Cohort Schedules 2021/22

What is the Cohort Program?

The cohort program places new business students in groups with set timetables. Each pattern has been designed to be taken as an integrated whole and students are only cohort students (if at all) during their first year in Business. 

Submitting your Cohort Preferences

Once you receive Early or Final Admission to the Bachelor of Commerce as a cohort student, please review the cohort schedule options. Rank the cohort patterns in order of preference, and submit your cohort preferences online via our Google form.

Note: This Google form is restricted to users with a University of Alberta email address. Please ensure you are signed out of any other existing Google accounts and signed in only with your UofA email to access this form.

Please take note:

  • Cohorts 1 to 7 require in-person attendance on main campus for Fall 2021/Winter 2022 term.
    • Some courses will have an online lecture that accompanies the in-person seminar. Please review the cohort schedules carefully.
  • Cohort 8 is a virtual cohort and is intended for students who cannot attend main campus for Fall 2021. It is anticipated that students will attend in-person for Winter 2022 but continue with on-line cohort courses.
    • If you are not planning on in-person attendance and do not wish to join Cohort 8, or cannot attend next year, please contact us at to discuss what options may be available.
  • Cohort preferences will be considered, but students will be assigned to their cohort patterns per availability. There is limited space available in each cohort pattern and students may be placed anywhere from their first to their last choice.
  • Once a cohort pattern is assigned it cannot be changed.
  • Failure to submit your cohort preferences in a timely manner will result in loss of your cohort registration status.
  • Students must register themselves in the courses in their assigned cohort pattern when registration opens in May. Please check Bear Tracks for your assigned enrolment date. Failure to register in your assigned cohort courses may result in your space being given away to another student.