Open Studies is administered by the Office of the Registrar. Students in this registration category are permitted to take credit courses, however are not admitted to a program leading to degree, diploma or certificate. Open Studies degree holders and non-degree holder registration categories are available to students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Open Studies is a non-designated learning program as defined by the Alberta Government.
For information on exchange or visiting students, dual credit or the Indigenous Student Access Program, see the applicable section in A.8 Special Admission Categories.
Note: Current Open Studies students who wish to apply for admission to a degree program will have the application for admission fee waived, provided the application term is no more than 12 months from their last registration term in open studies and they have not attended another post-secondary institution.