Update on Changes to Faculty of Education Undergraduate Admissions for the Fall 2021 Term

We are pleased that you are considering the University of Alberta and thank you for applying to the Faculty of Education. As we look forward to Fall 2021, we recognize the current uncertainty you are facing as a result of COVID-19 and the disruption to post-secondary operations across the globe.

We would like to update you on adjustments to admission processes related to your application for admission to the University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. We also invite you to visit and monitor the University of Alberta's webpage for updates on changes to admissions for the Fall 2021 term where additional updates will be posted when they become available.

Admission GPA

For ALL post-secondary students applying to an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Alberta, grades for courses taken in Winter 2020 will not be included in the calculation of admission GPAs.

Passing grades from Winter 2020 will contribute to the credit requirements for individual admissions, provided the grades meet the threshold required for transfer credit as outlined in the University Calendar, and will be accepted as satisfying program prerequisites.

Non-passing grades from Winter 2020 will not contribute to the credit requirements for individual admissions and will not be accepted as satisfying program prerequisites.

These admissions practice changes aim to ensure that the academic changes and disruptions in global education systems that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic do not disadvantage applicants to University of Alberta programs. The goal is to ensure all applicants are treated in a fair and equitable manner.

Grades and relative performance for the Winter 2020 term will not be used by the University of Alberta for any admissions decisions.

CR/NC and Fall 2020 Admission FAQs for Students