Admissions Process

To become a NorQuest College student, follow this admissions process, which will take you from your decision to your first day of class.


  • There are additional steps for students applying to foundational programs (Academic Upgrading, Apprenticeship Prep, Day Home Provider, ESL Intensive, and Transitions to Employment). See the Step 2 – Acknowledgment tab below for more information.
  • Open Studies is available to if you wish to take post-secondary level credit courses without applying to a specific certificate or diploma program.

Application Processing Times

The Admissions team prioritizes applications for the upcoming term over future terms, and processes applications based on the date on which your transcripts or other requirements were received.

Current estimated processing times from the date your transcripts were received:

  • Winter 2020 – 2 weeks
  • Spring 2020 – 2 weeks

Fall 2020 applicants: Applications opened October 1, and we have received high volumes of applications. Expect a minimum of 4 weeks for processing time.