New Student FAQ
*Last updated December 10, 2020
Are classes online or in-person for the Winter term?
We are excited to be able to continue with our hybrid model of learning for the Winter term.
King's will offer courses online with the opportunity for in-person classes and lab experiences at least once per week. Online alternatives are being developed for all in-person course components so that students will have full choice regarding what their education at King’s looks like this Winter.
Please note that there are a few select courses that have a mandatory in-person component.
How do I contact Admissions?
We are available to book Zoom or phone inquiry appointments with you between 8:30 a.m. –4:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday. At this time, we are not accepting walk-in appointments to the Admissions Office.
Am I still allowed to visit campus?
While campus is open, we are still trying to limit the number of people on campus. As such, the Admissions Office is currently not accepting walk-in appointments. We would be happy to schedule a Zoom or phone appointment with you though! You can find our contact information in the “How do I contact Admissions?” FAQ.
Are you still running King’s View Fridays, King’s Encounter Weekend, and Open House?
We sure are, and we’ve made them all virtual! You’ll still have the opportunity to join our Admissions team as they host a King’s 101 info session, meet faculty members, and take a virtual tour of campus with a current student.
Domestic students who register and attend one of our virtual visit events are also eligible to apply for free. International students will receive $70 off of their application fee.
Is there someone who can help me with my course registration?
Absolutely! First, check out our Course Registration 101 page, and then contact your Admissions Counsellor to set up a phone or video appointment and we can go over your course registration together.
How do I get my textbooks for the Winter term?
Good news – our pop-up bookstore is opening early! You can purchase your textbooks on campus starting December 14. Check out our textbook store webpage for more information on shop hours and a full textbook list.
If you are unable to come to campus, we are also offering shipping services this year! It’s important to note that shipping fees will apply, and items that are shipped cannot be returned.
Are you still accepting applications?
Of course! Our applications for Winter 2020/21 and Fall 2021/22 are open. You can submit an application online by clicking here.
I am currently taking a 30-level course and my diploma exam is now optional. How will this impact my admission to King’s?
The Alberta Ministry of Education recently announced that diploma exams will not be required for 30-level courses being completed in the first school quarter. As such, if you are completing 30-level coursework in the first quarter of the 2020-21 academic year, you will not be expected to complete diploma exams in order to be eligible for admission to King’s. We will be accepting final class marks as the mark that will be used for admission purposes. If you do choose to write a diploma exam, we will use the higher of the classroom mark or the combined mark for admission purposes. This policy will also be used in assessing your marks for an automatic admission scholarship.
I’m a transfer student. How will having Pass/Fail grades instead of letter grades from the 2019/20 academic year impact my admission to King’s?
We are committed to working with all transfer students, regardless of what individual institutions have decided to do in regards to providing grades for students. If your institution has adopted a Pass/Fail model, your transfer GPA will be calculated on coursework you’ve completed in previous terms where you received letter grades. We will still be honoring transfer credit for any course that you receive a Pass for this term.
I plan to live on campus. What do I need to know?
Students can still live on campus in the Winter term! The Tower Residence will be closed for the semester, but the Tower Suites and Apartments will remain open at a flat rate of $500 per month. A decision regarding the Tower Residence for the 2021/22 academic year will be made in the Spring. If you still need to apply to live on campus, you can do that by clicking here.