Frequently Asked Application Questions


Undergraduate-level Programs: Apply Alberta (online system)

  • Undergraduate applicants will be directed to uLethbridge's own institutional application later on in the process and subsequently evaluated by Admissions one-at-a-time, as they are received

Graduate-level Programs: CollegeNET/ApplyWeb (online system)

  • Graduate applicants will be evaluated as a collective pool by the end of a given graduate program's respective application period

UNDERGRADUATE-level Programs (i.e. Bachelors degrees or undergraduate certificates)

All Conferrable uLethbridge Undergraduate Programs

Fall Intake

(Sept start)

Spring Intake

(Jan start)

Summer Intake

(May start)

(Any Campus) Off-shore International Undergrads June 15 September 15 N/A
(Lethbridge-bound) Domestic Undergrads June 30 November 1 N/A
(Calgary-bound) Domestic Undergrads August 1 December 1 N/A

*Domestic = Canadian Citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident

  • Undergraduate Application & Document Deadlines (will vary by program and campus)
    • Some Lethbridge Campus-exclusive undergraduate programs will only have a once-a-year (Fall/September start) intake cycle, such as: The Bachelor of Nursing (BN & BNAD) and the Bachelor of Education (BEd) degrees

*Undergraduate program application periods for subsequent intake terms, will normally open via ApplyAlberta by no earlier than one year in advance.


  • Fall 2021 intake = applications first opened on Sept 1, 2020
  • Spring 2021 intake = applications first opened on Jan 15, 2020

*Deadlines may be extended at the discretion of the uLethbridge Registrar's Office (not always guaranteed)

GRADUATE-level Programs (i.e. Masters degrees, PhD degrees, or graduate diplomas/certificates)

Calgary Campus Graduate Programs

Fall Intake

(Sept start)

Spring Intake

(Jan start)

Summer Intake

(May start)

MSc(Mgt) - All majors February 1 N/A N/A
GCHSM & MHSM March 1 N/A N/A

*The application period for a subsequent Fall intake term will normally first open on September 1st of the previous year (e.g. Fall 2021 intake = applications opened on Sept 1, 2020).

  • Graduate Application & Document Deadlines page (will vary by program)
    • Established application deadlines will be the same for all prospective graduate applicants, irrespective of one's educational background or country of origin (i.e. there are no differing sets of deadlines between domestic and international prospects)
    • Many Lethbridge Campus-exclusive graduate programs will only have a once-a-year (Fall/September start) intake cycle
      • However, some might have multiple annual intake cycles (Fall or Spring/January), while others might even have summer-based (May start) intake cycles

*Deadlines may be extended at the discretion of the uLethbridge School of Graduate Studies (not always guaranteed)

**In contrast with undergraduate admission, where applications are evaluated one-at-a-time as they are received, graduate admission however waits until the established deadline has formally passed before admissibility assessments are conducted.

All applicants who have been recorded and queued within the university's systems for review on the first business day after the designated application deadline, will be evaluated as a collective pool/cohort by the established graduate program committee - panel members will differ by credential - in the weeks that follow

All University of Lethbridge applicants, both new and returning, must pay a non-refundable processing fee, as follows:

  • All undergraduate applicants (international and domestic): $140.00 (CAD)
  • Canada-educated graduate applicants, only: $125.00 (CAD)
  • Internationally-educated graduate applicants: $140.00 (CAD)

The entry of credit card information (VISA or Mastercard) at the end of the application is normally required in order to ensure its proper submission and eventual queueing log within the university's systems.

Important Notes: 

  • Applicants may submit only one application for admission per academic-level, per term
    • Any requests to be considered for admission to an alternate credential program while a recently submitted application is still in-progress, must be emailed to ASAP
  • According to university policy, the non-refundable appliction fee (either academic level) will NOT be waived for any applicant, under any circumstances, at this time
  • Applicants who are unable to pay by credit card, MUST email to inquire on alternate payment methods

UNDERGRADUATE Admisson: All undergraduate program applicants will normally be provided with their own unique list of required supporting documents, as determined by their assigned Admissions Specialist, AFTER submitting an application through Apply Alberta first - no exceptions.

That is, apply first and then wait for further instructions from your assigned uLethbridge Admissions Specialist in regards to the next steps.

  • The submission of a resume for undergraduate application purposes is normally not required for the majority of applicants.
    • Only those who have been explicitly requested by their assigned Admissions Specialist to supply a resume in support of their individual (and in-progress) admissibility assement, will be asked to do so (e.g. for appropriately qualified Matriculated/Adult Admission applicants)
  • Conditional (Undergrad) Admission

GRADUATE Admission: Many graduate programs will share a handful of common required supporting documents for initial uploading into CollegeNet/AppyWeb (e.g. unofficial academic transcripts from all institutions previously attended and currently attending , CV/Resume, Letters of Reference, Letter of Intent).

However, certain ones - and particularly at the Masters level - MAY require the presentation of additional items on-top of the previously listed base documents (e.g. satisfactory graduate admissions exam results (e.g. GMAT), an online portfolio of work samples, exemplary interview responses, an audition, etc.).

If and only if a given graduate applicant is formally offered admission to the university by their associated program committee, then the subsequent coordination and delivery of original hard-copy transcripts from all of the student's prior schools directly to the uLethbridge Registrar’s Office (which is centralized through the Lethbridge Campus, even for Calgary-bound admits) will be required afterwards. This is to ensure that the soft copy transcripts which were originally presented in the graduate student's initial application package sufficiently match the eventually received official copies (i.e. the provided docs were not forged or falsified).

*IMPORTANT: Regardless of the academic-level, any admission-intended documents that are unsolicitedly delivered to the university (hard copy or digital) without an accompanying application and existing uLethbridge student ID number to match them to, will be swiftly discarded without question.

To be considered OFFICIAL, any applicant's post-secondary school transcripts (as declared on their respective application for admission) must be sent from the issuing institution directly to the University of Lethbridge’s Student Enrollment & Registrar Services Office at the Lethbridge Campus (e.g. printed hard copy, delivered by airmail in a sealed envelope).

**The Calgary Campus currently does not employ any of its own in-house Admissions Specialists. At this time, all Admissions-related services are fully centralized through the Lethbridge Campus (see mailing address below):

Student Enrollment & Registrar Services (SEARS) Office

University of Lethbridge

SU140 - Level 1 of the Students' Union Building

4401 University Drive W

Lethbridge, Alberta  T1K 3M4


  • Post-secondary institutions which are confirmed to be a participating member of the ApplyAlberta network, are able to send official digital copies of academic transcripts directly to uLethbridge on an applicant's behalf via the APAS system.
  • All applicants who were previously educated at either private institutions OR ones that are based outside of the province of Alberta/outside of Canada, should plan to engage their prior schools for the transmittal and eventual delivery of their transcripts to uLethbridge SEARS Office shortly after submitting a formal application for admission (any academic-level, program, or intended campus of study)
  • Faxed, scanned, pictured, and "student copy" versions of transcripts are normally considered to be UNOFFICIAL
  • While being in possession of a foreign credential evaluation, as issued from a participating member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC) is an asset, it is normally not required for initial uLethbridge application purposes as our institution conducts its own process for evaluating transcripts which originate from non-Canadian schools.
    • All applicants' eventually assigned uLethbridge Admissions Specialist, will personally advise them on whether or not a previously completed foreign credential evaluation will be needed for their individual admissibility assessment.

NOTE: Applicants who are unable to coordinate the delivery of their official school transcripts to uLethbridge due to extenuating circumstances beyond their control (e.g. school no longer exists, school is located within a regional area that is currently experiencing civil unrest, transcripts are retained by home country's government, etc.) MUST email as soon as possible regarding alternate document submission formats.

To ensure success in academic study, all applicants, regardless of citizenship or country of origin, must sufficiently satisfy one of uLethbridge's non-negotiable and listed English Language Proficiency (ELP) admission requirements, as detailed below. Conditions will vary by academic-level. Each webpage is annually reviewed and updated accordingly, where appropriate.

Admissibility assessments for all uLethbridge applicants can take up to 4-6 business weeks (on average) to complete, before a formal admission decision is rendered:

  • For UNDERGRADUATE program applicants, this time frame begins once an application has been submitted
  • For GRADUATE program applicants, this time frame begins after the designated application deadline for the program in-question has officially passed (link to grad app deadlines - will vary by program). Don't forget that graduate applicants are evaluated as a collective pool, rather than individually (i.e. the final candidate pool is only determined once the application period has closed)

Some applicants may be admitted sooner, some may be admitted later - the exact timeframe will always vary between individual applicants due to the diverse nature of individual backgrounds and document receipt timelines.

  • Those deemed to be eligible for admission, will receive an email from Admissions (to the email address that was provided on one's application for admission), which will include:
    • An offer letter
    • Instructions for accepting the university's offer + paying the non-refundable tuition deposit (currently designated at $300.00 CAD for domestic admits; $500.00 CAD for international admits) via a Confirmation of Admission (COA) letter
    • Other important information that will aid in preparing the new admit for their academic studies with uLethbridge prior to commencing their first term of study
  • Those deemed to be ineligble for admission, will still be notifed via email from Admissions regarding the specific reason(s) behind the decision, along with detailed guidance on how to gain proper admittance into uLethbridge once again in the future