Undergraduate Admission

There’s more to the admission process than just submitting an application! Please familiarize yourself with the steps below before you begin. Click the Start Application button to be taken to the application form.

Admission steps

  • Choose your programs

    Explore and compare program options, review the requirements, and check your eligibility – all in one place. 

    Pro tip: be sure to list two program choices on your application – this will give you the best chance of receiving an admission offer.

  • Submit your application

    Click on the green Start Application button to begin. 

    High school applicants: you will first be taken to the ApplyAlberta website. Once you fill in your information on ApplyAlberta, you will then be taken back to the UAlberta website to complete your application.

    Residence: First-year students will have the option to apply for residence through the application for admission. Those who apply by April 30 will be guaranteed on-campus housing. 

    If you don’t apply for residence at the same time as applying for admission, you may still submit an application later through Residence Services.

    Please note that this does not apply to applicants to Augustana Campus. Students who apply only to Augustana will continue to apply for residence through the Augustana Campus website.

    Application fee: There is a non-refundable $125 application fee, payable by credit card or Visa Debit only when applying online. If you are applying for residence at the same time, you must also pay a non-refundable $25 residence application fee.

    Paper application form: If you are unable to pay the application fee online, you may apply using the paper application form, which allows additional payment options. Applicants to Campus Saint-Jean may submit the French version of the paper application form (demande d’admission) (PDF).

  • Update your application

    After you have submitted your application, you can continue to update it until you receive an admission decision. 

    You can submit updated high school courses and marks as they become available, and as required by your To-Do List in Bear Tracks.

    You can also, in some cases, request to change which program(s) you've applied to, or which order you'd like them to be evaluated in, by submitting this form. Please see the instructions on the form for more details.

  • Check email and Bear Tracks

    Check your UAlberta email
    Once you submit your application, you will be assigned a UAlberta email address, a student ID number, and a Campus Computing ID (CCID). Going forward, your UAlberta email address is the one we will use to correspond with you. In the meantime, watch your personal email account for more details.

    Check Bear Tracks
    Bear Tracks is our online student service system. You will receive an email with login instructions after you apply. Log in to check your admission status and To-Do List, register in courses, and more. You will be notified via email any time there is an update to your admission status.

  • Accept your offer

    Once you receive an admission offer, you will need to accept your offer by the deadline stated in Bear Tracks in order to secure your place and become eligible to register in courses.

    If you applied for residence, you must also accept your residence offer in Bear Tracks to secure your space. After you’ve accepted, you will receive a link to your residence contract, along with information about your residence and life on campus.

  • Register in courses

    Once you have accepted your admission offer and paid the tuition deposit, you will be eligible to register in courses. In the meantime, you can build a draft schedule.

  • Other to-dos

    Submit transcripts and other required documents

    Check your To-Do List in Bear Tracks to see what outstanding documents and other items are still required, and ensure they are submitted by the deadline indicated.

    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.


Changes to payment for tuition, fees, and fines
Posted April 9, 2018
Starting in September 2018, Financial Services will no longer accept in-person tuition payments.
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What you need to know

Admission Requirements
In order to be considered for admission, you must meet the course requirements, the competitive average, and language proficiency requirements.

Evaluation Process
Find out when to expect an admission decision, how we determine eligibility, how to check your application status, and how we evaluate multiple program choices.

Transcripts and Documents
Depending on what type of student you are, your transcripts may be sent to the university automatically, or you may need to arrange to have them sent.

Key Dates and Deadlines
View a summary of dates and deadlines for Fall 2018 undergraduate admissions. 

Optional, but highly recommended

Apply for scholarships
Offset the cost of your degree and get recognized for your achievements! Apply for scholarships and awards by December 18.

Live in residence
Studies tell us that living in residence leads to higher levels of engagement and academic success.

You can apply for residence when you apply for admission, using the same application form. Students who apply by April 30 are guaranteed on-campus housing.