Application Process

1) Review the admission requirements, application and document deadlines

The Faculty of Nursing offers five different undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Review the Undergraduate Programs and Their Admission Requirements and well as the Undergraduate Admissions and Admission and Readmission Deadlines sections of the University of Alberta Calendar.

2) Submit your University of Alberta application

Applications can be sent through the UAlberta Launchpad Portal at You will use the Ualberta Launchpad portal to apply, upload documents (if applicable), check your application status, review checklist items and more.

For assistance with your application through the UAlberta Launchpad Portal, contact Student Services Centre.

3) Apply to write Casper Testing and submit your score

The Casper Test is an online situational judgement test. The last day to take the Casper Test for Fall 2023 admission is May 2, 2023. Admission cannot be offered to students until this is complete. Note: The Snapshot and Duet assessments are not required to apply for admission to the Faculty of Nursing. 

4) Receive your UAlberta student ID number and Campus Computing ID

In addition to access to the UAlberta Launchpad, applicants who are new to the University will receive an email with their UAlberta student ID Number and Campus Computing ID (CCID). If you already have a student ID and CCID they will remain the same. Your CCID allows you to access many services, including your UAlberta email account and Bear Tracks. Important communications are sent to your UAlberta email account, so activate it as soon as possible and check it frequently. You will need to provide your UAlberta student ID number for any inquiries about your application. Student Connect can assist with Bear Tracks or your Student ID/ CCID information.

5) Check your To Do List in UAlberta Launchpad 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 in your UAlberta Launchpad account.

Ensure you submit all outstanding items to the Office of the Registrar by the applicable document deadline(s). When submitting final official transcripts they should be sent directly from the issuing institution or applicable ministry to:

Office of the Registrar and Student Awards
University of Alberta
201 Administration Building
Edmonton AB   T6G 2M7

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, contact Student Services Centre in the Office of the Registrar at 780-492-3113. Electronic transcripts sent directly from the issuing institution are accepted and encouraged. Have your institution send your documents to

6) Apply for residence if you wish to live in on-campus housing

Visit Residences for complete details and deadlines.

7) Apply for scholarships, awards, and financial assistance if applicable

Visit the Faculty of Nursing Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Assistance page for complete details.

8) Check your admission decision in UAlberta Launchpad

When an update has been made to your admission status, an email will be sent advising you to check messages in your UAlberta Launchpad.

9) Accept Your Offer

If you wish to accept your offer of admission you must submit a non-refundable Tuition Deposit of $500 to confirm your admission and intention to register (the Tuition Deposit will count toward your total tuition cost). More information about the Tuition Deposit is available on the Registrar's Office and Tuition provides information about payment options.

10) Pay your tuition deposit and register for classes

Use Bear Tracks to view your enrollment date (this is the date you can start registering in classes) and to register for your classes. The course sequence for each of the BScN Programs is available in the Program Descriptions section of the Faculty of Nursing website and in the University Calendar. It is very important that you registrar for both fall and winter terms. For assistance with Bear Tracks, the Bear Tracks User Guide provides a manual as well as video tutorials.

11) View your Transfer Credit Report if applicable

If you have previously completed any course work that is considered equivalent to courses in the BScN Program you are admitted to, transfer credit will be granted and your Transfer Credit Report will be available in your Bear Tracks.

12) Review the Faculty of Nursing's health and safety requirement

These are explained in detail on the Health and Safety Requirements page of the Faculty of Nursing website and include CPR training, immunization requirements, confidentiality agreements, etc. These requirements are not due as part of your application but must be completed by the deadline indicated for your program on the Health and Safety Requirements page.

13) Watch for your Faculty of Nursing Welcome Letter

This letter will be sent to your UAlberta email account and provides important information about the Faculty of Nursing, orientation, course changes, etc.

Information about the Faculty of Nursing's virtual, online orientation will be provided in your Welcome Letter. Students should attend the university-wide new student orientation provided by the Students' Union.

14) Pay your tuition

Your fee assessment will be available in Bear Tracks. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Calendar for more information about tuition and fees and visit Tuition for more information about tuition payment options.

15) Attend classes

A campus map is available at as well as on the University of Alberta's mobile apps.