Office of the Registrar and Student Awards


Academic Regulations

23.2 Residence Requirements

    A student proceeding towards a first (bachelor’s) degree is expected to complete at least half of the credits required through courses offered by the University of Alberta (either “on” or “off” campus in Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer). Normally, at least half of these “University of Alberta” courses will be taken as the final courses in the program. Credits obtained by special assessment at the University of Alberta may be included in the count of courses used to satisfy the residency requirements. (See §14.2.4 Credit by Special Assessment.)

23.2.1 Transfer of Credit

    Transfer of credit for students being considered for admission to the University of Alberta is discussed in §14.2.2. Under certain circumstances, students registered in a degree program at the University of Alberta may be permitted to take courses at another recognized postsecondary institution for application to their program at the University of Alberta. Normally, this is accomplished by participating in a formal exchange program or by registering as a Visiting Student at the other institution. To be considered for such transfer credit, students must


Receive permission in advance from their home Faculty;


Be in good standing in their ongoing degree program;


Not have exceeded the maximum amount of transfer credit allowed by the Faculty.

    Transfer credit is normally awarded only for approved courses in which a grade of C- (or its equivalent) is achieved. Credit for such courses will be considered on a credit/no credit basis only and will not normally be included in any grade point average calculation; Faculties may have other requirements. Students should consult their Faculty section of this Calendar.

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Welcome from the President


Academic Schedule
 11Major Deadlines from the 2012-2013 Academic Schedule
 11.1Academic Schedule 2012-2013 (monthly listing of academic events on campus)

Undergraduate Application Deadlines for Admission and Readmission

Undergraduate Admission
 13Admission to Undergraduate Programs
 14General Admission Requirements
 15Admission Requirements by Faculty
 16Admission for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Students
 17Admission from Outside Alberta

University Regulations and Information for Students
 20General University Policies
 21Classification of Students
 22Registration and Fees
 23Academic Regulations
 24Student Services
 25Code of Student Behaviour
 26Code of Applicant Behaviour

30Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
40Faculty of Arts
50Augustana Faculty
60Faculty of Business
70Faculty of Education
80Faculty of Engineering
90Faculty of Extension
100Faculty of Law
110Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
120Faculty of Native Studies
130Faculty of Nursing
140Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
150Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
160School of Public Health
170Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
180Faculté Saint-Jean
191Faculty of Science

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 200The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 201Members of the Faculty
 202General Information
 203Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 204Graduate Program Regulations
 205Graduate Programs
 210Graduate Financial Aid

Open Studies

Course Listings
 230Details of Courses
 231Course Listings


General Information
 241University History and Traditions
 242Constitution of the University
 243University Libraries
 244Alumni Association
 245Affiliated Colleges

University Staff
 250Continuing Academic Staff
 252Associate and Adjunct Staff
 253Honorary Degree Recipients