Transfer Students

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Continue your education journey at the U of A! You might be new here, but you’re not new to post-secondary. By transferring here, you'll join a community of learners and leaders from across Canada and around the world who are discovering their purpose.

Admission for Transfer Students

Admission to all undergraduate programs at the University of Alberta is competitive and subject to availability of space. We recommend applying early for the best possible shot at admission. 

Applications Open: October 1, 2023
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
Document Deadline: June 15, 2024

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Course Requirements

As a transfer applicant, you may be evaluated on both your high school and post-secondary coursework. Click on your faculty of interest below to review specific program and course requirements.

Not sure which program you are interested in yet? No problem. Start by reviewing our general admission requirements


English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirements

All undergraduate applicants must possess an adequate level of ELP. Most Canadian applicants will meet the ELP requirement automatically by having completed at least three years of full-time education in English, in Canada. Otherwise, there are several ways to demonstrate ELP, including TOEFL and IELTS exam scores.

Residency Requirements

To earn your degree from the U of A, generally, up to 60 transfer credits or equivalent (e.g. 10 full courses or 20 half courses) are allowed in any program, subject to meeting faculty requirements. Therefore, transfer credit is generally limited to the first two years of an undergraduate degree program (i.e. 100- and 200-level courses). Credit at a more senior level is possible with the approval of the faculty.

Check residence requirements by faculty in the Colleges and Faculties section of the Academic Calendar.

Transfer CREDITS

With at least a few transferable university level credits completed, let's find out what your path looks like to reach your goals. Use our transfer credit tool to determine which courses are transferable to the University of Alberta.

Launch Transfer Credit Search Tool

Transfer Alberta

The Transfer Alberta website lists most Alberta post-secondary institutions and allows you to view which of the courses you have taken (or are planning to take) are transferable to the University of Alberta. 

Watch Transfer Alberta Tutorial 

Transfer Student Scholarships

We understand the cost associated with post-secondary, which is why the University of Alberta awards over $46 million in undergraduate scholarships each year.

Feeling a bit lost? No problem! As a student transferring from another post-secondary, fill out our single scholarship application form and, based on your background, experiences and interests, we'll assess you for a match.

You must apply for admission to the U of A before you can apply for scholarships. 

Application Opens: February 1, 2024
Application Closes: March 31, 2024

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Living on Campus

As a transfer student there are several options for living on campus. Check out the upper-year residences below to learn more: 

Upcoming Events

We do not have any transfer student events planned at the moment. Stay tuned!

On Demand Videos

We know your schedule is busy, and that can make it challenging to attend events. That is why we are proud to offer on demand videos to help you learn about our admissions process, academics and student life at your convenience.