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Student policies and program requirements
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.
Students will only see and can only register for courses in the upcoming term. There are a maximum number of credits that students can register for in each term.
Students who attempt to register in more than the allowed number of credits will receive a warning message that they've reached their maximum course load. Note: Some courses are available only once per year. Students should connect with Academic Advising to learn more about course availability.
A pre-requisite is a course that a student must pass before registering in a more advanced course.
A co-requisite is a course that a student must take before or at the same time as another course
An elective is a 3-credit course used to fulfill a programs completion requirement. Electives provide students with the opportunity to focus on specific areas on interest within your program. Please note, not all programs have electives.
Your courses will appear on the My Courses page on MyBVC.ca
Your week-by-week schedule will appear on the My Schedule page. Click the Next button to view upcoming weeks.
If a course is full please place yourself on the waitlist. Where demand warrants, Bow Valley College may maintain waitlists for courses. Waitlists provide opportunity for registration in the order in which learners add their name to the list. Waitlists dissolve before the start of each term. If a seat becomes available, you will receive a MyBVC.ca email asking you to accept the seat within 48 hours. If you do not accept the seat in time it will go to the next student and you will be removed from the waitlist. For more information visit Waitlist for Courses.
Please make sure you are aware of the drop deadlines for your course. Deadlines are on the Important Dates page (applies to courses scheduled for the duration of the term).
The drop deadline allows you to drop course and receive a refund. A notation will not appear on your transcript. After the drop deadline, you will not be eligible for any tuition refund and you’ll see a ‘W’ on your transcript. For more information visit Dropping and Withdrawing from courses. Students should connect with Academic Advising before dropping any courses.
Please make sure you are aware of the withdraw deadlines for your course. Deadlines are on the Important Dates page (applies to courses scheduled for the duration of the term).
A ‘W’ on your transcript means you attempted a course and chose to withdraw after the drop deadline but before the end of the course. A “W” will be placed on your Official Transcript if you withdraw from a course. A “W is not calculated into your GPA. For more information visit Dropping and Withdrawing from courses. Students should connect with Academic Advising before dropping any courses.
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. For more information please visit the Full-Time and Part-Time status page.
Academic Advisors cannot register students into full classes. Please make sure you are checking MyBVC.ca to see if a seat becomes available. If there’s a waitlist, please place your name on the waitlist.
Students cannot register in courses with overlapping schedules.
All courses will finish before the time listed in the course schedule to allow for transition time.
There are different course delivery modes to choose from. Not all course modes are available for all courses or programs, and not all courses are available each term. Delivery modes, descriptions, and availability of courses each term is subject to change. For more information, please visit the Course Delivery Modes page.
Program Course lists include detailed information about your program requirements. Students cannot take a course without meeting the pre and co-requisites. 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.
Bow Valley College may need to cancel courses and student registrations due to low registration numbers. The College will notify students of cancelations. The Office of the Registrar may deregister students from courses who:
- do not meet the conditions of their program acceptance.
- do not meet prerequisites or co-requisites
- do not pay required fees by the deadline posted.
- miss any classes during the add-drop period without prior notification to the instructor (who are then considered a no-show)
- violate any Bow Valley College policies; or
- are under suspension for academic or non-academic reasons.
Do I have to apply for transfer credit if I took a course at Bow Valley College under a different program?
Official Letters and Transcripts
Unofficial transcripts are available on MyBVC.ca
Learner Success Services helps in the following areas:
- Technology Support
- Financial Aid, scholarships, and bursaries
- Career Services
- Services for Students with Disabilities
- Learning Coaches
- Writing Support
- Peer Tutoring
- Library and Learning Commons
- Opioid Awareness
- Sexual Violence Support
- Mental Health Training
- Intercultural Centre
- Students’ Association of Bow Valley College
- Iniikokaan Centre
- Multi-Faith Space
- BVC Pride
- Co-curricular Record
- Student Discounts
- Community Resources
- Reading Week Events
- Learner Survey
- Campus Security
- Safe Walks
- Imagine Health Centre
- Child Care
- Printing Services
- Food Services
- Financial Aid
- Student loan information sessions
- Scholarships and Bursaries
- Funding information for Indigenous students
- Government of Alberta Learner Income Support
- Cost estimator
- ATB Centre for Financial Empowerment
- Tax Receipts (T2202)
Student Forms and Policies
Your first step is to submit an Application for Re-admission form after the allotted timeframe has passed. If your request for re-admission is approved, please book an appointment with Academic Advising for a plan. Students reentering a program may need to take additional courses due to changes in program completion requirements or to assist with successful reentry into the program.
Re-admission is granted to learners who were last active in that program within the previous three years and have accumulated at least 15 credits. Students who left the program due to academic continuance must follow the procedures within the Admissions Policy (#500-1-2). Individuals under consideration for re-admission are subject to the following:
- Review of previous academic standing
- Meeting the current admission requirements for the program
Students must complete their program according to the Academic Continuance and Graduation Policy (#500-1-5) and based on their re-admission program start date.
How do I declare my major or specialization? Applies to Business Administration Diploma and Justice Studies Diploma programs only.
The Learner Technology Advisor provides educational technology support, training, and resources. Topics including:
- D2L Brightspace
- MS Teams
- MS Office
- General computer literacy
- 3D printing
- Virtual Reality
Please visit the Academic Success Centre page for more information.