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Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic
Open Studies is a general program which allows you to take a variety of courses to either meet admissions requirements, or to explore a range of academic and career possibilities. Students in Open Studies may be eligible to complete admission requirements and start on other courses at the same time. This is also a great program if you wish to take a variety of courses out of interest, without choosing a particular program of studies. Students who have not been admitted to another program and who are considering part-time studies are normally admitted to Open Studies. If you haven't decided what direction you would like to pursue, or if you are missing some specific subjects for admission to your program of choice, Open Studies could be a great fit!

Office of the Registrar
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4C4, Canada

  • Program Type Open Studies
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
  • High School Diploma or a minimum of eighteen years of age
  • English 30-1 for combined university transfer programs

Regardless of admission requirements, students must have the high school prerequisites to the courses they require or wish to take in their program.

Students may apply for Open Studies who are needing to complete specific subjects or achieve the required average for the program of their choice, or students who have not chosen a particular program of studies, but who wish to take a variety of courses out of interest.

The necessary prerequisite courses for the university transfer or career program selected should normally be completed during the first year at the College.

Students in Open Studies may complete their admission requirements and start on other courses at the same time. Students admitted to Open Studies but who enrolled in two or more upgrading courses per semester will have their program of admission changed to Academic Upgrading. Students enrolling in nine credits of Open Studies are considered full-time and will have their applications reviewed by Admissions. If you wish to be a full-time student in Open Studies, you will need to meet admissions requirements listed.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $6,911.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $2,495.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,500.00 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) Eligibility

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 May 24, 2024. 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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