Applicants who have attended an accredited/recognized post-secondary institution may be considered for admission on the basis of their post-secondary academic standing. Some programs may require applicants to complete, or be in the process of completing, specific course requirements at the high school or post-secondary level. In some cases, university transferable coursework may satisfy high school prerequisites.
To be considered a post-secondary transfer, students must have completed a minimum of 12 units from a recognized/accredited institution (some programs may require more units) by December 31 of the year prior to the year of admission for spring, summer, and fall entry; and August 31 for winter entry unless otherwise stated. The minimum admission GPA requirement is 2.00; however, admission is competitive and meeting the minimum admission requirement does not guarantee admission to the university, a specific faculty or program.
Students are not permitted to register in a University of Calgary degree, diploma or certificate programs while simultaneously working towards a credential at another institution, unless a formal partnership exists between institutions. Students who wish to attend the University of Calgary as a visiting student (letter of permission) see section A.14 Admission to Open Studies.
Conditional admission will be subject to verification of official transcripts showing final grades. If admission requirements are not met or if official transcripts are not received by the stated deadline, admission and registration will be cancelled.
Applications and supporting documents received by the stated deadline will be automatically considered for conditional admission.
Refer to section A.12 Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing for information on the transfer of credits.
Transfer Admission GPA: Will be calculated using the most recent course work to a maximum of 30 units (University of Calgary courses and/or transferable courses taken at other institutions), unless otherwise specified by the faculty. All courses attempted within a term will be included except where the number of courses taken within a term results in the overall number of units exceeding 30 units. Should this occur, the highest grades from the oldest term being considered will be used to calculate the GPA. In some faculties prerequisite courses will be included first. Grades in high school equivalent courses offered by post-secondary institutions will not be used in determining the transfer admission GPA.
Prerequisite Requirements: Admission requirements may differ from prerequisite requirements for a specific degree or program. Applicant must be aware that they may be admitted to a program for which there are course prerequisite to complete the program. Course prerequisites can be found here: ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/course-desc-main.html.