I have questions. Who can I talk to?

Please email our Undergraduate Advisors.

When should I apply to the UofA?

Applications open each October 1 for admission the following September. Apply early. Once you apply to the UofA you can then apply for Housing (residence fills up every year - and fills up fast!) as well as for Scholarships and Financial Aid.

I want to act. What performance opportunities are there?

There are lots! There will be audition notices emailed for Abbedam, the Off-the-Cuff Cabaret, The New Works Festival, Directing class projects, Bleviss Laboratory Theatre shows and more!

I'd like to transfer into the program. Can I do that?

Yes. Depending on what courses you have taken and from which post-secondary institution, you may be eligible to transfer into year 2 or 3 of the program.

Do I have to order transcripts?

If you applied through the Apply Alberta website and have opted to have your transcripts sent automatically, then you will not have to order transcripts for any participating Alberta institutions (including Alberta Learning). You must request all other documents including IB, AP and out-of-province transcripts and arrange to have them sent to the Registrar's Office before the deadline.

Where do I send my transcripts?

Submit official and complete transcripts directly to (check Bear Tracks for deadlines):


Office of the Registrar

Administration Building

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB T6C 2M7


How and when will I receive FINAL ADMISSION?

Final Admission is assessed by the Registrar's Office and/or the Faculty of Arts once all your official documents have been received. Your admission decision can be viewed on Launchpad.

When should I start using my UofA email address and Bear Tracks?

Start using both your UofA email address and visit Bear Tracks as soon as you apply to the UofA. These are the official channels of communication between the university and you.

What is Bear Tracks and how do I access it?

Bear Tracks is an online student services portal. You access it by going to the UofA homepage www.ualberta.ca and clicking on the "Bear Tracks" link at the very top of the page.