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Frequently Asked Questions

Programs and Admission Requirements

Where can I learn more about undergraduate programs and admission requirements?

Our Programs and Requirements search tool allows you 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 your favourites, and save selections for later.

Where can I learn more about graduate programs?

For information on graduate programs (Masters and PhD programs), please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website.

How to Apply

How do I submit an application to the University of Alberta?

For a step-by-step guide to the application process and to begin your application form, visit How to Apply.

Where can I get help with the application form?

For assistance with the application form, visit Application FAQs. If you are a high school applicant, you can also attend an Early Admission Workshop for in-person assistance.

Bear Tracks

What is Bear Tracks?

Bear Tracks is the University of Alberta’s secure online service for students, applicants, and staff. You will need your Campus Computing ID (CCID) in order to access Bear Tracks.

Where can I get help with Bear Tracks?

For assistance using Bear Tracks, including user guides and video tutorials, please see Bear Tracks Resources.

Where can I get assistance with selecting and registering in my courses?

Visit our Registration 101 page for registration tips or to register in a Registration 101 Workshop.

Campus Visits and Recruitment Events

Can I come for a tour or an advising session?

Yes! You can book a visit through our Campus Visit Program. A Campus Visit schedule can include a combination of a campus tour, residence tour, and/or faculty academic advising session.

When is the University of Alberta Open House?

Our Open House is held annually in October. For more information visit

What other events are there for prospective students?

We host a variety of events throughout the year for prospective students and their parents. Visit Recruitment Events to find out about upcoming events at the University of Alberta or in a community near you!