Applying for college can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. But don’t let that stop you from getting the education you need to start the career of your dreams. Our team of admission specialists are here to help walk you through every step of the admissions process.

The easiest way to apply to Heritage College is to contact us and set up a meeting with one of our admission specialists. They will be able to walk you through each step of the application, from picking the program that’s right for you, to helping you apply for scholarships, awards and  student aid from the government of Alberta.

Please visit our Scholarships and Grants page for current opportunities. You can also visit the Alberta Learning Information Services’ (ALIS) website for more information about our programs, career planning, admissions requirements, and provincial financial aid.


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Standard admission is for students who have graduated from high school or another educational institute within the past year, and who are applying to our standard diploma or certificate programs. 

Education Requirements

Students must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • An Alberta high school diploma, verified by transcript
  • A non-Alberta equivalent
  • Successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)

Other Requirements

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria before being admitted:
  • Students must provide a clear criminal background check
  • Students must have at least basic computer knowledge, as determined during the entrance interview
  • Students must be 18 years old or older.
  • Students must pass an admissions interview
Specific programs may carry additional requirements, such as physical fitness or immunization. Please check the individual program pages for criteria unique to each program.

Mature admission is for students who are returning to education after spending at least one year in the workforce, and who are applying to our standard diploma or certificate programs.

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria:

Pass the admissions interview
Pass our Wonderlic Test with a score of at least 16, or demonstrate successful completion of English 30-1 and Math 30-1

ESL Requirements

Applicants with English as a Second Language, and who do not have a Canadian high school diploma, MUST meet ONE of the the following criteria:

  • Complete our Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST)
  • Demonstrate completion of English 30-1, or an equivalent from another Canadian province
  • Provide a transcript demonstrating at least 2 semesters (1 year) of secondary or post-secondary education at an institution where English was the language of instruction.

Please note certain programs have a higher minimum requirement. Check the individual program pages for criteria unique to each program. These requirements are typically:

  • CLB level 6 minimum
  • A score of 4.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS)
  • A score of at least 32 on the Test of English Language Fluency (TOEFL)

The International Pharmacy Graduate Bridging Program is for mature students who have graduated from a certified educational institution with a degree in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, or another related field.

Students applying to this program must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • A college or university degree from an accredited school
  • Successful completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada’s (PEBC) Evaluating Examination
  • A passing grade on the Objective English Language Proficiency Test as required by the Alberta College of Pharmacy
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • A clear criminal background check
  • Complete an admissions interview with Heritage College staff

In addition, to complete our International Pharmacy Graduate Bridging Program, students must complete a 450 hour of on-the-job internship. To qualify for this internship, students must be licensed as a pharmacy intern by the Alberta College of Pharmacists. 

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