Admissions Requirements


  • A complete list of University of Alberta deadlines is available in the University Calendar.
  • The program in Edmonton has one intake per year in fall (September).
  • The application deadline is the date by which you must have your application form and application fee submitted to the U of A.
  • The document deadline is the date by which you must have all admission requirements completed and all documents (i.e., transcripts) submitted to the U of A.
Deadlines Date
Application form and application fee due. March 1
CASPer deadline (last testing date) May 2
All program requirements completed and transcripts/documents due June 15
Health and safety requirements deadline - Refer to the Health and Safety Requirements page

Application Process

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

  • Applicants who are current or returning U of A students pay a reduced application fee and therefore can only apply for one program per application.
  • Applicants who have not previously attended U of A can apply for multiple programs on one application.

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
  2. An Admission GPA of at least 3.0 or equivalent. Refer to Transfer from a Postsecondary Institutions
  3. Completed Casper Testing by May 2, 2023.
  4. Completion of the following prerequisite courses: English (★3), Human Anatomy (★3), Human Physiology (★3), Medical Microbiology (★3), and Statistics (★3)
  5. The following prerequisite courses require a minimum grade of C+ and must be taken within five years of BScN program start date:
    Human Anatomy (★3), Human Physiology (★3), and Medical Microbiology (★3)

NOTE: Students must obtain a grade equivalent to C+ as determined by the grading scale in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. International applicants' grading equivalencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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 U of A'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 the Student Service Centre.

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 post-secondary institutions and would like to check for transferability, you can do so using the Alberta Transfer Guide .