Future Students

Understanding the unique language and processes of university starts well before you become a student. When you speak with an academic advisor, we can help you build an educational plan to meet your program admission goals.

When you have decided on the program that you’d like to pursue, build your plan with an academic advisor. 


Meet with a recruiter

Are you a high school student wanting to learn more about MacEwan program options? Our recruitment advisors can answer your questions.

MacEwan Recruiters

Explore programs and apply early

Before you apply, research your post-secondary options and determine which academic programs match your interests. This will give you a strong sense of the options you have and how the academic decisions you make will affect your future.

Browse through our programs to get an overview and a list of the courses you will take. We've provided information on careers and links to some external tools you can use to find out how to turn your current interests into your future work.


If you are a high school student, you may want to research programs by speaking with a recruiter.

Meet a recruiter

Early in the planning process make note of admission requirements for your top choice programs. Consider both of the following:

1. Admission requirements

Every program website lists admission requirements. These are the high school subjects or post-secondary equivalents you need to complete and the minimum grades you need to achieve to be considered for admission to the program. Take note if your program of choice is considered competitive—that means you may need to achieve a higher admission average or complete additional admission criteria.

Required to Withdraw (RTW)

If you have been required to withdraw (or equivalent) from a program or institution, you will not be considered for admission for 12 months after the date of withdrawal. You can apply during this period for a term that starts after the 12 months have elapsed.

2. Additional Admission Criteria

In addition to academic criteria, some programs have program-specific admission requirements such as resumes, references, letters of intent, security checks, portfolios or auditions. Other programs require certain kinds of volunteer work or work experience which you will need to start well before you apply. You may need to meet a certain level of English language proficiency or make arrangements to take a language proficiency test. If your program of choice has additional admission criteria, it will be listed under admission requirements on the program's website.

Check deadlines

The application deadline for programs at MacEwan University is based on when you want to start your studies (the intake term). Check admission dates & deadlines to learn when you can start (fall, winter or spring/summer intake) and the last possible date to apply. If you apply after a deadline has passed, your application fee is not refunded.


Apply early

It's always a good idea to apply early. When you apply early you'll have your admission decision sooner and, if there are problems, questions or additional steps to complete with your application, you'll have the time you need.


Early admission allows you to apply before you've finished your final year of high-school.


As soon as you submit your application:

Your username and password

After you apply, the Office of the University Registrar will send your Network ID and temporary password to the email account listed on your application. If you have not received your Network ID within two weeks of your application, email 

The university's student portal is where you can find links to several online applications and tools for students, such as:

  • your MacEwan University student email account ( The university uses Gmail for students.
  • myStudentSystem: to track your application, pay fees and manage personal information.

Your student email account

You are automatically assigned a student email account when you apply to your program. This email is offered through Gmail but will end in It is crucial that you check your myMacEwan Gmail account regularly. Once we send your network ID and temporary password, any further email communication from MacEwan University will be sent to your myMacEwan Gmail account. Access myMacEwan Gmail through

You will need to track your application throughout the admission process to ensure you meet requirements and submit transcripts/educational documents by the appropriate deadline. Track your application online using myStudentSystem and monitor your myMacEwan Gmail account for related emails. You can access both myStudentSystem and your myMacEwan Gmail account through


Document deadlines

We must receive transcripts and other educational documents before we can make a final decision on your application. To avoid delays, please submit these documents as soon as possible and no later than the document deadline.


Submitting documents

Some of your admissions documents can be uploaded directly into your student record through myStudentSystem:

  1. Log in to
  2. Launch myStudentSystem
  3. From your student homepage, select My Documents
  4. Choose the Document Type from the dropdown menu
  5. Upload the document (.PDF only)


The Office of the University Registrar will order official Alberta high school transcripts for you and transcripts from post-secondary institutions that participate in Apply Alberta. You must submit transcripts from other schools.

Please read through the additional information we've prepared about transcripts and educational documents to ensure we receive all the information we need to assess your application.


If your program has additional admission criteria, it is important to complete those requirements as soon as possible after you have applied. This criteria may include:

Review admission information carefully on your program website and contact your program if you have questions.

Submit admission documents as quickly as possible and monitor your To Do List in myStudentSystem for changes or new requests. Once an admission decision is made we will let you know.

Once you receive an offer of admission or conditional admission, you must accept or decline the offer by the deadline. Log in to myStudentSystem to indicate your response.

Read more about confirmation of admission

Pay your admission confirmation deposit by the deadline indicated in your offer letter. This deadline is also posted in myStudentSystem. If you do not pay your deposit by the deadline, your offer of admission will be withdrawn.

There are several ways to make a payment.

Many programs will contact you after you have paid your deposit to provide planning resources or invite you to an academic planning session.