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.

Please note that some programs have additional department-specific requirements (portfolio, audition, written statement, etc.).

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 following chart below shows the high school admission average ranges for the current and previous years:

Faculty 2014-15 Admission Average Range 2015-16 Admission Average Range
Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences 78% - 82% low to mid 80s
Arts 72% - 80% mid 70s
Augustana Campus 70% low to mid 70s
Education 70% - 75% low 80s
Engineering 85% - 90%* mid to high 80s*
Native Studies 70% low 70s
Nursing 78% - 80% mid to high 80s
Physical Education and Recreation 75% - 81% BARST program: mid 70s
all other programs: mid to high 80s
Campus Saint-Jean 70% low 70s
Science 82% - 85% mid to high 80s

* Faculty of Engineering averages vary based on the the province in which you attended high school. Refer to the Faculty of Engineering website for more details.