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: Application 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.


After the add/drop deadline in your first term at the university, if you drop or withdraw from all courses, your seat in the program remains open for 12 months. After 12 consecutive months—unless you have been approved for a leave of absence—you must reapply to your program through ApplyAlberta to continue your studies.

Your application will be evaluated according to the admission requirements valid at the time of reapplication. If you are reapplying to a competitive program, you will be competing with a new group of applicants.


If you anticipate a break in your studies for a period greater than 12 consecutive months due to extenuating or exceptional circumstances, you may request an approved 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.