Applicants: For information on which programs will taught in-person or fully-online for January 2021, visit our Program Delivery page before you apply for admission.

Bow Valley College campuses are closed due to the public health crisis. Welcome Centre staff are ready to help future students by phone (403-410-1402) or email (info@bowvalleycollege.ca) Monday through Friday. 


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If you are ready to apply, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to ApplyAlberta to submit your application online.

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TIP: We highly recommend reviewing "Step 2: Check Application Open Dates" below, before starting your application.

Please note that the Apply Alberta application system is experiencing a high volume of traffic due to a significant increase in users registering a My Alberta Digital ID for government services. Applications on Apply Alberta may require additional time to load. 

Students applying to the following programs should complete a paper application form:

Are you a learner seeking re-admission?

Re-admission is granted to learners who were last active in a program within the previous three years and have accumulated at least 15 credits. If you're in this situation, you do not need to apply as a new student, you need to apply for re-admission. Click here to see the Re-admission procedure and form (PDF file will open in new window).

Application Steps for Career Programs

Applications for most career programs open thirteen (13) months before the program start date. The times listed below are in Calgary - Mountain Time.  (Convert your time zone)

Please note that programs may fill to capacity long before the application close date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Start term Applications open on…
Applications close on…
Winter 2021 December 2, 2019 - 8:00 a.m.

December 18,2020

Individual programs may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.

    Practical Nurse Diploma, Calgary campus (Applications CLOSED)

    • Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary) application deadline: January 31, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
    • Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary) transcript/documents deadline: March 6, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.

    Spring 2021

    Note: due to the COVID19 pandemic, application open dates for this term have been delayed

    TBA

    TBA

    Individual programs may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.

      Exception: Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program - Calgary campus

      • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program application deadline: June 15, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
      • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program transcript/documents deadline: June 29, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
      Fall 2021 August 4, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.

      August 27, 2021

      Individual programs may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.

      Exception: Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program (Calgary campus)

      • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program (Calgary) application deadline: September 14, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
      • Practical Nurse Diploma 5 Term program (Calgary) transcript/documents deadline: September 28, 2020 - 4:00 p.m
      August 17, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.

      Practical Nurse for Internationally Educated Nurses Diploma (Calgary campus)

      August 27, 2021

      Program may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.

       Winter 2022  December 1, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.

      December 10, 2021

      Individual programs may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.

      Exception: Practical Nurse Diploma 5 term (Calgary campus)
      • Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary) application deadline: January 22, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.
      • Practical Nurse Diploma (Calgary) transcript/documents deadline: February 15, 2021 - 4:00 p.m
      December 15, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. Practical Nurse for Internationally Educated Nurses Diploma (Calgary campus)

      Program may close applications before this time when capacity is reached.

       

      NOTES:
      • If the first day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will open at 8:00 AM on the first business day of the month.
      • International applicants should visit the International Application page for international application deadlines.
      • Visit the regional campus pages for application information for regional campus programs.

      For most programs, please submit your application through ApplyAlberta:     

      APPLYALBERTA

      For the following programs, download and submit a paper application form: 

      When you apply or re-apply to a career program, you are required to pay the non-refundable application fee of $75 (domestic) or $140 (international). If you apply for multiple intakes or programs, you must pay a fee for each application. 

      1. When you apply online through ApplyAlberta, you can pay online using Visa or MasterCard.
      2. If you do not want to pay online, you can choose the 'Pay Later' option. Please note that your application will not be processed until you pay, using one of the options listed below.
      • Pay through online, mobile, or telephone banking if you have an existing Bow Valley College student number
      • Mail in a cheque or money order payable to "Bow Valley College" (do not send cash through the mail):
           Bow Valley College
           Office of the Registrar
           345 - 6 Avenue SE
           Calgary, AB T2G 4V1

       

      You are responsible for providing Bow Valley College with accurate and complete transcripts of your education history. You must provide transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended.

      If you are currently attending an institution, you must provide a proof of enrolment.

      Your application will be delayed if you do not provide the required transcripts or proof of enrolment.

      Alberta High School Transcripts
      Status of required classes at time of application
      What you need to do
      Completed (with final grades) Automatically sent to Bow Valley College
      In Progress, or will take in the future
      Submit Proof of Enrolment 

      1. Issued by your school and/or guidance counselor
      2. Includes the following information: 

      • Your full legal name
      • Course codes and names of future courses
      • Projected start and end dates of future courses

      3. Submitted as a PDF document and emailed to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC Student ID and program in the subject line 




      Alberta Post-Secondary Transcripts
      Post-Secondary Institution attended
      What you need to do

      Bow Valley College

      • Completed courses (with final grades)
      • In progress, or will take required courses in the future
      Automatically included in your application

      Public Post-Secondary Institution (listed on Apply Alberta)

      • Completed required courses (with final grades)
      Automatically sent to BVC
      • In progress, or will take required courses in the future
      Submit Proof or Enrollment

      1. Issued by your post-secondary institution

      2. Includes the following information:

      • Your full legal name
      • Course codes and names of future courses

      3. Submitted as a PDF document emailed to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC Student ID and program in the subject line

      Private Post-Secondary Institution

      • Completed required courses (with final grades)

      You must arrange to have your official transcripts sent to us

      Official transcripts are sent directly to Bow Valley College from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope

      • In progress, or will take required courses in the future
      Submit proof of Enrollment

      1. Issued by your post-secondary institution

      2. Includes the following information:

      • Your full legal name
      • Course codes and names of future courses
      • Projected start and end dates of future courses

      3. Submitted as a PDF document and emailed to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC Student ID and program in the subject line

      Canadian High School and Post-Secondary Transcripts (Non-Alberta)
      Status of required classes at time of application
      What you need to do

      Completed courses (with final grades)

      You must arrange to have your official transcripts sent to us

      Official transcript are sent directly to Bow Valley College from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope

      In progress, or will take required courses in the future

      Submit Proof or Enrollment

      1. Issued by your post-secondary institution

      2. Includes the following information:

      • Your full legal name
      • Course codes and names of future courses
      • Projected start and end dates of future courses

      3. Submitted as a PDF document emailed to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC Student ID and program in the subject line

      International Transcripts (from outside of Canada)
      Status of required classes at time of application
      What you need to do

      Completed courses (with final grades)


      You must arrange to have your official transcripts sent to us

      Please review this page to find which transcripts are required from the country in which you are educated in

      If our website states that official, attested copies are required, please arrange to have these transcripts sent to us in a stamped, sealed envelope; these documents cannot be emailed.

      Otherwise, please submit both the translated and untranslated transcripts:

      • As a PDF document to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC student ID number and program in the subject line (photos and screenshots are not acceptable), or
      • *In person to the Office of the Registrar (1st floor, South Campus)
          *This option is temporarily not available due to the COVID-19 pandemic
      In progress, or will take in the future Submit Proof of Enrolment

      1. Issued by your school and/or guidance counselor
      2. Includes the following information:

      • Your full legal name
      • Course codes and names of future courses
      • Projected start and end dates of future courses
      • Test date for Academic IELTS or TOEFL exams

      3. Submitted as a PDF document and emailed to admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca with your BVC Student ID and program in the subject line



       

      Learners with disabilities

      Learners requiring academic accommodations must contact the Learner Success Services at least four months prior to the commencement of their scheduled classes at Bow Valley College to establish an academic accommodation plan.

      Reasonable effort will be made to provide suitable academic accommodation; however, there is no guarantee that services will be available and it is possible that start dates may have to be deferred in order to provide required accommodation. While the College will attempt to facilitate all learner requests for accommodation, there is a current shortage of sign language interpreters.

      Getting Help


      Prospective student contact information

      Welcome Centre
      South Campus (First Floor)
      345 6 Avenue SE, Calgary AB, T2G 4V1
      Phone: 403-410-1402 or 866-428-2669
      Email: info@bowvalleycollege.ca
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