Study Abroad

Application Information

Along with your online application, one reference is required. Your reference can be anyone you know in a professional or academic capacity who can vouch that you would be a good candidate for the School in Cortona. Previous students have approached professors, employers, high school teachers and coaches. You’ll need their email address to complete the Application Form in Horizons. An online survey will be sent to them which they must complete to process your application. Unfortunately, your application will not be assessed until your reference has completed this survey. 

If you are a non-UAlberta student, and you would like to transfer credit from the School in Cortona to your current academic program, you will also need to apply for “Visiting Student” status at UAlberta. We will first require you to submit an application to the School in Cortona, and email us an unofficial copy of your transcript to Once you are considered for admission, we will advise you of the process of how to apply to the University of Alberta.

Please contact the School in Cortona administrator directly at . You will be asked to provide a “Letter of Permission” from your home institution and your official transcripts from your home institution and copies of transcripts from any other post-secondary institution that you attended.

Once we receive your application and reference's submission, you will hear from us within 5 business days. If you present the academic requirements, explained on the eligibility section, you will be offered condition admission. At this point, you will be given access to additional sections in Horizons and will need to have a medical clearance form complete by a physician. Once the remainder of your application is received, you will need to submit a $250 nomination fee in order to receive your final nomination and admission to the School in Cortona. 

Application deadline:

  • Winter 2019 applications close October 15, 2018.
  • Spring 2019 applications will open in July & close March 1, 2019.