Notices & Deadlines


Changes to Non-Instructional Fees for Fall 2016

Posted May 20, 2016
Effective Fall 2016, non-instructional fees are being restructured. Learn more »

Update for high-school applicants from Fort McMurray and area

Posted May 10, 2016
Alberta Education has issued a statement about high school students from the specific school districts affected by the fires in the Fort McMurray area. Read the full statement here »

The University of Alberta will accept final grades as reported on transcripts produced by Alberta Education, whether or not those grades include diploma examinations.

Students impacted by this announcement do not need to inform us if they are writing the diploma exam or not.

We continue to work with Alberta Education as we move forward.

If you have further questions, call Student Connect: 780-492-3113 or toll-free 1-855-492-3113

Joint Statement re: Alberta Post-Secondary Applicants Affected by Alberta Wildfires

Posted May 6, 2016
The six Edmonton-area Campus Alberta post-secondary institutions are committed fully to supporting applicants who may have difficulty completing coursework or getting official marks or transcripts due to the Alberta wildfires. To avoid undue disruption to learner pathways, we will continue to work closely with Alberta Education, affected post-secondary institutions, and applicants themselves to ensure students are able to receive post-secondary admission decisions across programs at all six institutions. 

This situation is evolving. As details become available, we will post information on institutional admissions websites. Students with questions about a specific situation can also contact our respective student services centres. Read the full statement »

Important Dates & Deadlines

For a complete list of admission deadlines, see the University Calendar.

Application dates
For high school students applying to direct-entry programs for fall 2016.

Admission Residence Scholarships
Opening date October 1, 2015 October 1, 2015 October 1, 2015
Deadline March 1, 2016* April 30, 2016** December 15, 2015

*The deadline for some faculties and programs may be extended. See "Application deadline extensions" below for more details.
**For guaranteed housing on North Campus or Augustana. Learn more »

Scholarship deadline
December 15 is the application deadline for entrance Scholastic and Leadership scholarships*. For scholarship details and to apply visit Entrance Awards.
*You must apply to an undergraduate degree program before you can apply for any entrance awards.

Document deadlines
June 15 is the deadline to submit updated high school courses and marks online.
June 15 is the final document deadline for transfer applicants.
August 1 is the final document deadline for high school applicants.

Application Deadline Extensions

Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences  Extended deadline
All programs except except BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, Dietetics Specialization May 1, 2016
Faculty of Arts Extended deadline
Arts (general) (Planning major) May 1, 2016
Arts (general) (all programs except Planning major) May 15, 2016
BA (Honours) May 15, 2016
Augustana Campus Extended deadline
All programs May 31, 2016*

*Limited space may still be available in some Augustana programs; contact the faculty directly for more information. 

Campus Saint-Jean Extended deadline
All programs except BCom Bilingual June 1, 2016 
Faculty of Education Extended deadline
All programs May 1, 2016
Faculty of Native Studies Extended deadline
All programs July 1, 2016
Faculty of Nursing Extended deadline
All programs (except Bilingual Nursing Program) April 1, 2016
Bilingual Nursing Program May 1, 2016
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Extended deadline
All programs May 1, 2016
Faculty of Science Extended deadline
All programs May 1, 2016

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

Offer Acceptance Deadlines

The deadline for most applicants to accept their offer is June 1. However, your deadline may be different, depending on when you applied and when you received your offer. To be certain, you should check Bear Tracks »

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 17
December 1 
Winter  After November 17
14 days 
Spring  On or prior to March 18
April 1 
Spring  After March 18
14 days 
Summer  Prior to March 18
April 1 
Summer After March 18
14 days