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Before applying, search for class availability using the search feature below. Many classes are reserved for program students and may not be available to you as an Open Studies student.

Enrolment limits apply to Open Studies courses. You may enrol in a maximum of 6 credits per term and complete a maximum of 24 credits overall. Exemptions may be considered for exceptional circumstances, such as visiting students.

Transfer credit for students in Open Studies will be assessed only on request and only to establish prerequisites. If you have met a prerequisite by completing a course at another post-secondary institution, email the Transfer and Articulation Unit at after you apply. In your email, include:

  • Your full name
  • MacEwan ID number
  • A list of the MacEwan prerequisite course(s) for which you are seeking transfer credit, and
  • A list of the course(s) you believe may be equivalent to the prerequisite course(s).

Official transcripts are required to complete transfer credit evaluation. You may also need to provide an outline for incoming course(s) if we do not have transfer credit articulation in our database. Check your to-do List in myStudentSystem and monitor your MacEwan email for requests from the Transfer and Articulation Unit. During high volume periods, transfer credit evaluation may take up to 5 business days from receipt of required documents.

The Open Studies course search shows classes that have at least one seat available for Open Studies student enrolment. If you don't see the class you want, check back later. In the week before classes start each term, many programs open some of their courses to all students.

Restricted classes

The following courses from the Faculty of Arts and Science are in high demand and are not available to Open Studies students or visiting students during the Fall and Winter terms. These courses may be more accessible during the Spring/Summer term.

  • BIOL, BICM, BOTN, GENE, ZOOL (all courses)
  • CHEM 101, 102
  • CMPT (all courses)
  • ENGL 199
  • MATH 100, 101, 102, 114
  • PHYS 130
  • PSYC 212, PSYC 300- and 400-level (all courses)
  • SOCI 300- and 400-level (all courses)

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