Admission Requirements

Admission to undergraduate programs at the University of Alberta is competitive and subject to availability of space. 

You will be evaluated based on the courses and marks (averages) you present; all applicants must also demonstrate English language proficiency. Some programs may also have additional requirements. 

Course requirements

All undergraduate programs that offer direct entry from high school require the completion of five specific Grade 12 subjects; these will vary by program, but will always include English 30-1. To see the specific course requirements for each program, go to the Program search tool

Grade requirements

The competitive admission average will vary for each faculty/program, depending on the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Meeting the minimum or competitive average does not guarantee admission, as space in each program is limited. The best way to gauge the competitiveness of a particular program for the upcoming year is to look at the final admission average ranges for the previous year »

English Language Proficiency

All undergraduate applicants must possess an adequate level of English Language Proficiency (ELP) in order to be admissible (except for French-language programs). Most Canadian applicants will meet the ELP requirement automatically by having completed at least three years of full-time education in English, in Canada. Otherwise, there are several ways to demonstrate ELP, including TOEFL and IELTS exams. Learn more about ELP » 

For more information on how we will evaluate your application, see Admission Steps »