Transfer Student

General Requirements

  1. Transfer students must present the successful completion of at least 24 credits transferable course weight. Students with less than 24 will be assessed based on a combination of high school and post-secondary coursework. Applicants who present less than 9 credits of transferable post-secondary coursework are considered as High School Applicants.
  2. Satisfactory standing in the Faculty or post-secondary institution from which they wish to transfer;
  3. An Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.0, as well as a competitive AGPA.
  4. All applicants applying to the Bachelor of Education program at the University of Alberta are required to complete the Casper test as part of their application. More information about the Casper test requirement can be found here


  1. Applicants are ranked according to their AGPA, which is calculated on all university transferable coursework completed in the most recent two terms of study if they contain a minimum of 24 credits. If those two terms contain less than 24 credits, all work in the next most recent term(s) is included in the calculation until the minimum total of 24 credits is reached.
  2. All students are required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency and Spoken English Proficiency in addition to meeting the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Admission with Transfer Credit

A maximum of 60 credits obtained at another post-secondary institution may be granted as transfer credit toward any Bachelor of Education program where applicable. A maximum of 75 credits obtained at the University of Alberta may be granted as transfer credit toward any Bachelor of Education program where applicable.

The year of program to which an applicant is admitted depends on the number of transferable credits applicable to the BEd program for which they have applied.

The Alberta Transfer Guide explains the nature and the detail of transfer credit arrangements among various post-secondary institutions in Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. It is available online at: If you attended a post-secondary institution in a province other than Alberta, you may check to see if that province has a transfer guide. If your coursework transfers to a major university in that province, then it most likely will be accepted here; the Undergraduate Student Services Office in the Faculty of Education will make the final determination.

* The number of new students admitted to any particular program or year of a program may vary depending on the number of available places and the promotion, departure, or graduation of continuing students. While the minimum admission average is 70% for high school applicants, and a minimum GPA of 2.0 for postsecondary applicants, all admissions are competitive and the actual admission averages may be higher than the minimum.

For additional admissions information, consult the University of Alberta calendar: