  • 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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