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Grant MacEwan University

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences - ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centred teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive environment where creativity and innovation thrive. Faculties focus on teaching, and many are also engaged in ground-breaking, internationally-recognized research and scholarly and artistic activity that enhances their teaching and the curriculum - and creates opportunities for student involvement in research.

The university offers a broad complement of programs comprised of bachelor and applied degrees, diplomas and certificates. Faculties and schools offer programming in fine arts and communications; health and community studies; liberal arts and sciences; and business.


10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J2P2, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 3 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements


Applicants may be admitted through one of the following:

  1. Regular Admission
  2. Previous Post-Secondary Work


In addition, all applicants must also meet the following admission criteria:

  • Skills Appraisal
  • English Language Proficiency


Regular Admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar, applicants must have a minimum grade of 50% in each of the following high school courses:

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • 1 of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Science 30
  • 1 Group C course
  • 2 Group A, B, C courses (a maximum of 2 group B subjects can be used; they must be difference disciplines)



Successful completion of at least 36 post-secondary credits with a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated on the last 24 post-secondary credits.


Completion of 2 years of full-time studies (or equivalent) at a recognized private institution or in non-credit studies in the following fields:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Holistic Health, Herbology, Massage Therapy, or complementary medicine


Previous Post-Secondary Work

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar.

Admission in this category does not imply or guarantee the transfer of any coursework and/or credential unless a block transfer agreement (internal or external) is in effect and published in the calendar by the Office of the University Registrar. In addition, transfer of coursework does not imply or guarantee than an applicant will be admitted.

Applicants must have successfully completed 1 of the following from a recognized institution:

  • A Degree or Applied Degree with a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale



Skills Appraisal

Skills Appraisal will be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar.

Unless otherwise specified, identified Skills Appraisal requirements must be completed by the beginning of the intake term. Applicants must complete the Skills Appraisal. The Skills Appraisal does not need to be completed if applicants present one of the following:
  1. ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65%
  2. ELA 30-2 with a minimum grade of 75%


Applicants must pass the writing portion OR achieve a minimum grade of D on any required developmental coursework.

Applicants must pass the reading portion OR achieve a minimum grade of D on any required developmental coursework.

English Language Proficiency
English Language Proficiency will be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar.

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as one of the following:

  • High school transcripts
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation

Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at

Other Admission Criteria

To be evaluated through the Program.

Applicants offered admission must present a clear Police Information Check (or equivalent from another policing agency) that includes a Vulnerable Sector Search. The Police Information Check must be submitted by the published document deadline and have been issued within 3 months of the start of the program intake term.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $11,895.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,605.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,600.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated June 05, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.

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