Welcome Counsellors and Advisors

As your students prepare to leave your school and move onto UCalgary, you’re a key resource for information about programs, scholarships, admissions and other details. This page is designed as a quick reference for you to easily find the information you need.

Counsellor Connection Newsletter

Sign-up to our portal Choose UCalgary and receive our monthly counsellor e-newsletter. 

Important dates and deadlines

Important dates and deadlines

  1. Application available online

    Open House»

  2. Online application for high school awards opens»

  3. Nov. to early Feb. - Early admission offers made
    Nov. to July - Standard admission offers made 

  4. Early admission application deadline

    Deadline to apply for prestige awards

  5. Early admission transcript deadline

  6. Final application deadline

    Deadline to apply for high school awards

  7. Bachelor of Education After-Degree transcript deadline

  8. Deadline to submit an interim transcript

  9. Deadline to apply for guaranteed multi-year residence»

  10. Acceptance and admission deposit deadline for offers made by Apr. 1

  11. Registration for new students begins

  12. May to Aug. - Prelude (online summer orientation)»

    Welcome Centre opens»

  13. Final transcript deadline for applicants presenting post-secondary level courses

  14. Start applying for Government Student Assistance»

  15. Additional offers may be made based on final grades

  16. Students can get their UniCard»

  17. Final transcript deadline for applicants presenting only high school level courses

  18. Deadline to apply to Open Studies

  19. Deadline to apply for nursing and community rehabilitation for Winter 2018.

  20. Residence move-in

  21. Sep. 5-8: Orientation week»


  22. First day of fall term

Our Services for Counsellors and Advisors

Our relationship with guidance counsellors and advisors is vital and valued. You’re our link to students, and we‘re your link to what's happening at the University of Calgary. We look forward to working with you to offer future students a number of informative services and events, including:

  • One-on-one student advising
  • School visits and career fairs
  • Open House (October) and Experience UCalgary (April)
  • Admissions/Application workshops where students and families can receive help with the application process
  • Registration workshops where students and families receive help with the registration process
  • Counsellor updates both on-campus and off-campus to share what's new at the university

Have a question?

Call us on the counsellor hotline at +1.403.220.6921 (counsellors and educators only please). If we’re unable to answer the line right away, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 hours.

Finding admission requirements

To find admission requirements, please visit the Undergraduate Program Requirements in the University Calendar.

Approved courses in the calendar are based on the Alberta high school curriculum, details on the equivalent courses from other provinces, territories or education systems can be found through our Explore Programs page when you select a program or on page 18 in the viewbook.

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Group Tours

If you’re interested in bringing a school group to campus, please email tours@ucalgary.ca with your request.

Mailing List and School Visits

To be added to our mailing list, or to book a representative from the university for admissions presentations, please call our counsellor hotline at +1.403.220.6921 (counsellors and educators only please).