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Spring 2024

Jun. 1, 2023 *new date*

Applications open
Jun. 20-23, 2023 Enrolment opens
July 11, 2023 Open studies enrolment opens
April 17, 2024 Tuition payment due
May 6, 2024 Spring term starts*

Fall 2024

Aug. 1, 2023

Applications open - international students only
Oct. 1, 2023 Domestic applications open
Aug. 14, 2024 Tuition payment due
Sept. 3, 2024 Fall term starts*
May 22, 2024 Course enrolment opens for JR School of Business (JRSSB) programs
June 17 - 20, 2024 Course enrolment opens for all other credit programs
July 8, 2024 Open Studies course enrolment opens

Winter 2025

Jan. 1, 2024

Applications open - international students only
Mar. 1, 2024 Domestic applications open
TBA Tuition payment due
Jan. 8, 2025 Winter term starts*
May 22, 2024 Course enrolment opens for JR Shaw School of Business (JRSSB) programs
June 17 - 20, 2024 Course enrolment opens for all other credit programs
July 8, 2024 Open Studies courses enrolment opens

*Most programs will start on the date listed above but there are some exceptions. If your program starts on a different date, your tuition payment deadline will be four weeks before the start of classes.

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Getting the most out of your education is all about finding the right fit. Knowing what you want and what you love will help make sure you’re going to love your chosen career.

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Explore our degree, diploma and certificate programs in business, sciences, technology, health and trades.

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Interested in the trades? Choose an apprenticeship or diploma/certificate pathway to earn your Journeyperson Certificate.

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Open studies

Try out day, evening, or online credit courses without committing to a program. Take credit courses to meet entrance requirements for programs like Business Administration.

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Offerings for professional development, personal interest or starting a new career.

Flexible learning options

We know that not everyone can commit to a full-time education schedule and have developed flexible learning options that allow you to create a class schedule that fits your life schedule. Many of our degree, diploma and certificate programs can be taken full-time or part-time through on-campus and online delivery options. Check your program page for more details.


  • Enrolled in at least 60% of a full-time course load per semester. 
  • Please review the full-time course load page to know how many credits you need to be considered a full-time student in your program.
  • Student Aid, scholarships, bursaries, government and other funding agencies may have different definitions of full-time status for eligibility. Refer to funding options for more information.


  • Enrolled in less than 60% course load per semester. 
  • If your credits are less than what's listed on the full-time course load page for your program, you will be considered a part-time student. 
  • This may impact your eligibility for certain types of student aid or funding.  Refer to funding options for more information.

Open Studies

  • Open Studies gives you the opportunity to enrol in credit courses without applying for admission.
  • Discover the benefits of flexible study at NAIT.

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