AP Students

Start with AP

Marina took AP student courses in high school, where she found a passion for politics. She went on to get a Political Science degree and become the president of the Students' Union.


We love AP students

We recognize your achievements in taking an academically rigorous program, and we want to see you continue your studies here at the University of Alberta.

You'll love it here

As a top-tiered, research-based institution, we provide the kind of academically focused environment in which AP students can thrive. From undergraduate research opportunities, to honors and certificate programs, to co-ops and internships, you can pursue your academic interests and discover a new passion here!

How we recognize AP coursework

Advanced Standing (transfer credit)
If you achieve a final AP grade of 4 or higher, you can receive advanced standing and bypass certain courses.
AP equivalents - university courses
Find out what AP courses you can get transfer credit for.

AP equivalents - high school courses
Find out the AP equivalent of Alberta high school courses.


Dual-admission advantage

If you are completing AP exams in conjunction with your high school curriculum, we will use the higher of either your AP score or high school grade for admission. For example, if you present both AP English and English 30-1, we will use the higher of the two English grades when calculating your admission average required for your program. You are not at a disadvantage for choosing to write an AP exam!

Out-of-province students
See the AP equivalency chart for more information on which AP high school courses from your province may be used on your application for admission.

AP grade conversion scale

To calculate your admissions average using AP results, we will convert your scores into percentages:

AP Result

Percent Equivalent

5 96%
4 86%
3 76%
2 65%
1 Not accepted for admission

Special events for AP students

Open House Breakfast

Start your Open House experience with this exclusive breakfast for AP and IB students. During breakfast you will speak to current UAlberta students, sign up for Open House workshops and campus tours, and hear from the Vice-Provost and University Registrar. By invitation only; registration required.

Research Symposium

In March, the Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) at the University of Alberta hosts a campus-wide Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities, and welcomes AP and IB students to attend events highlighting undergraduate research opportunities at the U of A.

UAlberta Day Trip (Calgary students)

Grade 11 AP students from the Calgary area are invited to visit North Campus via complimentary shuttle service provided by Red Arrow’s ebus. Join us to explore what the University of Alberta has to offer!