If you attended the CILLDI Summer School in 2019 or are already a U of Alberta student, you do not need to apply for admission. You can simply register for courses by contacting the CILLDI office. Proceed to the How to Register page.
To apply to the CILLDI Summer School, students must fill out and submit an Open Studies application form. Open Studies is a non-competitive application process that allows students to take up to 10 courses at the University of Alberta without entering a degree/certificate program. Applications can be submitted by email, fax or mail. The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, May 29, 2020.
After you submit your application to our office, we will confirm receipt and review your application before payment of the non-refundable application processing fee. We will also provide further instruction to submit the Open Studies application with secure payment using of the Registrar's Office online submission process.
Once your application has been processed (typically 2-3 weeks) and you have been admitted, you will receive a letter of acceptance with a CCID and student ID number. This number is very important and will stay with you throughout your coursework with CILLDI or if you pursue a degree or diploma program at a later date. This ID number will also allow you to register in CILLDI Summer School courses on Bear Tracks (the University's registration website). Proceed to the How to Register page.
There is a non-refundable application fee for applying to Open Studies. It can be paid by credit card, cheque or money order. If you cannot pay by credit card, please send a cheque or money order payable to the University of Alberta in the appropriate amount to the CILLDI office (see below for address). The amount you owe depends on whether or not you have attended the University of Alberta in the past:
$125 - New student
$75 - Returning student (previously taken courses at the U of A, but not in the last year)
Note: Your application cannot be processed until this application fee has been paid.
Applying by Email or Fax
If you wish to apply by email or fax, please fill out the Open Studies application form and fax it to the CILLDI office at: 780-492-0806 or email it as an attachment to email@example.com. If paying by credit card, the CILLDI office will provide a link for secure payment to the Registrar's Office. If paying by cheque or money order, please ensure it is made payable to the University of Alberta in the appropriate amount and send to the CILLDI office (see below for the address).
Applying by Mail
If you wish to apply by mail, please fill out the Open Studies application form and send it to the CILLDI office. If paying by credit card, the CILLDI office will provide a link for secure payment to the Registrar's Office. If paying by cheque or money order, please ensure it is made payable to the University of Alberta in the appropriate amount and include it with your application.
CILLDI office mailing address:
4-32 Assiniboia Hall
University of Alberta
One note of caution: If you have attended the University of Alberta in the past as an Open Studies student (either in the CILLDI Summer School or not) and have completed 10 courses (30 credits), you will not be eligible to enroll for any more for-credit courses unless you are in a degree program or a certificate program (such as the Community Linguist Certificate). You can register on an audit-only basis, but you will not get university credit for these courses. Please contact us if you are in this situation.