After You Apply

Check Your Status

After you have submitted your application, you will have access to the UAlberta Launchpad portal to check your application status and review any checklist items for your program.

In addition to access to the UAlberta Launchpad portal, you will also be assigned a new UAlberta email address, a unique student number, and a Campus Computing ID (CCID). Your CCID and student ID numbers are issued as applications are processed. It can take up to 48 hours to receive your CCID and login information once you have submitted and paid for your application.

Student number

Note that this is different than your application number.


Your CCID will grant you access to your email account and to Bear Tracks.

UAlberta Launchpad

After you've applied, you will use this portal to upload documents, check your application status, review checklist items and more.

Note: Your UAlberta student ID can be found on the top of your Launchpad status page, above your application program choices. Your application number (also referred to as your Slate ID) is on the right-hand side of your Launchpad status page.

Bear Tracks

Bear Tracks is our online student service system. Log in with your student ID and CCID to apply for residence and/or scholarships and awards. Once you are admitted and have accepted your offer, you will be able to use Bear Tracks to enroll in courses once registration opens in April.

UAlberta email

Your UAlberta email address is the one we will use to correspond with you. You will be notified via email any time there is an update to your admission status. Some key emails may be sent to both your UAlberta and personal accounts.

Submit Outstanding Documents

Verify your Checklist in UAlberta Launchpad to see what outstanding documents and other items are still required, and ensure they are submitted by the deadline indicated on our Dates & Deadlines webpage .

If you need to make updates to your application after you have submitted it, such as correcting errors or omissions, or if you have questions about the course and grade update process, please take a look at the Submit Updates webpage.

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 may not be transferred automatically. Please ensure they are sent to and received by the University of Alberta.

International students

Apply for a study permit.

If you are an international student currently studying in Canada, you must obtain a new study permit for post-secondary studies, even if you already have a high school study permit.

For more information on process and timing, including when to apply and when to expect to receive an offer, see Evaluation Process.

Submit Updates

Accept Your Offer

When your admission offer is available, you will be notified to go to UAlberta Launchpad to accept your offer. For most students new to the University of Alberta, a non-refundable tuition deposit is required in order to accept your offer of admission and confirm a spot in your program. Your spot in the program is not confirmed until we receive your payment. Find out more about deadlines as well as the tuition deposit and how to pay.

If you applied for residence, you will also accept the residence offer in UAlberta Launchpad. After you’ve accepted, you will receive a link to your residence contract, along with information about your residence and life on campus.

Accepting your Offer

Register in Courses

Once you have accepted your admission offer and paid the tuition deposit, you will be eligible to register in courses after your enrolment appointment date. In the meantime, you can browse courses and build a sample schedule based on current course offerings. Course registration will open in April 2023.

Registering in Courses

Change Programs and Priorities

If you wish to change the program(s) that you have applied to, fill out the Program Change Request form in your UAlberta Launchpad Account before February 16, 2024. This is available 14 days after the submission of your application on your UAlberta Launchpad Account. Throughout this period, we encourage you to take the time to explore programs using our Program Tool or book a virtual advising session.

Your request will be reviewed by an admissions advisor, and if approved, your original application will be cancelled and a new, fee-waived application form will be added to your UAlberta Launchpad portal. You must submit this form with your new program choices before the application deadline for the specific programs you wish to be considered for. 

You can only request one program change per application. 

If you wish to swap the priority of the program choices already on your application, please submit your request as a general inquiry through the Student Service Portal by June 1, 2024Watch our instructional video for how to register for the portal, or read our instructions here.

Chat with a Current UAlberta Student

Want to know more about UAlberta campus life, and the international student experience? Ask one of our current students!

Chat with a UAlberta Student

Virtual Tour

Tour Campus

Explore the UAlberta campuses - from wherever you are. Experiences our campuses virtually.

Virtual Campus Tours

Advising Session

Contact the 
International Recruitment Team

Our recruiters are here to help you navigate the admissions process and answer any questions you may have.

Contact the International Recruitment Team