Admission from Outside Alberta
Admission from Outside Canada
17.2 Admission from Outside Canada
For admission information on undergraduate programs, international students should contact the Office of the Registrar, student service centre, Student Connect, main floor Administration Building, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M, (780) 492-3113 (local charges apply), Contact Form.
For information on graduate programs, applicants should contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1.
17.2.1 Admission from a British-Patterned System
Applicants must present their General Certificate of Education (GCE) examination results or their equivalents.
The minimum requirement for admission is superior standing in the five specific Faculty and program course requirements (see §15), at least two of which must be at the GCE Advanced Level (A-level) or Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-level).
Some programs require that three subjects must be at the Advanced Level (A-level) or Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-level). Contact the Office of the Registrar for more details.
Final admission is based on completion of required subjects for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) or Ordinary Level (O-level) qualification; and either the completion of required Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-level) subjects, and/or the predicted or achieved results in required Advanced Level (A-level) subjects.
Transfer credit may be considered for some courses at the Advanced Level (A-level) with a final grade of A or B. Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS-level) courses will not be considered for transfer credit.
Note: Final and official General Certificate of Education (GCE) certificates are required in all cases.
For complete details, visit our website at www.registrar.ualberta.ca.
17.2.2 Admission from the United States and other countries and schools that offer American-based curricula
Admission is based on superior standing in the five specific Faculty and program course requirements (see §15). Applicants from the United States and other countries that offer American-based curricula may be considered for admission to the University if they meet the following requirements:
the five courses required for admission (see §15) are all at the level of Grade 12 or equivalent, and
All required courses from Group C (Mathematics/Sciences) have been met by presenting an accepted score from International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), or SAT Subject Test (SAT ST) results, and
All required courses from Group A (Humanities/Social Sciences) and Group B (Fine Arts) have been met by presenting accepted scores from either IB, AP, SAT ST results, or High School Grade 12 (or equivalent) course marks. If a high school course mark is to be used, the applicant must also meet the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT RT) or ACT requirement as follows:
SAT RT: minimum combined score of 1650 with a minimum of 550 on each section
ACT: minimum composite score of 24