How to Accept your offer

In order to confirm your intention to attend, and to become eligible to register in courses, you will need to accept your admission offer by the deadline indicated in Bear Tracks.

You can accept (or decline) your offer in Bear Tracks. Learn more about how to accept your offer in the relevant section below.

Tuition deposit and exemptions

If you are new to the university, you may also need to pay a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit as part of the offer acceptance process. However, some applicants are exempt from having accept their offer and/or pay the tuition deposit. See the list of exemptions »


High school and transfer applicants

If you have received an admission offer, you must accept your offer and pay the non-refundable $500 tuition deposit by the deadline stated in Bear Tracks. This will confirm your intention to attend and allow you to register in courses (once course registration opens). If you do not accept your offer and pay the tuition deposit by the deadline, your admission offer will be revoked.

How to accept your admission offer and pay the tuition deposit 

  1. Log in to Bear Tracks.
  2. Click “Accept Offer” to be taken to the Application Status page, where you will see a list of your program choices.
  3. Click the “Accept Offer” button beside the program of your choice.
  4. Click “Make a Payment” ($500 will automatically appear as the amount.)
  5. Complete the transaction using Interac Online. (For alternative payment methods, please see Student Tuition Payment Options.)
Once your transaction is complete, your status will be updated in Bear Tracks and you will receive an email confirmation.

Deadline

The deadline to accept your offer will be indicated in Bear Tracks.

Multiple offers

We encourage you to accept the first admission offer you receive and to pay the tuition deposit as soon as possible, in order to secure your place at the U of A, and to become eligible to register in courses. 

If, after accepting your first offer, you later receive a second offer, you can “transfer” your acceptance to the new offer, without having to pay the deposit again. Where applicable, you will also be able to transfer your course registration to your new program, without having to drop courses and re-enrol.

To accept your second offer, follow the steps above and click “accept offer” next to your new program choice. You will then need to change which program you are registered in, once course registration opens. (In Bear Tracks, go to Academics > Enrol / Change Programs and select your new program.)

Program-choice evaluation

If you accept your offer to your second-choice program before receiving an offer to your first-choice program, you will still be evaluated for your first-choice program.

If you accept your offer to your first-choice program before receiving an offer to your second-choice program, you will no longer be evaluated for your second-choice program.


Current UAlberta students

If you have received an admission offer to a new program, you must accept your offer by the deadline stated in Bear Tracks. Once registration opens, you will then need to change your program in Bear Tracks.

How to accept your admission offer

  1. Log in to Bear Tracks
  2. Click “Accept Offer” to be taken to the Application Status page, where you will see a list of your program choices.
  3. Click the “Accept Offer” button beside the program of your choice.
  4. Once course registration opens for your new term, you must then change your program for each term. Learn more »
Deadline

The deadline to accept your offer will be indicated in Bear Tracks.


Bear Tracks User Guides:

• How to accept your admission offer in Bear Tracks (PDF)

• How to identify if you have accepted your admission offer in Bear Tracks (PDF)

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