How to Apply

Admission Steps

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 apply, or you are returning to continue a saved application, click on the banner above to go to the application start page.

Explore your options

Search programs and check the requirements

Browse all our faculty, program and campus options, and see the specific requirements for each program. (Remember that you can list two program choices on your application.) Search programs »

Submit your application 

Apply online!

Start Your Application

If you are unable to submit your application online, you may submit a paper (PDF) application form. Applicants to Campus Saint-Jean may submit the Campus Saint-Jean PDF application form

Important notes: 

  • For application opening and closing dates, please visit Dates & Deadlines
  • There is a $125 non-refundable application fee, payable by credit card only. 
  • There are separate application forms for scholarships and residence. (You need to apply for admission before you can apply for scholarships or residence.)
  • If you are currently attending high school, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible in your Grade 12 year. For more information on what courses and marks you can apply with, please visit Admission Averages.

Get connected

Check your UAlberta email

Once you submit your application, you will be assigned a new UAlberta email address, as well as a unique student number and Campus Computing ID (CCID). Going forward, this is the email address we’ll use to correspond with you.  

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.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an admission offer, you will need to accept that offer and pay a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit in order to confirm your intention to attend. You will be notified via email when an admission decision has been made, or if any further action on your part is required. 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 your documents 

Ensure your required supporting documents are received by the deadline stated in Bear Tracks.

ApplyAlberta applicants: Your final Alberta high school transcripts will be sent on your behalf when you apply through ApplyAlberta.

Out-of-province students: Your transcripts are not obtained automatically. Please ensure that transcripts are sent to and received by the University of Alberta. Learn more »

International students: Renew your study permit If you are an international student attending high school in Canada, 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

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. 

If you are not eligible the first time you are assessed, you will be re-assessed once you submit new final marks. Learn more about submitting updated courses and marks »

If qualified, you will receive an admission offer. You could receive an offer as early as December, but most students will receive their admission offer in the spring. Learn more about how to accept your offer » 

You will receive an email notifying you any time there has been an update to your admission status. Admission offer letters and other official communications will be posted in Bear Tracks, under Official Correspondences. You will not receive any paper correspondence from the Registrar’s Office. Check your To-Do List in Bear Tracks to see the status of your application and to see if any outstanding documents, such as transcripts, are required. Learn more about courses, marks, and transcripts »

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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