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

Application deadlines for programs at MacEwan University are based on when you want to start your studies (the intake term). Check the deadlines below to learn when you can start and the last possible date to apply.

Unless an earlier closing date is indicated, international applicants must apply by May 1 for Fall intake and September 30 for Winter intake.


If you apply after a deadline has passed, your application fee is not refunded.

Application deadlines

Fall intake (September)

Applications open October 1
Application deadline June 30
Admission document deadline August 1


Portfolio submission deadlines

Submit your portfolio after you have officially applied to the program.

Your portfolio can be mailed or delivered in person to the Design Studies office during either of the drop-off date ranges indicated below. However, we recommend submitting your portfolio on the earlier date so you will have the opportunity to resubmit your portfolio on the later date if it is not accepted in the initial review.

Applicants who miss the last portfolio submission period can submit their portfolio until August 15 but may be placed on a waitlist. Late portfolios can be dropped off at the reception desk of the Administration Area (11-421) of Allard Hall (11110-104 Avenue). Portfolios will not be accepted after August 15 (or the weekday before August 15 if August 15 falls on the weekend).

Portfolio deadline (extension) April 11, 2018
Drop off dates January 23–26, 2018 or April 3–11, 2018 (weekdays only)
Portfolio pick up dates February 5–7 for January submissions
April 16–17 for April submissions

Winter intake (January)

No intake. 


Spring/summer intake (May/June)

No intake.