Notices and Deadlines


  • Accept your offer! If you've received an offer for Fall 2015 admission, be sure to go online to accept your offer by the deadline stated in Bear Tracks. Learn more >>
  • Application Deadlines: Please note that the application deadline for direct-entry programs is changing for Fall 2016 admission. See "Important Dates & Deadlines" below for more information.
  • Market Modifier Tuition Increases: The University of Alberta anticipates receiving final authorization to apply government approved market modifier tuition increases to the following programs effective Fall 2015: 
    • Faculty of Law juris doctor program
    • Alberta School of Business MBA program
    • Faculty of Arts undergraduate Economics
    • Master of Science in Physical Therapy program
    More information will be made available on Costs, Tuition and Fees upon final authorization. Please visit News & Events for information on University of Alberta Market Modifiers.
  • Tuition deposit reminder (for Spring and Summer 2015 terms): Newly admitted students must pay the $500 tuition deposit in order to be eligible to register in classes. Please pay your tuition deposit as soon as possible in order for you to get into your selected courses. Visit tuition deposit for more information.
  • Admission decision letters: The Office of the Registrar is moving to a paperless system for distributing admission decision letters to applicants. Effective October 1, 2014:
    • Admission decisions will be provided electronically, in Bear Tracks. (Students will no longer receive a printed letter from the Registrar’s Office that informs them of their admission decision.)
    • Students will receive an email notifying them when an admission decision is made and available in Bear Tracks. Students will be able to view, download or print the document at their discretion.
    • The document shall be considered official documentation from the University of Alberta, whether in print or digital form.
    • Note: Some faculties and departments may continue to send official correspondences via printed letters.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Deadline to Apply

Application deadlines for all undergraduate program are included in the Programs and Requirements search tool.

Direct-entry Programs

Admission Term
(The term you wish to begin attending)
Application Deadline
(The deadline to submit your application)
Fall 2015 May 1, 2015
Fall 2016 March 1, 2016

For a complete listing of application and document deadlines for an academic year, refer to the corresponding version of the University of Alberta Calendar. If you have questions about which version of the Calendar you should be referring to, please visit the Registrar’s Office website.

Application Deadline Extensions

There are currently no deadline extensions - any future deadline extensions will be posted here.

Deadline to Accept Your Admission Offer

The deadline to accept your admission offer will be indicated in Bear Tracks. We encourage you to accept your admission offer as soon as possible after receiving it.

Your deadline in Bear Tracks will be based on the following schedule:

Term Offer Date Deadline to Accept/Pay
Fall On or prior to May 1 June 1
Fall  May 1 - August 1  30 days 
Fall  After August 1  14 days 
Winter  On or prior to November 1  December 1 
Winter  After November 1  14 days 
Spring  On or prior to March 1  April 1 
Spring  After March 1  14 days 
Summer  Prior to March 1  April 1 
Summer After March 1  14 days 

Application Opening Date

For high school students planning on applying to the 2016-17 term, the opening date for applications is October 1, 2015.