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Who is the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT)?

Established in 1974 as an independent body, the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer serves as a body through which stakeholders work co-operatively to ensure effective transferability of courses and programs for the benefits of students.

Mission: to be a catalyst for necessary change and an advocate for learners in the areas of admission and transfer to educational programs.

Vision: ACAT learners access post-secondary education through a nationally and internationally recognized admissions and transfer system.

What does ACAT do?

ACAT is responsible for developing policies, guidelines, and procedures designed to facilitate transfer agreements among post-secondary institutions. The framework for these admissions and transfer is contained in the Council's Principles, Policies, and Procedures. The Terms of Reference can also be found online.

ACAT also plays an active role in the implementation of these policies through monitoring, mediation, and research. Council has a continuing responsibility for facilitating improvement in communications and working relationships among institutions regarding the admission of transfer students and the award of transfer credit. An important activity of Council is to maintain a database of negotiated and approved transfer agreements between post-secondary institutions. This Information is accessible either by using the Online Alberta Transfer Guide or the annual printed Alberta Transfer Guide.

ACAT Membership 
ACAT Terms of Reference 
ACAT Principles, Policies and Procedures 
Admission to the Alberta Transfer System Application Process  
Admission to the Alberta Transfer System Questionnaire  
Private Providers Questionnaire  

ACAT & Transfer System Consultation, March 2007
What We Heard Paper  

ACAT Minutes 
ACAT Annual Report 2009 - 2010  
ACAT Business Plan 2008 - 2011  

ACAT is located at:

11th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 - 102 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 4L5

E-mail: acat@gov.ab.ca
Phone: (780) 422-9021
Fax (780) 422-3688

To call toll free within Alberta, dial 310-000 first.
Deaf or hearing impaired with TDD/TTY units call 427-9999 in Edmonton. Other locations
call 1-800-232-7215.

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