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Open Studies

There are countless benefits of Open Studies, just one of them is flexibility.

Open Studies gives students the unique opportunity to experience more than one program at a time. Students in Open Studies enroll in individual courses rather than a complete program. This makes it a great option for those looking to take general interest courses or those who don't quite meet the entrance requirements for a specific program.

At Portage College, Open Studies can open doors for students who want to explore potential career paths in various fields like: Practical Nursing, Natural Resources Technology and Community Social Work. Our goal is to help each student acquire a well-rounded general education with strong skills in a variety of areas.

Benefits for students:
• Choose the courses that will place you on your pathway to success
• Experience the benefits of a program designed as a bridge to help you choose the right path
• Lighten your academic course load when you are planning future full-time studies
• Gain admission requirements to other programs at Portage College or other post-secondary institutions

The Open Studies option is available to students at any of our main campus locations on either a full-lime or part­-time basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Admission requirements vary by individual course, so if you are interested in this option, you must meet with a Student Advisor before enrolling.

Email one of our Student Advisors or call toll-free 1-800-623-5551.

Program Start/End Date 
August 25, 2022 to December 16, 2022 for Fall term at Lac La Biche, Cold Lake and St. Paul Campuses
January 3, 2023 to April 28, 2023 for Winter term at Lac La Biche, Cold Lake and St. Paul Campuses
May 1, 2023 to June 23, 2023 for Spring term at Lac La Biche, Cold Lake and St. Paul Campuses

Application Deadlines:
August 15, 2022 for Fall term
December 12, 2022 for Winter term
April 17, 2023 for Spring term

Locations
Lac La Biche Campus
Cold Lake Campus
St. Paul Campus

Domestic Student Fees
Application Fee $53.50

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 15, 2022

Tuition $2391.20
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $78.40
Recreation Fee $54.57
Total $2,640.87

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 15, 2022

Tuition $2391.20
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $78.40
Recreation Fee $54.57
Total $2,640.87

Total tuition & mandatory fees for year: $5,281.74

Part-time Fees
Tuition is calculated using “cost-per-credit” one credit is $159. Calculate the cost by multiplying the number of credits per course by $159.

Spring Term
Fee payment deadline: April 21, 2023

Tuition is calculated using “cost-per-credit” one credit is $159. Calculate the cost by multiplying the number of credits per course by $159.

Other mandatory fees per semester

Student Association $68.95
Technology Fee $78.40
Recreation Fee $23.54
Total $170.89

Part-time Fees
Tuition is calculated using “cost-per-credit” one credit is $159. Calculate the cost by multiplying the number of credits per course by $159.

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

International Student Fees
Application Fee $160.00

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 15, 2022

Tuition $7173.60
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $78.40
Recreation Fee $54.57
Total $7,423.27

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 15, 2022

Tuition $7173.60
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $78.40
Recreation Fee $54.57
Total $7,423.27

Spring Term
Fee payment deadline: April 21, 2023

Spring tuition is calculated using “cost-per-credit” one credit is $477. Calculate the cost by multiplying the number of credits per course by $477.

Other mandatory fees per semester

Student Association $68.95
Technology Fee $78.40
Recreation Fee $23.54
Total $170.89

 Total for spring semester if taking 3 credits $1601.89, if taking 6 credits  $3032.89. 

 Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

Tuition Deposit (non-refundable for oversubscribed programs and international only)
Domestic Students - $100
International Students - $1500

Need help funding your education? Check out our  funding options.

Other purchases may be necessary in order for students to complete their courses/program.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most Portage College programs will be delivered online. students will need regular access to a computer with a webcam and an internet connection. High speed broadband access is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.

For technical requirements, visit our Moodle page.

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