Find Alberta post-secondary institutions that provide learning transfer opportunities for students
Where Do You Want to Study?
Once you know what career you're pursuing, choose the institutions that are the best fit for you. Students can transfer between many institutions as part of their learner pathway.
How to Choose a Post-Secondary Program
If the program you want to take is only offered by one institution, your choice is easy. However, if your program is offered by a number of different institutions, we suggest you research your options. You might want to find out:
Does the institution offer the program you want to take?
How many of your program's graduates find jobs in that field (you can ask your post-secondary institution for this information)?
Do you meet their admission requirements?
Where is the institution located? Would you need to move?
How much would your education cost (including your living expenses)?
What is the campus like – are there student clubs, fitness centres and student support services (like housing or counseling)?
Are transfer opportunities available? You can find out by searching your post-secondary institution’s website.
Types of Post-Secondary Institutions in Alberta
There are several types of post-secondary institutions in Alberta that work together in a system focused on student choice and education quality.
First Nations Colleges - promote indigenous culture, history and knowledge
Public Colleges - offer preparatory, career & academic programming
Private Career Colleges - for-profit institutions that offer degree programs, licensed vocational training or religious training
Technical Institutes - provide career and technical programming
Universities - provide learning and research opportunities up to the post-doctoral level
Different Learning Options
Some programs are offered by several different post-secondary institutions in Alberta, giving you choice in where and how you can study. If you’re not sure which post-secondary institutions you want to apply to, think about how you learn – and which institution offers a program that is closest to your learning style. If you’re not sure if you have the time and resources to spend on full-time study yet, there are other options you can consider:
Studying part-time can give you the flexibility you need to work your studies around your job or family, or give you time to earn the money you’d need to study full-time
Online learning options, available through eCampusAlberta or directly through post-secondary institutions throughout Alberta, can give you the flexibility you need to work your studies around your job or family
You can also transfer credits you earn at one post-secondary institution to another, if the classes you’ve already taken meet requirements for your new program. Talk to your high school counselor or student advisors at the post-secondary institutions you want to attend.
Alberta Post-Secondary Institutions Offering Transfer Opportunities