After High School

Post Secondary Admissions

Why Apply Early?

  • You receive a student number allowing you to apply for residence. 
  • You have an increased focus on your post secondary plans. 
  • You remove the pressure of meeting later deadlines. 
  • Many offer early admission or conditional acceptance based on early application. 
  • If you aren’t granted early admission you are rolled over to standard admission (you don’t need to apply twice)

When You Can Start Applying

  • This can be different at every university. A good rule of thumb is early admissions begin in October! See school websites for dates. 
  • When they end also differs by university. Take the time to check websites so you don’t miss out.

How to Apply

  • Generally completed online 
  • Create account (may need AED) 
  • Apply Alberta (Each province generally has their own portal - for example Ontario uses Ontario Universities' Application Centre)
  • Self reporting of grades is the norm
  • Make sure you fill out an application for your final transcript to be sent from Alberta Education to each university you are applying to (except Alberta)

What Courses Do Universities Accept?

  • Again, each university and faculty can be different.
  • Generally, you must present four academic grade 12 subjects and 1 option/elective. 
  • There is a difference between universities in what they will accept. 
  • Some faculties are more restrictive: E.g. Engineering  Math 30-1, Math 31, Physics 30, Chemistry 30 and English 30-1


What if I need to order a transcript for an out of province school? How do I see my diploma marks/print a transcript/get a letter of enrollment/find out whether you graduate or not?

Please drop into the guidance office and talk with our amazing secretary for instructions on getting signed up for this important access to your educational documents.


  • Tuition can be between $5,000-$15,000 
  • More than just tuition to think about: Books, General Fees, Residence, Apartment, Food, Entertainment… 
  • Living At Home: $8,000-$11,000 
  • Living On-Campus: $16,000-$22,000 
  • Living Off-Campus: $18,000 - $20,000

How to Pay

  • Student Loans in the spring
  • Student lines of credit from your bank
  • Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP's) / Savings / Work
  • Scholarships

How to Get More Information

  • Open Houses – Check bulletin board outside of student services
  • University Visits – Check bulletin board, daily bulletin, follow @crescentcowboys on Instagram
  • alis - Jobs in Alberta - Gives you job trends, where you can study in Alberta, wage info and related careers
  • See Mr. Sandblom for careers in health sciences group  (possible field trips and connect with med students)
  • When in doubt…come down to student services 

University reps are your best resource for specific questions- What is their competitive average? How many spots does a program have? What do you put for your second choice to try and transfer to your first choice program after your first year?

See your guidance counsellor for help with general admission questions and application forms

Competitive programs are all about marks and not first come first serve.

Post-Secondary Institutions



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New Brunswick


Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia

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