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Open Studies/CPE/Visiting Students


Welcome to Ambrose! Whether you are a Visiting or Open Studies student we look forward to serving you. If you have any questions or concerns that are not answered here, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

If you are interested in registering for the  Alliance History and Thought course only, please click here

Open Studies (Unclassified) Students

An "Open Studies student" is a student who is permitted to take regular university credit courses, but is not admitted to a program leading to a degree, certificate or diploma. Open Studies students must complete the Registration Form for Individual Courses. Open Studies students may be required to submit unofficial transcripts from all high school and/or post-secondary institutions attended. An Open Studies student is permitted to take a maximum of 15 credit hours at the undergraduate level and nine credit hours at the graduate level before he or she is required to complete the formal admissions process.

As well, depending on the situation, Open Studies students will need to demonstrate proof of having courses that are pre-requisite to courses they want to register in. This can be done via an unofficial transcript pdf document sent to our office via email.

PLEASE NOTE: All part-time students must obtain a student ID card. Please ask at the Reception desk about this. ID cards are required for use of our facilities, including the library. 

CPE Students*

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) courses are offered through Ambrose University and students not admitted into a program at Ambrose would follow the same registration process as Open Studies students (filling out the registration form). *In addition to completing the Registration Form for Individual CoursesCPE students must submit a copy of their letter of acceptance into the CPE program in order to register for Ambrose courses.

CPE courses include: SC 715 (Basic 1st Level), SC 716 (Basic, 2nd Level), SC716 (Advanced, 1st Level), and SC 718 (Advanced, 2nd Level) and are completed in this order. Any questions regarding the registration process can be emailed to 

Visiting Students

A "Visiting Student" is a student who is permitted to take a course or courses at Ambrose to transfer to a degree program at another recognized institution. Visiting students must complete the Registration Form for Individual Courses as well as present a letter of permission from their host institution in order to register for Ambrose courses. 

How do I register for credit if I am an Open Studies, CPE, or Visiting Student?

  1. To register online, fill out the Registration Form for Individual Courses 
    • Files you may need to complete your registration:

      • If you are a visiting student and would like to receive transfer credit, you must supply the Enrolment Office with a Letter of Permission from your home institution.
        Please attach the Letter of Permission from your home institution to your registration as a PDF.
      • If you are a CPE student, you can email a copy of your Letter of Acceptance separately.
      • Courses with prerequisites (excluding visiting and CPE students) require an unofficial transcript to show proof of completed prerequisite. Please scan and attach a PDF as a part of your online registration.
  2. Fill in the desired course(s), making sure you complete the form in full.

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    Alliance History and Thought


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  3. Once your registration is processed, you will be contacted by email with your student ID along with other student information. PLEASE NOTE - A registration form will be processed ONLY after all required forms and payment are received. Once the process is complete, the student will receive registration confirmation by email to indicate that the student is officially registered (provided an email address has been indicated on the form). If you have any questions about your registration, please contact

How do I register for audit if I am a Visiting or Open Studies Student?

  1. Fill out the Request to Audit form.
  2. Fill in the desired course(s), making sure you complete the form in full.
  3. Submit completed form to the Office of the Registrar ONLINE.
  4. Once the form has been received by the Office of the Registrar, permission to audit in consultation with the instructor will be sought. Whether approved or denied, the Office of the Registrar will send confirmation via email, provided an email address has been indicated on the form.



How much are tuition and fees?

Tuition and fee information can be found on the reverse side of either of the Registration Form for Individual Courses or the Request to Audit forms, please either visit the Finance page or you may contact Student Finance at either: or 403-410-2910.


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