Learn how to apply for your post-secondary studies at Alberta institutions
Ready to Apply?
Most Alberta students can use ApplyAlberta, to apply and transfer transcripts online. For graduate studies, apprenticeships, or First Nations Colleges, apply through the institution.
How to Apply
Many Alberta post-secondary institutions start accepting applications for fall admission about a year before their start dates. Apply early, and be sure to review your application before pressing "send" to ensure it is completely filled out.
You’ll need your Alberta Student Number and information about when and where you attended high school, or taken any post-secondary classes. If you apply through ApplyAlberta, your Alberta high school transcripts and any transcripts from member post-secondary institutions (if you already have taken post-secondary classes) are automatically ordered for you. If you apply directly with an institution, you will need to order your own transcripts.
What is a Transcript?
A transcript is an official record of your education. There are three different types of transcripts:
One transcript for your entire education
Details schools attended, your grades, and if you earned a diploma
If you take a course more than once, only the latest completed attempt is shown
Different transcripts produced by every school you attend
Details what courses were taken and when, your grades and overall grade point average (GPA)
If you take a course more than once, both attempts are shown and affect your GPA
Offered by some post-secondary institutions
Serves as an official record of your achievements outside the classroom, such as positions on student councils
Where to Apply
Most post-secondary institutions use ApplyAlberta, an online application processing service that you can use to apply to an Alberta institution from anywhere in the world. If you’re an apprentice, are upgrading or are applying to a private or First Nations institution, you apply in different ways.
Applying for your undergraduate post-secondary studies using ApplyAlberta saves:
Time - you create your user profile once and can use it to apply to several Alberta institutions
Money - your high school transcripts are automatically ordered for you - no cost, no worries
If you've already taken university-level courses, have related on-the-job experience in your field of study, or need to upgrade or finish high school, explore how to transfer that learning to your new post-secondary program by searching for transfer credit options.