ADMISSIONS

DATES & DEADLINES

Application deadlines for programs at MacEwan University are based on when you want to start your studies (the intake term). All of MacEwan University’s programs admit new students in the fall. Some programs offer additional intakes in the winter, spring or summer terms.

Applications

We begin accepting applications on the following dates. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible after applications open in order to improve your chances for admission.

Intake term Applications open
Fall October 1
Winter February 1
Spring/Summer May 1

International applicants: Unless an earlier closing date is indicated, international applicants must apply by May 1 for Fall intake, September 30 for Winter intake, and January 30 for Spring/Summer intake.

International students considering Open Studies should consult with an advisor in MacEwan International prior to submitting an application.

Program Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Accounting and Strategic Measurement (Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
Acupuncture (Diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Alberta Foundation Program August 15
November 30 No intake
Arts and Cultural Management (Diploma) Closed November 30 No intake
Asia Pacific Management (Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration June 30 November 30 No intake
Bachelor of Arts June 30 EXTENDED
November 30
No intake
Bachelor of Child and Youth Care March 30 No intake No intake
Bachelor of Commerce June 30 September 30 No intake
Bachelor of Communication Studies June 30 November 30 No intake
Bachelor of Design June 30 No intake No intake
Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies June 30 No intake No intake
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Arts and Cultural Management Major June 30 November 30 No intake
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Studio Arts Major June 30 No intake No intake
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Music Theatre Performance Major June 30 No intake No intake
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre Production Major June 30 No intake No intake
Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music June 30 No intake No intake
Bachelor of Physical Education Transfer March 30 No intake No intake
Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing June 30 November 30 No intake
Bachelor of Science March 30 EXTENDED
November 30
No intake
Bachelor of Science in Nursing March 30 September 30 No intake
Bachelor of Social Work March 30 No intake No intake
Business Management (Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
Business Management, Insurance and Risk Management major (Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
Correctional Services (Diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Correctional Services (Distance Diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Emergency Communications and Response (Certificate) March 30 No intake No intake
English as an Additional Language August 15
December 15 April 17
Foundation Program International May 1
September 30 January 30
Foundation Program pimâcihisowin May 1 EXTENDED
October 15
No intake
Gerontology (Post-diploma certificate) June 30 November 30 No intake
Hearing Aid Practitioner (Diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Hospice Palliative Care (Post-diploma certificate) June 30 November 30 No intake
Human Resources Management (Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
Library and Information Technology (Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
Massage Therapy (Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
Occupational Health Nursing (Post-diploma certificate) June 30 November 30 No intake
Office Assistant, Administrative major (Certificate) June 30 No intake No intake
Office Assistant, Legal major (Certificate) June 30 No intake No intake
Office Assistant, Medical major (Certificate) June 30 No intake No intake
Open Studies August 31 December 31 June 30
Paralegal Studies (Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
Perioperative Nursing for Registered Nurses (Post-diploma certificate) June 30 November 30 No intake
Police and Investigations, Investigative Studies (Diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Police and Investigations, Police Studies (Diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Psychiatric Nursing (Diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Psychiatric Nursing (Diploma, Ponoka Campus) March 30 No intake No intake
Public Relations (Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
Social Work (Diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Social Work (Part-time Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
Special Needs Educational Assistant (Certificate) June 30 No intake No intake
Special Needs Educational Assistant (Distance certificate) June 30 November 30 No intake
Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant/Occupational Therapist Assistant major (Diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant major (Diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant major (Distance diploma) March 30 No intake No intake
Travel (Diploma) June 30 No intake No intake
University Preparation August 15
December 15 April 17
Wound Management (Post-diploma Certificate) June 30 November 30 No intake

Transcripts/Documents

Transcripts, educational documents and other materials* requested for the purpose of admission evaluation must be received no later than two weeks after applications close. Unofficial documents would be accepted at this time.

Application deadline Evaluation documents due
For programs closing March 30 April 15
For programs closing June 30 July 15

*Please check your program website for earlier deadlines related to the “other admission criteria” category of admission requirements.

Course completion deadlines indicate the last day a course can be completed to be considered for admission purposes. If you apply for admission while you are completing coursework or diploma exams, you must complete courses before the appropriate completion deadline or they will not be used in the admissions evaluation.

Course completion deadlines may fall after document deadlines. While you have the opportunity to take courses and meet admission requirements prior to the start of a program, completing courses after the document deadline does not guarantee admission into a program/or enrolment into courses as space may be limited.

Competitive programs

Competitive programs generally have earlier admission deadlines than other programs. Your courses must be completed earlier to be used for admission to competitive programs.

For Fall intake complete courses by: For Winter intake complete courses by:
High school courses* June 30 August 31
MacEwan upgrading courses July 31 August 31
Post-secondary courses April 30 August 31

*High school upgrading completed at other post-secondary institutions will follow the deadlines under “high school courses.”

First-qualified, first-admitted programs

For Fall intake complete courses by: For Winter intake complete courses by:
High school courses* August 31 November 30
MacEwan upgrading courses July 31 December 31
Post-secondary courses August 31 December 31

*High school upgrading completed at other post-secondary institutions will follow the deadlines under “high school courses.”

Transcripts, educational documents and other materials* requested for the purposes of finalizing your admission must be received by the following dates.

Intake term Final documents due
Fall August 1
Winter December 1
Spring/Summer April 1

*Please check your program website for earlier deadlines related to the “other admission criteria” category of admission requirements.