Post-Secondary Admission Route

There are different ways to gain admission through the Post-Secondary Admission Route.

General Admission

To qualify for general admission, post-secondary applicants must present six or more completed transferrable credit courses with an admission grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.00 GPA scale). Applicants presenting fewer than six transferable credit courses must also meet the High School Admission Route requirements.

Number of Transferable Courses High School Transcript Required Minimum Average Required Transferable Courses - GPA Required Minimum GPA Required
1-5 Yes 65% Yes 2.00
6+ Yes N/A* Yes 2.00

* Your high school marks are not used to determine your admission GPA, but may be necessary for prerequisite purposes.
Transfer students need to have completed the courses required for admission to any program.


Transfer Credit

Upon admission, completed post-secondary credit courses will be considered for transfer credit on a course-by-course basis for eligible post-secondary work. The number of courses considered to be transferable in the context of the admission decision may or may not coincide with the number of courses ultimately awarded transfer credit. For additional information, see Transfer Credit.

The University of Lethbridge does not award transfer credit on the basis of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition.

Applicants who hold certificate credentials from credit programs at recognized post-secondary institutions may be eligible to receive transfer credit upon admission (see Transfer Credit).


Calculating Admission GPA

All transferable post-secondary work completed by Post-Secondary applicants, as indicated on transcripts, will be used in determining admission eligibility. Upon admission, completed courses will be considered for transfer credit on a course-by-course basis for eligible post-secondary work in accordance with program and residence requirements. The number of courses considered to be transferable in the context of the admission decision may or may not coincide with the number of courses ultimately awarded transfer credit. For additional information, see Transfer Credit.

When necessary for the purposes of calculating the admission GPA and awarding transfer credit, the Registrar’s Office will convert grades to the University of Lethbridge 4.00 GPA scale.


General Admission

Applicants who hold a two- or three-year college diploma of sufficient academic merit from a recognized post-secondary institution, completed with a program GPA of 2.00 or higher (on the U of L 4.00 scale), shall be eligible for general admission in the absence of contradictory evidence. The higher of the diploma program GPA or GPA based on transferable courses (see Transferable Courses, above) will be used for admission purposes. Transfer Credit will be awarded on a course-by-course basis, in accordance with approved transfer credit policies.


Post-Diploma Programs

Applicants who hold two- or three-year college diplomas from recognized institutions will be considered for admission to the appropriate post-diploma program. For details on available post-diploma programs and eligible diplomas, see the Post-Diploma Degree Programs website.

See Admission in the Undergraduate Calendar for more detail on College Diploma admission.

General Admission

Applicants who have completed an approved degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (on the U of L 4.00 scale) will be eligible for general admission to pursue a second degree.

An approved degree is an academic baccalaureate degree requiring a minimum of 30 course equivalents (90.0 credit hours) or a graduate degree from a recognized degree-granting institution. Students are not normally eligible to pursue a second degree that is similar to one already completed at a recognized institution.

Applied and Technology Degrees are not considered to be a basis of admission for second degree or graduate studies programs. Applicants presenting Applied or Technology Degrees from recognized colleges or technical institutes will be considered for admission under College Diploma.

Receiving Transfer Credit

General Information on Transfer Credit
For information on how to obtain transfer credit, please see Step 6: Transfer Credit.

University of Lethbridge Transfer Credit Equivalencies Database
To view courses that have previously been assessed, please see University of Lethbridge Transfer Equivalencies Database (TED).