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Your step-by-step guide to applying to degree, diploma and certificate programs at NAIT.
This checklist is your step-by-step guide to applying to NAIT. You may find it helpful to bookmark this page or print a copy to keep on hand while you go through your application process*.
Browse all programs and courses offered at NAIT.
Review program entrance requirements and make sure you meet them. If not, consider other options like open studies or academic upgrading
Know when to apply. Review program dates and deadlines such as term start dates and application deadlines. Use this to plan your application timelines. Applications can take up to 4-weeks to process.
Make sure the programs you're interested in are still "open" and accepting applicants.
Check program availability
There are many different ways to experience a NAIT education, from full-time diploma programs and apprenticeships to part-time degrees. Let us help you choose what's right for you.
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You're ready to move on to the next step of your admissions journey at NAIT - applying.
Follow the steps below, and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application. Best of luck!
Decide on a program that aligns best with your career goals.
Learn about program delivery options (full time, part time, online) and decide which one is best for you. Check the program info to make sure - not all delivery options are available for every program.
Attend an information session, Open House or Program Preview.
Consider contacting the Student Service Centre to plan your application or meet with an Academic Advisor to create an education plan.
Apply online to NAIT through the provincial post-secondary application website, Apply Alberta (APAS). Once you have submitted your application and paid the related fees through APAS, you can upload supporting documents and transcripts through your MyNAIT Portal.
You will need:
Already have an Apply Alberta account? Login
After you have completed your online application through Apply Alberta, your NAIT Student ID will be emailed to you. You will need your NAIT Student ID to create a Student Portal account (see next step).
Your admissions updates and notifications will be sent to your NAIT student portal account. It's important to check it frequently throughout the application process.
We recommend using the same email address for both NAIT and Apply Alberta so all updates are easily accessible from the same inbox.
You will need:
Create an account Login
Forgot your login information?
Reset your password
Official academic transcripts (high school and post-secondary students outside of Alberta. NAIT will automatically request transcripts for in-province applicants)
Proof of enrollment (for courses you are enrolled in but have not started yet)
Progress report (for courses you have started but have yet to receive a final grade)
If you have been offered a Conditional Acceptance to a NAIT program, you must submit your final transcripts by the deadline for each term. If final transcripts are not received or you do not meet entrance/competitive requirements, your offer of admission will be revoked.
Accepted file formats:
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It’s important to be realistic about your savings and current financial situation, both now and during the time you will have to complete your program. Do you anticipate you will need financial assistance or support?
If so, applying for scholarships, bursaries and loans is a great way to be proactive and help you achieve your goals faster. At NAIT, scholarship applications are separate from program admissions.
Estimate the total tuition, fee and living costs for your first year.
Review and apply for scholarships, awards, grants and bursaries. See scholarships for more information
If applicable, learn more about student loans and funding application procedures.
Explore housing options. See student housing and accommodation
Learn more about what your application status means, first and second choices, and competitive entrance.
Learn more about your application status
The Office of the Registrar will admit or conditionally admit applicants into programs until the program is full.
Once a program is full, qualified applicants are placed on a waitlist.
Sign in to accept your offer
NAIT maintains two different types of waitlists; one for competitive programs, and one for non-competitive programs.
Programs with a competitive entrance manage waitlists according to applicants overall average of the program’s required courses. Applicants that meet the competitive average are placed on a competitive waitlist; applicants that meet the minimum requirements are placed on a non-competitive waitlist.
Programs with a non-competitive entrance manage waitlists according to the date a complete application was received.
After receiving a letter with an offer of admission, you’ll need to pay the required tuition deposit by the deadline displayed on your MyNAIT Portal under “Make a Payment”. Tuition deposits must be paid by the deadline displayed in your MyNAIT Portal. In all cases, tuition deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Pay the tuition deposit for your first choice program and cancel your second choice application through your MyNAIT Portal. Your second choice application will be cancelled once you have been given an offer of admission to your first choice program. For more information, learn how NAIT evaluates your application.
Pay the tuition deposit for your second choice program. This reserves your seat in this program. Your application to your first choice will not be cancelled by paying this deposit.
You must pay the tuition deposit on your first choice, even if you've already paid the deposit on your second choice. Admission to your second choice program will automatically be cancelled when you pay this new deposit. Any deposits previously paid will be credited to your account and go towards your tuition.
Simply select the program you would like to attend and pay the tuition deposit. Email the Student Service Centre or visit the Student Service Centre in the Centre of Applied Technology on Main Campus to request to have your other applications cancelled.
After reviewing your application, if we determine that we are unable to offer you admission in both your first and your second choices, we may provide you an alternate offer of admission to a related NAIT program.
*This is a guide and intended for reference only as some student entrance and admissions requirements may vary. If you have questions or concerns at any time during your application to NAIT, we recommend contacting a member of our student services and advising centre.
If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact us.
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Congratulations! You're on your way to a rewarding student experience at NAIT and an exciting career beyond.
Once you've received and accepted your official offer letter, you're ready to enrol in classes and get ready for your first day on campus.
Check your MyNAIT Portal for your offer of admission e-letter.
Pay your tuition deposit.
After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive an e-letter on your MyNAIT Portal to confirm you have accepted NAIT’s offer of admission.
Enrol in courses as soon as possible. Refer to the Online Enrolment Walkthrough Guide (pdf) or Enrolment Walkthrough videos.
Check My Online Enrolment on your MyNAIT Student Portal for instructions on selecting courses and building your schedule
Online Enrolment FAQ
Login to MyNAIT Portal
Your one AT NAIT card serves as your official NAIT identification card, and it also allows you to add funds to use at eat AT NAIT and shop AT NAIT locations and wherever one AT NAIT cards are accepted.
Upload your photo
Pick up your card on campus at the main Student Services office
Add funds (optional)
Manage your account
There are two ways to find your list of supplies. You can also find paper copies of most program lists at shop AT NAIT.
Search on your MyNAIT Portal textbooks page
Print out your list or bring it with you to the bookstore on your device
Login to find your list
Look up your program on the shop AT NAIT website
Order books to be delivered or pick up in store
Ensure your sponsor has completed the required documentation with shop AT NAIT. Sponsors can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780.491.7717 for more details on how to create a Sponsored Student account.
Sponsored Student Accounts may take up to two business days to activate, from the time completed documentation has been received.
Find your classes and/or labs on the NAIT campus map
Identify whether you are on Main campus, Patricia campus or Souch campus
Locate convenient parking lots and select a second and third choice in case you are not able to get your preferred spots
Buy a parking permit from the bookstore, shop AT NAIT or online
Pick up your parking tag at the main parking office
See all student parking options
Lockers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at all 3 campuses. Lockers on Souch and Patricia Campuses are not rented online.
Go to the online locker rental system.
Select a locker from the campus locations and maps. If you know the locker number, enter it to rent.
Read and agree to the Rental Terms and Conditions.
Pay for your locker within 24 hours of placing your reservation. Once you have paid you have 30 days to change your locker.
Online locker rental
Student housing or accommodations (roommate, rental, etc.)
Pick up your ETS transit pass (U-pass) or campus parking pass.
Opt in/out of student health care plan.
Visit campus or take a self-guided tour to get familiar with your classroom and/or lab locations.
Get involved with NAITSA (NAIT student's union) clubs, volunteering, events and peer support services.
Learn about student services including tutoring, mental health counselling, learning support and disabilities services.
Learn more about student life at NAIT
Log in to your student portal account to check your application status
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