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Academic Upgrading

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person or online real-time
Drayton ValleyOnline real-time
WetaskiwinIn person or online real-time
WhitecourtOnline real-time
OnlineOnline anytime
JanEdmontonIn person
Drayton ValleyOnline real-time
WetaskiwinIn person
WetaskiwinOnline real-time
WhitecourtOnline real-time
OnlineOnline real-time
MayEdmontonIn person
Drayton ValleyOnline real-time
WetaskiwinIn person
WetaskiwinIn person
WhitecourtIn person
OnlineOnline real-time
MonOnlineOnline anytime
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

Varies

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Course Credits

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $800.10

International
Total: $2,010.10

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Alberta Education high school transcript current within the last five years or NorQuest College placement assessment
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Further Opportunities

Explore all the possibilities your future holds with a NorQuest education.

Laddering Opportunities

Academic upgrading enables you to meet the specific academic requirements for certificate, diploma, or degree programs at NorQuest College or another post-secondary college, technical institute, or university.

Transferability

At NorQuest, you may take either Alberta Education credit courses or NorQuest high school equivalency courses.

  • Alberta Education credit courses appear on both the Alberta Education the NorQuest College transcripts.
  • High school equivalency courses appear only on the NorQuest College transcript.

Alberta Education Credit Courses

NorQuest College offers Alberta Education credit courses at the 10-, 20-, and 30-levels that can be used to attain your high school diploma. Students taking Alberta Education courses at the 30-level must write the Alberta Education diploma exam in order to receive a final grade in the course. The final grade is calculated by blending the class mark and the diploma exam mark. It is recorded on the both the Alberta Education and NorQuest College transcripts.

Students' credentials are then transferable to post-secondary institutions across Canada.

NorQuest Equivalency Courses

NorQuest equivalency courses at the 030-level match the corresponding Alberta Education courses to at least an 80%. However, one key difference about the NorQuest equivalencies is that students do not have to write the Alberta Education diploma exam.

High school equivalency courses are accepted in place of Alberta Education courses for admission purposes by all post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

To ensure this acceptance, all courses are reviewed by the Provincial Academic Upgrading Committee, and approved by the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer. A listing of all acceptable equivalency courses is published annually. Visit TransferAlberta to view the current list. This guide is used by both Alberta and Canadian post-secondary institutions to evaluate equivalency courses for admission to their post-secondary programs.

Career Potential

Academic upgrading increases your work and educational opportunities. Academic Upgrading courses will help you meet the specific academic entrance requirements for certificate, diploma, and degree programs at post-secondary institutions.