How to apply
*Applications for programs beginning in Fall 2023 will open on November 1.
Applications for Aurora College Programs can be completed online.
For any of the programs listed below, apply online here.
- If you are unable to apply online, please email the campus you would like to attend:
- If you have applied online you can check the status of your application here
For programs not listed below visit the Explore Programs page and click on the program name for more information on how to apply.
For information about Community-based learning or to apply to community programs and courses, contact your local: Community Learning Centre
For information or to register for Continuing Education Programs, click here
International students can click here for more information.
Need to talk to someone about applying! Our Admission Officers are here to help you and can be reached at 1-866-266-4966.
Programs available for Domestic Canadian students to apply online:
Adult Literacy and Basic Education
Bachelor of Science Nursing
Building Trades Helper
Early Learning and Child Care
Environment and Natural Resources
Fundamentals of Carpentry
Fundamentals of Electrical
Heavy Equipment Operator
Licensed Practical Nurses – Bridge program
Occupations and College Access Program
Personal Support Worker
University and College Access Program
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open on November 1, 2022.
International students can click Here for more information.
How to apply online tutorial
The Important Stuff
If you are applying for NWT Student Financial Assistance, your application must be received by Education, Culture and Employment by June 30 for programs commencing in the Fall, and by October 31 for programs commencing in January. Contact the agency to which you are applying for specific information. You do not need an acceptance letter from the College prior to applying for financial assistance.
If you require financial assistance, you must contact the assisting agency or department directly, as Aurora College has no role in the granting or approval of financial assistance. You will be informed by the appropriate agency if your application for assistance has been accepted. Check with your sponsoring agency regarding application deadlines.
Who To Contact
You may be eligible for financial assistance through:
- NWT Student Financial Assistance Program of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Education, Culture and Employment
Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISETS funding is administered by the groups below):
- Akaitcho Territory Government
- Dehcho First Nations
- Gwich’in Tribal Council
- Sahtu Dene Council
- Tlicho Government
- Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
- NWT Metis Nation
A: The cost of your education and living expenses is often something that students underestimate. Student Financial Assistance is designed to only cover about 80% of the costs. You should make a budget for yourself and explore your funding options to cover your costs. Our Student Services team can help you to create a budget.
NOTE: The decision whether to wear a face mask is now a personal responsibility at Aurora College; masks will continue to be made available at all facility entrances for those who choose to wear them. Out of courtesy for others within the Aurora College community, we ask that you continue to follow recommended best practices, including regular hand washing, employing healthy respiratory practices and staying home if you feel ill.