Academic Calendar

General Admissions Information

Each program at MacEwan University has a unique set of admission requirements. Be sure to read the complete admission requirements under the program section of this academic calendar.

Admission Dates and Deadlines

Term Opening Dates Deadline Dates
Fall (September) October 1 March 30 or June 301
Winter (January) February 1 September 30 or November 301
Spring/Summer (May/June) May 1 (for the following year) See Footnote 1 below

Refer to website link for program specific deadlines: Admission Dates and Deadlines

International applicants: Unless an earlier closing date is indicated, international applicants must apply by May 1 for Fall intakes, September 30 for Winter intakes and January 30 for Spring/Summer intakes.

Apply and Pay Application Fee 

Apply online at Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee. The application fee must be paid each time an application for admission is submitted.

Once an application has been submitted and the application fee paid, applicants will receive an email from the Office of the University Registrar with their MacEwan username and instructions on how to access the student portal,, where they can track their application status and check their university email account.  A separate email will also be sent containing a temporary password that will allow applicants log in into the student portal.


Applicants who do not maintain enrolment after the add/drop deadline in their term of admission forfeit their seat in the program, and must reapply.

Students who do not enroll in courses for 12 consecutive months—unless they have been approved for a student leave of absence—are discontinued from their program, and must reapply to continue their studies.

Applications will be evaluated according to the admission requirements and competitive benchmarks, valid at the time of reapplication. 


Students who anticipate a break in their studies for a period greater than 12 consecutive months due to extenuating or exceptional circumstances, may request a student leave of absence. Requests are not guaranteed; several factors are considered during the review process. All leaves are granted in accordance with the Student Leave of Absence policy,