Admitted Students

Congratulations on being admitted to Olds College! We are excited to have you join us. This is your “one stop shop” for accessing Olds College information and receiving updates, from the time you are admitted until you arrive on campus.


Getting Started - Enrolment Checklist  

Once you’ve received your acceptance email, we encourage you to complete our enrolment checklist.  

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1. Apply to Olds College 

Thanks for choosing us.

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2. Get Admitted 

Congrats! Welcome to the start of your future.

Pay your tuition deposit

3. Pay your Tuition Deposit 

This secures your seat in the program & will be applied against your tuition owing. Learn More

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4. Access Your Olds College Email

Admitted students have instant access to their Olds College email. Learn More

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5. Submit your Student ID Photo

Olds College requires you to submit your student ID photo one month prior to your program start date. Learn More

Apply for student housing

6. Apply to Live in Student Housing

Choose between private rooms in Centennial Village or shared accommodations in the College Court townhomes. Learn More

Change your admission status

7. Confirm your Admission Status

Make sure you have moved from Conditional/Early to Full Admission. 
Conditional Admissions

8. Access your ‘My Olds College’ Account

1 month prior to your program start you are able to view your timetable.

You can also update your personal information, check your grades, tuition & fees owing and obtain your tax receipts. Learn More

Get financially prepared

9. Get Financially Prepared

Know your funding options: student loans, banks, savings, scholarships, etc.

Check when your tuition & fees are due each semester, so you pay on time. Learn More

Check dates and program materials

10. Know your Important Dates, Deadlines & Program Materials

Go to your program webpage to see all of your important dates & deadlines and to view the program materials you need before you start. View Programs

Explore campus resources

11. Explore Your Campus Resources

We are here to help you succeed! Services include Accessibility Services, Counselling, Health Services and more! Learn More
Get connected on campus

12. Get Connected to your Campus

Come for a visit and get more comfortable at Olds College. Get involved in all the various activities available here, like clubs, student government, campus events and more! Learn More

Registration/Orientation Day Information

Programs Beginning on August 20, 2018

Transitional Educational Program

Information on your first day will be sent to you via email by the TEP Coordinator

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LOCATION: Library in the Learning Resources Centre (Building #15 Campus Map)

NOTES: complimentary lunch will be provided! The formal part of the day will end at approximately 4:30 PM.

Programs Beginning on August 27, 2018

Welding Apprenticeship, Period 1

8:15 AM to 9:00 AM CHECK IN: Check in at the Office of the Registrar and pick up your new student welcome bag! Use this opportunity to pay your fees also. (Building #17 on the Campus map)

9:00 AM CAMPUS TOUR: Meet at the Office of the Registrar for a Campus Tour (Building #17 on the Campus map)

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM INFORMATION SESSIONS: IT Presentation with IT Support Services at 10:00 AM in the Computer Lab of the Learning Commons and Student Services presentation with Sandra Griffin at 10:30 AM in the Computer Lab of the Learning Commons. (located in Building #15 on the Campus map)

11:00 AM PROGRAM ORIENTATION: Mandatory orientation for all students. Held in room 406 of the W.J. Elliot Building (Building #9 on the Campus map). After lunch, regularly scheduled classes will resume. Your program chair and instructors will communicate details with you.

Programs Beginning on September 4, 2018

  • Ag & Heavy Equipment Certificate
  • Ag & Heavy Equipment Diploma
  • Agricultural Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Agribusiness
  • Brewmaster & Brewery Operations Management
  • Business Management Certificate & Diploma
  • Equine Science
  • Farrier Science
  • Land Agent
  • Land & Water Resources
  • Meat Processing
  • Open Studies
  • Pre-Employment Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Sports Management
  • Veterinary Medical Receptionist
  • Veterinary Technical Assistant

8:30 AM CHECK IN at the Alumni Centre

9:15 AM PRESENTATION in the Alumni Centre

10:00 AM SESSIONS & FREE TIME in various locations. This is an opportunity to learn more about the services & supports available, and to get some of the items on your 'to do' list done, like getting your Parking Pass, your Student ID Card, etc.

You will follow your class schedule in the afternoon, starting at 12:00pm.

Programs Beginning on September 4, 2018 (Off Campus)

Heavy Equipment Operator (Drumheller)

  • 9:00 AM: Drumheller Learning Centre - Google Map Link
    • The morning will be a program orientation and regularly scheduled classes will begin after lunch.

Apparel Technology (Calgary Campus)

  • 8:30 AM ARRIVE at The Fashion Institute to purchase and receive your sewing kit for your classes, obtain your locker assignment, and receive your textbooks.
  • 10:00 AM LECTURE THEATRE to meet all of the faculty, staff, review rules and regulations, campus security, and more.
    • First year students are done for the day and second year students return to regularly scheduled classes at 1:00 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect to learn from my program?

Your program outline is available on your specific program page. Additionally, you can view our Academic Calendar which can provide you with detailed information on your program. You can view the Academic Calendar by program or alphabetically.

View our ProgramsView our Academic Calendar
What are my funding options, including student loans & scholarships?

There are many options to help you fund your education. Our Financial Aid Officer on campus will be more than happy to assist you prepare student loan documentation, provide confirmation of enrolment to release RESP's or obtain private loans, and help you find funding.

View Student Funding

Olds College offers over 400 awards, valued at over $400,000 in scholarships, bursaries and prizes. Additionally, there are plenty of awards out there that are not administered by Olds College.

View Awards & Scholarships

Where can I park on campus?

All students who park on campus between 5 am and 5 pm, Monday – Friday, September – June are required to have a parking permit.

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How can I get a Verification of Enrolment for RESP funding?

RESP providers often ask for a verification or confirmation of enrolment. You must request these forms on your own behalf. 

You can give permission to a third party to make this request for you, but you must first sign and send a Consent to Release Student Information Form to the Registrar's Office.

Contact Student Services:

What are my options as a student for extended health & dental benefits?

Extended health & dental benefits are offered through the Students' Association of Olds College (SAOC). You can learn more and access the opt in/opt out form online.

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What can the Office of the Registrar assist me with?

The Office of the Registrar is here to help any current or future students navigate through their academic careers. Our priority is providing enrolment services to current and future students. Located in the Bell e-Learning Centre, our team is here to assist you with:

  • admissions
  • campus tours
  • program & College information
  • policies & procedures
  • payments
  • student loans
  • student awards
  • parking
  • course registration
  • transfer credit and prior learning
  • transcripts
  • graduation
What is the Spirit of Entrepreneurship app?

Entrepreneurship is a way of thinking. 

Students who intend to graduate with a certificate (longer than 16 weeks), diploma or applied degree program prior to June 2018 will be required to the Spirit of Entrepreneurship - a gamified entrepreneurship app. Starting in Summer/Fall 2018, the app will no longer be a graduation requirement for any program at Olds College.

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I am an international student, where can I find admitted student information?

International students are an important part of the Olds College community. We pride ourselves in providing programs and support systems that help all of our students be successful. 

Get all the information you need now that you have been accepted into an Olds College program including study permits, fees and funding.

International admitted student information

I have previous education/life experience, how can I apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning?

Olds College recognizes that learning is a continual process that can be achieved through formal, non-formal, and informal avenues including credit courses and programs offered at other institutions, non-credit courses, on-the-job training, professional workshops and skills gained outside the classroom through life and workplace experiences.

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What health, fitness, peer and student support services are offered?

Olds College strives to ensure you have the best experience at college. Some services we offer include: