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Graduate Studies Calendar 2021-2022 Admissions A.2 Application for Admission
A.2 Application for Admission

Applications for admission to the Faculty should be submitted through the online application system at No assurance can be given that applications received after the deadline set by the program will be processed in time to permit the applicant to register for the following session. Specific instructions for applicants are included with the application.

All applications to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Calgary must include the following:

a) A non-refundable application fee for each application to a graduate degree program. $125 for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, $145 for international students with a study permit.

b) Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Original documents or certified true copies of each of your official transcripts and degree certificates, in the original sealed envelope, sent directly from the issuing University. Current and previous University of Calgary students are not required to order official University of Calgary transcripts.

If original documents are not in English:

Original documents or certified true copies of each of your official transcripts and degree certificates in the original language, in the original sealed envelope, sent directly from the issuing University, and an English translation from the issuing University or a notarized word-for-word English translation of a duplicate copy of that original.

c) Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, CAEL, GMAT, GRE scores and/or other requirements of the program for which application is being made.

Please see Program Descriptions in this Calendar for any additional program requirements, including details on reference letters.

Normally, an appropriate letter of recommendation is one written by an independent individual who can provide an assessment of the applicant's background and capabilities with respect to the prospective program. Letters from friends, family members, colleagues, people currently registered in a graduate degree program, or general reference letters that are not written in support of the person's application to the particular graduate program are not acceptable. An applicant currently registered in a graduate degree program, or who has recently completed a graduate degree program, will normally submit one letter of reference from their program supervisor. Unless the applicant has been out of school for more than four years, at least one letter, and preferably both, should be by an academic. A reference from a non-academic source should come from a person who has had direct supervisory experience of the applicant.

All graduate programs have limited enrolment capacities. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

If at any time it is discovered that a student was admitted based on an application that included any falsified documents or misleading or inaccurate information, or that omitted any post-secondary academic records, the admission will immediately be declared null and void and future admission will be denied.

Note: Advanced credit must be requested at the time of application for admission. See A.6 Advanced Credit.

Concurrent Registration

Students will not be permitted to register in a University of Calgary certificate, degree or diploma program while simultaneously working toward another certificate, degree or diploma at the University of Calgary or at another institution. Any exceptions require approval by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.