Enrolling in an Undergraduate Program

All undergraduate programs have continuous enrolment – you can start your program as soon as you apply. Many undergraduate programs are open admission, but some do have specific entry requirements. Visit our programs page to learn what's needed for your program of interest.

About ApplyAlberta

AU is a part of the ApplyAlberta system. When you apply to an AU program, you’ll start and finish your application with us. In between, you’ll use ApplyAlberta to enter your personal and academic information and send us any Alberta transcripts you may have.

How to apply

  1. Choose your program. Be sure to note the number of years (if applicable) and your major – you’ll need this for step 5.
  2. If you have previous post-secondary education or significant work or life experience that could be assessed for credit, explore your options for transfer and advanced credit.
  3. Fill out the Undergraduate General Application and select the “applying to a specific program” option.
  4. Continue to the ApplyAlberta site. Learn more about the ApplyAlberta application process.
  5. ApplyAlberta will return you to the AU site. Complete the rest of the application.
  6. Pay the one-time general application fee and the transfer credit evaluation fee (if applicable). Be sure to have your official transcripts sent to AU if ApplyAlberta was unable to forward them automatically.
  7. Write down your AU student ID number at the end of the application process. Your ID number will also appear on your printed or e-mailed receipt if you choose one of those options.

Congratulations – you’re now officially an AU student. You are now ready to register for your courses.

Program students at other schools

If you're already taking a degree program from another school, you can't start an AU degree until you've completed or withdrawn from the other program. However, you can still take individual courses as a visiting student, and these courses can be credited to your AU program when you enrol.

Updated July 08 2016 by Web Strategy, Advancement