Dates and Deadlines

NOTICE
Due to the ongoing uncertainty and risks associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Alberta School of Business has suspended all exchange programs for the Fall 2020 semester. We are allowing students already nominated for Fall 2020 the opportunity to defer their exchange programs to our Winter semester (January - April) 2021, assuming approval by their home institutions. We are also accepting new nominations and applications for incoming exchange during our Winter 2021 semester in accordance with previously agreed upon quotas. In light of expected delays in mail delivery services, we are accepting exclusively electronic documents for all application packages at this time. Please be aware, however, that all future exchanges to the University of Alberta will be subject to any restrictions or quarantine policies implemented by the University of Alberta or the Government of Canada moving forward. Applicants will be notified of any changes or updates as they become available.

Deadlines

Completed application packages must be received prior to the following application deadlines:

Fall Semester (Sept - Dec): N/A - Fall term exchanges cancelled due to implications of COVID-19 pandemic

Winter Semester (Jan - April): SEPTEMBER 15*

*All applications received before this deadline will be considered for admission. However, please understand that later application will likely mean more limited course options available and a more difficult time trying to secure on-campus housing. The Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta cannot guarantee course selections or housing preference. To ensure students have a better chance of getting their choice of courses, EARLY APPLICATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Processing of applications takes approximately 4-8 weeks.

IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT make any travel arrangements until you have received an official letter of admission from the University of Alberta and a student visa to enter Canada.

Term Dates

Please visit the University of Alberta Online Calendar to view the full official University of Alberta academic schedule. Dates for the 2020/2021 academic year are tentative until officially published.

Undergraduate & Graduate Programs 2020 - 2021

 

Fall Term 2020
Sept 1 - Dec 22

Winter Term 2021
Jan 4 - Apr 24

Application Deadline

N/A

September 15* (2020)

Orientation Session*

Aug 26-28

January 3

Classes Begin

September 1

January 4

Registration Deadline,
Last day to add/drop courses

September 15

January 15

Reading Week (no classes)

November 9-13

February 15-19

Classes End

December 7

April 9

Exams

December 10-22

April 12-24

* International Student Orientation (called "Transitions") is strongly recommended for all new incoming international students. Students are therefore expected to arrive in time to attend this orientation (approximately one week prior to the first day of class). Details of the orientation will be announced upon acceptance, or can be found on the International Student Services website.

* MBA Dual Degree participants will attend the week-long new MBA Student Orientation prior to semester start and should plan to be at the University of Alberta through June of the year following their admission in order to complete all requirements for the program. Invitation and details to be provided by the MBA Program Office directly to participants.