Who we support

Students accepted in Bow Valley College programs are eligible to access Academic Advising services.
Are you an International Student in need of skills and resources needed to live, study and work in Alberta? if so, please contact International Education.
Students taking Certificate of Achievement courses through Continuing Learning are not eligible for Academic Advising Services. For inquiries, please contact study@bowvalleycollege.ca 

What we do

Academic Advisors provide students with the tools needed to reach their educational goals at Bow Valley College. Our services include:

Tailored program plans

  • Course load changes
  • Next steps if you are unsuccessful in a course
  • General program planning
  • How to pick courses each term

Online registration help

  • How to navigate MyBVC
  • How to register for courses on MyBVC
  • How to drop or withdraw from course on MyBVC
  • How to waitlist for a course on MyBVC

Student policies and program requirements

  • Understanding student policies 
  • Understanding program pre-requisites and completion requirements
  • General Transfer Credit information (*no assessment)

Frequently accessed resources for students:

Online Registration

Online course registration is available to learners registered in most programs. Exceptions apply to School of Health and Wellness, Regional Stewardship, and English Language Learning programs. You'll register using MyBVC. If you are eligible to register, you will receive an email with details outlining when registration opens for your program. Please check MyBVC often, as this is where the College will send communications. Video tutorials are also available on the Online registration page.

Program Course Lists

Program Course Lists include detailed information about your program requirements. Need to check which courses are in your program before registering? Not sure about pre-requisites, minimum passing grade requirements, credit count, or course availability? Program Course Lists are a great planning resource.

Important Dates

This page is your guide to important dates at Bow Valley College on a term-by-term basis. On this page you will find:

  • Fee deadlines
  • Term start and end dates
  • Add/Drop deadlines
  • Withdraw deadlines
  • Transfer Credit deadlines
  • Online registration dates
  • Reading Week information
  • College closures
  • Grade submissions deadlines
  • Apply to Graduate dates

Academic Calendar

By registering with the College each learner has agreed to and is subject to the regulations and policies of the College and of the program in which they have enrolled, so it is important for learners to familiarize themselves with the information in this calendar and the College's website to ensure they make informed decisions about their education.

Student forms and policies

Official policies and procedures have been approved by the Board of Governors. The College reviews and updates policies and procedures each academic year. Policies apply to all students regardless of program. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open these documents.

Learner Success Services 

Supports students in the following areas:

  • Technology Support
  • Financial Aid, scholarships, and bursaries
  • Career Services
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Counselling
  • Learning Coaches
  • Writing Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • RISE
  • Opioid Awareness
  • Sexual Violence Support
  • Mental Health Training

For contact information please visit the Access Learner Success Services Online page.

Full-Time and Part-Time Status

All career programs have a minimum full-time credit load of 9 credits. Learners who carry less than 9 credits in a term are part-time. Certain fees may be different for full-time and part-time students.

Tuition and Fees

This page contains our detailed tuition and fee information. All tuition and fees are subject to change. Program tuitions are estimates only. Your tuition and fees are accessible under "Statement of Account" in MyBVC. You may also request a Statement of Account from Registrar Services. For information on how to pay, view, and understand your tuition and fees please visit the Paying your tuition and fees page.

Transfer Credit

If you completed college or university courses before, please visit the Transfer Credits page. Please contact transfercredit@bowvalleycollege.ca for more information.

Campus Services

Life at Bow Valley College is more than classes. You’ll also have access to lots of services that make your life easier. Great campus services make being a student so much better. Find quick and healthy food options, plus access health and wellness services.

Requests for Official Letters

Please visit the Official College Letters page to find out how you can request an official college letter through MyCreds. This service is only available for registered students.

Requests for Official Transcripts

Your transcript is an official record of all the courses you have taken while at Bow Valley College. Please visit the Transcripts page to find out how you can request your Official Transcript through MyCreds.
Course outlines

You can search for and download course outlines by using the course code or course name. If your search returns no results, please check that you are using the correct spelling. Please note that these outlines are available starting with the Fall 2020 term. If you are looking for course outlines before Fall 2020, please contact your School, contact information for Schools can be found here.
Apply to Graduate

Applying to graduate is the first step to officially graduate from your program study. It lets us know that you have completed all your courses and that you are in your last term of study. It is not the same as the Convocation Ceremony registration. If you are currently completing your final term of studies, please visit the Apply to Graduate page for more information
Academic Advising is not a mandatory service. All students are encouraged to contact Academic Advising when program-related questions arise. Responsibility for course selection, planning, and meeting graduation requirements belongs to the student.

Contact us

Academic Advising

345 - 6 Avenue SE
South Campus, First Floor

Students are seen on an appointment basis. Call or email us to make an appointment.

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  • 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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