Future Students

last updated: December 10, 2020

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Information about the 2021 Winter Term (January - April)  


In response to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the college is postponing the start of the Winter term to January 11, 2021. The fee deadline and course drop deadline has been extended to: 

  • Fee deadline for payment of tuition and fees for the Winter term: January 8, 2021
  • Course drop deadline (last day to drop courses and eligible for a refund): January 20, 2021

Online or in-person delivery methods will differ for each program or school. Please refer to our Winter 2021 Course and Program Delivery page for more detailed information on how individual Bow Valley College programs will be taught (online, in-person, or blended delivery) for the Winter 2021 term.

Any accepted applicants for Winter who are not able to start their program need to inform us by emailing admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca. We can arrange for a later start date if these applicants choose to defer the start date of their program. 


Paying your fees for your Winter Term Courses


If you are taking courses in the Winter Term, the deadline for paying for those courses is January 8, 2021 (previously January 6, 2021).  Please note that because the College Campus is closed, you will not be able to pay with cash or in person with a debit or credit card.  For information about the ways in which you can pay your fees, please go to: https://bowvalleycollege.ca/student-resources/financial-services/paying-your-fees


Student ID Cards


Students who have courses that require them to be on-campus must show a student photo ID card on entry. It is important you have an active student ID card with your photo before January 2021. You can request a photo ID card from Registrar Services by uploading a photo of yourself and a piece of government-issued photo ID through this secure online form (MyBVC log-in required).

Students with no in-person courses should not enter Bow Valley College campuses. In order to limit the spread and possible exposure to COVID-19, the campus is closed to students, staff, and faculty without valid in-person business.

If a staff or faculty member needs you to attend campus for a specific reason, they will set-up an appointment with you and send you safety protocols for attendance.


Information for International Learners

Please refer to our dedicate page for International Learners here.


Duolingo Language Test

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting temporary closure of many IELTS testing centres around the world, Bow Valley College is making an addition to the English language requirement options for admission to post-secondary programs.

Effective immediately for the Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, and Winter 2022 intakes, Bow Valley College will accept the Duolingo Language Test with scores at or above the following levels:

IELTS Score Duolingo Score BVC Program
6.0 95 - 100 Most programs*
5.5 85 - 90 Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate

*except Pharmacy Technician Diploma, Practical Nurse Diploma, and Recreation Therapy Aide Certificate. 

You can take the test here: englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants


If you are a newly-admitted student scheduled to begin this January and are concerned about your ability to start studies, email admissions@bowvalleycollege.ca to discuss your options. Depending on your program, you may be able to defer your start until the next available start date, take a reduced course load, or withdraw from your program.

If you have any questions please contact covidinfo@bowvalleycollege.ca.

  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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