Parents and family

You're one of our key partners in assuring your student succeeds both academically and personally. While your role will change, you'll still have an important one to play: supporter, resource person, sounding board and, most importantly, loved one.

Fast facts

About UCalgary

Ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide

(Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2019)

18 Rhodes Scholars to date

360 innovations and inventions since 2017

Calgary is the #1 most livable city

in North America

UCalgary programs

Excited to discover more about UCalgary programs?
Choose from a range of high-quality programs at the #6 top research university in Canada. UCalgary is a global intellectual hub where students and staff from over 160 countries come to share ideas and different perspectives. A community committed to excellence, we have over 200 programs to choose from.

Undergraduate retention rate

Application process

To assist your student with the UCalgary application process, here are some helpful tips:

Apply early and select two programs

Students should apply as early as possible to be considered for both admission and awards. Students can apply to two programs with one application and a single fee. Students can change their program choices until March 1.

Learn how to apply

Selecting a program

Students should select the program that they’re most interested in as their first-choice program. If they receive an offer to their first choice program, this is the only offer they’ll receive.

Find out more about selecting your first-choice program

Program review

Each program will be reviewed based on the grades presented at the time of submission. If a student is unable to be considered for early admission, their grades will be automatically reviewed again when new grades are received.

View programs and requirements

Accepting an offer

First, students must accept their offer of admission in their Student Centre ( Then, they must pay the $500 non-refundable admission deposit. This deposit will go towards your student’s first-year tuition. The due date for this deposit is included with their offer of admission.

How to accept your offer


Your student can live, learn and grow alongside their peers, while creating strong and lasting friendships. From shared dorm-style rooms in first year, to full apartments in upper years and graduate school, to family housing, there are options available for all students.

Each building has a residence life coordinator who provides continuous support. Residence life coordinators foster and promote inclusive living environments, organize events and help students with everything from homesickness to health and academics.


Protection of privacy

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)

In accordance with Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), UCalgary is unable to share information about a student or applicant to a third-party (including family members) without the explicit consent of a student or applicant.

Find out more about FOIP

Prepare your student to excel

Proven advice you can share with your student

It’s important that your student is engaged in more than their course work. Encourage your student to explore clubs, meet their professors and take part in leadership opportunities. Not only will they do better at school, but they'll also build positive relationships with peers and gain new skills. 

Encourage your student to reach out to many of our support services