Olds College will accept an Alberta high school diploma or its equivalent. Its equivalent is deemed to be the appropriate certification for high school learning in secondary education systems outside the Province of Alberta or academic upgrading received in post-secondary institutions within or outside of the Province of Alberta. Specific course requirements vary by program.
Those not meeting the specific requirements may be accepted under the Alternate Admission status application process. Alternate Admission status applies to applicants who do not meet the high school requirements of the program to which they are applying and to applicants who received their high school education through home-based learning. In order to receive this admission status, applicants must provide the following: transcript(s) of high school and/or post-secondary courses; personally prepared statement outlining background and experience preparing them for the program; supporting documentation such as a resume, letter(s) of reference from previous educators or employers, and/or portfolio of related academic/project work. Alternate Admission is not available for all programs.
International students must first submit an application online and pay the non-refundable application fee of $160 (CAD). Then they must submit all supporting documentation (high school & post-secondary transcripts, proof of English Language Proficiency, etc) via email to email@example.com. Please be aware that not submitting all supporting documentation in a timely manner will significantly delay Olds College processing times. International applicants must meet the specific admission requirements for their desired program.
Allow 3-6 weeks for application processing of a complete application. Your Admissions Officer will be in contact with you via email.
Upon receipt of admission documentation, apply and obtain your temporary visa and study permit. Contact the Canadian embassy or consulate in your home country for details. Visit www.cic.gc.ca for more information.
Reserve your seat in the program by paying the $1,500 (CAD) tuition deposit through Flywire.
Application to Olds College opens on the first Wednesday of October of each year for programs that start the following Summer and Fall (the following July to December start dates), and the first Wednesday in February of each year for programs that start the following Winter and Spring (the following January to June start dates). Some programs have different application opening dates, so please reference our website for your program of interest. All applications to Alberta post-secondary institutions are made through a common application system called ApplyAlberta.
The ApplyAlberta site contains all the information needed to complete an application. A transcript of all completed high school and any post-secondary courses must be submitted to Olds College upon application. Please submit transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants currently in high school or who are completing academic upgrading must submit proof of enrolment and any available interim/midterm marks. Final marks must be submitted within one month following the completion of the course(s) and no later than one month prior to the program start date. Program start dates can be found on the individual program pages of the Olds College website.
Once you have decided Olds College is for you, it is important to understand the steps of the application process. We strongly recommend applying a minimum of 4-6 months in advance of the program start date - this allows for application (3-6 weeks) and Study Permit processing. It is important to pay close attention to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website for Study Permit Processing times.
Submit an application through Apply Alberta online and pay the non-refundable application fee of $160 (CAD). Submit all supporting documentation to email@example.com for a preliminary admission assessment - please include your Alberta Student Number (ASN) created at time of application. Original transcripts will be required before a final admission decision and documentation will be issued.
Please be aware that not submitting all supporting documentation in a timely manner will significantly delay Olds College processing times. Please refer to the International Document Requirements for information on how to submit your original documents. International applicants must meet the specific admission requirements for their desired program.
Upon receipt of admission documentation, apply and obtain your temporary visa and study permit. Contact the Canadian embassy or consulate in your home country for details. Visit www.cic.gc.ca. Reserve your seat in the program by paying the $1,500 (CAD) tuition deposit through Flywire by the deadline indicated in your Admission Letter. Send proof of application for your Temporary Visa/ Electronic Travel Authorization & Study Permit to your Admission Officer by the deadline indicated in your Admission Letter.
Supporting Documentation: Submit High School and Post-Secondary Transcripts and Submit English Language Proficiency. If your documents are not in the English language, you must provide a certified English literal translation (word-for-word) with the documents at the time of submission. (Olds College recommends students use Scholaro Transcript Translation)
Please refer to our International Document Requirements to learn which documentation to submit. If your country isn’t listed, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to determine what specific documents are required to be submitted. Please note: Certified official documents issued by the high school, college or university sent in a sealed envelope bearing the institution’s seal, stamp or signature are required.