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Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

Located in downtown Calgary, Bow Valley College is Calgary and region’s only comprehensive community college and serves more than 15,000 full-time and part-time students. Programs and courses — in class, online, part-time, full-time, and blended — are offered at campuses in downtown Calgary and at seven regional centres throughout southern Alberta. The new South Campus opened in May 2013, and along with classroom and student spaces, it also includes the Calgary campuses for the University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University, and Olds College.

The College offers one-year certificates and two-year diplomas for programs in the Chiu School of Business, the School of Health and Wellness, the School of Community Studies, and the School of Creative Technologies. The College also has a post-diploma certificate program in Health and Human Services Management, with three more post-diploma certificate programs available in 2017-2018. Programs are also offered in English Language Learning through the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement, and academic upgrading through the Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning.

Bow Valley College offers a wide range of continuing education courses and workplace training services. Career planning and assessment services are also made available to thousands of Albertans every year.

Funding is available through an extensive financial aid and awards program. College advisors help students with planning and funding applications. Year-round entry for many programs allows students to begin studies at their convenience.

Bow Valley College welcomes learners from all parts of the world and from all walks of life, ensuring rich learning and life experiences.

Campuses and Regional Learning Sites

Calgary, Airdrie, Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Strathmore

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Registrar's Office
345-6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4V1, Canada

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Application Date

First Day Applications Accepted

Applications are open 13 months prior to the semester start and are then accepted continuously for fall, winter and spring/summer terms until the program waitlist maximum has been reached.

Last Day Applications Accepted

Applicants accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for programs without waitlists. Qualified applicants can be admitted up to one week prior to the program start date if space is available. Students are encouraged to apply early, as some programs are in high demand.

Once a program has been deemed oversubscribed, the application and document submission periods will be established by the College and published on our website.

Standard Admission Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years old or able to demonstrate the maturity to benefit from a selected program of study. Requirements vary:

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