If you have questions about the application process or the status of your application, please email SCEAdmissions@macewan.ca for assistance.
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Before you apply to the Foundation program, you should have a clear and direct goal in mind about what post-secondary program you want to go into. This helps us develop your educational plan. Your post-secondary goal will also keep you focused on attending classes and doing well in your studies.
Applicants 17 years or older must have a high school diploma with a minimum overall average of 60%, with no grade lower than 50%, in the following high school courses:
Four subjects from group A, B, C or D courses
An English Language Proficiency through a standardized exam such as IELTS or TOEFL. Student should present a minimum IELTS overall band score of 5.5 or overall score 70 iBT TOEFL.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a broad range of subjects in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future program and course choices
A maximum of two Group B subjects may be presented; they must be from different disciplines
A maximum of one Group D subject may be presented. Group D subjects used for admission must be 5-credit or any combination of at least 5 credits (e.g., two 3-credit subjects)
The application deadline for programs at MacEwan University is based on when you want to start your studies (the intake term). Check admission dates & deadlines to learn when you can start (fall, winter or spring/summer intake) and the last possible date to apply.
If you apply after a deadline has passed, your application fee is not refunded.
Online applications are processed through ApplyAlberta, an application service used by most post-secondary institutions in Alberta. You will need to pay a non-refundable application fee to complete your online application.
Track Your Application and Confirm Admission
Throughout the admission process, you will need to track your application and monitor the email account you used on your application to ensure you meet requirements and to respond to any requests for additional documentation.
After you apply, we will send your Network ID to the email account you listed on your application. This will be the username and password you use to log in to myPortal.MacEwan.ca. If you have not received your Network ID within two weeks of your application, you can contact the International Admissions Unit at ROInternational@macewan.ca.
myStudentSystem is MacEwan's online student enrolment system. Use myStudentSystem to track your application.
Once you receive an offer of admission or conditional admission, you must accept or decline the offer by the deadline. You will log in to myStudentSystem to give your confirmation of admission.
If you are unable to access myStudentSystem from your location, contact the Office of the University Registrar for assistance.
Pay your admission confirmation deposit. by the deadline indicated in your offer letter. This deadline is also posted in myStudentSystem. If you do not pay your deposit by the deadline, your offer of admission will be withdrawn.
There are several ways to make a payment.
A receipt for your admission confirmation deposit will automatically be sent to your MacEwan University student email account when your payment arrives at the university. If the receipt has not arrived in your myMacEwan Gmail account after two weeks, contact the Office of the University Registrar International Admissions Unit to enquire about the funds or your receipt.
If you will be studying in Canada for more than six months, you require a valid study permit for the duration of your studies. You are responsible for ensuring your study permit is valid at all times.
Go to the MacEwan International office at our City Centre Campus on the first business day after you arrive.
MacEwan International staff and volunteers will supply orientation information and help you prepare for your studies. They can help you:
Change your address.
Set up a Canadian bank account.
Get your MacEwan University photo ID card.
Once registered you can pick up your U-Pass (bus and train) with SAMU.
You must bring your original transcripts, supporting documents and certified English translations to MacEwan International when you arrive in Canada.
You cannot enrol in classes until your original documents have been reviewed by a university advisor.
Placement testing takes place at Alberta College Campus (10050 MacDonald Drive NW). All foundation program students are required to complete the placement test. We test your English and academic skills.
Placement testing is included in your application fee. Please bring the receipt for your application fee and photo id to the placement test.
Call the University Preparation office to arrange for placement testing.
How to prepare for your placement test
Before your placement test, confirm your date, time and location (Google hyperlink) to avoid late entry and stress before your exam. It is mandatory to arrive on time. Unfortunately, we will not permit any late comers as it is distracting to the other students taking the test. In addition to being on time, it is mandatory to provide identification at the placement test as well.
You will meet with an advisor at Alberta College Campus or City Centre Campus to enrol in classes. The advisor will make a personalized educational plan for you based on your current academics and English language proficiency level.
All students entering the Foundational program will be required to complete a placement test unless their Canadian High School Transcript is within two years.