High School Students

If you are a current high school student or the last courses you took were in high school or were the equivalent to high school courses, then you are considered a high school student for the purposes of admission requirements and official documents.


Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the Faculty of Engineering, you must have successfully completed the following 5 Alberta grade 12 courses or their equivalents: English 30-1, Math 30-1, Math 31, Physics 30, and Chemistry 30.

The minimum admission average is determined annually. For students studying the Alberta high school curriculum, the minimum high school admission average for Fall 2015 admission was 85.0%. Due to differences in examination and grading practices between Alberta and other Canadian provinces, the minimum high school average required for students attending high school in the provinces indicated below was higher than that for students from Alberta high schools.

- British Columbia curriculum 89.0 %
- Saskatchewan curriculum 90.0 %
- Ontario curriculum 90.0 %

The minimum average for applicants who studied internationally, as well as from all other Canadian provinces, was 85.0%. **Please note that international students studying a Canadian curriculum will be assessed using the relevant provincial minimum admission average (i.e. an international student following the B.C. curriculum needed to present a high school average of 89.0% or higher). 


Please note that the application deadline is March 1

Submitting Official Transcripts
If you completed high school in the province of Alberta, the U of A will be able to request your official Alberta Education high school transcript as part of our participation in the ApplyAlberta application system.
If you completed high school outside of the province of Alberta, you need to request that your school send us your official transcripts. It is imperative that your school or regional education board send these transcripts on your behalf. Official transcripts are not able to be delivered by you directly but must come from your educational institute.

All official transcripts must be submitted by August 1. Please monitor your checklist in Bear Tracks to see which documents you are responsible to submit and if they have been received.

IB/AP Transcripts
If you completed an IB or AP program during high school you need to request that your official IB or AP transcripts be sent to the U of A. Please contact your school’s IB or AP coordinator to have these transcripts sent to the U of A on your behalf. It is imperative that your school or regional education board send these transcripts on your behalf. Official transcripts are not able to be delivered by you directly but must come from your educational institute.

All official transcripts must be submitted by August 1. Please monitor your checklist in Bear Tracks to see which documents you are responsible to submit and if they have been received.

Mature Students

If you will be older than 21 years of age by the first day of classes and have never taken post-secondary level course work, then you are considered a Mature or Nonmatriculated student. As a nonmatriculated student, you must have successfully completed the following 5 Alberta grade 12 courses or their equivalents in other provinces: English 30-1, Math 30-1, Math 31, Physics 30, and Chemistry 30. The entry average for mature students was the same as for high school students, please see averages listed above.

You are still required to submit all of your official documents as outlined above by August 1.