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Augustana Faculty Admission Requirements



Please Note:

  • [Oct 23, 2023] - ADDENDUM. Admission requirements have been added for the new Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education (Augustana/Education) program. See Amendments to the Calendar  for more information.
  • [Jun 26, 2023] - ADDENDUM. The admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science major in Chemical and Physical Sciences have been updated. See Amendments to the Calendar  for more information.

Bachelor of Arts

High School Applicants

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Three subjects from Group A or C (see additional requirements below for specific majors and minors)
  3. A subject from A, B, C or Physical Education 30, Aboriginal Studies 30, or other approved 30-level subject. A maximum of two 30-level Language other than English subjects may be presented for admission.

Mathematics 30-2 is acceptable for admission as a Group C subject, though some majors require Mathematics 30-1 as a prerequisite for courses (see Notes below). Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 may be presented for admission.

For other approved 30-level subjects contact Augustana Faculty Student Academic Services Office at Future Students | Augustana Campus or phone 780-679-1132.

Additional Requirements

  1. For a minor in Music, completion of a music questionnaire is required. Contact the Augustana Faculty Department for more information.  Also see Augustana under Admission and Readmission Deadlines .
  2. For a major in Physical Education, Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 is required.
  3. For a major in Psychology and Mental Health, Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 is required.
  4. For a major in Sustainability Studies, Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 is required.

Transfer Applicants

Refer to Postsecondary Transfer Applicants , Bachelor of Arts and Postsecondary Applicants.

Nonmatriculated Applicants

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1. See additional requirements below for specific majors and minors.

Additional Requirements

  • For a minor in Music, completion of a music questionnaire is required. Contact the Augustana Faculty Department for more information.  Also see Augustana under Admission and Readmission Deadlines .
  • For a major in Physical Education, Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 is required.
  • For a major in Psychology and Mental Health, Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 is required.
  • For a major in Sustainability Studies, Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 is required.

Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education (Augustana/Education)

High School Applicants

High school applicants will be considered for admission based on their average on five subjects noted below.

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Three subjects from Group A, and/or C
  3. One additional subject from Group A, B, C, or Physical Education 30 (5 credits), or 30-level CTS course (5 credits)
  4. Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission to the Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education (Augustana/Education) program

High school-level courses are based on the Alberta Education curriculum. Prospective students who completed high school education from outside Alberta should review the Admission Course Equivalents for acceptable high school courses in the three categories at www.admissions.ualberta.ca.

For general high school admission requirements refer to High School Applicants .

Note: Proficiency in an Indigenous language recognized in Canada (e.g., Cree, Slavey, etc.) will be accepted to meet a Group A admission requirement. Proficiency is measured either by a test, administered by the University if such can be arranged, or by boards of examiners appointed by the University. Candidates having passed the required test of an Indigenous language have their averages calculated on the remaining four matriculation subjects.

Postsecondary Transfer Applicants

General Requirements

  1. Applicants must present successful completion of at least 24 units transferable course weight applicable to the specific degree program for which they have applied. Those applicants who do not present at least 24 units of course weight, are considered as high school applicants. See High School Applicants for admission information.
  2. Satisfactory standing in the Faculty or postsecondary institution from which they wish to transfer.
  3. An AGPA of at least 2.0. (See Transfer from a Postsecondary Institution  for information about the calculation of the AGPA.)

Notes

  1. Recommended Courses for the first year(s) of study: Applicants should present those postsecondary courses relevant to the Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education (Augustana/Education) program.
  2. Admission with Transfer Credit: A maximum of 30 units of course weight obtained at another postsecondary institution may be granted as transfer credit toward the Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education (Augustana/Education) program. The year of program to which an applicant is admitted depends on the number of transferable credits applicable to the BEd program for which they have applied. Year 2: 24-30 units of course weight.
  3. Students who are granted transfer credit should be aware that receiving transfer credit toward a BEd program does not guarantee that all of the courses will be counted toward their placement on the teacher salary grid by the Teacher Qualifications Service (TQS). The TQS is a provincial agency that has the sole authority for evaluating courses for teacher salary purposes.

Nonmatriculated Applicants

General Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1 or 6 units in transferable English at the 100-level
  2. Another 30-level subject from Group A, B, or C (or equivalent)
  3. Presentation of Faculty minimum average on (1) and (2), and a competitive AGPA if any postsecondary-level coursework is presented
  4. Presentation of no more than 21 units of course weight of graded and transferable postsecondary-level coursework

Note: Any applicant who has successfully completed 24 units of course weight of graded and transferable postsecondary-level coursework or more at the postsecondary level will be considered a transfer applicant (see Transfer from a Postsecondary Institution  and High School Applicants ).

Admission of Indigenous Applicants

The Augustana Faculty encourages Indigenous students’ study toward the Bachelor of Education degree. The Faculty recognizes that Indigenous applicants (including status and non-status Indians, Inuit, and Métis as indicated in the Constitution Act, 1982, Part II, Section 35(2)) have traditionally been underrepresented in the teaching field. To assist more Indigenous students to achieve education degrees, the Admissions Committee will consider additional qualified applicants over and above the Indigenous students who may be admitted in the regular competition for places in the Faculty. Until the Indigenous enrolment of the Faculty reaches 10% of total enrolment, up to 5% of admissions to the Faculty will be allocated to Indigenous applicants. Indigenous students who wish to be considered for these places must attain the minimum admission requirements of their chosen route. Also see Admission of Indigenous Applicants .

Readmission After an Absence of 12 Months or Longer

A candidate returning to the Augustana Faculty after a break of 12 months or longer must apply and compete for readmission unless prior approval to stop out was granted, in which case only application for readmission is necessary.

Applicants Who Have Previously Been Required to Withdraw

Applicants who have been twice required to withdraw from any postsecondary program(s) or institution(s) will not normally be considered for admission or readmission to the Augustana Faculty.


Bachelor of Management

High School Applicants

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Mathematics 30-1
  3. Two subjects from Group A or C
  4. One subject from Group A, B, C, or Physical Education 30, Aboriginal Studies 30 or other approved 30-level subject.
    For other approved 30-level subjects visit the Augsutana Faculty Admissions webpage or contact Augustana Faculty Prospective Student Office by phone at 1-800-661-8714.

Additional Requirements

  • For a minor in Music, completion of a music questionnaire is required. Contact the Augustana Faculty Department for more information.  Also see Augustana under Admission and Readmission Deadlines .

Transfer Applicants

Refer to Postsecondary Transfer Applicants , Bachelor of Management, and Postsecondary Applicants.

Nonmatriculated Applicants

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Mathematics 30-1

Additional Requirements

  • For a minor in Music, completion of a music questionnaire is required. Contact the Augustana Faculty Department for more information.  Also see Augustana under Admission and Readmission Deadlines .

Bachelor of Music

High School Applicants

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Three subjects from Group A or C
  3. A subject from A, B, C or Physical Education 30, Aboriginal Studies 30, or other approved 30-level subject. A maximum of two 30-level Language other than English subjects may be presented for admission.

Mathematics 30-2 is acceptable for admission as a Group C subject. Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 may be presented for admission.

For other approved 30-level subjects contact Augustana Faculty Prospective Student Office at Augustana Campus Admissions or phone 1-800-661-8714.

Additional Requirements

An audition and completion of music questionnaire are required for admission to the BMus program. All successful applicants will complete a general first year within the Comprehensive stream, and a further audition to specific BMus streams (Comprehensive, Conducting, Keyboard, and Voice) will take place at the end of the first year of BMus study. Contact the Augustana Fine Arts and Humanities Department for further information.

Transfer Applicants

Refer to Postsecondary Transfer Applicants , Bachelor of Music and Postsecondary Applicants

Nonmatriculated Applicants

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1

Additional Requirements

An audition and completion of music questionnaire are required for admission to the BMus program. All successful applicants will complete a general first year within the Comprehensive stream, and a further audition to specific BMus streams (Comprehensive, Conducting, Keyboard, and Voice) will take place at the end of the first year of BMus study. Contact the Augustana Fine Arts and Humanities Department for further information.


Bachelor of Science

High School Applicants

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Mathematics 30-1 (for a major in Physical Education, Mathematics 30-2 may be presented for admission).
  3. Two subjects from Group C (for a major in Computing Science, one subject from Group A may be presented in lieu of a second Group C subject; see additional requirements below for other specific majors and minors)
  4. One subject from Group A, B, C or Physical Education 30, Aboriginal Studies 30 or other approved 30-level subject.

For other approved 30-level subjects contact Augustana Faculty Student Academic Services Office at Future Students | Augustana Campus or phone 780-679-1132.

Additional Requirements

  1. For a major in Chemical and Physical Sciences, Chemistry 30 and one of Biology 30, Physics 30 or Science 30 are required.
  2. For a major in Environmental Science, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 are required.
  3. For a major in Integrative Biology, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 are required.
  4. For a minor in Music, completion of a music questionnaire is required. Contact the Augustana Faculty Department for more information.  Also see Augustana under Admission and Readmission Deadlines .
  5. For a major in Physical Education, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 are required.

Transfer Applicants

Refer to Postsecondary Transfer Applicants , Bachelor of Science and Postsecondary Applicants

Nonmatriculated Applicants

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Mathematics 30-1 (for a major in Physical Education, Mathematics 30-2 may be presented for admission).
    See additional requirements below for specific majors and minors.

Additional Requirements

  1. For a major in Chemical and Physical Sciences, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 are required.
  2. For a major in Environmental Science, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 are required.
  3. For a major in Integrative Biology, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 are required.
  4. For a minor in Music, completion of a music questionnaire is required. Contact the Augustana Faculty Department for more information.  Also see Augustana under Admission and Readmission Deadlines .
  5. For a major in Physical Education, Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 are required.

Bachelor of Science (BSc)/Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Secondary) Combined Degrees Program (Augustana)

This program consists of 150 units of course weight, normally completed in five years, to fulfill both degree requirements.

To gain admission to the Degrees program, students apply for admission to the Augustana Faculty, and are registered in that Faculty for the first three years of the program.

High School Applicants

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Biology 30
  3. Chemistry 30
  4. Mathematics 30-1
  5. One subject from Group A, B, C or Physical Education 30, Aboriginal Studies 30 or other approved 30-level subject.

For other approved 30-level subjects, visit the Augustana Faculty Student Academic Services Office webpage or contact them by phone at 1-800-661‑8714.

Transfer Applicants

Refer to Postsecondary Transfer Applicants , and Postsecondary Applicants

Note: An admission grade point average of at least 2.3 is required.

Nonmatriculated Applicants

Subject Requirements

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

Admission to Year 4 in the Faculty of Education

All qualified Year 3 Bachelor of Science (BSc)/Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Secondary) Combined Degrees Program (Augustana) students will be promoted to Year 4 in the Faculty of Education provided that:

  1. A minimum of 90 units of course weight applicable to this program has been successfully completed.
  2. An AGPA of at least 2.3 has been achieved. (See Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) Calculation  regarding the definition and calculation of the AGPA.)
  3. A Major GPA of at least 2.3 has been achieved, calculated over all courses in the Major Subject (but not including prerequisite and supporting courses).
  4. Spoken English Requirement: Applicants must also meet a spoken English requirement. See Language Proficiency Requirements  “English Language Proficiency” for specific score requirements.

Students in Year 3 who have completed less than 90 units of course weight toward the BSc/BEd Degrees program but who have an AGPA and major GPA of at least 2.3 may:

  1. Remain in Year 3 of the BSc/BEd Degrees program in the Augustana Faculty for one additional year, or
  2. Apply to enter the Augustana BA or BSc degree program.

Out-of-Province High School Applicants

Out-of-Province high school applicants should contact Augustana Faculty Prospective Student Office with inquiries regarding meeting high school subject requirements for admission.


Postsecondary Applicants

Students with previous postsecondary studies

Students who have previous postsecondary studies will be considered for admission on the basis of meeting the minimum matriculation requirements including high school subjects and satisfactory performance in all attempted postsecondary work. A minimum AGPA of 2.0 is required for admission. (See also Transfer from a Postsecondary Institutions )

Readmission or Internal Transfer

Students who have previously attended Augustana Faculty or another Faculty and have interrupted their studies by as much as an academic year or more must apply for readmission by submitting the Application for Admission, Readmission or Internal Transfer form. Current students who wish to transfer to another program within Augustana Faculty (i.e., BA to BSc) or to another Faculty must submit the Application for Admission, Readmission or Internal Transfer form. (See Admission and Readmission Deadlines  for application deadlines.)

Admission or Readmission after being Required to Withdraw or having Failed to Clear Probation

A student, who has been required to withdraw or has failed to clear probation from Augustana Faculty, another university Faculty or postsecondary institution, will not be considered for admission or readmission until one full year has elapsed. Students are not required to complete a minimum amount of coursework at another institution prior to applying or reapplying. A student who is not permitted to continue in a program is treated in the same manner as a student who is required to withdraw.

A student who has been required to withdraw on more than one previous occasion will not be considered for admission or readmission to Augustana Faculty.

Students are advised to contact the Augustana Faculty Prospective Student Office before applying or reapplying.


Visiting Students

Students from other universities or colleges are eligible to be considered for admission to the Augustana Faculty as Visiting Students if

  1. They are degree program students at their home institution;
  2. Their home institution provides a letter of permission;
  3. Their academic record shows satisfactory standing;
  4. They have completed a minimum of 24 units of course weight or equivalent at the home institution.

Visiting Student status is granted for a 12 month period. To extend this period Visiting Students must reapply and present a new letter of permission from their home institution. Visiting Students must reapply each year and present a new letter of permission from their home institution.


Special Students

Special Students are those who have been permitted to register in one or more courses which are not being taken for credit toward a degree program. Priority in admission in the Augustana Faculty is given to applicants to degree programs. Special Students may not have access to all courses offered by Augustana departments. To be considered for admission as a Special Student in the Augustana Faculty, applicants must normally have received a university degree from an accredited postsecondary institution, and must present a competitive admission grade point average.


Audit Only Students (Auditors)

Audit Only Students (Auditors) are those registered in one or more courses, exclusively on a not-for-credit basis. Students wishing to register solely as auditing students in the Augustana Faculty are subject to the policies outlined in Auditors , and should refer to this section for further information.