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About ACAT

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 Governance Structure and Recruitment Practices 
ACAT Principles, Policies and Procedures 
ACAT Mandate and Roles 
ACAT Code of Conduct  
ACAT Minutes

ACAT Council Position Profiles
ACAT Chair Position Profile  
ACAT Post-Secondary System Representation Position Profile 
ACAT Public Member Position Profile 
ACAT Student Member Position Profile  

Alberta Transfer System Membership Application
Admission to the Alberta Transfer System Application Process 
Admission to the Alberta Transfer System Questionnaire 
Private Providers Questionnaire 
BC Institution Membership Application Policy and Process  

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

Pan-Canadian Initiatives
Alberta/BC Protocol Agreement 
Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer
Western Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer



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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