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    University of Alberta
   
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018

General Admission Requirements


Return to: Undergraduate Admission  


The University of Alberta strives to provide an inclusive, respectful, equitable, and supportive environment for students. See University Equity Statement in Student Affairs .

In addition to the general University admission requirements detailed below, Faculties have additional admission requirements for each program. Specific admission requirements are detailed in Admission Requirements by Faculty .

For information on graduate programs, applicants can visit the website at www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca or contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1.

High School Applicants

In general, admission to undergraduate programs is based on a minimum average of 70% (on a 50% passing scale) on five high school admission subjects required by the program of study at the Grade 12-level (or equivalent). All five admission subjects must be above the minimum passing grade. Some Faculties may require a higher competitive average, see Admission Requirements by Faculty  for admission requirements by Faculty.

Applicants from High Schools outside of Alberta

Applicants from another province or territory in Canada who have successfully completed work at the level shown below are considered for admission to the University of Alberta, subject to Faculty requirements as outlined in preceding sections.

Applicants who do not possess these requirements may clear deficiencies by completing appropriate Alberta Grade 12 subjects or equivalents.

British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Grade 12

Ontario

Grade 12 or OAC level

Quebec

Successful completion of the first year of the CEGEP academic program with satisfactory performance in appropriate subjects.

For information on provincial equivalents of Alberta Grade 12 courses, please visit www.admissions.ualberta.ca or contact the Office of the Registrar, Student Connect, main floor Administration Building, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M7, (780) 492-3113 (local charges apply), Contact Form.

Applicants from High Schools outside of Canada

For admission information on undergraduate programs, applicants can visit the website at www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca or contact the Office of the Registrar, Student Connect, main floor Administration Building, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M7, (780) 492-3113 (local charges apply), Contact Form.

For information on graduate programs, applicants should contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1.

Admission from a British-Patterned System

Applicants must present their General Certificate of Education (GCE) examination results or their equivalents.

The minimum requirement for admission is superior standing in the five specific Faculty and program course requirements (see Admission Requirements by Faculty ), at least two of which must be at the GCE Advanced Level (A-level) or Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-level).

Some programs require that three subjects must be at the Advanced Level (A-level) or Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-level). Contact the Office of the Registrar for more details.

Final admission is based on completion of required subjects for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) or Ordinary Level (O-level) qualification; and either the completion of required Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-level) subjects, and/or the predicted or achieved results in required Advanced Level (A-level) subjects.

Transfer credit may be considered for some courses at the Advanced Level (A-level) with a final grade of A or B. Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-level) courses will not be considered for transfer credit.

Note: Final and official General Certificate of Education (GCE) certificates are required in all cases.

For more details, visit www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/en/StudyAtUAlberta/Undergraduate/ProgramsAndAdmissions/GCEBritishCurriculum.aspx.

Admission from the United States and other countries and schools that offer American-based curricula

Admission is based on superior standing in the five specific Faculty and program course requirements (see Admission Requirements by Faculty ). Applicants from the United States and other countries that offer American-based curricula may be considered for admission to the University if they meet the following requirements:

  1. The required English course has been met by presenting High School Grade 12 (or equivalent) course marks, or an acceptable score from International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), SAT, or SAT Subject Test (SAT ST) results, and
  2. All required courses from Group C (Mathematics/Sciences) have been met by presenting an accepted score from IB, AP, SAT ST results, or High School (the final three years) course marks. If a high school course mark is to be used, the applicant must also meet the SAT or ACT requirement as follows:
    1. SAT: minimum combined score of 1800 with a minimum of 600 on each section (or Redesigned SAT: minimum combined score of 1200 with a minimum of 600 on each section)
    2. ACT: minimum composite score of 26. and
  3. All required courses from Group A (Humanities/Social Sciences) and Group B (Fine Arts) have been met by presenting accepted scores from either IB, AP, SAT ST results, or High School (the final three years) course marks. If a high school course mark is to be used, the applicant must also meet the SAT or ACT requirement as follows:
    1. SAT: minimum combined score of 1800 with a minimum of 600 on each section (or Redesigned SAT: minimum combined score of 1200 with a minimum of 600 on each section)
    2. ACT: minimum composite score of 26

See Admissions Chart 2 for SAT Subject Test equivalencies and Admissions Chart 3 for required courses from Groups A, B and C.

For more details, visit www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/en/StudyAtUAlberta/Undergraduate/ProgramsAndAdmissions/GCEBritishCurriculum.aspx.

Admissions Chart 2 SAT Subject Tests Equated to Subject Groups

Group A (Humanities)

Group C (Sciences)

Chinese with Listening
French
French with Listening
German
German with Listening
Italian
Japanese with Listening
Korean with Listening
Latin
Literature
Modern Hebrew
Spanish
Spanish with Listening
US History
World History
Biology E
Biology M
Chemistry
Math Level 2
Physics

Note: There is no SAT Subject Test equivalency for Calculus (Mathematics 31). Students interested in applying for programs which require Calculus as a prerequisite (e.g., Engineering) must meet this requirement through the appropriate coursework at either the secondary or postsecondary level.

Postsecondary Transfer Applicants

Admission of postsecondary transfer applicants is generally based on both high school admission requirements and academic performance in postsecondary coursework, transferable to the University of Alberta (See Admissions Chart 3 below for details). However, some Faculties have additional program specific requirements; applicants should also consult specific Faculty and program admission requirements in Admission Requirements by Faculty  for further information.

This section also applies to applicants transferring from one Faculty or program to another at the University of Alberta.

Admission is competitive.

Admissions Chart 3 Substitution of High School-Level Course Requirements

Admissions Chart 3 sets out the transferable postsecondary credit which will be substituted in cases where applicants do not present, for the programs to which applications are being made, the appropriate High School-level courses based on the Alberta Education curriculum. Prospective students who completed high school education from outside Alberta should review the Provincial Admission Course Equivalents for acceptable high school courses in the three categories at www.admissions.ualberta.ca. Only 5-credit courses will be used for admission purposes. 

Grade 12 Courses Group A Group B Group C
 
  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. 30-level Language other than English
  3. Social Studies 30-1
  1. Applied Graphic Arts 35
  2. Art 30
  3. Art 31
  4. Communication Technology Advanced Level-Career and Technology Studies (CTS) 
  5. Dance 35
  6. Drama 30
  7. Music 30 (Choral, Instrumental or General) 
  8. Music 35
  9. Musical Theatre 35
  10. Performing Arts 35 A, B, or C
  1. Mathematics 30-1
  2. Mathematics 31
  3. Chemistry 30
  4. Physics 30
  5. Biology 30
  6. Science 30
  7. Computing Science (CSE) Advanced Level-Career and Technology Studies (CTS) 
Number of Transferable Postsecondary Credits Group A Group B Group C
 
  1. English (★3)
  2. Language other than English (★3)
  3. Humanities or Social Sciences (★3)
  1. Fine Arts (★3) as 1-10 above
  1. Mathematics (Algebra) (★3)
  2. Mathematics (Calculus) (★3)
  3. Chemistry (★3)
  4. Physics (★3)
  5. Biology (includes Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology) (★3)
  6. Any Science course (★3)
  7. Any Computing Science course (★3)

Transfer from a Postsecondary Institution

Notwithstanding the following information, admission to the University of Alberta is competitive. Many programs may require a higher minimum admission average than that specified below.

  1. Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) Calculation: The AGPA is calculated on all university transferable coursework completed in the most recent two terms of study if they contain a minimum of ★24. If those two terms contain less than ★24, all work in the next most recent term(s) is included in the calculation until the minimum total of ★24 is reached. Fall/Winter courses are considered Winter courses in these calculations. For applicants who have attempted less than ★24 of transferable postsecondary work, the AGPA is based on all university or university transfer credits attempted.
    Note: Where the applicant has more than one passing grade for the same course at any institution, only the first passing grade is used in calculating the grade point average(s) for admission purposes.
  2. Applicants who have met the appropriate minimum matriculation requirements on first admission to another postsecondary institution will be considered for admission to the University of Alberta, if they
    1. present an admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 2.0;
    2. meet all other admission criteria (i.e., specific program admission requirements, English Language Proficiency, audition, portfolio, questionnaire, references, etc.).
  3. Students seeking admission who had not taken all five required Grade 12 subjects on first admission to another postsecondary program will be considered for admission to the University if they
    1. have successfully completed, through further high school or university transfer work, the five required matriculation subject areas specified for admission to the particular degree program to which the student has applied;
    2. present the appropriate minimum application average on all five subjects specified for admission;
    3. meet all other admission criteria (i.e., specific program admission requirements, English Language Proficiency, audition, portfolio, questionnaire, references, etc.).
  4. Students seeking admission who have not met the appropriate minimum application average on first admission to another postsecondary program will be considered for admission to the University of Alberta if they
    1. have successfully completed at least ★24 transferable to the University of Alberta;
    2. present an AGPA of at least 2.0;
    3. meet all other admission criteria (i.e., specific program admission requirements, English Language Proficiency, audition, portfolio, questionnaire, references, etc.).
  5. To be considered for readmission, an applicant who has been required to withdraw from the University of Alberta must
  1. if the student is seeking readmission to the same Faculty, meet all conditions set by the Faculty at the time of the requirement to withdraw; or
  2. if the student is seeking readmission to another Faculty, present ★18 transferable to the University with an AGPA of at least 2.7 or ★24 transferable to the University with an AGPA of at least 2.0 on work done after being required to withdraw and meet all other admission or readmission criteria (i.e., specific program admission requirements, English Language Proficiency, audition, portfolio, questionnaire, references, etc.).
  1. To be considered for admission or readmission, an applicant who has been required to withdraw from another postsecondary institution must
    1. have successfully completed, through high school or university transfer coursework, the five required matriculation subject areas specified for admission to the particular degree program to which the student has applied;
    2. subsequent to having been required to withdraw, have successfully completed at least ★24 transferable to the University;
    3. present an AGPA of at least 2.0;
    4. meet all other admission or readmission criteria (i.e., specific program admission requirements, English Language Proficiency, audition, portfolio, questionnaire, references, etc.).

Transfer of Credit

Transfer credit may be granted to admitted applicants who have completed one or more University level course(s) at another recognized postsecondary institution. Transfer credit reduces the number of courses a student is required to take to qualify for a degree at the University of Alberta. The amount of transfer credit granted depends on how applicable the previous coursework is to the particular degree program to which the student has been admitted.

A maximum of ★60 (credits) or its equivalent (e.g., 10 full courses or 20 half courses) from previously attended postsecondary institution(s) may be granted toward a University of Alberta undergraduate degree program.

Also, some Faculties have placed a limit on the number courses for which transfer credit may be granted. Prospective students should consult the Faculty program sections of the Calendar or a Faculty advisor for further details.

Some postsecondary institutions within Alberta have approved university transfer programs that provide courses for transfer. The online Alberta Transfer Guide provides information on previously approved transferable courses and programs between many of the Alberta postsecondary institutions and the University of Alberta. In addition to those transfer agreements in the transfer guide, a course offered for credit by another research-intensive university within Alberta (University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, and Athabasca University) shall be granted credit, subject to meeting minimum grade and program requirements. Consequently, the transfer equivalents are not listed in the Alberta Transfer Guide. For postsecondary institutions outside of Alberta and within Canada, the University of Alberta will normally grant transfer credit for those courses that are presented in the appropriate provincial transfer guides as transferable to the research-intensive universities within that province, subject to meeting grade and program requirements.

Notes

  1. Transfer credit will be granted for 100-level language courses (or equivalent) that have been successfully completed, except where a high school (Grade 12 level) course in the same language has also been successfully completed.
  2. Transfer credit will be granted for each course transferable to the University of Alberta if the grade achieved is at least a C- (or its equivalent) and the course is applicable to the specific program to which the student has been admitted.
  3. Among all research-intensive universities, transfer credit is assessed on an individual course-by-course basis.
  4. The Alberta Transfer Guide explains the nature and the detail of transfer credit agreements among various postsecondary institutions in Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon. It is available online at www.transferalberta.ca.
  5. Once transfer credit has been granted toward a student's program, any subsequent change of program will result in the reassessment of all previously granted transfer credit for applicability to the new degree program.

Additional transfer information may be found at www.admissions.ualberta.ca/transfer.

Advanced Placement

Advanced placement may be granted to applicants who have taken the equivalent of university courses in some other manner. This excuses them from taking the corresponding university courses, but other courses must be taken instead. Thus, students who have been granted advanced placement will not have the length of their program reduced.

If applicants feel they may be eligible for either transfer credit or advanced placement, they should ensure that the application is submitted well in advance of the deadlines given in Undergraduate Application Procedures . The University reserves the right to require applicants for transfer credit or advanced placement to write examinations at any level including that of matriculation.

Credit by Special Assessment

Some Faculties allow students to seek credit in certain specified courses without actually registering in and taking courses, if they can demonstrate an acceptable level of mastery of the course content. The procedure whereby a student seeks credit in a course by this nontraditional route is known as Credit by Special Assessment.

Faculties, in consultation with departments, will determine which, if any, of their courses may be attempted by special assessment and the conditions that a student must satisfy to have an application approved. In particular, students in any Faculty who wish to apply for credit by special assessment in a language course offered within the Faculty of Arts should consult Credit by Special Assessment .

The privilege of seeking credit in a course by special assessment is limited to students admitted to the University. Students wishing to receive credit in courses this way should report to their Faculty Office to be apprised of Faculty regulations and deadlines for submission of applications.

All grades obtained in attempts by special assessment, including failing grades, will be recorded on students' transcripts and computed into their student record in accordance with the policies of the students' Faculties.

Please refer to Fees Payment Guide  for fee information.

Admission of Aboriginal Applicants

General Statement

The University of Alberta is committed to the recruitment, retention and graduation of Aboriginal students. The University also recognizes that Aboriginal applicants have traditionally been under represented in higher education and strives towards having the University's Aboriginal student population attain a level that is at least proportionate to the Aboriginal population of the province.

In order to facilitate appropriate representation of Aboriginal students on campus, additional qualified applicants may be considered over and above the Aboriginal students who are admitted in the regular competition for places in a Faculty. Aboriginal applicants who wish to be considered for such additional places must attain the minimum admission requirements of their chosen program as prescribed by the University and its Faculties and programs. To assist the University in achieving this overall goal, Faculties are encouraged to set aside places specifically for Aboriginal applicants, the number being consistent with the available pool, student interests, and available teaching and learning support services.

Definition of Aboriginal People for the Purpose of Admission

  1. Definition of an Aboriginal Applicant: For the purpose of application and admission to the University of Alberta, and in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part II, Section 35(2), an Aboriginal applicant is an Indian, Inuit, or Métis person of Canada, or a person who is accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community.
  2. Proof of Aboriginal Ancestry: Proof of Aboriginal ancestry may be required by Faculties; candidates will be advised at the time of application if they must provide it. Where proof is required, documentation will be verified by
    1. the Faculty of Law, if application is made to the Faculty of Law;
    2. the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, if the application is made to the Dentistry, Medicine, Dental Hygiene or Medical Laboratory Science programs;
    3. the Aboriginal Student Services Centre, acting on behalf of all other Faculties, if application is made to any other program.

Aboriginal applicants must be aware that proof of ancestry does not guarantee admission to any program. All positions at the University are competitive and admission committees will make their selections from among the best qualified candidates. Candidates may also be required to demonstrate their connection to an Aboriginal community.

The following is accepted as proof of ancestry, for the purpose of application:

  1. a certified copy of a Status or Treaty card;
  2. a certified copy of a Métis membership card;
  3. a certified copy of a Nunavut Trust Certificate card, roll number or any other proof accepted by Inuit communities;
  4. proof that an ancestor's name has been entered
    1. in the Indian Register according to the Indian Act, or
    2. on the band list of an individual band, or
    3. on the Inuit roll;
  5. evidence of an ancestor who received a land grant or a scrip grant under the Manitoba Act or the Dominion Lands Act;
  6. written confirmation of Aboriginal ancestry from the Department of Indian Affairs;
  7. written confirmation of membership by a band council which has enacted its own band membership code;
  8. a Statutory Declaration by an applicant attesting to Aboriginal ancestry, supplemented by letters or documentation supporting the Declaration
    1. from an official of a recognized native organization, or
    2. from a relative in an Aboriginal community, or
    3. from the applicant describing involvement with Aboriginal issues.

Other forms of proof may be considered.

  1. Residence
    1. Regarding Application: Residence regulations affecting application to any program at this University shall be waived for Aboriginal applicants.
    2. Regarding Admission: For the purpose of determining admission to a program, an Aboriginal applicant who is not resident in Alberta will be considered in the following categories and in the order specified:
      1. First, as a candidate for the positions reserved for out-of-province applicants.
      2. Second, as a candidate for the positions reserved for Alberta residents. Residence regulations shall be waived for this purpose.
      3. Third, as a candidate for positions set aside specifically for Aboriginal applicants. Preference for these positions may be given to those who are resident in Alberta.
  2. Appeal on Aboriginal Status

Appeals regarding Aboriginal status for the purpose of application can be made to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). Appeals may be made on status only and must be received, in writing, within 30 days of the date on the letter advising that proof submitted in support of Aboriginal status has not been accepted for the purpose of application to a program.

In the case of an appeal, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) shall authorize a panel to review the decision, consisting of the following members:

  • in the Chair, the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) (or delegate)
  • President, Aboriginal Students Council (or delegate)
  • an Elder (appointed by the University of Alberta Aboriginal Council)
  • an appropriate representative of an Indian, Métis or Inuit community (appointed by the University of Alberta Aboriginal Council)
  • a member of a Faculty not associated with the case [appointed by the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)].

The decision of the appeal panel is final and binding.

Transition Year Program for Aboriginal Applicants

The University of Alberta encourages Aboriginal students to apply for entrance to its degree programs through the normal admission categories as detailed in Admission Requirements by Faculty . Prospective students who do not meet these requirements may be eligible for admission by successfully completing a Transition Year Program.

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre, in conjunction with several Faculties, administers these Transition Year Programs. These separate streams give Aboriginal students the opportunity to excel in the academic courses within their chosen Faculty and assist them to integrate into the campus community. Students admitted to a Transition Year Program will take a combination of degree credit courses and tutorial, support classes.

Admission into a degree program via this particular route is a two-step process. Applicants must first be admitted into a Transition Year Program, perform satisfactorily on all courses during the program, and then apply the following year for admission to the degree program. The admission requirements follow.

For more information about the Transition Year Program, contact Aboriginal Student Services Centre, 2-400 Students' Union Building University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2J7; (780) 492-5677 assc.reception@ualberta.ca or visit the website at www.aboriginalservices.ualberta.ca.

  1. Admission to a Transition Year Program
    Note: This program requires the payment of additional miscellaneous fees. See Student Instructional Support Fees 2016-2017   for details.
    1. General Requirements
      1. Aboriginal status
      2. Each required subject must have a minimum mark of 50%.
      3. The minimum overall average must be 60%.
        Note: The application and documents deadline is May 1.
    2. Faculty Requirements
      1. Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
        BSc in Agriculture, BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences, BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences/BA in Native Studies, BSc in Forestry, BSc in Nutrition and Food Sciences, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
        1. English Language Arts 30-1
        2. Mathematics 30-1
        3. Chemistry 30
        4. Biology 30

BSc in Human Ecology, BSc in Human Ecology/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Mathematics 30-1
  3. Biology 30 or Chemistry 30

Note: A minimum mark of 60% in each subject is recommended to be successful in this program.

  1. Arts
    1. English Language Arts 30-1
    2. One other 30-level course from Group A (Social Studies 30-1 recommended), B, or C (Mathematics 30-2 may be presented in place of a Group C course).
  2. Business
    1. English Language Arts 30-1
    2. Mathematics 30-1
  3. Education

Elementary Route

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. One other 30-level course from Group A, B, or C

Secondary Route

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. One other 30-level course related to major area of study
  1. Engineering
    1. English Language Arts 30-1
    2. Mathematics 30-1
    3. Chemistry 30
    4. Physics 30
  2. Native Studies
    1. English Language Arts 30-1
    2. One 30-level course from Group A, B, or C, (Mathematics 30-2 may be presented in place of a Group C course).
  3. Nursing
    1. English Language Arts 30-1
    2. Biology 30
    3. Chemistry 30 or Science 30
    4. One of Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2 or Mathematics 31
  4. Physical Education and Recreation (BKin, BARST)

Course Requirement:

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. One other 30-level course from Group A or C (Biology 30 recommended). (Mathematics 30-2 may be presented in place of a Group C course).
  1. Science
    1. English Language Arts 30-1
    2. Mathematics 30-1
    3. Two of: Biology 30; Chemistry 30; Physics 30; Mathematics 31; Computing Science (CSE) Advanced Level-Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

Note: Only 5-credit courses will be used for admission purposes. 

  1. Completion of a Transition Year Program
    1. General Requirements: Students must normally complete the required courses in Fall/Winter and Spring terms. These courses will be taken through Open Studies.
      Note: A limited number of places are available in the required courses.
    2. Faculty Requirements: The specific course and performance requirements to be considered for admission to each degree program follow:
  1. Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences: BSc

Course requirement: ★15, as follows:

  1. ENGL 125  and one of ENGL 122 or WRS 101  
  2. MATH 113  or STAT 151  
  3. Two of: BIOL 107  or BIOL 108 , CHEM 101  or CHEM 102  , ECON 101  or ECON 102 , or STAT 151  (if not taken above)

Performance requirement: Minimum GPA of 2.0.

  1. Arts: BA

Course requirement: ★18, as follows:

  1. ENGL 122 and ENGL 125 . Other ★3 100-level ENGL or WRS courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the TYP Coordinator.
  2. ★6 in one other Language other than English
  3. ★6 chosen from Arts Chart 1  Basic Requirements, in line with the student's interests and/or intended major or minor.
    The TYP Coordinator may approve variation of these course requirements based on student interest.

Performance requirement: Minimum GPA of 2.0.

  1. Business: BCom

Course requirement: ★15, chosen from

  1. ★6 100-level ENGL: ENGL 125  and ENGL 122 recommended
  2. MATH 113  
  3. ECON 101 /ECON 102  

Note: In order to qualify as a full-time student an additional ★3 must be chosen with approval of the TYP Coordinator.

Performance requirement: Minimum GPA of 2.3.

  1. Education

Course requirement: ★18 as follows:

Elementary Route

  1. EDU 100  
  2. EDPY 302  
  3. ENGL 102  or ENGL 103  and ENGL 125  (meets ★6 from Non-Education Element c.)
  4. ★6 from Non-Education Elements a to g

Secondary Route

  1. EDU 100  
  2. EDPY 304  
  3. ENGL 102  or ENGL 103  and ENGL 125  
  4. ★6 from the major/minor area

Performance requirement: Minimum GPA of 2.0

  1. Engineering: BSc

Course requirement: ★15, as follows:

  1. ENGL 122 and ENGL 125  
  2. MATH 113  
  3. CHEM 101 /CHEM 102  

Note: In order to qualify as a full-time student, an additional ★3 must be chosen with approval of the TYP Coordinator

Performance requirement: Minimum GPA of 2.0

  1. Native Studies

Course requirement: ★18, as follows:

  1. (★6) Junior English, or (★3) Junior English and (★3) Writing Studies (WRS). ENGL 125  recommended
  2. NS 110  or NS 111  
  3. NS 152  
  4. One of: ANTHR 101 , PSYCO 105  or SOC 100  

Performance requirement: Minimum GPA of 2.0.

  1. Nursing: BScN

Course requirement: ★18, as follows:

  1. (★6) Junior English, or (★3) Junior English and (★3) Writing Studies (WRS). ENGL 125  recommended.

  2. NURS 140   
  3. Electives (★6)
  4. STAT 151  

Performance requirement: Minimum GPA of 2.5.

Note: Students are advised to take STAT 151  and an Elective (★3) in the second term.

  1. Physical Education and Recreation

Course requirement: BKin ★18, as follows:

  1. ENGL 122
  2. ENGL 125  
  3. Any 100-Level PAC (★3)
  4. PERLS 104  
  5. PERLS 105  
  6. PSYCO 104  

Performance requirement: Minimum GPA 2.0.

Course requirement: BARST ★18, as follows:

  1. ENGL 122
  2. ENGL 125  
  3. HE ED 110  
  4. PERLS 104  
  5. PERLS 105  
  6. RLS 100  

Performance requirement: Minimum GPA 2.0.

  1. Science:
    BSc (General)

Course requirement: ★15, as follows:

  1. ENGL 122 and ENGL 125  
  2. ★3 in Junior Mathematical Sciences chosen from list in ★6 from .
  3. BIOL 107 /BIOL 108  or CHEM 101 /CHEM 102  

Performance requirement: Minimum GPA of 2.0 on all credit attempted including UNIV 101  and UNIV 102 .

Note: In order to qualify as a full-time student, an additional ★3 must be chosen with approval of the TYP Coordinator.

Nonmatriculated Applicants

The University of Alberta gives special consideration to nonmatriculated applicants for admission to some undergraduate programs. To be considered for admission as a nonmatriculated applicant, an applicant must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes of the term in which admission is sought. Specific Faculty requirements for those Faculties that do consider nonmatriculated applicants for admission are outlined in Admission Requirements by Faculty .

Nonmatriculated applicants must normally complete specific Grade 12 courses (or equivalents) appropriate to each Faculty with a minimum passing grade in each required course and a minimum overall average of 70% (on a 50% passing scale). There is a limit on the number of nonmatriculated applicants admitted into each program; there is no guarantee that candidates meeting the minimum criteria will be admitted. Applicants are considered based on their academic merit and interview results where applicable. Notwithstanding the basis of admission, all applicants, once admitted, have the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities.

The application deadlines for nonmatriculated applicants are the same as for high school applicants (see Admission and Readmission Deadlines ).

First- and Second-Year Students with GPAs of 1.3 to 1.6-Admission to Fresh Start Program

To be considered for admission to the Fresh Start Program, the applicant must

  1. present a Grade Point Average of between 1.3 and 1.6;
  2. have not been previously required to withdraw from any postsecondary institution; and
  3. be recommended for admission by the Faculty in which they were registered in the preceding year.