Transcript and Document Requirements

Transcripts and test scores supporting your application should be submitted as soon as possible. No admission decisions are made until all required documents are received.

Using Bear Tracks

After you have applied to study at UAlberta, you will receive a log in and password for Bear Tracks, UAlberta's online system. You can log in to Bear Tracks to access your "To-Do List," which will tell you which documents you must submit in order to complete your UAlberta application.

  • Only the documents listed on your "To-Do List" are required as part of the admissions process.
  • You should review your "To-Do list" regularly because new items may be added while your file is being reviewed.
  • Do not submit any unsolicited/unrequested documentationas it will not be reviewed and it will be destroyed. Please note that submitting unsolicited/unrequested documentation, or submitting the same document multiple times will delay the processing of your application.

General documentation Requirements

  • Documents issued in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by an official English translation. Only an English translation will be accepted. Translations into any other languages will not be accepted.
  • Official documentation must be sent directly from the issuing high school, postsecondary institution, or governmental organization.
  • Faxed documents will not replace the official and complete documents required. UAlberta reserves the right to require that an original copy be sent by postal mail if the faxed copy does not meet our requirements.
  • All of the documents submitted in support of your application for admission become the property of the University of Alberta and will not be returned.Do not submit irreplaceable documents unless otherwise requested.
    • If documents are irreplaceable, please arrange to have them certified and submit only the certified true copies.
      • Certified true copies must be authorized by the issuing institution (e.g. a ministry of education office, university, college, or school). Certified true copies that are authorized by a governmental notary public agency in the issuing country may be considered.
      • In the event that a certified true copy is presented, the Registrar’s office reserves the right to request the original document for verification upon your arrival on campus.

I am currently attending high school or a post-secondary institution.

I have completed high school and/or post-secondary education.

What do I need to submit?

High School Applicants
  • An official high school transcript of grades to date showing:
    • all completed Grade 11 (or equivalent) courses and grades and Grade 12 course registration
    • Any interim Grade 12 grades
    • Any final Grade 12 grades
  • Evidence of English Proficiency, either a passing score or a scheduled test date
Postsecondary Transfer Applicants
  • Official transcripts for your entire academic record, including high school transcripts and final transcripts (if required) for all previously completed postsecondary work
  • For the current year in progress, submit official first semester results and proof of second semester registration
  • Evidence of English Proficiency, either a passing score or a scheduled test date
High School Applicants
  • One official copy of your high school certificate/diploma and an official and complete transcript of your grades
  • One official copy of proof of English Proficiency
Postsecondary Transfer Applicants

Submit transcripts from all institutions attended, regardless of how long you attended or whether you completed all courses.

  • One official copy of your high school certificate/diploma and an official transcript of your grades (if required)
  • One official copy of your college or university transcripts
  • One official copy of course descriptions for all post-secondary coursework completed outside of Canada
  • One official copy of proof of English Proficiency

When should I submit my documents?

  • Please do not submit any documents prior to completing your UAlberta application.
  • If you are in a high school outside of Canada, you have the option to upload a document (jpeg or PDF) with your UAlberta application. You can also provide updated documents at a later date to your online application by returning to the application page here and clicking "update courses"
  • Final Documents should be sent as soon as possible after you apply online and must be submitted before the document deadline, normally:
    • August 1 for high school applicants
    • June 15 for post-secondary transfer applicants
  • See more Document deadlines for more information.
  • Documents must be received before the document deadline, normally:
    • August 1 for high school applicants
    • June 15 for post-secondary transfer applicants
  • See Document Deadlines for more information.
  • Where do I submit my documents?

    Remember to include your name and 7-digit UAlberta ID number in all correspondence.
    • If you are in a high school outside of Canada, you have the option to upload a document (jpeg or PDF) with your UAlberta application.You can also provide updated documents at a later date to your online application by returning to the application page here and clicking "update courses"
    • Send hard copies of final documents to:
      University of Alberta
      Office of the Registrar
      Administration Building
      Edmonton, AB, Canada
      T6G 2M7
    • Phone number to use on courier shipping forms: +1 (780) 492-3113
    • Send faxes to: +1-780-492-7172