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Application Process

The preferred method of applying for study at Olds College is through the ApplyAlberta online post-secondary application system.

  1. All applicants are required to create a MyAlbertaDigitalID account to apply online.

    • Please note, you do not have to 'Verify' the account to complete the application process. You will need your Alberta Student Number (ASN) to apply through ApplyAlberta. If you do not know your Alberta Student Number (ASN), you can look up your ASN. If you did not attend high school in Alberta, you will receive an ASN upon registering with the ApplyAlberta system. 

  2. Domestic applicants pay an application fee of $90 (GST included). International applicants pay an application fee of $160 (GST included). If applying online, this fee must be paid with a credit card. Applicants that declare Permanent Resident or Refugee status will be asked to submit the appropriate supporting documentation. Application fees are non-refundable.

  3. Olds College will send you a confirmation email to verify that we have received your application. This email should arrive within 72 hours of your submission. Please ensure that you monitor your spam or junk folders.

  4. Submit your high school and any post-secondary transcripts from schools/institutions that you have attended (admit@oldscollege.ca).

    • For students who attended secondary or post-secondary schools in Alberta, Olds College will be able to access your transcripts on your behalf. For students who attended high school in another province or territory, check out the FAQ at the bottom of this page for more information on how to submit official transcripts, or check out the ALIS page for more information.

  5. Submit proof of enrollment (timetable or transcript) for courses you are currently enrolled in (admit@oldscollege.ca).

  6. Submit any other required admission documents (portfolio submissions, applicant questionnaires). Please visit oldscollege.ca/programs for admission requirements.

  7. Monitor the Status of your Application
    • You can now monitor your application directly using your MyOldsCollege account. Within one business day of receiving your application Olds College will send you an email that will include your Olds College ID number and instructions to log in to your MyOldsCollege account.

The application decision and the status of specific application requirements on your MyOldsCollege account will be updated as the Admissions Team evaluates your application.

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Application Decision

The application decision represents the overall status of your application. Your application decision will be updated as the application goes through the evaluation process. See below for more information on application decisions you may see on your application.

Full Admission

  • All admission requirements have been met.  
  • The student will have 30 days to pay your tuition deposit to secure your seat in the program intake.

Cancel Admission

  • The student has requested to cancel their application from the program intake after a final decision has been made on their application.

Early Admission

  • The applicant has been offered Conditional Admission to the program intake based on proof of enrollment in outstanding admission requirements. We will receive transcripts for any education completed in Alberta through Apply Alberta.  If you are currently enrolled in a course outside of Alberta, please submit your final transcripts to admissions@oldscollege.ca.  
  • The applicant will have 30 days to pay your tuition deposit to secure their seat in the program intake.

Sent for International Assessment

  • For International applicants, we have received academic documentation from outside of Canada that is currently being evaluated.  Your decision status will be updated once the evaluation is complete.

Incomplete

  • The application has been evaluated and there are outstanding admission requirements.

Paid Deposit

  • Your tuition deposit has been received and your seat is secured in the program intake.

Not Admissible

  • The applicant has not met at least one of the specific admission requirements based on transcripts and documents submitted.  You will receive more specific information via email from your Admissions Officer.

Application Withdrawn

  • The applicant has withdrawn their application from consideration before a final decision has been made on the application.

Waitlist

  • The applicant has met the admission requirements for the program, however the program intake has reached capacity.  The applicant has been placed on the waitlist.  You will receive more specific information via email from your Admissions Officer.

Admission Requirements

You will be able to see the status of each required document and admission requirement for your application in the Status column in your MyOldsCollege account.  

IN PROGRESS

  • The applicant is currently enrolled in the specific admission requirement and we are waiting for the final transcript.

COMPLETE.

  • The specific admission requirement has been met

INCOMPLETE

  • The specific admission requirement has not been met.

RECEIVED

  • The document has been received. 

IN REVIEW

  • The document has been received and it is currently being evaluated by the Admissions team.

NOT RECEIVED

  • The specific document has not yet been received for your application.

Domestic application processing times are 3-4 weeks for a complete application.

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Attention International Applicants!

Prior to applying, please take into consideration the Study Permit processing times for your particular country. You want to ensure you have enough time to get all your documents in to us for assessment (assessment may take up to 3-6 weeks), receive your Offer of Admission, pay your tuition deposit and successfully apply for your Study Permit before your program begins. As a reminder, application fees are non-refundable. Please refer to Immigration and Citizenship Canada website for processing times in your country. Please ensure you have thoroughly read the www.oldscollege.ca/international page for application instructions and processing times.

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What is conditional admission and how do I know if I qualify for it?

Prior to attending Olds College, all students must achieve Full Admission Status. Conditional Admission provides you with a seat in the program and is granted on the basis of your current marks and confirmation of enrolment in the courses needed to fulfill the admission requirements for your program.

Final marks must be submitted within one month following the completion of each course, and no later than one month prior to the program start date. Final marks will be reviewed and admission status assessed upon submission of final marks. Please ensure you have made arrangements for this to occur, as you don’t want to risk losing your seat in the program. Once Full Admission has been granted, applicants will be notified via email and mail that this status has been achieved.

How do I request my official high school transcripts?

Alberta: any student completing education within Alberta, Olds College can electronically request your transcripts on your behalf.

British Columbia: students are responsible for ensuring that your official and complete transcripts are sent from the Ministry of Education. These can be as a PDF through a secure portal. 

Manitoba: students are responsible for ensuring that your official and complete transcripts are sent from the Department of Education.

New Brunswick: students must request transcripts directly from your High School

Newfoundland and Labrador: students are responsible for ensuring that your official and complete transcripts are sent from the Newfoundland Department of Education.

Northwest Territories: students are responsible for ensuring that your official and complete transcripts are sent from the Department of Education.

Nova Scotia: students must request transcripts directly from your High School.

Ontario: students must request transcripts directly from your High School

Québec: students must request transcripts from CÉGEP and High School. 

Prince Edward Island: students must request transcripts directly from your High School.

Saskatchewan: students are responsible for ensuring that your official and complete transcripts are sent electronically from the Ministry of Education.

Yukon: students are responsible for ensuring that your official transcripts are sent from the Yukon Department of Education.

International students should refer to the International Students page and the International Document Requirements to see what transcripts and other documentation are required.