Admission Requirements

Learn about the requirements to gain acceptance into your programs of interest.

Admission is based on your complete academic history and achievement in three main areas: your grades, your English proficiency, and completion of required subjects.

In addition to accepting many different international curricula, UAlberta allows advanced standing or transfer credit for certain courses.

Your Grades

The minimum admission average to be accepted to UAlberta varies depending on the Faculty and program of your choice. The averages change each year.

Subjects are categorized into a few groups: English, Group A (Humanities/Social Sciences), Group B (Fine Arts), and Group C (Mathematics and Sciences). Each program will have a different selection of required courses.

Admission Averages

Your English Language Proficiency

There are a few ways to show you meet UAlberta's English Language Requirement. You can:

  • Complete a test of English Language Proficiency and earn the minimum score required by UAlberta;
  • Complete certain courses that have been approved by UAlberta and achieving a certain minimum grade in that course;
  • Previous Education in English as recognized by the University of Alberta;
  • Complete UAlberta's Bridging Program.

If you select a program related to Health Sciences or Education, you will be required to meet the Spoken English Language Proficiency Requirement. Please refer to the University Calendar for how to meet this requirement.

Language Requirements

Completion of Five Academic Subjects

Students applying for admission from high school must show that they have successfully completed five academic subjects. The academic subjects you need to present will vary by program and Faculty. Find out which subjects you will need to present for your program of choice with the program finder.

Some programs may have post-secondary prerequisites.

Program Finder

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