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Your step-by-step guide to applying to Open Studies programs at NAIT.
While there is no application process for Open Studies, you will need to enrol online in each course you’d like to take. The following checklist is a guide for your enrolment at NAIT. It is intended for reference only as some student entrance and admissions requirements may vary.*
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Confirm when you can enrol in courses. Check Review all enrolment dates
Know the credit maximums. Open Studies students can take up to 15 credits per term, and a maximum of 30 credits total before you must apply for a program.
See all programs available for Open Studies
From full-time to part-time and everything in between, there are many educational pathways and programs at NAIT that fit your learning style and your lifestyle.
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You're ready to move on to the next step - enrolling in courses at NAIT. Follow the steps below, and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to complete the enrolment process.
Your admissions updates and notifications will be sent to your NAIT student portal account. It's important to check it frequently throughout the application process. If you're attending NAIT for the first time, create a MyNAIT portal account: go to MyNAIT portal, click on Sign Up and enter your student ID and personal information.
We recommend using the same email address for both NAIT and Apply Alberta so all updates are easily accessible from the same inbox.
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Course enrolment works on a first-come, first-served, basis. Availability can change quickly during enrolment time, and you may need to pick a new course section if your preferred section is full. You will be able to see course availability when you add your courses.
To enrol in a course you must meet its academic requirements.
Browse your program's course-list to see which courses are offered in Open Studies. Each program determines which of their courses will be available, and not all NAIT courses are available for open studies.
Review all entrance requirements and make sure you meet them.
Make sure the program is still "open" and accepting applicants. Learn more about program status
You are encouraged to plan and enrol for both Fall and Winter terms at the same time to prevent scheduling conflicts.
Build the schedule that works best for you using NAIT’s schedule planning tool. You can search for the courses you need, choose specific times and decide when you want to have breaks between classes.
Login to MyNAIT to use the Schedule Planner
The Schedule Planner does not enrol you in courses automatically, and it is possible that a course can fill up while you are using the planner. If you get an error when enrolling in your courses, return to the Schedule Planner, select a different course section and try again.
Add and pay for courses. See detailed instructions on the student portal
Learn how to add your name on a waitlist
If you add your name to a waitlist, you will be automatically enrolled in the waitlisted class if space opens up. Check your e-letters periodically to see if you have been added into a class you’ve waitlisted, as this is the only way notification will be sent.
If you get an error message that says “Available seats are reserved” it means the seats available for Open Studies students in this class have been filled. Course enrolment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and Open Studies availability can change quickly during enrolment time.
There are a few things you can try to get into the course you want.
Tuition for Open Studies is based on the credit value of each course you are enrolled in. Add and pay for courses, using your draft schedule as a reference. Full payment is due at the time of course enrolment.
It’s also important to be realistic about your savings and current financial situation, both now and during the time you will have to complete your courses. Do you anticipate you will need financial assistance or support?
All students pay tuition on a per-credit basis. Open Studies students must pay in full when they enrol for a course. View course fees and additional expenses.
Student loans are available for Open Studies students. Access to funding is for no more than 12 months and will be applied towards loan life duration if you are accepted into a program.
Review and apply for scholarships, awards, grants and bursaries. See scholarships for more information
Alberta Works Grant funding may be available if you are planning on attending Academic Upgrading through Open Studies.
See all open studies fees
Full payment of Open Studies fees must be made at the time of course enrolment or your seat will not be held.
If you decide that you do not want to attend a course that you've already added to your schedule, you must drop this course before the add/drop deadline. If you do not drop this course on time, you will not get a refund.
You cannot drop a class by simply not paying your fees.
View NAIT’s cancellation and refund policy Add/drop deadlines
*This is a guide and intended for reference only as some student entrance and admissions requirements may vary. If you have questions or concerns at any time during your application to NAIT, we recommend contacting a member of our student services and advising centre.
If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact us.
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