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 based on the term for which you applied and the date on which your transcripts or other requirements were received.

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

  • Fall 2019 – 1 week
  • Winter 2020 – 4 weeks
  • Spring 2020 – 4 weeks
  • Fall 2020 – up to 4 weeks