Grande Prairie Regional College

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Northwestern Polytechnic, formerly known as Grande Prairie Regional College is a community college in northwestern Alberta, Canada.It was founded in 1966. Moreover, the Grande Prairie Regional College is number 133 in the country of Canada, North America.

Grande Prairie Regional College Country Ranking: 133

World Ranking: 9256

Institute Impact Ranking: 5999

Institute Openness Ranking: 7420

Entry Requirements:


If applicants are entering the program directly from high school, they require a High School Diploma with the following Alberta Education courses or equivalents:

English 30-1 or English 30-2, minimum grade of 50%

Mathematics 20-1, 20-2, or 20-3, minimum grade of 50%


an overall average of 50% in the following Alberta Education courses or equivalents is required.

One subject from Group A or C, or Physical Education 30, or one of Social Studies 30-1 or Social Studies 30-2. (Biology 30 is recommended)


Besides, Applicants require the equivalent of a minimum GPA of 2.3 but a higher GPA may be required to be competitive. Furthermore, All applicants are required to complete the University of Calgary online Application for Admission, and upload the Faculty of Social Work required supporting documents by March 1. 

English Language requirements for all

IELTS:Overall 6.0, no band less than 5.5

TOEFL:At least 80, no section score below20

Tuition fee per year


Early Learning and Child Care $14,805.00

French as a Second Language $14,805.00

Heath Care Aide $14,805.00

Motorcycle Mechanic $14,805.00

Office Administration $ 3279

Power Engineering $25,329.15


Business Administration $29,610.00

Computer Systems Technology $29,610.00

Early Learning and Child Care $33,558.00

Kinesiology 29,610.00

Music Performance $29,610.00

Personal Trainer $29,610.00

Practical Nurse $43,536.48

Visual Arts and Design $29,610.00

Undergraduate Transfer Programms

Arts $14,805.00

In addition, Many students with one to two years of course work in University Transfer, Arts at Northwestern Polytechnic have successfully transferred to universities both within the province and throughout Canada. Moreover,  Students wishing to begin their arts program at Northwestern Polytechnic and then transfer to an institution other than the University of Alberta are encouraged to consult with an Academic Advisor

Business Administration $14,805.00

Northwestern Polytechnic has launched a partnership with SAIT to provide students with the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with an Accounting major or a management major, face-to-face on our Grande Prairie Campus.

Commerce $14,805.00

Furthermore, Northwestern Polytechnic can offer students up to two years (60 credits) of course work toward the Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta or toward the Bachelor of Management degree at The University of Lethbridge

Computing Science $14,805.00

However, The Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alberta is a four-year, 120-credit degree.

Education $14,805.00

Moreover, the Northwestern Polytechnic offers transfer programs to the University of Alberta or University of Lethbridge. Furthermore, A maximum of two years (60 credits) will prepare students to apply to second or third year of the Bachelor of Education degree program at the University of Alberta.

Engineering $14,805.00

Besides, Students wishing to begin their science program at Northwestern Polytechnic with plans to transfer to an institution other than the University of Alberta are encouraged to consult with an Engineering Faculty Advisor who can assist them with the interpretation of university requirements.

Fine Arts $14,805.00

Furthermore, Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts will want to consider enrolling in the Fine Arts, University Transfer program. Moreover, Based upon completed studies at Northwestern Polytechnic, students will receive up to 60 credits of transfer toward their university degree.

Kinesiology $14,805.00

Students wanting to pursue any of these Kinesiology programs apply to Northwestern Polytechnic for University Transfer, Bachelor of Kinesiology. On the application, students identify one of the programs and their application will be considered in accordance with the specifics of their program of choice to ensure they meet the University requirements when they transfer their studies.

Kinesiology (Science) $14,805.00

Northwestern Polytechnic can offer students up to two years (60 credits) of appropriate course work in preparation for admission to year three of the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.

When applying to our institution, there is an $80 non-refundable application fee for domestic students. For international students, the fee is $150.

Other expenses:

Library Fee $300.00

Auxiliary Fee $50.00

Technology Fee $64.00

Student’s Association $668.44

Health & Dental (Full Year) $810.26

Wellness   $444.00

Mental Health Services $204.00

Student Services $768.00

Books $2,000.00



Applications open for Winter 2024.

JUNE 2023

Applications open for Spring 2024


Pipestone First Year Bachelor of Engineering Entrance Scholarship

Bachelor of Engineering

This award is open to a first year Bachelor of Engineering student. full-ride = tuition & mandatory non-instructional fees as well as books up to a maximum of $10,000 for the NWP academic year. Use estimated book fees from NWP website.        

no of award 1     

value 10000

Perky McCullough Leadership Award

no of award One

value $500

leadership award offered annually to a student who has had significant involvement and outstanding leadership in the field of athletics as either an athlete or a volunteer. Applicants must include a letter of reference and a one-page summary of their commitment to athletics. This summary should include the length of the involvement in each sport and the capacity in which the applicant was involved.


EduCanada International Scholarships           

Deadline Open    

No. AwardedMultiple

Value: Varies       

Group: International Students 

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