Welcome to the new NAIT.ca! We encourage you to explore the site and provide your feedback.

After You Apply

You have submitted your application and you are well on your way to becoming a NAIT student. There are a few more steps for you to take for your application to be accepted.

Browse ...

1. Submit a FOIP Authorization form (optional)

If you would like a representative (for example, a relative or friend) to be able to access information about your application at NAIT, please complete a Disclosure of Personal Information form and submit it to asknait@nait.ca. Without this form, NAIT will be unable to discuss any details of your account or application with anyone besides yourself.

2. Send your official documents to NAIT immediately

You must submit one of the following documents to the Office of the Registrar in person or by mail.

  • Original proof of education documents, such as transcripts, certifications from high school/senior secondary and post-secondary/university, if available. Certified true copies notarized by a notary public are also accepted.

Visit the Alberta Government websites for English translation services and International Qualifications Assessment if you require Alberta translation services. Please note, although we specify original documents or certified true copies of original documents notarized by a notary public, we will accept word-for-word translations by a Commissioner For Oaths from the translation service representatives listed on the Alberta Government website only. Please note that every page of the document must be stamped.

  • An official International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) course-by-course Educational Assessment
  • An official World Education Services Canada (WES) course-by-course Credential Assessment

Place your documents in an envelope along with your NAIT ID number and your full name. Send the envelope via courier to

NAIT Student Service Centre
Centre for Applied Technologies, Room CAT180
11763 106 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5G 3H6

For more information, please visit Submitting Documents.

All documents submitted by mail or from the institution directly to NAIT become the property of the institution and are not returned to the applicant. To review NAIT’s document retention policy, please visit Academic Regulations and Procedures.

3. Pay your international document assessment fee

The international document assessment fee should be posted on your MyNAIT Portal within 5 to 10 business days after NAIT's Office of the Registrar receives your documents.

If you choose to submit your documents in person, the international document assessment fee will appear on your MyNAIT Portal once the Student Service Centre receives your documents.

Please pay the international document assessment fee immediately when it appears on your MyNAIT Portal. If the fee is not paid within 30 days of being posted, your application will be cancelled. Cancelled applications cannot be re-opened and you will have to apply through APAS and pay the application fee again.

4. Check your MyNAIT Portal and email weekly

Your document assessment will be uploaded onto your MyNAIT Portal and you will periodically receive admission status updates and important information about fees.

If you are unsure of what your application status means or if you have been placed on a waitlist, refer to definitions below to ensure that you understand what your application status means:

Definition of NAIT Application Status

Application status Status definition
Non-competitive waitlisted

The applicant has met the minimum requirements, but s/he does not meet either the competitive requirements or has grades that are below the posted average on the program's website.

NAIT will admit the next qualified applicant on the competitive waitlist when/if a seat become available. If no competitive applicants are available, applicants on the non-competitive waitlist will be offered admission.

Program full: waitlisted

The applicant is qualified, but there are no seats in the program. NAIT will admit the next qualified applicant when/if a seat becomes available. Positions on the waitlist are not shared with the public.

Applicants must check their MyNAIT Portal to see if they have been offered admission.

Pending program decision The Office of the Registrar has processed the application and the applicant meets the academic requirements, but the final admission decision was made either by the program area or when the applicant was previously accepted into the program.
 Received The applicant has submitted the application, but they have not met all of the requirements as per the checklist on their MyNAIT Portal.

5. Accept your offer of admission

If you have been accepted into a NAIT program, you will receive an offer of admission. Follow the instructions on how to accept the offer.

6. Get ready!

Now that you are accepted into your program, there are just a few more things to do before starting your education at NAIT.

Study permit denial 

Please read our refund policies for information regarding tuition deposit refunds for study permit denials.

If you need help with any of the above steps, please contact askNAIT@nait.ca.

Please visit the Contacts page for domestic and international phone numbers.