Reporting Your Marks
When you are completing your ApplyAlberta form online, please ensure that you list all of the high school courses that are prerequisites for your program, whether they are courses that you have taken, are taking, or are planning to take. Your institution will not start processing your applicarion for a program unless they know that you are planning to meet prerequisites, so this step is critical. Please note that Grade 11 marks are also critical - some universities, such as the University of Calgary, will grant you admission based on your Grade 11 marks, as reported on your Detailed Academic Report, which they can access once you apply to them.
When you go to update your marks, you must update the marks on the website of your institution. Post secondary schools upload your application from Apply Alberta only once, so if you update your marks only in ApplyAlberta, your college or university will not get that updated information, which may cost you admission to your program.
- Check your institution's website and our calendar for application acceptance dates and application deadline dates. For non competitive programs, early application is advised, to secure a seat in the program. See note above re: competitive programs.
- Most university applications are now completed online. You will be applying for public Alberta Post Secondary Institutions through ApplyAlberta.
- Once you have applied, it is VERY important to stay on top of your application. Your institution will contact you periodically to request information. If you fail to send the information by the deadline given in the request, your application WILL be cancelled. Institutions may contact you by mail, email, or by posting requests on their student portal. Read all documentation sent to you carefully and be sure that you sign up for a student portal if requested to do so.
- If you plan to apply for residence, do so as soon as you have confirmation that your application for admission haas been received. Check with your institution to find out if the residence application fee is refundable.