Next steps

Thank you for your application to the University of Lethbridge. We can't wait to see you shine.

Step 1: Accept your Offer of Admission

Your Offer of Admission letter contains important information to help you along your graduate journey. Ensure you read it thoroughly and store it in a safe location for future reference.

It is your responsibility to read and understand the documents included in your Offer of Admission sent to you from the Admissions Office (

You should read and understand:

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Congratulations on your Offer of Admission! Accept your Offer of Admission before the expiry date.

You can find the expiry date both in your Offer of Admission letter and when you review the status of your application in the Bridge.

1. Log into your Bridge account (have your ULethbridge ID number ready)

2. Make your tuition deposit on the Bridge after accepting

3. Register for classes

If you no longer wish to attend ULethbridge in the upcoming term, please contact with your full name and ULethbridge ID number.

Any conditions associated with your admission will be listed in your Offer of Admission and in the Admissions menu in the Bridge.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you satisfy all conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission. These conditions must be met before you will be able to register in courses.

See the Supporting Documentation page for instructions on submitting official documents.

Once we receive your final documents, we will check to ensure you meet or exceed the admission requirements of your program.

Your Offer of Admission may be rescinded if your final qualifications do not meet the minimum requirements for admission.

Proceed to registering in your program as soon as you have satisfied the conditions of your offer.

As a graduate student, you should plan to pursue funding from a variety of sources to support your studies.

Many scholarship, bursary, and research grant applications require official transcripts. We strongly recommend you bring several extra copies of each official transcript in individual envelopes sealed by the issuing institution with you so you have them to submit with your funding applications. This is especially important if you have attended a post-secondary institution outside of Canada.

While you can request to have copies of the official documents on file at the University forwarded, these may not meet the requirements of the granting agencies and funding entities. For more information, contact the Graduate Funding Facilitator.

Step 2: Pay your tuition and fees

Review the Information about tuition and fees page for details. 

Step 3: Register in your program

The most important thing to do before the start of each term is register!

As a graduate student, you need to maintain continuous registration for the 12 months of the academic year, which is comprised of three terms (Summer, Spring, and Fall), throughout your program.

Graduate Student Registration Guide →

Step 4: Review the New Graduate Student Checklist

The checklist is a complete listing of all the things you need to do between now and your first weeks on campus.

View the New Graduate Student Checklist

When you've got yourself set up as a student, it's time to move on to the Graduate Student Journey Guide to help you through your entire program. 

View the Graduate Student Journey Guide

Step 5: Review Orientation Resources

The School of Graduate Studies and Graduate Students' Association (GSA) hosts welcome events for graduate students in January and September. For general orientation resources visit the Grad Hub.

SGS Graduate Student Hub - Orientation (GSO)

Your Faculty and/or Department may host additional events for new students. Make sure to check your @uleth email accounts for information. 

See here for additional events and information sessions for new graduate students. 

Other resources and information

The Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue contains dates and deadlines you need to be aware of during your academic career, as well as general information about the University, academic regulations and program information.

The Calendar is published once per academic year and you should refer to the Calendar in effect during the academic year that you began your program outlines the requirements you will need to meet for graduation from your program (e.g., the 2023/2024 Calendar applies to students starting programs in the Summer 2023 (May to August), Fall 2023 (September to December), and Spring 2024 (January to April) terms). 

If you have questions about the Graduate Studies Calendar or about your program, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The School of Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures outline the regulations and policies for managing and completing your graduate program. You should review the policies and procedures for every step of your program as they include program deadlines, format regulations, responsibilities, etc.

Your program has a residency requirement that includes a time limit in which you must complete your program requirements. Complete details are available in the Academic Regulations section of the Graduate Studies Calendar at

To receive your employment payments (e.g., Graduate Assistantships), you’ll need to submit the following information to the Graduate Funding Facilitator by  the payroll deadline (typically the 8th of every month). If you are not registered by this deadline and/or we didn’t receive the required forms and documents, your employment payments will be delayed until the end of the next month. 

Please upload the following information to the Graduate Student Payroll secure drive:  

These forms are required to be submitted only once and are necessary in order for you to begin receiving payments through the uLethbridge payroll system.  Contact the Graduate Funding Facilitator if you have any questions. 

The ULGSA Collective Agreement governs the employment of graduate students as graduate assistants. Learn more at

Whether or not you are offered a Graduate Assistantship, you are strongly encouraged to participate in the Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development sessions offered by the Teaching Centre throughout the fall and spring terms.

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is a student-run organization that promotes the interests of graduate students at Lethbridge and offers graduate students a wide range of services to enhance the graduate studies experience including

  •  New Student Orientation
  • Graduate student social and wellness events
  • “Meeting of the Minds” annual conference
  • A term pass to the L.A. Transit system (Lethbridge’s public transportation)
  • Student awards and funding
  • Graduate student study carrels (offices)
  • Representation on numerous uLethbridge committees
  • First Impressions Orientation program (if you need a mentor/buddy when you move to Lethbridge)

For more information about all GSA services, please visit

Get involved

Since the GSA is a student-run organization there are several ways you can get involved: sit on University committees, become a GSA board member or perhaps run for one of the three GSA Executive positions.

Curious about the phenomenal research ULethbridge graduate students engage in? Check out our student, alumni, and faculty research stories here

International Students

The International Centre

The International Centre provides students with ongoing support and advice related to immigration, on- and off-campus employment regulations, cultural transition, housing and financial issues.
Located in SU040

International applicants receive an official Letter of Acceptance with their Offer of Admission. This electronic Letter of Acceptance is one of the documents you will be required to submit to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in support of your study permit application.

Hard copies of the Letter of Acceptance will only be issued upon request by IRCC. Study permit application processing times vary depending on the visa office. It is important that you submit your application as soon as possible.

Current estimated processing times at Canadian visa offices can be found at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.

Please contact the School of Graduate Studies if you are unable to obtain your study permit in time to begin your program as planned.

Be sure to review the pre-departure information guide for graduate students preparing to study in Canada at uLethbridge.

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