Applicants can monitor the status of their application online on the student centre screen in MacEwan University’s myStudentSystem.
Applicants are notified when their applications are successfully received. The Office of the Registrar begins to offer conditional acceptance within six to eight weeks of the opening of applications.
Within six to eight weeks of opening of applications and as available seats permit (and academic information is received), the Office of the Registrar will offer conditional acceptances to program applicants.
Offers of conditional acceptance depend upon meeting the competitive average. They are provided in order of the date following application that applicants demonstrate meeting the competitive criteria for Conditional Acceptance or Early Conditional Acceptance.
Individuals who meet the competitive criteria but are not offered conditional acceptance are identified as Waitlist Admissible and will see the following message within the My Applications section of their student centre: We have evaluated your application and currently you meet the requirements of the program; however there are not spaces available at this time. As soon as spaces are available you will be notified by the Office of the Registrar.
As seats become available applicants will receive conditional acceptance in order of the date that they became Waitlist Admissible. If two or more individuals have the same admissible date, a conditional acceptance is offered based on the date of application.
Individuals whose academic profile falls within the Waitlist Average range will see the following message within the MyApplications section of their student centre: We have completed the evaluation of your file and you have been placed on a waitlist. If a space becomes available in the program you will be contacted by the program that you have applied to.
In the event that the Office of the Registrar also opens the Waitlist category for offers of admission, offers from this group will be made based on the date following application that the individual became Waitlisted. If two or more individuals have the same Waitlist date, the date of application is used to prioritize conditional acceptances within that Waitlist date.
Students who are conditionally accepted into the program will receive email notification and a registration package from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program before the program lifts the New Student Enrolment Hold.
All acceptances to this program are initially conditional. A conditional acceptance is an offer of acceptance that depends on completion of specified conditions (academic admission requirements and the non-academic admission requirements, e.g., security clearance and program deposit). Once the program deposit is received (as per the deadline identified in letters of conditional acceptance) and all of the academic and non-academic conditions for admission are cleared, the acceptance automatically converts to a clear and final acceptance without another letter being sent by the Office of the Registrar.
Once conditionally accepted, applicants must submit a current, clear security clearance for working with vulnerable populations – duplicate copies do not meet this requirement. A pardon in progress does not meet the admission requirement for a clear security clearance.
The security clearance report must be dated as issued no earlier than 90 days before program commencement and received in the program office (room 9-506, City Centre Campus) by the academic document deadline. To ensure meeting of the deadline, allow up to 4-6 weeks for processing of the security clearance report by the police.
Many settings for practice placements require evidence of a current, clear security clearance check as a prerequisite for clinical placements. Nursing students are responsible for obtaining current security clearance checks at intervals specified by practice settings, and for making these available, upon request, to placement agency representatives. Students must satisfy agency requirements before beginning a practice placement.
Students must satisfy agency immunization requirements before beginning all practice placements and must therefore maintain current immunization against specified communicable diseases for continued enrolment in the program. Students will receive further information about immunization requirements and process when they start their program, so that they can complete these requirements in the first term of study.
It is important for applicants and program students to become familiar with the program requirements as outlined in the Academic Calendar. The program regulations provide further clarity on security clearance, immunization status, basic life support certification, the N95 mask, professional code of conduct, regulations governing clinical courses and program standards.
To view the Academic Calendar visit MacEwan.ca/calendar.