Undergraduate Programs and Their Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Deadlines

  • A complete list of University of Alberta deadlines is available in the University Calendar.  
  • The program in both Edmonton and Camrose have one intake per year, Fall (September).  
  • The application deadline is the date by which you must have your application form and application fee submitted to UAlberta. 
  • The document deadline is the date by which you must have all admission requirements completed and all documents (i.e. transcripts) submitted to UAlberta.    

Fall (September) Admissions 2017 - Edmonton and Camrose:

Application Process

Visit the Application Process section for a step-by-step guide.

Applicants may apply to both the Edmonton and Camrose program locations, but as a condition of admission the program must be completed at whichever location the student enrolls in; transfers between locations are not permitted. 

  • Applicants who are current or returning UAlberta students pay a reduced application fee and therefore can only apply for one program per application.  These applicants can indicate on their application which location they would like to apply for, but must submit two separate applications if they would like to be considered for both Edmonton and Camrose. 
  • Applicants who have not previously attended UAlberta can apply for multiple programs on one application and therefore can apply for both Edmonton and Camrose on the same application form, indicating which is their first and second choice.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are outlined below as well as in the General Admission Requirements and Faculty of Nursing sections of the University Calendar. Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registrations and for completion of the specified program requirements. 

Early or conditional offers of admission may be granted to early applicants who meet eligibility requirements (refer to the Admission Decision Process section of the University Calendar). 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a recognized academic institution. If your degree is from an international institution and you have questions about the recognition of your degree at the University of Alberta, please contact International Admissions in the Office of the Registrar at (780) 492-3113 or use the online form  http://admissions.ualberta.ca/contact.

  2. An Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 3.0 or equivalent. Please refer to the Transfer from a Postsecondary Institution section of the University Calendar

    An AGPA of 3.0 is the minimum to apply, but the actual AGPA accepted will vary for each intake.  Please contact the Faculty of Nursing for more information about the AGPA being accepted for a specific intake.    
    The Office of the Registrar's grades section includes an explanation of UAlberta's current grading system as well as a conversion chart for those individuals who attended the university before the change from the 9-point to the 4-point grading system.
Completion of the following prerequisite courses:
  • English (3 credits)
  • Psychology (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Human Anatomy (3 credits)
  • Human Physiology (3 credits) 
  • Medical Microbiology (3 credits)

View additional information about transfer courses.

High school subject requirements do not apply for this program. 

English Language Proficiency
Students who have not completed a minimum of six full years of education in English in Canada or the equivalent in another country where English is the principal language are required to demonstrate written and spoken English proficiency according to the UAlberta's English Language Proficiency and Spoken English requirements. For more information consult the Spoken English Requirement section of the University Calendar. For questions about these requirements, please contact International Admissions in the Office of the Registrar at (780) 492-1100 or admissions.international@ualberta.ca.  

Health and Safety Requirements
There are a number of health and safety-related requirements that must be met upon admission to the Faculty of Nursing.  Please visit the Health and Safety Requirements page for detailed information and deadlines.

Transfer Credit
Advance credit for coursework completed prior to admission may be granted once you have been admitted to the program. The Transfer Courses page lists a few of the acceptable courses for transfer credit. If you have taken courses from other Alberta postsecondary institutions and would like to check for transferability, you can do so using the Alberta Transfer Guide.