1) Review the admission requirements for the program you are applying for. Please also review the application and document deadlines.
These are available in the Admissions section of the Faculty of Education website. Application and document deadlines can be found in the University Calendar.
2) Submit your University of Alberta application at www.ualberta.ca/apply.
You may apply online or download and print the PDF version. Your application is not submitted until the application fee has been paid. Please note that from this page many applicants will first be directed to ApplyAlberta, a provincial web-based application and transcript system.
3) Receive your UAlberta student ID number and Campus Computing ID.
You should receive an email with your UAlberta student ID number and your Campus Computing ID (CCID) within two business days of submitting your application. Your CCID allows you to access many services, including your UAlberta email account and Bear Tracks, UAlberta's online student service centre. Important communications are sent to your UAlberta email account, so activate it as soon as possible and check it frequently. Please provide your UAlberta student ID number for any inquiries about your application. For assistance with Bear Tracks, refer to the Bear Tracks User Guide.
4) Check your To Do List in Bear Tracks and submit all required documents by the document deadline
Once your application has been processed, a personalized To Do List of outstanding items will be posted on Bear Tracks. The To Do List outlines all transcripts and other documentation required for your admission. Your application status will change to "complete" when all items have been received.
Ensure you submit all outstanding items to the Office of the Registrar by the applicable document deadline. Official transcripts will only be accepted if received directly from the issuing institution or applicable ministry.
Documents should be submitted to:
Office of the Registrar and Student Awards
University of Alberta
201 Administration Building
If you are an international applicant and have questions about your required documents or are unable to have documents sent directly from your previous school, please contact Student Connect in the Office of the Registrar at (780) 492-3113 or use the online form at http://admissions.ualberta.ca/contact.
5) Check your UAlberta email regularly.
If your file is missing anything we will email your UAlberta email only. We will also email you about important updates regarding your application, as well as a monthly bulletin to keep you up to date on what is happening with your application, and next steps.
6) Apply for residence if you wish to live in on-campus housing.
Visit www.ualberta.ca/residences for complete details and deadlines.
7) Apply for scholarships, awards, and financial assistance if applicable.
Visit the Faculty of Education Scholarships and Awards page for complete details.
8) Check for your admission decision email in your UAlberta email and in Bear Tracks.
You will be notified via email when a decision has been made or if we have an update to the status of your application. If an offer of admission has been extended or if your application was refused it will be reflected on Bear Tracks as well. If you do not yet meet the competitive AGPA for your program you will be notified via email only, and your Bear Tracks status will not change until an offer can be extended of your application refused.
9) Download your personalized Program Sheet to see what courses you have to complete to earn your BEd and, if applicable, to see which previously completed courses were used to meet degree requirements.
If you have previously completed any course work that is considered equivalent to courses in the BEd Program you are admitted to, we will note this on your Program Sheet. Students in the 4-year program will have Transfer Credit awarded and those in the After Degree will have the requirements noted as met.
10) Pay your tuition deposit.
Undergraduate students must submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $500 to confirm their admission and their intention to register (the tuition deposit will count toward your total tuition cost). More information about the tuition deposit and payment options can be found on the Financial Services site.
11) Register for classes.
Use Bear Tracks to view your enrolment date (this is the date you can start registering in classes for both Fall and Winter) and to register for your classes.
The course sequencing for our BEd programs is provided to each student upon admission on their personalized Program Sheets and can also be found in the Calendar. Student will either look at the 4-year Degree of BEd requirements or the After Degree Program requirements.
For assistance with Bear Tracks, the Bear Tracks User Guide provides a manual as well as video tutorials. We also provide Registration workshops and Tip Sheets to help with Registration.
12) Continue to check your UAlberta email.
We continue to send information to your UAlberta email account including important information about the Faculty of Education, orientation, course changes, etc.
13) Attend orientation.
Students should attend both the university-wide new student orientation provided by the Students' Union as well as the Faculty of Education Welcome Event.
14) Pay your tuition.
Your fee assessment will be available in Bear Tracks. Refer to the University Calendar for more information about tuition and fees and visit www.financial.ualberta.ca/StudentTuitionPaymentOptions for more information about tuition payment options.
15) Attend classes.
A campus map is available at www.ualberta.ca/maps as well as on the University of Alberta's mobile apps.