Important Information for Applicants

Update from the Alberta School of Business in Response to the Impact of Covid-19 on BCom Admissions

We know how hard students and faculty work each semester and recognize the tremendous amount of stress you must be under as a result of COVID-19 and its impact on your studies. We also recognize that you may have questions about the Alberta School of Business' decision to calculate your admission GPA based on the Fall 2019 term. We want to help provide clarity in this time of uncertainty.

Applicants who meet all admission criteria below and present a Fall 2019 term GPA of 2.3 or higher, will be admitted to the BCom program for Fall 2020. Conditional offers for applicants have started and will continue until the end of April. Final offers will be granted upon completion of the Winter 2020 term starting in June.

Admission Criteria:

  • You have completed at least 24 ucw overall by the end of Winter 2020 term
  • Your Fall 2019/Winter 2020 term contains at least 15 ucw overall
  • You pass or received a CR grade in all of the pre-professional courses
  • You receive CR grades in all of your Winter 2020 term courses
  • You had a GPA of a 2.3 or higher on the Fall 2019 term

What if I don't meet this criteria?
If you do not meet one or more of the above criteria, we will still consider your application for admission. Your application will be re-evaluated starting in June to determine if we can offer you admission to the Alberta School of Business.

Note: To treat all applicants equitably, we will base admission decisions on the Fall 2019 term GPA for non-U of A institutions as well, regardless of whether the institution continues to issue letter grades or adopts an alternative grading scheme.

Updated information for students who must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement but have not yet completed a proficiency exam due to the closure of testing centres, can be found on the university's undergraduate admission website.

While we are unable to provide you with an update on your application status, you can send an email to bcominfo@ualberta.ca with any other questions.

Eligibility and Applications

  • Applications must be complete with all required official transcripts and documents received before an applicant will be considered for an admission offer to the Bachelor of Commerce program.
  • Processing of final admission offers for the Bachelor of Commerce program will continue until the quota has been filled.
  • All applications to the BCom programs are reviewed for eligibility by the Alberta School of Business Undergraduate Program Office.
  • Applicants who are not qualified for admission by the June 15 transcript deadline, will not be assessed for an offer of admission until all qualified and competitive applicants have been admitted to the BCom programs. This includes applicants missing required courses and with lower than competitive GPAs.
  • If you have questions about setting up a back-up plan for the upcoming academic year, you can contact our Prospective Student Advisor at bcominfo@ualberta.ca. You can also book an online advising session via Google Meet.

UAlberta Launchpad

  • After you have submitted your application, you will have access to the UAlberta Launchpad portal to check your application status and review any checklist items for your program.
  • UAlberta Launchpad will indicate if you have any outstanding required items such as non U of A Transcripts or course descriptions. Please confirm that you have submitted all required items by June 15. If you are currently attending a college or university within Alberta your institution may automatically send an electronic copy of your transcript to the U of A, please verify Post Secondary Transfer Applicants required documentation. U of A students are not required to submit U of A transcripts. Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required items have been received by the Office of the Registrar. If you have questions about the receipt of your transcripts, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 780-492-3113.
  • When your admission decision is available, you will be notified by email to go to UAlberta Launchpad to view the decision.
  • If you have received an offer of admission to the BCom program, you must accept the offer on UAlberta Launchpad. Once you have accepted your admission offer, you will be eligible to register in courses on Bear Tracks after your enrolment appointment date.

Bear Tracks

  • You will register in courses on Bear Tracks. You must accept your admission offer on UAlberta Launchpad to be given access to register in courses on Bear Tracks. If you do not accept your admission offer on UAlberta Launchpad, you will not have registration access on Bear Tracks.
  • Make sure your contact information is up to date. You can update your contact information directly on your Bear Tracks account.
  • If you have difficulties navigating Bear Tracks, please consult the Bear Tracks User Guide.

UAlberta Email

  • Please continue to check your UAlberta email for admission decisions.
  • The U of A and the Alberta School of Business use electronic communication through UAlberta email with its students instead of paper resources. Please refer to the Electronic Communications Policy for more information.
  • You will receive an update to your Bear Tracks account and email correspondence will be sent to your UAlberta email account, including information on your admission offer and registration.

Next Steps

  • Once admitted into the BCom program, you will have registration access to business courses through Bear Tracks. Please reference the online degree planner in Bear Tracks when making your course selection.
  • Explore the Bachelor of Commerce current students page for up to date information and program information.
  • Register for BCom Orientation for new students entering into the Bachelor of Commerce Program. Details and information on how to RSVP will sent to your UAlberta email.
  • For any additional questions or to book an appointment to speak with an Advisor, please refer to the Undergraduate Program Office contact information.

Faculty Policies and Procedures - U of A Calendar

To keep up to date on policies you should consult the Faculty of the Business section in the U of A Calendar as it is your responsibility to be aware of all Faculty Policies and Procedures.