How to Apply

There’s more to the admission process than just submitting an application! Please familiarize yourself with the steps below before you begin. If you are ready to start your application, click on the button below. For information on when you can apply, see Dates & Deadlines or consult the University Calendar.

Start Your Application

You can also continue a saved application or submit updated courses and marks.

Admission Steps

For high school applicants in Canada applying to an undergraduate program. 

  • If you are an international student, please see the Study in Canada website.  
  • If you are applying to a graduate or professional program, consult your faculty for more information about the admission process. 
  • If you are a current UAlberta student applying to change programs, consult your faculty for more information about the admission process.

Explore your options

Program options

Browse all our faculty, program, and campus options, review the course requirements, and check your eligibility — all in one place! Search programs »

You can list two program choices on your application, so be sure to research two options!

General and competitive requirements

Also be sure to review the general requirements as well as the competitive average ranges for each faculty.

Submit application / Submit updates

Apply online!

Click on the Start button above to be taken to the online application form.  

Please note that there is a non-refundable $125 application fee, payable by credit card or Visa Debit only when applying online. 

If you are unable to pay by credit card online, or if you are unable to apply online, you may apply using the paper (PDF) application form

Applicants to Campus Saint-Jean may submit the French version of the application form (demande d’admission) (paper/PDF only). 

Submit updated courses and marks 

After you apply, you can submit updated high school courses and marks as they become available. Learn more about how to submit updates »

Get connected

Check your email*

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email with your student ID number. You will also receive a separate email with your Campus Computing ID (CCID), your UAlberta email address, and login information.

Log in to Bear Tracks 

Bear Tracks is our online student service system. Log in to check your Admission Status and To-Do List, register in courses, and more. Watch your email for instructions on how to log in. You will receive an email with login instructions after you apply. You will be notified via email any time there is an an update to your admission status.

*Note: Once you’ve applied, your UAlberta email address is the one we’ll use to correspond with you going forward. Learn more about our E-Communications Policy »

Accept your offer

Once you receive an admission offer, you will need to accept your offer by the deadline stated in Bear Tracks in order to confirm your intention to attend.

If you are a new applicant to the university, you may need to pay a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit as part of the offer acceptance process. This deposit is credited towards your tuition fees.

Learn more about how to accept »

Register in courses

Once you accept your offer and pay your deposit, you will be eligible to register in courses. If you accept your offer before course registration opens, you can build a draft course schedule. We also host registration workshops for incoming students. 

Learn more about how to register »

Other to-dos

Submit outstanding documents 

Check your To-Do List in Bear Tracks to see what outstanding documents and other items are still required, and ensure they are submitted by the deadline indicated.


Depending on where you’re applying from, your transcripts may be transferred automatically to the university, or you may need to arrange to have them sent. Learn more »

International students attending high school in Canada: Renew your study permit! You must obtain a new study permit for post-secondary studies, even if you already have a study permit for high school. Learn more »

Evaluation process and timing

You can apply as early as October 1 of your Grade 12 year, using your final Grade 11 marks. If you are a highly competitive student, you may be admitted based on your Grade 11 marks alone – although most students will need to present some final Grade 12 marks before they can receive an offer. 

Most Canadian high school applications will be assessed within 2–3 weeks. If you meet the competitive requirements, you will receive an admission offer. If you are not eligible the first time you are assessed, you may be asked to submit more courses and marks (and/or other required documents) at a later date, at which time you will be re-assessed.

Any time there is an update to your admission status, you will receive an email notification directing you to Bear Tracks, where you will be able to view official correspondences such as offer letters, your To-do List, any advisor comments on your application, and more. You will not receive any paper correspondence from the Registrar’s Office.

Evaluation for scholarships

You will be evaluated for scholarships based on your admission average as calculated at the time of your admission offer. You will not be re-evaluated for scholarship eligibility or value a second time, even if your marks increase (or decrease). Learn more »


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