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MacEwan University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Admissions at the MacEwan University take place during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer seasons. MacEwan University offers 8 four-year bachelor programs, 2 applied degrees and 43 diplomas and certificate programs. The University has a student population of around 19,000. Given the COVID-19 outbreak, the University will be conducting its Fall session through online classes and providing materials online.

To complete a Certificate or a Diploma, it costs around CAD 4,020 per year, for a Bachelor’s Degree, it costs CAD 4,620 and for an international student, the average cost is CAD 18,240.

MacEwan University offers a huge range of Undergraduate programs. Students are offered a variety of fields to excel in – from Faculty of Arts and Sciences to Nursing Education. The University received A+ grades in Globe and Mail's Canadian University Report of 2014.

  • The University enrolled students for Fall/ Spring/ Winter sessions every year.
  • MacEwan University is not an open college so you can be admitted only if you fulfil the requirements as deemed necessary.
  • International students can apply to any program offered at the university, however, with an additional requirement of English Proficiency Scores
  • Students who require additional support in the areas of academic upgrading or English as an Additional Language can apply directly to English as an Secondary Language program designed specifically for international students.
  • Students applying for Freshmen courses are advised to complete their applications by September 30.
  • You can apply for scholarships by checking the eligibility criteria.


Type of UniversityPublic
SAT and ACT scoresRequired
Mode of PaymentCredit Cards, Electronic Cheques, Cheque or Money Order
Average Tuition for international students (one academic year)18,240 CAD
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SeasonsFall/ Spring/ Winter
Work ExperienceOptional
Financial Aid Loans, Grants, and ScholarshipsAvailable
Campus HousingAvailable
Student Population19,351
Awards OfferedBachelor's degree
Contact Number780-497-4400

MacEwan University Admission Deadlines

Students who wish to apply for admission in the MacEwan University can fill in the form available on their website. The University does not entertain late admissions. It is advisable to complete the procedure before the given deadlines –

FallWinterSummer/ Spring
October 1February 1May 1
International Application Deadline
May 1September 30January 30

MacEwan University International Students Admission

MacEwan University offers admissions to International Students as well. If you fulfil the stated criteria, you are all set to apply for the admissions at the MacEwan University. Students are eligible to apply for financial aids like Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries, and Student Loans.

Application Portal: Online

Application Fee: CAD110 (non-refundable)

Admission Requirements: An International student must submit the following documents to be eligible for admission at the MacEwan University–

Confirmation email from ApplyAlberta*

  • Undergraduate Admissions –
  1. Successful completion of a High School Diploma or with the completion of Higher/Senior Secondary School,
  2. TOEFL/IELTS score,
  3. Resume,
  4. Reference,
  5. Letter of intent,
  6. Portfolio or audition,
  7. SAT/ ACT score,
  8. Soft copies of all academic records,
  9. EAL/ESL (if the student requires an additional support in the English Language, this is decided by the university based on your scores)
  10. Financial Statement of Support, and
  11. Minimum GPA (Applicants must have an overall average of 65% or above. No individual course grade should be lower than 50%)

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

All the International students are expected to clear the TOEFL/IELTS exam and present their scores to prove their English Proficiency. Following are the minimum scores required for each –

AgencyMinimum Score
Duolingo Test Score115
EIKANGrade 1

Visa Process for International Students

  • After you get your official letter of acceptance (LOA) or offer of admission from MacEwan University, you are eligible to apply for a study permit.
  • International students from visa-exempt countries must register for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • A fee of CAD 150 will apply. For this form, you’ll require –
    • proof of acceptance
    • proof of identity
    • proof of financial support
    • a letter of explanation
    • a Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (CAQ)
    • a custodian declaration (minors only)
    • country requirements
  • Students can work on-campus and off-campus if they have a valid study permit.

MacEwan University Undergraduate Admissions

MacEwan University provides various Undergraduate Courses for a four-year term. It also offers various Part-time programs, Full-time programs as well as Online and Distance Learning Courses. Undergraduate admissions at the MacEwan University are explained further –

Where to apply: Online Application Portal

Application Fee: CAD110 (non-refundable)

Admission requirements– Following are the requirements that the students need to fulfil to apply for Undergraduate Admissions at the Oklahoma City University –

  • Minimum GPA requirement
  • Official SAT/ ACT scores,
  • Official high school transcript
  • Resume,
  • Reference,
  • Letter of intent,
  • Portfolio or audition

Canada is the hub of academics and this plays a major role in attracting students from across the globe. MacEwan University understands the value of good education and does not fail at providing one to its students. MacEwan’s infrastructure is a sight for the naked eye. At the entrance, there is a clock tower which is an epitome of the University’s design. The University is under hiring restraint as of now but the job opportunities available are commendable. The Campus of the University has a Sports and Wellness Center, a Health Facility and also, a Member Parking. The University overlooks Edmonton’s river valley.

The University’s website provides all the Application Forms for Undergraduate Programs. We advise you to keep all your documents in hand before applying on the website. If you want to hone your skills and maintain your discipline at the same time, MacEwan University is a perfect choice for you.

To contact their International Admission Team, you can ring them up on 780-497-5397 or mail them on


Ques. How will I be updated about my Admission process?

Ans. After a decision about the admission is made, we will let you know. The update about the admission decision is delivered via email to your myMacEwan Gmail account.

Ques. How long does it take to get accepted into MacEwan?

Ans. If they have received all the information they need to assess your application and your program requirements include only academic criteria, a decision could take as little as five to ten business days for domestic students. Extra program-specific admission criteria can take extra time to review.

Ques. What is the 60 percent completion rule?

Ans. The rules are different for giving back refunded federal financial aid. Once students receive 60 per cent of their aid (attend the class for 60 per cent of the semester) they will not be liable to any refunded federal aid.

Ques. What does competitive admission mean?

Ans. Competitive admission implies that the program has a fixed number of spaces, and the admission will be a competitive process. Students must complete the extra admissions requirements (over the general Columbus State admissions), and have a competition for program admission on aspects that may involve GPA, academic standing, essay submission and others.

Ques. What is the most competitive major?

Ans. Major in Business and Management.

Ques. How do I update marks at MacEwan?

Ans. Update your application online through the university's student information system, myStudentSystem, and check your myMacEwan Gmail account regularly for updates related to your application. You can get through both myStudentSystem and your myMacEwan Gmail account through

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