Updated: October 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Update on Winter term 2021

Apply

Apply online through ApplyAlberta for most NorQuest College programs.

What you need to apply

Visit ApplyAlberta.ca. Follow the instructions to log in to (or create) your basic MyAlberta Digital ID (MADI) account.

You will need your Alberta Student Number (ASN) to apply:

  • If you have applied to or attended any school in Alberta in the past, you likely have an ASN already. Be sure to use the 'Lookup ASN' option instead of creating a new ASN, as duplicate ASNs will delay your application and transcripts.
  • If you have never applied or attended an Alberta school, and you have tried the ‘Lookup ASN’ option and have determined that you do not yet have an ASN, use the ‘Request ASN’ option to have a number assigned to you.

Enter information about yourself and your past studies in to the ApplyAlberta screens. Once you have completed your profile information in ApplyAlberta, select NorQuest College as your institution, and then choose the term and program to which you are applying.

You will need a credit card or Interac card to pay the non-refundable, non-transferrable application fee ($95 CAD; $150 CAD for international students.)

About ApplyAlberta

ApplyAlberta is the province-wide online application and transcript transfer system that anyone can use to apply to participating Alberta post-secondary institutions. Using ApplyAlberta is easy and eliminates the need for you to pay for and provide official transcripts from high schools or public post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

To use ApplyAlberta, you must create a basic MADI account, or use your existing MADI account.

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Continuing Education

To register in a continuing education program or course, follow these steps:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the specific course information including prerequisites needed, such as assessments, licenses, credentials, etc.
  2. Most continuing education courses have online registration through the Continuing Education & Custom Training website. Simply click the Add to Cart button on the course section you wish to take, and follow the instructions.
  3. For those courses that do not have online registration, complete the Non-Credit Registration Form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. Full payment of tuition and fees is required when you submit your registration form.

After you apply

After you submit your application in ApplyAlberta, you can expect a few communications from NorQuest College.

First, you will receive an email to acknowledge successful submission of your application through ApplyAlberta.

Next, within 48 hours:

  • If you are a first-time applicant to NorQuest College, the Office of the Registrar will send another email to your personal email address. This email will contain your log-in information for MyMail and MyQuest (see below). After this email, all future emails from NorQuest College will be sent to your MyMail address.
  • If you have previously applied to NorQuest College, the Office of the Registrar will send an email to your MyMail address, acknowledging that your new application was successfully loaded into our system.

Foundational programs

If you applied to one of these foundational programs, you should contact a student navigator after you apply:

  • Academic Upgrading
  • Apprenticeship Prep
  • Day Home Provider
  • ESL Intensive
  • Transitions to Employment

Student navigators will assess your eligibility for admission based on current documents or arrange for you to take an assessment so that you can be placed in the appropriate program or level.

Your navigator will also discuss funding options with you, if required. This may include Alberta Works grant funding, band funding, or other third-party funding or sponsorship options which may be used to reserve your seat in the program.

Reach a student navigator by:

Student Technology

MyMail and MyQuest are the primary ways we will communicate with you as an applicant and later as a student – so be sure to log in and check these accounts frequently.

  • Carefully read all communications from the Office of the Registrar. There will be important information and deadlines requiring your attention.
  • Ensure that you always keep your address and telephone number up to date in MyQuest.

MyMail: your college-issued email account

NorQuest College issues a college email account to all applicants. Your MyMail email address is the primary method of communication between the Office of the Registrar, applicants, and registered students.

Students are expected to check their college MyMail account on a regular basis so that they do not miss any communication from the college. Electronic communications sent by the college are deemed received on the next college business day after the day the message was sent regardless of any error, failure notice, Internet service provider problem, virus, email filters, or auto-reply related to students' email, unless the error or problem originated with the college.

Failure to receive or read official college communications sent to the student's college email account in a timely manner does not absolve the student from knowing and complying with the content of the official communication.

MyQuest: your online student service centre

Once you apply to NorQuest College, you will be issued a MyQuest username and password, giving you access to all of your student account information online.

Features include:

  • viewing your admission ‘To Do’ list and admission status in real time
  • viewing your tuition and fees each term
  • paying your fees online using Visa or Mastercard
  • viewing and printing your class schedule
  • viewing your grades and printing an unofficial transcript
  • updating your address and contact information
  • printing an enrolment verification report
  • reviewing an academic advisement report, which shows the courses you need in order to complete your program
  • applying to graduate
  • viewing and printing your annual T2202 tax receipt
  • registering in classes (for most programs)