Undergraduate Admission

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Adjustments to the Fall 2020 Admissions Process

In order to provide clarity in a rapidly changing environment that has seen disruption of secondary and post-secondary school operations as well as final assessments and grading, the University of Alberta has made adjustments to admissions-related deadlines and document requirements. While these changes address many of the concerns and challenges we are hearing, we'd also like to reassure applicants, their families, and school counsellors that reasonable accommodations will be made for applicants whose learning environments have been disrupted.

Documentation/Final Marks

If an applicant (domestic or international) to an undergraduate or graduate program at the university is unable to provide final documentation due to school closures or exam cancellations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Alberta will accept the grades and existing interim documents presented at the time of their initial offer as meeting the requirements to clear individual admission conditions.

English Language Proficiency (ELP)

The Duolingo English Test will be made available to all applicants to undergraduate and graduate programs as an additional option to demonstrate English Language Proficiency for Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Winter 2021 admission.

Tuition Deposit Deadline

The deadline for applicants to pay their tuition deposit has been extended from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020 . Students can begin registering in courses once their tuition deposit is received and processed.


What You Need to Know

Admission Requirements
In order to be considered for admission, you must meet the course requirements, the minimum 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 2020 undergraduate admissions.


Before You Apply

✓ Explore program options

As a high school student, you can list two program choices on your application - this will give you the best chance of receiving an admission offer! Explore programs»

✓ Check the requirements

Please refer to our Requirements page for more information.

Ready to Apply?

✓ Submit your application

Click on the Start Application button to be taken to the online admission application form.

High school applicants: you will first be taken to the ApplyAlberta website, then back to the UAlberta application form.

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.

After You Apply

For information on how to update your application, check your application status, check your UAlberta email, accept your offer, and more, see After You Apply»

Don't Forget

Explore scholarship options

Offset the cost of your degree and get recognized for your achievements! Learn more about our entrance scholarships»

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. Learn more about UAlberta Residence options»

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