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Admissions  

Submitting Documents

Important deadlines

The standard processing times for applications are approximately four weeks. Processing times may vary for applicants with international credentials. 

Confirm deadlines for your program

Once you have applied to a program, you have 60 days or until the application deadline, whichever comes first, to submit your documents. Be sure to check your program's application deadline as dates may vary by intake or start date.

We also encourage applicants to check their MyNAIT Portal to:

  • Check their application status
  • Confirm their deadlines
  • Review their To Do List items and due dates 

Sign in to MyNAIT Portal

Mailing Address

NAIT Office of the Registrar
11762 106 Street NW
Room T409
Edmonton, AB
T5G 3H1

Courier Delivery (Open Monday to Friday from 7:00am – 12:00pm):

ATTN : Registrar Office
NAIT Distribution Centre
11311 120 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5G 2Y1

Please note: all physical documents submitted via mail become the property of NAIT and will not be returned to applicants.

Academic transcripts and documents

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Alberta

High school or upgrading courses in progress

  • Applicants attending high school in Alberta: NAIT will order final transcripts in February and July.
  • NAIT can only access grades for completed courses.
  • If your previous grades were insufficient for admission  a completed Proof of enrolment form, progress reports or additional supporting documents may be requested through the MyNAIT Portal. These documents must be uploaded by the indicated deadline.
  • NAIT will also accept proof of enrolments through School Zone or Power School. Please ensure that your name as well as the course information are included. 

Alberta high school students

If you completed high school in Alberta, NAIT will receive your transcripts from Alberta Education directly.

Confirm that your transcripts were successfully received by checking the application checklists in the MyNAIT Portal. If NAIT is unable to obtain your Alberta high school transcripts, an error notice will appear as an outstanding checklist on your application. You will need to contact Alberta Education to confirm your demographic information.

If you went to high school in a different province, see Canadian provinces outside of Alberta.

Applicants who are unable to submit official transcripts based on school closures by the deadlines indicated on the MyNAIT portal, may request an extension. Requests should be emailed to Registrar@nait.ca and the email subject line should read "Extension Request COVID-19."

Canadian provinces outside of Alberta

NAIT cannot obtain transcripts on your behalf from any institution outside of Alberta.

Applicants who are currently enrolled in high school or are upgrading courses in a province outside of Alberta may be required to provide a  Proof of Enrolment form or progress  showing current grades in the courses required through admission. Proof of Enrolment formor progress reports will be requested  through the MyNAIT Portal if required.  These documents must be uploaded by the indicated deadline. Please ensure that proof of enrolment includes both your name and the course information.

Applicants who attended high school in another Canadian province must mail all final transcripts to NAIT by the deadline on the MyNAIT portal. You must personally request transcripts from your high school and/or post-secondary institution and have them mailed, faxed or emailed directly to NAIT.

The NAIT Student Service Centre only accepts official transcripts from the issuing educational institution that are sent in envelopes that have been sealed and stamped by the issuing institution.  Opened transcripts are not considered official. 

  • Note: The Student Service Centre in-person services are currently closed. Therefore, official transcripts are to be submitted to NAIT by mail.

Please monitor the MyNAIT Portal to determine your deadlines. If your documents are not submitted by this deadline, your application may be cancelled.

If you are applying for conditional acceptance, you may upload unofficial transcripts to your MyNAIT portal for initial review. You will be required to submit identical official transcripts within 60-days, or by the application deadline, whichever date comes first, to secure full acceptance.

Review Out of Province High School Equivalencies 

Please note: NAIT does not have a mature student policy.

Applicants who are unable to submit official transcripts based on school closures by the deadlines indicated on the MyNAIT portal, may request an extension. Requests should be emailed to Registrar@nait.ca and the email subject line should read "Extension Request COVID-19."

Outside of Canada

NAIT cannot obtain transcripts on your behalf from an institution outside of Canada.

You must contact your institution and submit your official documents to NAIT by the deadline on your application. If the official documents are not received by the deadline, your application will be cancelled. 

Program Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirements to NAIT programs are in the Alberta Education curriculum. If you studied at a school outside of Canada, you need an official assessment of your documents (such as transcripts, diploma, or degree) –  please review your options below.

Submitting Unofficial Documents

Unofficial documents are scanned copies of the original documents. You may upload unofficial transcripts to your MyNAIT portal for initial review. Please note that applicants cannot be offered full admission with unofficial documents; however, applicants can receive a conditional offer of admission.

To provide your unofficial documents, please scan—in colour—both sides of each original document (even if one side is blank) and upload them to your MyNAIT portal.

You will be required to send physical copies of the identical official documents to the NAIT campus  within 60-days, or by the application deadline, whichever date comes first, to secure full admission. For information on submitting official documents, including delivery methods,  please see below. 

Review the required Documents for International Applicants 

Submitting Official Documents

When submitting official documents, such as transcripts, from outside Canada, you have 2 options:

Option 1: Submit an official assessment

NAIT will accept the following document assessments:

WES or ECE assessments may be submitted to NAIT electronically through the provider. 

Other than the assessments services noted above, no other assessment services will be accepted. 

Note: if you submit an official assessment without your Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated, you must submit official transcripts to NAIT for GPA calculation (free of charge). This is a requirement for programs needing GPA for admission. To view admission information, review the program page and GPA requirements on your MyNAIT portal (under applications).

Option 2: Submit your official documents to NAIT

If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you will need to have them translated before NAIT can complete an assessment. Only an English translation will be accepted. 

In Canada, certified translators must be recognized by one of the following organizations:

Effective March 1, 2019, NAIT will no longer accept documents translated by EISA

Applicants who are having their translations done outside of Canada must have their documents:

  • Be completed by a certified translator in that country, whose certification can be confirmed by a stamp and membership number of a professional translation association.
  • Be a literal, word-for-word translation accompanied by official copies of your original language transcripts
  • Be stamped, on each page, by the certified translator

Please note that should the accuracy of the translation appear suspect, NAIT reserves the right to request a retranslation. NAIT does not provide translation services on campus.

Translated documents must be submitted to NAIT for assessment after you have completed your application through ApplyAlberta. Please see the Before You Apply page for more information.

Document assessments at NAIT cost $75CAD and are non-refundable. This assessment fee needs to be paid before the deadline indicated on your MyNAIT Portal. Failure to pay by the deadline will result in cancellation of your application.

In most cases, the assessment should be completed within 30 days from the date that you make this payment.

Review the required Documents for International Applicants 

If you completed your education outside of Canada, you have three options for submitting your official documents to NAIT.

Deliver documents in-person

As NAIT’s Student Service Centre in-person services are currently closed, we are unable to accept documents in person at this time. Please review the mail submission options below.

Please note: as per NAIT’s Retention Policy, documents submitted to NAIT by mail become the property of the Institution and will not be returned to the applicant.

Mail original transcripts

Sealed, original transcripts can be mailed to NAIT. Copies submitted via mail become the property of NAIT and will not be returned.

To meet the document submission due date as indicated on your MyNAIT Portal, please mail transcripts as early as possible to allow for delivery and processing.

Mail notarized copies

Notarized copies of official documents can be mailed to NAIT. Documents mailed to NAIT become the property of NAIT and will not be returned to applicants.

 

Official documents can be submitted in person to the Student Service Centre (CAT180) or by mail to the address at the top of the page. Please note: As per NAIT’s Retention Policy, all physical documents submitted to NAIT by mail become the property of the Institution and will not be returned to the applicant.

Note: NAIT does not have a mature student policy

Conditional acceptance

Domestic Students

NAIT will offer Conditional Acceptance, pending the completion of any outstanding entrance requirements. Applicants must submit a Proof of Enrolment or a Progress Report by the date indicated on their portal to receive Conditional Admission. To receive a full offer of admission, final transcripts must be submitted to NAIT by the date indicated on your MyNAIT Portal.

Term Submit transcripts by
Fall (September) July 31
Winter (January) December 15
Spring (May) April 15

If final transcripts are not received, or you do not meet entrance/competitive requirements, your offer of admission will be revoked.

International Study Permits and Visas 

Some students may need to submit study permits as part of their application to NAIT.

We strongly encourage students  to apply for  study permits as soon as possible. This will increase the likelihood of the study permits arriving in time for the start of classes. We also encourage students to check study the study permit processing times

You can learn more about International visa requirements and other supporting documents including visas, work permits, and letters of immigration, please visit the International Admissions section.

Learn more about International admissions

Study Permits

Learn more about study permits and whether or not you need one to study at NAIT.