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 27, 2020 to June 25, 2021 (Fall, Winter and Spring Terms)

Cold Lake Campus
Goodfish Lake Cree Nation
Lac La Biche Campus
St. Paul Campus

Domestic Student Fees
Application Fee $53.50

Fall Term
Fee payment deadline: August 14, 2020

Tuition $1976.20
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee $0.00
Total $2,161.38

Winter Term
Fee payment deadline: December 18, 2020

Tuition $1976.20
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee $51.00
Total $2,212.38

Total tuition & mandatory fees for year: $4,373.76

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

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.

2020 - 2021

Audit Fee - 50% of Course Fee

Document re-issuance Fee - such as, student ID, meal card, certificates etc. (Non-refundable)
Fee is per document - $10

GED Exam Fee (refundable if writing is cancelled)
Writing Fee - $200
Re-write Fee - $190

Invigilation Fee (Non-refundable)
Administration Fee - $25
Invigilation Fee per hour - $25

Prior Learning Assessment Fee (Non refundable)
Cost recovery, minimum $250/course

Supplemental/Deferred Exams (Non-refundable) - $25

Transcript Evaluation Fee - not applicable to dual credit high schools (non-refundable)
External Advanced Credit  - $50

Transcript Fee - $10

Tuition Deposit (non-refundable for oversubscribed programs and international only)
Domestic Students - $100
International Students - $500
Paramedicine - $1500

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