Definition of NAIT Terms

Admission decision This decision made by the Registrar's Office, which determines an applicant's admissibility into a program. This is based on the time and date of the application submission, the student's qualifications, the student's grades and seat availability.
Competitive applicant An applicant who meets all of the program's academic and non-academic prerequisites; his/her grades are as high or higher than other applicants who have applied to the same program.
Credit program/student A program that grants a diploma, degree or certificate.
Document assessment fee Mandatory fee for analysis of foreign credentials to find their Alberta provincial equivalency for admission purposes. See Foreign Document Assessment Fee for more information.
ESL program A non-credit program, named English as a Second Language (ESL) or English for Academic Purposes.
Offer of Admission A letter that confirms your student's acceptance in a NAIT program, asking for a non-refundable & non-transferable tuition deposit payment to reserve a seat.
Non-competitive applicant An applicant who meets all of the program's academic and non-academic prerequisites; however, his/her grades are not as high as other applicants who have applied to the same program.
Qualified applicants An applicant who meets all of the program's academic, non-academic and competitive prerequisites.
Seat availability The number of seats that are reserved for international students in a given program. Seat availability at NAIT depends on how many students have applied and if they are qualified applicants.
LOA A Letter of Acceptance that confirms there is a seat reserved for the student. This letter should be used for student's study permit application.

Definitions of Possible Application Status

Application Status Status Defined

Non-Competitive Waitlisted

The applicant has met the minimum pre-requisites, but s/he does not meet either the competitive pre-requisites OR has grades that are below the posted average on the program’s website.

Program Full: Waitlisted

The applicant is qualified, but there are no seats available in the program.

Pending Program Decision

The Registrar’s office has processed the application and the applicant meets the academic pre-requisites, but the final admission decision is made by the program area and is currently being reviewed

Received

The applicant has submitted the application, but has not met all of the requirements as per the checklist on their MyNAIT Portal.