Undergraduate Programs

Deadlines and Schedules


January 9 to April 21, 2017 
* Finish April 13 if you work during Reading Week

May 1 to August 4, 2017 
  FALL September 5 to December 15, 2017*
    *Finish Dec 15 if you work through Fall Break Week 

To arrange a professional practicum placement you must attend the Placement Orientation Seminar prior to commencing the process of acquiring a practicum placement.

Placement Orientation Seminars

  • Seminars are generally scheduled during the first week of classes 
  • The September placement orientation seminar is for the following January to April practicum term.
  • The January placement orientation seminar is for both the following May to August and September to December practicum terms
  • The only exception is for students who are arranging their placement outside the Province of Alberta or an international placement
  • You must access your e-mail on your “@ualberta.ca” account as regular notices will be sent out as reminders to this listserve
  • It is your responsibility to keep informed of these deadlines

International placements

  • You must begin the search process at least one full year prior to the actual placement
  • Consult with Practicum Supervisor for specific requirements for international placements
  • You must have a minimum 2.7 accumulated GPA to be eligible for an international placement

Arranging your own Practicum Experience 

  • You may arrange your own placements provided you understand the policy and guidelines for these arranged placements being approved
  • You are strongly advised to consult with the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor at least a year prior to arranging a placement with an agency
  • You must have a minimum 2.7 Accumulated GPA to be eligible for an out of province placement