Bachelor of Commerce Admission Requirements

There are three admission pathways to obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree:

High School Admission  Direct Entry

upon completion of Grade 12

as a post-secondary university transfer student

upon completion of a recognized four-year Bachelors degree*



* Students with a BCom degree or equivalent are not eligible.  Please look to see if an Alberta MBA or Masters program is the right fit.



High School Admission

Required Grade 12 Admission Subjects

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1
  • A combination of three subjects from Fine Arts, Humanities, Languages other than English and Math/Sciences.

A maximum of one subject from Fine Arts will be used for the high school average. For more information on subjects, visit uab.ca/programs.

Admission Average

Admission to the Alberta School of Business is competitive and the high school admission average may vary by year. Admission averages are calculated using the five required Grade 12 subjects listed above. Learn more about Competitive Admission Requirements.

Important High School Application Deadlines

  • March 1, 2022: Deadline to apply for Fall 2022
  • August 1, 2022: Official High School Transcript Deadline


Post-Secondary Transfer Admission

Required Post-Secondary University Courses

Students must present a minimum of 24 units of course weight (ucw) in university transferable courses including the completion of following six U of A courses or their equivalents:
  • ENGLISH (6 ucw) - Choose two junior level (100 level) English courses that meet the Faculty of Arts common English requirement OR (3 ucw) junior level ENGL that meets the Faculty of Arts common English requirement + one of: WRS 101, 102 or 104
  • ECONOMICS 101 (3 ucw) - Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECONOMICS 102 (3 ucw) - Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • MATHEMATICS 154 (3 ucw) - Calculus for Business and Economics I
  • STATISTICS 161 (3 ucw) - Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA)

The Admission GPA is calculated on the most recent Fall/Winter session (September to April) where a student has completed a minimum of 15 credits. If a student has more than 15 credits, all coursework taken will be used to calculate the GPA. Calculations are based on university transferable courses and will include failed courses taken during the Fall/Winter session. Repeated courses, if previously passed, will not be included in the GPA calculation. The U of A uses a custom 4-point grading scale and GPAs will be converted to that scale.

Admission to the Alberta School of Business is competitive and the Admission GPA will vary by year subject to space availability.

Important Post-Secondary Application Deadlines

  • March 1, 2022: Deadline to apply for Fall 2022
  • June 15, 2022: Official Documentation Deadline (Official final post-secondary transcripts, English Language Proficiency verification and other requested documents.) If you are a U of A student, you are not required to submit your U of A transcript.


Post-Secondary Transfer Admission for the After-Degree Program

Required Post-Secondary University Courses

Students must present a recognized four-year bachelors degree and completion of following six U of A courses or their equivalents:

  • ENGLISH (6 ucw) - Choose two junior level (100 level) English courses that meet the Faculty of Arts common English requirement OR (3 ucw) junior level ENGL that meets the Faculty of Arts common English requirement + one of: WRS 101, 102 or 104.
  • ECONOMICS 102 (3 ucw) - Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • MATHEMATICS 154 (3 ucw) - Calculus for Business and Economics I
  • STATISTICS 161 (3 ucw) - Introduction to Statistics for Business and Economics

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA)

The Admission GPA is calculated on the most recent Fall/Winter session (September to April) where a student has completed a minimum of 15 credits. If a student has more than 15 credits, all coursework taken will be used to calculate the GPA. Calculations are based on university transferable courses and will include failed courses taken during the Fall/Winter session. Repeated courses, if previously passed, will not be included in the GPA calculation. The U of A uses a custom 4-point grading scale and GPAs will be converted to that scale.

Admission to the Alberta School of Business is competitive and the Admission GPA will vary by year subject to space availability.

Important Post-Secondary Application Deadlines

  • March 1, 2022: Deadline to apply for Fall 2022
  • June 15, 2022: Official Documentation Deadline (Official final post-secondary transcripts, English Language Proficiency verification and other requested documents.) If you are a U of A student, you are not required to submit your U of A transcript.

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Questions?

For more information on the BCom program, please consult the admission and program information sections in the U of A Calendar. If you have any questions, please contact us directly by email at bcominfo@ualberta.ca.