Regulations for Students

42.2 Admission and Transfer

    The admission and transfer requirements of the Faculty of Arts are in §16.2 with additional general admission information in §§13 to 14.


Preprofessional Programs: There are no preprofessional programs, as such, in the Faculty of Arts. Students admitted to a Faculty of Arts program who plan to transfer later to a professional program in another Faculty must satisfy Faculty requirements while they are registered in this Faculty. Students planning to transfer should consult the Calendar or Counsellors of the relevant Faculty for advice concerning courses which satisfy the requirements of both programs.


Residence Requirement: Students taking a *120 program in the Faculty of Arts must have credit in at least *60 offered by the University of Alberta. Students in a *123 or *126 program must have credit in at least *63 offered by the University. Those in a *129 or *132 program must have credit in at least *66 offered by the University of Alberta. Also refer to §23.2, and the specific program requirements in §43.


Letter of Permission: Following initial admission, students are expected to complete all remaining program requirements at the University of Alberta. For academically justifiable reasons such as planned participation in an Exchange or language Bursary program, or to partake in an international or cultural experience, it is possible to receive a Letter of Permission to take courses at another institution. To apply for a Letter of Permission students must:


be eligible to register in a degree program in the Faculty of Arts; and


have successfully completed a minimum of *24 at the University of Alberta; and


present “Satisfactory” academic standing.

    Approval will not be granted for requests where the student has already received the maximum allowable transfer courses (*60). The Faculty is not obligated to grant transfer credit unless a Letter of Permission was obtained in advance of studying elsewhere. Qualified students should contact the Undergraduate Student Services Office, 6-5 Humanities Centre, to apply for a Letter of Permission. Students who wish to apply for Exchange programs must obtain the appropriate forms from the appropriate office (usually the Education Abroad Program).


Exchange Programs: For students already admitted to a degree program in the Faculty of Arts who are participating in approved programs, credit will be considered on a credit-fail (CR-F) basis only. Grades achieved in such courses will not be included in promotion or graduation average calculations, but are included when assessing admission and transfer to other programs.

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