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

Admission for Applicants from International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Curricula


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Applicants from International Baccalaureate (IB)

Admission to the University of Alberta for high school students enrolled in the IB program is based on IB grades or, if a second curriculum is studied in conjunction with IB (i.e., Alberta Education Diploma), the higher of either the IB or high school grade will be used. An official IB transcript of final results is required in all cases.

If a combination of second curriculum and IB courses are used in the calculation of the admission average, the grade conversion scale used to determine admission is as follows:

  IB Grade Admission % Equivalent
  7 98%
  6 90%
  5 82%
  4 73%
  3 55%
  2 not accepted for admission
  1 not accepted for admission

For full IB Diploma students, admission may be offered based on the presentation of IB Organization approved predicted points with a total of 30 or higher (including additional points, no single grade less than 4). Required subjects and competitive averages vary by program.

IB Transfer Credit Policy

Students who are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program must submit official IB transcripts by the document deadline (see Admission and Readmission Deadlines ). Advanced Standing (credit or placement) in approved courses is awarded for an IB grade of 6 or 7 only (see Advanced Placement  and Credit by Special Assessment ). Students who are awarded the IB Diploma are granted ★3 (credits) in an open elective course at the 100-level. For a list of eligible IB courses approved for advanced standing, refer to Admission Chart 4.

Applicants qualifying for transfer credit based on IB coursework will have the option of declining the credit on a course-by-course basis. The decision to decline credit is final and cannot be reversed. All grades earned in subsequent coursework, including failing grades, will be permanently recorded on students' transcripts and computed into GPA calculations in accordance with the policies of the students' Faculties. Applicants wishing to decline credit must contact IBstudent@ualberta.ca prior to the Fall Term course registration deadline (see Academic Schedule 2017-2018 ).

Admissions Chart 4 IB Courses Approved for Advanced Standing

  

Applicants from Advanced Placement Curriculum (AP)

Admission for high school students enrolled in the AP program is based on the higher of either the high school grade or the AP grade. An official AP transcript is required as part of the admission process. If AP grades are not available at the time of admission selections, the high school grade is used.

The grade conversion scale used to determine admission is as follows:

  AP Admission % Equivalent
  5 96%
  4 86%
  3 76%
  2 65%

Students who are enrolled in the Advanced Placement (AP) program must submit official AP transcripts by the document deadline (see Admission and Readmission Deadlines ). Advanced Standing (credit or placement) in approved courses is awarded for an AP grade of 4 or 5 only (see Transfer of Credit , Advanced Placement  and Credit by Special Assessment ). For a list of eligible AP courses approved for advanced standing, refer to Admissions Chart 5. Applicants qualifying for transfer credit based on AP coursework will have the option of declining the credit on a course-by-course basis. The decision to decline credit is final and cannot be reversed. All grades earned in subsequent coursework, including failing grades, will be permanently recorded on students' transcripts and computed into GPA calculations in accordance with the policies of the students' Faculties. Applicants wishing to decline credit must contact the Office of the Registrar (AP@registrar.ualberta.ca) for details on necessary procedures prior to the Fall Term course registration deadline (see Academic Schedule 2017-2018 ).

Admissions Chart 5 AP Courses Approved for Advanced Standing