Admission Averages

Each program has a competitive average range that you must meet in order to be considered for that program. Each program also has minimum requirements that you must meet even after receiving an admission offer in order to remain eligible for that program. 

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. 

To determine the competitiveness of a particular program, see the final competitive average (range) for the previous year, as listed below. For more information on the application and admission process, please visit Admission Steps.


Competitive averages (High School Applicants)

This information is current as of November 2, 2016.

Faculty Competitive Admission Range (Previous Year) Mean Admission Average
(Previous Year)
2016-17 Admission Average Range
Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences 70% - 80% 83%  low 70s to low 80s
Arts 70% - 80% 82%  low to mid 70s
Augustana Campus 72% - 77% 80%  low to high 70s
Campus Saint-Jean  70% - 73%  81%  low 70s
Education 70% - 80% 81%  low 70s to low 80s
Engineering 85% - 90%* 90%  mid to high 80s
Native Studies 70% - 73% 75%  low 70s
Nursing 83.5% - 87% 87%  high 80s
Physical Education and Recreation 74% - 85% 84%  mid 70s to mid 80s
Science 83% - 88% 88%  mid to high 80s

* Faculty of Engineering averages vary based on the the province in which you attended high school. Refer to the Faculty of Engineering website for more details.


Minimum Requirements*

*Admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Grade 11 final marks Grade 12 first semester / interim marks(1) Grade 12 final marks
Minimum grade for each of the five required courses 60%+ 50%+ 50%+
Minimum overall average across all five required courses(2) 70%+ 70%+ 70%+

Competitive GPA (Post-Secondary Transfer)

If you are applying as a post-secondary transfer applicant, you will need to present an Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.0 on the University of Alberta 4-point grading scale ("C" or above) on university transferable work.


International Students

Please see Competitive Averages for International Applicants.


Other Requirements

Please note that some programs have additional department-specific requirements (portfolio, audition, written statement, etc.). For more information, check your To-Do List in Bear Tracks.