Welcome to Medicine Hat College!

Applying to MHC

When to Apply


Applications are accepted between November 1 and September 1 for all credit programs starting in September.  


Applications are accepted between October 1 and December 20 for some programs starting in January. These programs include:

  • Business Administration
  • College Preparation (Upgrading)
  • Education Assistant
  • General Studies
  • Health Care Aide (Varies – please check directly with the Brooks or Medicine Hat College campus)
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physical Therapist Assistant (Distance Learning only – seats very limited)
  • Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (Distance Learning only – seats very limited)
  • Most University Transfer Programs (excluding Education and Engineering) 


Applications are accepted after October 1 until April 30 for limited programs including:

  • College Preparation (Upgrading)
  • General Studies
  • University Transfer Arts and Science


How to Apply

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

Submit your application along with a $60 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 $100 registration deposit to hold your place in the program.

5. Register. You can register for classes online using the mymhc.ab.ca (student information system) or in person at the Registration Office.