Counsellors and Teachers

You play an essential role in helping students plan for their transition to the University of Alberta. Use the following resources to get up-to-date information on UAlberta program offerings and requirements.

We'd love to see you in person! Register to attend a Counsellor Update Workshop in the fall or book a UAlberta visit to your school.

Download our Counsellor Update Booklet (PDF) »

What's New at the U of A?

Application Opening Date

Effective for the 2015-16 term, the opening application date for high school students will be October 1, 2014. Going forward, the opening date for high school applicants, as well will be the first of October each year.

Learn more about how to apply »

Admission Offer and Deposit

New for 2015-16, applicants are required to accept an offer of admission from the University – and pay a $500 deposit – in order to secure their place at the U of A. Once they pay this non-refundable $500 deposit, which is credited towards the final tuition amount, students will be able to register in courses after course registration opens in the spring.

New Admission Requirements for Medicine

For the 2015/16 admissions cycle and onward, specific prerequisite course requirements will no longer be required for entry into the MD (Medicine) program. All other admission requirements will remain the same, including cumulative GPA, Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Personal Activities, Reference Letter, and Interview.

Learn more on the Faculty of Medicine website »

New Programs

  • Nutrition and Food Science: For 2015-16, the Nutrition and Food Science program in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) has been restructured to offer the following:
    • Nutrition and Food Science (general program)
    • Two new specialization programs: Dietetic Specialization, and Food Science and Technology Specialization
    • Two new honors programs: Honors in Food Science, and Honors in Nutrition
    For more information, visit the Faculty of ALES website »
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy (RADTH): The Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy is a dynamic new program being offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. It introduces students to advanced oncology technology for planning and delivering therapeutic radiation doses, while providing high quality patient care.
    For more information, visit the RADTH website »
  • Research Certificate in Science (Biological Sciences): This certificate program, the first of its kind in Canada, allows Science students to gain valuable research experience as part of their undergraduate degree program. Through a series of project-based courses and close mentorships provided by UAlberta scientists and professors, students will be able to recognize research opportunities early on in their undergraduate studies.
    For more information visit the Faculty of Science website »
  • Science Internship Program (SIP): The Faculty of Science is introducing the Science Internship Program (SIP), which will be open to all third-year Science students. The goal of SIP is to markedly increase the number of Science students who complete an internship program as part of their degree. For more information
    For more information visit the Faculty of Science website »


  • Camrose Performing Arts Centre (CPAC): Augustana is excited to announce the opening of the new Camrose Performing Arts Centre, located in the heart of Augustana Campus. Slated to open in 2014, CPAC is a state-of-the-art facility for artists, musicians, actors, and dancers, and will be a fantastic resource for fine arts students at Augustana.
    Learn more on the CPAC website »
  • New Vikings Athletics Teams: Augustana Vikings have added golf and soccer to their athletic teams. These teams will compete in the Alberta College Athletic Conference (ACAC).
    Learn more on the Viking’s website »
  • New certificate – Community Mental Health: Augustana introduces a new Community Mental Health Certificate for Psychology majors (BA or BSc). Psychology students at Augustana can apply into the Certificate in Community Mental Health in their 3rd year of study.

Edmonton Spring Counsellor Session 

Join us for the Edmonton Spring Counsellor Session that will be happening on April 10, 2015! During this event, you will have an opportunity to attend sessions that will provide you with important information on next steps for your grade 12 students, programs, unique experiences students will have at the U of A, the admission process, and more! Learn more and register for the session »

Counsellor Update Workshops 

Each fall the University of Alberta hosts Counsellor Update Workshops in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. During these workshops we provide updated information on admissions, student life, and programs, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and to network with fellow counsellors.

Please check back in September for the 2015 Counsellor Update Workshop dates and locations.

School Visits

Every year, our friendly Recruitment Team visits hundreds of schools across Canada.

Is your school interested in a visit? Email us at

If we are unable to visit your school in person, why not try a virtual visit? We would be pleased to set up an online presentation staffed with UAlberta advisors just for your school! Contact the Recruitment Office for more information. Email us at

Aboriginal Liaisons

The University of Alberta is home to a diverse and welcoming community of over 1,000 Aboriginal students from across the country. Please visit our Aboriginal Students page for detailed information about admissions and applying, programming (including the Transition Year Program), student services and support, events (including Aboriginal Student Discovery Day), Aboriginal student housing, declaring Aboriginal ancestry, etc.

Aboriginal Liaison E-Newsletter

The Office of the Registrar sends a monthly e-newsletter specifically for Aboriginal liaisons that provides highlights and updates on specific programs, events, services, and community information for Aboriginal students at the University of Alberta.

Subscribe to the Aboriginal Liaison E-Newsletter »

Aboriginal Recruitment Coordinator

The University of Alberta also has an Aboriginal Recruitment Coordinator who is available to assist First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students who are considering applying for post-secondary. The Aboriginal Recruitment Coordinator can provide support through one-on-one advising and assistance with a variety of topics, including admissions and applying, Aboriginal student housing, awards and funding, student life, etc. You can contact the Aboriginal Recruitment Coordinator at or 780.492.6540.

Admission Information

Programs and requirements:

Our Programs and Requirements search tool allows you and your students to browse our list of over 200 undergraduate programs and to check the admission requirements and deadlines for each. You can also use this tool to compare programs, select favourites, and save selections for later.

Additional information is available for:

How to apply:

See How to Apply for step-by-step application instructions and to start a new application.

View the University Calendar online:

Recruitment Publications

PDF versions of our recruitment publications, including the Undergraduate Viewbook, are available for download from our website.

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