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Who can register with ADLC?

Flowchart to determine if a student is funded through their local school (and therefore Alberta Education).

 

Funded Students: Registering Through Your School

You are provincially funded (through your local school) if you meet the following criteria:

  • Alberta resident
  • 19 years of age or younger on September 1, 2017
  • Not living on a reserve (Indigenous students living on reserve are federally funded)

You’ll need to register for ADLC courses through your school’s Distance Education Facilitator. If your local school doesn’t have a Facilitator or is not an option for another reason, Alberta Education provides a list of other online schools who can register you.

Unfunded Students

Adult students (returning, continuing, or upgrading students who are older than 19 at the beginning of the academic year in which they are starting their course) may register for distance education courses through Vista Virtual School.

Please contact Registrations for more information if you meet the following criteria:

  • not an Alberta resident (any age).
  • a First Nations student living on a reserve.

Checklist

Before you register, we recommend you gather the following items.

Learn about the courses you can take from the Course Catalogue and make note of which materials you require, and decide if an online or print course is right for you (some courses are available as either print or online).

Things to keep in mind: 

  • “Learning Materials” are required for course completion and can only be purchased from ADLC.
  • “Textbooks” are required for course completion but can be purchased anywhere. When purchased from ADLC, we offer a refund for textbook returns in good condition. The amount refunded varies, but is usually about 70% of the full price. Where multiple novels are listed for the course, only one needs to be chosen.
  • “Other Materials” are not required for course completion and can be purchased from anywhere.
  • Knowledge and Employability courses are not available for online registration. These courses must be taken with your school.
  • Please note we only recommend a maximum of 10 credits to be taken at a time.

We're proud to offer a broad selection of courses.