Apply to MHC

Whether you're just finishing high school, transferring from another institution, or returning to the classroom after time away, use the APPLY ALBERTA online system to start the application process at MHC.


  • October 3 for the following fall semester
  • June 1 for the following winter semester
  • August 1 for the following spring semester

Please note, it is advantageous to apply early as some programs are oversubscribed.

A winter intake is offered for the following programs:

  • Academic Upgrading

  • Built Environment Engineering Technology

  • Business Administration

  • General Studies

  • Health Care Aide

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Occupational Therapist Assistant / Physical Therapist Assistant (Distance Learning)

  • Speech Language Therapist Assistant (Distance Learning)

  • University Studies


1. Apply and submit application fee
Apply online with Apply Alberta.

Submit your application along with a $75 non-refundable application fee. Your application will not be processed until the application fee is received.

2. Provide official transcripts
MHC requires official transcripts documenting your high school and post-secondary education to make final admissions decisions. An official transcript is sent directly from the provincial Department of Education and/or from other institutions to the Admissions Office. Apply Alberta will allow participating Alberta post-secondary institutions to send and request Alberta high school and Alberta post-secondary transcripts when authorized by a student. Please check with the Medicine Hat College Admissions Office if you have questions about the transcripts required to support your application.

3. Receive letter of acceptance
An acknowledgment letter and/or letter of acceptance will be mailed to you if your application is successful.

4. Pay deposit
A $250 registration deposit to hold your place in the program.

5. Register
Register for classes online using the (student information system) or in person at the Registration Office.


As a high school applicant, you have secondary (high school) credentials only with little or no post-secondary study.

  • Prior to applying, you will need to review specific program information to determine which high school subjects are required for admission to that program. For program official information, please consult the MHC calendar.
  • If you are from outside of Alberta, CLICK HERE to see the provincial high school equivalencies for various subjects.
  • If you do not have the high school requirements needed for your initial choice of program you may qualify for other programs at the college or need to upgrade through our College Preparation program.
  • Please contact Advising and/or Admissions for additional information.

Mature students are 21 years or older who may not have a completed high school. In some programs, mature student admission requirements may differ from general admission requirements so we encourage students to meet with an advisor prior to applying. Academic assessment may be necessary to determine current skill levels in English and Math.

To register for the Academic Assessment, first apply to MHC for admission. You may then make an appointment with the Academic Resources Centre to write the essay and math assessments. Results are available approximately two days later. An appointment time may be scheduled with an Academic Advisor to discuss placement recommendations and to plan an appropriate course of study.

For official information, please consult the MHC calendar.

Transfer students have post-secondary coursework or credentials through recognized university, college or technical institutions. If you have previous coursework, you should consult the program(s) of interest to determine if transfer status is considered for admission. For information on gaining credit towards program requirements, consult the section on Recognition of Prior Learning/Education in the calendar.

For official information, please consult the MHC calendar.

Interested in attending Medicine Hat College? Enjoy the advantage of a safe community environment, small classes and individual attention and support.

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Whether you’re looking to advance your career, develop new skills, learn about emerging industry & technologies, or access performing arts programs, MHC Continuing Studies and the Conservatory of Music and Dance offer you many opporutnities to grow.


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Visit Apply Alberta, a provincial web-based application system that allows students apply to one or more post-secondary institutions and authorize transcript transfers between participating institutions in the province.

Contact Advising

Medicine Hat Campus:
Phone: 403.529.3819
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Brooks Campus:
Phone: 403.362.1682
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.