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Supporting Learner Pathways
ACAT works collaboratively with stakeholders to provide advanced learning system oversight, support and advice about learner pathways and mobility, with a focus on students, admissions and transfer.
The Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT) is an arms-length advisory agency accountable to the Minister of Advanced Education. We work cooperatively with stakeholders, including government, Alberta Transfer System member institutions and student representatives, to support learner pathways and mobility.
ACAT works to ensure Alberta students have the flexibility to create a unique learner pathway that supports movement between programs and institutions, while also maintaining the province's high quality standards for education. This support includes:
Providing admission and transfer resources, and province-wide data on student mobility, to ACAT member institutions
Providing opportunities for post-secondary institutions to collaborate on student mobility, and to negotiate and share information about admissions and transfer agreements
Facilitating smooth transitions from secondary to post-secondary, and between institutions, by promoting transferability of courses and programs
ACAT's strategic initiatives are guided by a Council that facilitates collaboration and partnerships between institutions, with a focus on the admission of transfer students and the awarding of transfer credit. We also maintain a database of negotiated and approved transfer agreements between post-secondary institutions. This work is supported by a Secretariat of government employees that support and administer the work of Council and Articulation Committees.