Building a schedule that works, learning to study effectively, making use of librarians and the library, speaking to your profs during their office hours—these are the building blocks of academic excellence. 

Balance your academic life with activities that benefit your physical, social and emotional well-being, and set yourself on a path to success. MacEwan University has the supports and services to help you along your path.

How to Enrol
Browse courses, build your schedule and add, swap or drop classes using myStudentSystem. Consult an academic advisor for help with program planning.
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Final Exams
Use the examination planner to determine the tentative dates and times for your exams. Confirm your official exam dates, find gym seating assignments and review policies related to final exams.
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Grades, GPA & Standing

Your grades, Grade Point Average (GPA) and academic standing are important tools for measuring and monitoring your academic progress. Be sure to check them each term.

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Your academic year

Your course outline (or syllabus) is distributed in the first class of each course. It is an official outline of what you can expect to learn in the course and what is expected of you. It includes deadlines for assignments and required readings. Refer to your course outline throughout the term.

Use the final exam planner to create an unofficial exam schedule. Then, confirm your final exam dates and location on myStudentSystem at the end of the first month of each term.

Final Exams

As the academic year progresses, don’t lose touch with academic advisors. Continue to check your @myMacEwan student Gmail account even if your classes use other online tools to communicate.

Faculty/School Advisors

Minimum grade restrictions

The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study in the Academic Calendar.

GPA and academic standing

Your academic standing is evaluated at the end of each term. You must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to be considered in Good Academic Standing. Students whose GPA falls below 2.0 may either be placed on Academic Probation or be Required to Withdraw.

Grades, GPA & Academic Standing

If you have specific questions about your progress, contact an academic advisor in your faculty or school.

Every faculty and school at MacEwan University has dedicated academic advisors who can make sure you are on the right path for a successful academic experience. Academic advisors in your faculty or school can help you understand your program of study and give you tools to help you stay on track to graduate.

Faculty/School Advisors

As a returning student, you can plan and enrol in your upcoming terms earlier than you did as a new student. Enrolment dates are unique to each student, so use myStudentSystem to find out when you can start the enrolment process for your upcoming terms. Enrolment for Fall/Winter can start as early as March. Enrolment for Spring/Summer term generally starts in February.

How to Enrol

If you are considering changing programs or laddering into another program after you graduate from your current one, connect with academic advisors in the MacEwan Academic Advising Centre (MAAC).


Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is the official annual record of academic programs and courses, graduation requirements and MacEwan regulations that affect students.

Academic Calendar
Academic Schedule

The university's Academic Schedule lists deadlines and other important information for the entire academic year. It is your responsibility to be aware of these dates and deadlines.

Academic Schedule

Learning & technology supports


Depending on your academic needs, these areas provide consultation, sessions and information related to course content. 

Technology and online learning

Is technology causing you problems? Are you struggling to figure out how to access or fully participate in your online courses? Help is close at hand. 

Some students choose online learning because it provides them with the flexibility they need to work from home. Others, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic, would prefer to work on campus, but have had to complete course work online.

No matter your situation, the MacEwan eLearning Office is here to support you. From getting started online with our Blackboard Orientation course to learning strategies for online learning success, we are here to support your learning.


Get involved

Look beyond your classroom and find an exciting world of possibilities. Study abroad, volunteer, get real-world experience and partner with professors on research that matters.