This is the start of your next educational journey

Our online application will only take about 15 minutes to complete if you have everything you need before you start.

Checklist:

  • Review basic and specific program academic entrance requirements.
  • Name and contact of your reference(s).
  • Your 300-word testimony
  • English language proficiency test results (International students).
  • Credit card for your application fee ($50 domestic/$100 international).

Academic Requirements

You must be a high school graduate with a minimum final average of 60% in five senior (Grade 12) subjects, one of which must be English. The grade for English must be a minimum of 60%. If you are not enrolled in five Grade 12 subjects, course marks from relevant Grade 11 subjects may be considered. Greater weight will be placed on marks in academic subjects (social studies and math, for example) than on marks in non-academic subjects.

Program Specific Entrance Requirement

Some programs have specific entrance requirements, in addition to basic entrance requirements. Visit these program pages for more details:

Christian Testimony & Reference

The application includes a section to submit your personal Christian testimony and requires the submission of a spiritual reference. Your reference should be a Christian friend or mentor who is 21 years of age or older. References can be completed through the online application form or submitted on the online Reference Form.

International Students

Prairie welcomes students from all over the world. Currently our student body represents six of the seven continents!

Our admissions team can provide basic support and direct you to consulting services if you have detailed questions about the immigration process.

More Information

Home-Schooled Students

Prairie welcomes applications from home-based learners. Homeschool students who have completed non-standardized curriculum should present the following for admission:

A homeschool transcript showing grade 10, 11, and 12 coursework.

  • One of the following options:
    • A minimum SAT score of 900
    • A minimum ACT score of 20
    • A minimum CLT score of 60
    • A GED
    • A passing final grade of at least 60% in English 30-1 or English 30-2 or the equivalent.
    • A passing final grade of at least 60% in one Prairie College course, or a passing final grade of at least 60% at another accredited college or university course.
    • A portfolio including 8-10 pieces of writing from your grade 12 studies. The portfolio will be evaluated by our Student Success team. If the portfolio does not display readiness for College level studies, you may be asked to submit one of the above options.

 

Please note that students who are applying for the Practical Nurse Diploma program will need to meet the admissions requirements of our partner institution.

Transfer Students

Prairie College welcomes transfer students who have previously attended University, College and Bible College.


You may apply to receive transfer credit for courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Courses can be transferred if they are comparable to ones in our curriculum and you earned a grade of C or better. Your transcripts will be evaluated once you have applied for study at Prairie College. Official transcripts (sent directly by the administering institution or government) can be forwarded to the following address:


Admissions Office

PO Box 4000
Three Hills AB T0M 2N0


Unofficial transcripts (personal copies in your possession) may be sent to the following email address: admissions@prairie.edu

Prior Learning (APPLE Credits) & Exemptions

Through our Assessment Program for Prior Learning Experience (APPLE), we may grant college credit for learning you have done outside the classroom.


To learn more about our APPLE Program, please consult the Prairie College Academic Guide on the Registrar’s Office page. If registered in a Prairie College certificate or degree program, students may be exempted from selected courses through challenge exams. For more information on exemptions, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Frequently
Asked Questions

Some questions are frequently asked, and you can find them in this section.

Canada & United States Application

Fall 2024 (September start), Winter 2025 (January start), and Online Education (start anytime) applications are open. 

International Student Application

Prairie welcomes applications from individuals all around the world! To begin the International Student Application please click the link below. 

Master's Application

If you are applying for the Master of Leadership in Global Christian Education and need more information visit the program page. 

In most Canadian provinces, grade 12 is equivalent to the Alberta Secondary School Diploma. The exceptions are:

Quebec: Successful completion of one year of CEGEP is required.

Ontario: Old curriculum: Admission requires completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma at the grade 12 advanced level with a minimum 60% combined average in five grade 12 courses including English. Those students who have completed OAC courses may be eligible for transfer credit for certain courses.

New curriculum: Admission requires completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum 60% combined average in ENG4U “English” plus four other Grade 12 U or UC courses.

Instructions for ordering transcripts can be found on these websites:

In other provinces, contact your most recently attended school.

Students in good standing at a college or university in Canada are also eligible to apply for admission and may receive transfer credits.

 

 

American students must have graduated from high school with a minimum of a C average. Although not required, students are encouraged to submit SAT, ACT, or CLT scores to be considered for admission.

Students in good standing at a college or university in the United States are also eligible to apply for admission and may receive transfer credits.

U.S. Citizens studying in Canada are required to obtain a student authorization. If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need to apply at a Canadian Consulate; instead, you will obtain a Student Authorization at the Canadian port of entry (border crossing or airport) when you enter. Be prepared to present:

  • Your college acceptance letter.
  • Passport and an additional form of photo ID.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for one year (approximately $18,800 CAD, depending on your program). Proof of funds can be demonstrated by a bank cheque [not a personal cheque] or statement, Prairie College account receipt, or a letter from your sponsor on official letterhead stationery. Canadian Immigration charges $150.00 (subject to change) for Student Authorization documents at the border.

Application Timeline

If you are a citizen of a country other than the United States or Canada, you should begin the application process several months before the semester you plan to enroll in. We suggest the following dates for application: before June 1 for the Fall Semester and before October 1 for the Winter Semester.

Application Fees

All international students must submit an application fee of $100 before an application will be reviewed. 

Student Services & Fees

All student services are available to international students on the same basis as for Canadian students. 

If you’d like to contact someone in person, please call 1.800.661.2425, or email admissions@prairie.edu.

Basic Entrance Requirements for International Students

1. A spiritual reference (a pastor, spiritual mentor, or mature Christian friend 21 years of age or older) must be submitted as a part of the application. These can be completed directly on the international application form.

2. Academic transcripts must also be submitted to provide a record of any previous secondary (high school) or post-secondary studies. International student transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine equivalency to the Alberta High School requirements.

As a part of the international application process, we must receive official documents before an admission decision can be made. Please note that in order for transcripts to be considered Official, original hard copies must be sent directly from the administering institution or government in a sealed envelope. Copies sent personally by the applicant are considered Unofficial.

3. International students must submit proof of English proficiency by completing one of the following:

  •  The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 90 on the internet based test with a minimum score
    of 21 points in each section.
  • The academic level International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) exam with an overall band score of 6.5, with no band
    scores less than 6.0.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) or Cambridge C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
    with a score of at least 180.
  • Duolingo English Test with a minimum score of 120.


Acceptance & Immigration Information

1. Once we have received your completed application, the Admissions Committee will review your file and notify you of their decision. This usually takes 1-2 weeks from the day your application was completed.

2. If you are accepted, you will need to obtain a study permit (student visa) from a Canadian Consulate or Embassy. In order to do this you will need the following:

  • Proof of citizenship: Passport
  • Proof of sufficient funds for one year. Proof of funds can be demonstrated by a bank cheque [not a personal cheque] or statement, Prairie College account receipt, or a letter from your sponsor on official letterhead stationery.
  • Proof of return transportation: Canadian officials may require that you have proof of return transportation to your home country upon completion of your studies.
 

Please note that application to Prairie does not guarantee acceptance, nor does admission to Prairie guarantee that a student visa will be approved by Immigration Canada.

Health Insurance

All international students are required to have health coverage. In accordance with the Canada Health Act, Alberta has a publicly administered and funded health care system that guarantees Albertans receive universal access to medically necessary hospital and health care services. All International students who have obtained a student visa for longer than one year will have access to this free Alberta Health Care Service and will register during Orientation Week. All international students who have a student visa for less than one year will need to purchase health insurance. For more information, contact Student Financial Services or visit the link to Alberta Health listed below.

Important Links

Canadian Consulate

Immigration Canada

Alberta Health

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Here are key opportunities you can partner with Prairie

We have launched our Campaign for Greater Impact to provide students with the very best learning opportunities and campus facilities for the decades ahead. 

In Phase One of this Campaign, we plan to invest in much-needed campus renewal, including: upgraded Infrastructure, a new Student Residence, Cafeteria, Worship Auditorium, and expanded Aviation Training Centre. A modern campus requires an investment that is bold, and even expensive, but each Campaign Project is strategic, and designed to enhance Prairie’s campus and student life experience.

Expansion of Prairie Aviation Training Centre

This expansion of PATC’s facility is a key project of Prairie’s Campaign for Greater Impact. It will increase the College’s capacity to train a new generation of Christian aviators to serve God in missions, and also address the growing need for trained pilots in the commercial aviation sector.

Scholarships & Education Fund

Invest in the next generation of missional professionals. Each year Prairie College distributes over $500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students. We are grateful for each gift that reduces the burden of students’ tuition and allows students to fulfill their God-given professions.

Prison Bible Encounter Program

Encourage inmates in five institutions across Alberta to discover or reconnect with Jesus Christ. This fund assists the students studying the Certificate in Bible program with scholarships, resources for classes, and instruction. 

General Ministries

Prairie College is educating students to pursue a Biblical foundation for life and career.  Your contribution to this fund assists in minimizing the College’s general operating expenses.  

To allocate your gift, please select one of the donation buttons below.