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Classification of Students

21 Classification of Students

21.1 Categories

21.1.1 Undergraduate and Graduate Students


Undergraduate students are those who are registered at the University of Alberta in a Faculty other than the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research or the Faculty of Extension. Undergraduate students may be registered as full- or part-time students.

Full-time students are those who are registered for credit in *9 or more in one term.

Part-time students are those who are registered for credit in fewer than *9 in one term.


A detailed classification of graduate students will be found in §203.4 of the Graduate Studies and Research section of this Calendar.

21.1.2 Classification of Undergraduate Students


Degree, Diploma, or Certificate Program Students are those who are registered in a GFC approved program leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate granted by the University of Alberta.


Probationary Students are students who have been admitted (or permitted to continue) in a Faculty on a probationary basis, because their previous academic record is either deficient in some respect, below the standard ordinarily required, or difficult to assess. Normally, if such students fail to meet the conditions stipulated within the time limit imposed, they will not be allowed to proceed further in their program.


Special Students are those who have been permitted to register in one or more courses which are not being taken for credit towards a degree or diploma at this or any other institution.


Open Studies Students are students registered in selected credit courses but who are not following a specific degree or diploma program.


Visiting Students are bona fide students of other universities or colleges who have been permitted to take one or more courses for transfer of credit to their own institutions which have agreed in advance to such an arrangement.


Exchange Students: this term is used to describe students who are participating in a formal exchange program between the University of Alberta and another postsecondary institution. Incoming exchange students from other institutions are normally classified as Visiting Students for the period of the exchange. Outgoing University of Alberta exchange students remain classified in their ongoing program and register in an Exchange course (EXCH) for the period of the exchange.


Audit Only Students (Auditors) are those registered in one or more courses, exclusively on a not-for-credit basis.

21.1.3 Students in the Faculty of Extension

    Faculty of Extension students are those registered in any of that Faculty's courses. These courses may or may not lead to degree, diploma, certificate or citation credit.

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Academic Schedule
 11Major Deadlines from the 2013-2014 Academic Schedule
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Undergraduate Application Deadlines for Admission and Readmission

Undergraduate Admission
 13 Admission 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