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Admitted Students

We are excited to have you join our campus! This is your “one-stop shop” for accessing information and updates, from the time you are admitted until you arrive on campus.

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Getting Started - Enrolment Checklist

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

Start right away:

  • To reserve your seat, a tuition deposit is required. Payment must be received by the specific date on your admission letter.

    Tuition Deposits

  • Every Olds College of Agriculture & Technology student and employee has an institutional e-mail account. E-mail accounts are generated upon admission to Olds College of Agriculture & Technology.

    Student Email

  • Students have access to their MyOldsCollege account when they apply to a program and it can be used to track the status of their application.

    You will also be able to view or update your personal information, view important dates and deadlines, see your timetable, final grades, and account balance, and be able to access tax forms or make credit card payments.

    Learn more about MyOldsCollege Access My Olds College

  • Review your program start and end dates and campus closures.

    Final exam dates will also be posted here when they become available.

    Dates & Schedules

  • There are many student funding opportunities, including government student loans, RESPs, student lines of credit and much more.

    Please note: government student loan applications typically open in June for the upcoming academic year.

    Student Funding

  • Make the most of your college experience by living on campus. Apply now to live amongst your peers in a secure, fun, and supportive environment – plus it’s super convenient!

    For students that are required to live off campus (TEP, families, pets), a list of resources is provided through the SAOC or you can contact your Admission or Academic Advisor.

  • If you require academic accommodations, the earlier you register the better! Once you have been accepted into your program, it is a good idea to try and gather all the supporting documents you might need and complete the online registration form.

    Accessibility Services

  • There are three ways in which Recognition of Prior Learning can be undertaken:

    1. Transfer Credit
    2. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition of Experiential Learning
    3. Challenge Exam

    All admitted students that would like to start the Recognition of Prior Learning assessment must apply a minimum of four weeks prior to the drop date of their course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Come for a visit! Guided campus tours are available Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Taking a tour is a great way to explore facilities and campus.

    Campus Tours

One month before your program begins:

  • Full Admission is required to attend Olds College of Agriculture & Technology. Final marks/transcripts are required within one month following the completion of each course and no later than one month prior to the start of the program.

    Conditional Admission

  • Mark your calendar to attend an Admitted Student Webinar (approximately 1 hour). We will spend some quality time covering important details regarding your admission to Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, and all from the comfort of your own home. A recording is also available on our orientation page.

    Admitted Student Webinars

  • Visit your program page and scroll to the very bottom to view the “Admitted Student Information” section, including required books and supplies.

    Please ensure you note the preferred device.

    Refer to the Fee Schedule for an estimated maximum cost of new equipment and supplies. This cost is not included in your tuition and fees nor is it billed to your MyOldsCollege account.

    Information on other required textbooks and any further supplies will be provided as you attend each class or will be available with the Campus Store. All books and supplies will be available during the first few weeks of classes in the Campus Store.

    Textbook lists are available through the course outline in the Academic Calendar. There may also be a textbook order form for some programs in the Admitted Student Information section of your program page. The SAOC and Campus Store have limited amounts of used textbooks.

  • All students must complete the online orientation (and RESPECT Campaign). The orientation outlines student responsibilities and expectations.

    Orientation Day

  • Review the Fee Schedule to view your program costs for the upcoming academic year, estimated costs for your books and supplies, and tuition payment deadlines.

    The Fee schedule is made available in the Spring of each year.

    Tuition and fees are assessed per term and payment is due as per the academic fee schedule. You can find your balance in your MyOldsCollege account under Account Summary by Term.

    Tuition Fees and Payments

  • Fees for the student plan are assessed automatically and the Health & Dental Plan is mandatory for all students (part- and full-time) in programs longer than twelve weeks. You will be added to the health and dental plan within 45 days from the start date of your program. 

    The deadline to Opt-Out is 30 days after the start date of your program.

    Apprentices, Heavy Equipment Operator, and Pre-Employment students are able to Opt-In for Health & Dental coverage.

    SAOC Student Plan

  • Students will be automatically scheduled for a full-time course load for their program. Due to the size and structure of most programs, there are limited opportunities to change this fixed schedule.

    Details regarding your fees and schedule will be available in your MyOldsCollege account approximately one month prior to your program start date.

    You are attending a full-time program with classes scheduled from Monday through Friday. Although you may not have classes scheduled throughout the day, please ensure you have allocated time for additional projects or homework.

    The MyOldsCollege schedule time zone is Mountain Time.

    Your timetable details courses that, if applicable to your specific program delivery, will be completed online, online with virtual attendance scheduled on specific days and times, and courses with in-person on-campus attendance.

    • Courses that include in-person on-campus attendance are indicated in the weekly schedule and include a building and room location.
    • Online courses that require virtual attendance on specific days and times are indicated in the weekly schedule with the location identified as “OLDS MOODLE.” 
    • Online courses without required attendance are listed on the bottom of the weekly schedule under the heading “Courses without Assigned Meeting Times”.  

    Please note that instructors will be available to support students in all classes whether the course is scheduled or unscheduled.

    Students may be required to be on campus outside of scheduled class time to complete program specific requirements.

    Students in certain programs (Open Studies, Post Diploma Certificate) will be contacted by a Student Advisor to discuss course selection.

    Some programs utilise block week delivery (fewer classes over a shorter period of time) as compared to traditional delivery (for example, five courses over the entire term). Please ensure you skip through each week within your MyOldsCollege account to have a better understanding of your class schedule.

    Login to your MyOldsCollege account > Select the ‘Student Services’ Tab at the top of the page > Select “Registration” to view your timetable of courses > Select the timetable view that you prefer. (Student Timetable by Day & Time is most commonly used.)

  • Olds College of Agriculture & Technology enforces a pay for parking policy from September to June between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday to Friday. Parking on campus requires a valid permit or short-term payment. Payments can be made through the HotSpot app on your phone, or on their website by scanning the QR Code in each parking lot.

    Parking on Campus

  • An Airport Shuttle Service is complimentary for students arriving at Calgary International Airport (YYC) and living in on campus housing. Please register in advance!

    Register for the Airport Shuttle

  • Verification of Enrolment forms are typically required to access RESPs. 

    Verifications of Enrolment will only be issued one month prior to your program start date.

  • There are a number of dining options available on campus.

    Meal plans are available at Elements Dining Fusion in Frank Grisdale Hall.

    Students living in Centennial Village are required to have a Meal Plan.

    Dine on Campus

  • The Student ID card is used to identify you as an Olds College of Agriculture & Technology student. Your Student ID card is required to participate in a number of college activities and services (CLC Fitness, Library, Campus Dining, Building Access, Meal Plans, etc.).

    Student ID Card

  • Review your Program of Study to view your curriculum, lecture and laboratory time, and graduation requirements. The terms (or semesters) also align with the Fee Schedule.

    Your Program of Study will list courses with numbers behind them (#-#-#). These provide the lecture-laboratory-tutorial breakdown of course hours. Each number is multiplied by a 15 hour equivalent for each term.

    The Academic Calendar also provides course outlines where you can find textbook information.

  • As an Olds College of Agriculture & Technology student your timetable is automatically scheduled. If you require changes to your schedule, please complete an Add/Drop form and reach out to your Student Advisors (

    The add, drop, and withdrawal deadlines are determined by the start and end date of your course. Courses offered through block week delivery will have faster approaching deadlines than those offered through traditional delivery.

    Also watch your Olds College of Agriculture & Technology e-mail for meeting availability during the first week of classes to make schedule changes.

    Add, Drop, and Withdrawal

Orientation Day & Welcome Week Information

We’ve created a schedule to help you maximize your time, avoid long lineups and help you through your first day on your campus.

Orientation Day

Once your program begins:

  • Thanks, to our generous donors & partners, we offer a variety of awards valued at over $550,000! Applications open at the beginning of the Fall and Winter terms.

    One application will submit your information to be considered for all awards that you are eligible for!

    Scholarships & Awards

  • Go Broncos: Olds College of Agriculture & Technology student athletes compete at the highest level in the provincial Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) and national Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) leagues. We have teams in men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, futsal, badminton, curling, women’s hockey and rodeo. For recruitment, please visit their webpage.


    CLC Fitness Centre: A wide range of recreation opportunities are offered to our students through the CLC Fitness Centre located on campus.


    Aquatic Centre: The Town of Olds operates the Aquatic Centre and it is available for all students located on campus.

  • Our Health & Wellness team is here to help you feel good and keep healthy! We provide

    • Health Services (e.g., Doctor, Nurse, Counsellors)
    • Wellness Services (e.g., massage, indigenous services),
    • Help to access to additional health & wellness resources
    • Events & Activities to learn more about your physical and mental well-being

    Health & Wellness

  • The Students' Association of Olds College of Agriculture & Technology plays an important role – they represent the student voice on campus for students’ needs and issues and priorities to staff, faculty, and executive.

    Visit the Student’s Association of Olds College of Agriculture & Technology (SAOC) to learn about all the services they offer: Clubs, Events & Activities, The Crossing Pub, SAOC Job Board, SAOC Pantry, Off-Campus Housing, Textbook Buy & Sell, and The Hive.

  • Student and Academic Policies are found in Section D. These are policies that have a direct impact on YOU! There are over 30 in total: Student Code of Conduct, Grading, Granting of Credit, Complaints & Appeals, Academic Integrity, Student Trips, and more. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with their location should you need to reference them when you’re here.

    Policy A05 | Smoking & Tobacco Use

    Policy A38 | Student Code of Conduct

    Policy D31 | Academic Integrity

    Procedure D19.2 | Grading - Please ensure you review how your percent course mark is converted to letter grade which is then converted to a grade point value.

    Graduation requirements are found in your Program of Study.

  • Our Teaching & Learning Centre of Innovation team offers a number of services to assist you with your program. Reach out to them if you need assistance with

    • library services
    • technology support
    • learning support (e.g., tutors, organization skills, exam strategies, note taking)

    TIP: Olds College uses Google to organize and access our information from anywhere. The training material on this page will help you get started and you may find this useful in your preparations.

    Check out the TLCI

  • Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is committed to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students, staff and visitors. 

    The Respect on Campus Program helps build an even stronger campus culture where everyone feels valued and is free from workplace Bullying, Abuse, Harassment, and Discrimination. The Respect on Campus Program can be found through Moodle.

    ALERT app - Download the App from the Apple Store or Google Play for quick access to emergency contacts, crisis alerts, in-app tip reporting, location services features, and much more!

    Request a Safe Walk on the OC Alert app and one of our campus security guards will meet you at your location and walk with you to your office, vehicle or other requested campus location.

    Campus Safety

  • A single location for you to find and submit forms required for Registration & Records, Student Life, Graduation, and Health & Wellness.

    Student Forms

Admitted Student Webinars

Spend an hour with Student Advisors gaining important details to help you prepare for your studies.  Each webinar will contain the same content, so you only need to attend one of the virtual sessions (or as many as you like!).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 Programs View our Academic Calendar
  • 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

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

    Request a Parking Pass online to pick up at the Office of the Registrar when you're on campus!

  • 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 Enrolment Services:

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

  • We are here to help all current and future students navigate through your academic journey. Located in the e-Learning Centre in the LRC Building, 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
  • Get all the information you need now that you have been accepted; including study permits, fees and funding.

    International Student Information

  • Recognition of Prior Learning can be recognized through these options:

    1. Transfer Credit
    2. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition of Experiential Learning
    3. Challenge Exam

    Apply for recognition of prior learning

  • This is an example of services & facilities offered for students, each Monday you will receive a newsletter in your student email with upcoming events, activities, and campus news!

Explore Admitted Student Information

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