Decision & Confirmation

We know that the decision on your admission to MacEwan University affects many choices you need to make about your future, so we will make every effort to get back to you as soon as possible.

We would like to predict how long you will wait to hear back from us but there is no definitive timeline. If we have received all the information we need to assess your application and your program requirements include only academic criteria, a decision could take as little as five to ten business days for domestic students.

Additional program-specific admission criteria can take longer to review.

You can avoid delays by submitting admission documents as quickly as possible and monitoring your To Do List in myStudentSystem for changes or new requests.

Notice of decision

After an admission decision is made we will let you know. Notice of an admission decision is sent to domestic applicants by mail and to international applicants by email. Notices will be sent to the address listed on your original application unless you have updated your contact information through myStudentSystem.

Offer of admission

Offer of admission

An offer of admission means you have been accepted to your program of choice. Congratulations! After you receive an offer of admission or conditional admission, you will need to accept or decline your offer.

Conditional offer of admission

A conditional admission letter will indicate that requirements are outstanding in your application. It will include an overview of conditions and a deadline by which all requirements must be fulfilled. You will need to take action to clear these conditions by the specified deadline.

It is important to track your application through myStudentSystem and to complete 'To Do List' items by the appropriate deadline. As each condition is cleared the status will change from initiated to received. Once all conditions have a status of received, your acceptance becomes final. No additional offer of admission letter will be sent.

Waitlist

If you are admissible but there are no seats available in your program, you may be offered a place on a waiting list. Applicants are accepted from the waiting list in order, according to the date the admission decision was made.

Admission declined

There are options when you are not offered admission to your program of choice: upgrading your academic requirements, applying to related programs or applying again for another start date when more space is available. Your letter will give you an indication of where you can find advice and services to improve future applications

If you are missing some of the requirements for admission to your program of choice, we may send you an email offering our University Preparation program or our English as an Additional Language program.


 

Accept/Decline your offer

Once you receive an offer of admission or conditional admission, you must confirm that you plan to attend MacEwan University.

Use myStudentSystem to accept or decline your offer of admission. The earlier you accept, the sooner you can get ready for classes.

Accept your offer of admission

  • Log in to myPortal.MacEwan.ca

  • Launch myStudentSystem

  • Scroll to the Admissions section in your Student Center

  • The Accept/Decline button will be available beside your application if you have been offered admission or conditional admission

  • Review the details of your application, and click ACCEPT/DECLINE to indicate your response

  • Select 'I ACCEPT ADMISSION'

  • Confirm your choice to accept

  • Pay your admission confirmation deposit.

Once you have accepted your offer and paid your deposit, you are officially a student in your program. Visit MacEwan.ca/GettingStarted to find out what's next.

Decline your offer of admission

  • Log in to myPortal.MacEwan.ca

  • Launch myStudentSystem

  • Scroll to the Admissions section in your Student Center

  • The Accept/Decline button will be available beside your application if you have been offered admission or conditional admission

  • Review the details of your application, and click accept/decline to indicate your response

  • Select 'I DECLINE ADMISSION'

  • Confirm your choice to decline

  • Complete the survey to tell us why you have declined your offer

  • If you selected a second choice program at the time of application, you may indicate that you wish to be evaluated for or remain on the waitlist for your alternate program choice.

 

Reactivate an application

If you have declined your offer of admission and would like your application reactivated, complete the Request to Reactivate Application form.

You are not guaranteed a spot in the program. If your request is approved and you are offered admission or conditional admission, you will have 5 days from the date of offer to accept and pay your admission confirmation deposit. If the program is full, you may be placed on a waitlist.