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How NAIT evaluates your application

Competitive Entrance

Some programs have competitive entrance requirements that applicants must meet for admittance into their program of choice.

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Program Interviews

In some cases, programs may include an in-person or online interview as part of the application process in addition to evaluating a student’s academic qualifications.

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Non-competitive Entrance

Many of NAIT’s programs have non-competitive entrance requirements and admit students on a first-qualified approach.

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Admissions Criteria

To meet the general and program-specific admission requirements, you must:


Related resources

NAIT offers a variety of ways to satisfy the admissions criteria for your program of choice. Discover the support and resources to you need.

Academic Upgrading

Need to upgrade or review courses to get into a diploma or certificate program? Our Academic Upgrading program is tailored to your unique goals and existing level of knowledge.

Credit for Work or Life Experience

Enter programs or reduce your course load by earning credit for skills and knowledge acquired through learning like work experience, non-formal training, volunteer activities and hobbies.

High School Equivalency

If you are missing or need to improve your marks in English, Math, Physics, Chemistry or Biology, you may wish to challenge one or more NAIT equivalency tests.

English Language Proficiency

NAIT's official language of instruction is English. As such, you'll need to show that you can read, write and verbally communicate in the language.