After You Apply

Accept Your Offer

Congratulations on receiving an admission offer!

In order to confirm your intention to attend the University of Alberta, and to become eligible to register in courses, you will need to accept your offer. 

How to accept your admission offer

You can accept (or decline) your offer in Bear Tracks (and pay the tuition deposit, if applicable). 

Accept offer in Bear Tracks

The deadline to accept your offer will be May 1, unless otherwise stated. Check Bear Tracks to confirm.

  • Step by step instructions
    1. Log in to Bear Tracks.
    2. Click “Accept Offer” to be taken to the Application Status page, where you will see a list of your program choices.
    3. Click the “Accept Offer” button beside the program of your choice.
    4. Click “Make a Payment” (if applicable).
    5. Complete the transaction using Interac Online (if applicable). For alternative payment methods, please see Student Tuition Payment Options.

    Once your transaction is complete, your status will be updated in Bear Tracks and you will receive an email confirmation.

How to accept your residence offer

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.

The fine print

Even after you have received/accepted an admission offer, you are still required to meet any conditions stated in your offer letter. Otherwise, your admission could be revoked.

To review your offer letter, log in to Bear Tracks and go to Official Correspondences. Also in Bear Tracks, check your Application Status and To Do List. This will indicate any outstanding documents or requirements. 

Tuition deposit rules and exemptions

If you are new to the university, you may also need to pay a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit as part of the offer acceptance process. However, some types of applicants are exempt from having to accept their offer and/or pay the tuition deposit.