Admission Averages

High school applicants must present a minimum application average of 70% or higher (on a 50% pass scale), in the five required subjects for the program you wish to apply to. However, admission to the University of Alberta is competitive and averages will vary from year to year. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

International students should view Competitive Averages for International Applicants.

If you are applying as a post-secondary transfer applicant, you will need to present an admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 2.0 on the University of Alberta 4-point grading scale ("C" or above) on university transferable work.

The chart below shows the high school admission averages for last year's intake (Fall 2014).


Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences Last Year's Admission Average (2014-2015)
BSc (Agriculture) 78%
BSc (Animal Health) 82%
BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences) 78%
BSc (Forestry) 78%
BSc (Human Ecology) 78%
BSc (Nutrition and Food Major; Food Sciences and Technology Major) 82%
BSc (Human Ecology) / BEd (Secondary) Combined 78%
BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences) / BA (Native Studies) Combined 78%
BA in Environmental Studies 80%
Arts Last Year's Admission Average (2014-2015)
BA (except Planning major) 72%
BA (Planning major) 75%*
BDesign 72%*
BA (Drama) / BEd (Secondary) Combined 72%
BFA (Art and Design) 72%*
BMus 72%*
BMus / BEd Combined 72%*
BFA Drama (Design; Technical Theatre) 72%*
BA in Environmental Studies 80%
*Indicates programs with additional Department-specific requirements  (portfolio, audition, written statement, etc.).
Augustana Campus Last Year's Admission Average (2014-2015)
BA 70%
BMgt 70%
BMus 70%
BSc 70%
BEd/BSc Secondary Combined Degree 70%
Education Last Year's Admission Average (2014-2015)
BEd Elementary 70%
BEd Secondary (Math, Biological Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, CTS, & Second Languages majors) 70%
BEd Secondary (Phys. Ed. major) 75%
BEd Secondary (all other majors) 70%
Engineering Last Year's Admission Average (2014-2015)
BSc (Engineering) Refer to the Faculty of Engineering website.
Native Studies Last Year's Admission Average (2014-2015)
BA (Native Studies) 70%
BA (Native Studies) / BEd Combined 70%
BA (Native Studies) / BSc (Environmental and Conservation Sciences) Combined 70%
Nursing Last Year's Admission Average (2014-2015)
BScN (Collaborative Program) 80%
BScN (Bilingual Program) 78%
Physical Education and Recreation Last Year's Admission Average (2014-2015)
BA (Recreation, Sport and Tourism) 75%
BPE / BEd (Elemenary) Combined 80%
BPE / BEd (Secondary) Combined 80%
BPE 80%
BSc (Kinesiology) 81%
Campus Saint-Jean Last Year's Admission Average (2014-2015)
BA (taught in French) 70%
BEd Elementary (taught in French) 70%
BEd Secondary (taught in French) 70%
BEd/BSc Secondary Combined Degree (taught in French) 70%
BSc (taught in French) 70%
BSc (Environmental and Conservation Science) Bilingual 70%
Science Last Year's Admission Average (2014-2015)
BSc (General) 82%
BSc (Honors) 85%
BSc (Specialization) (except Planning major) 82%
BSc (Specialization) Planning 82%*
BSc / BEd Combined 82%
*Indicates programs with additional Department-specific requirements (i.e. written statement).