Follow this step by step guide to prepare for your first year as a science student.

After You Apply

  • Activate your accounts
    The University of Alberta uses email as an official means of communication with students. For this reason, it is important that you regularly check your UAlberta email account. To set up your email and other university computer accounts please visit Information Services and Technology.
  • Get to know BearTracks

    Bear Tracks is UAlberta's online, automated student record system. Bear Tracks can be accessed with your CCID and will allow you to apply for scholarships and awards, register for your courses and check your fees and financial account balance.


  • Accept your offer (Internal UofA transfer students)
    Current U of A students:

    In Bear Tracks, you must accept your offer of admission to your new program and you must transfer your course registration. Your registration can be transferred one of two ways. If your current registration includes courses added by a department your registration may be lost if you choose option two.

    1. Contact the Faculty of Science Student Services Office
    780.492.4758 or 1.800.358.8314 or stop by our office, 1-001 CCIS.

    2. BearTracks
    In the left column under Enroll click on Change Program and follow the instructions.

    *Make sure to review the status of your application on your Bear Tracks account regularly and submit any required documentation by the documentation deadline.
  • Accept your offer (New to UofA students)

    New to U of A students

    In order for you to finalize your admission, and access the course registration system you will need to accept your offer of admission, and pay a non-refundable tuition deposit (if applicable).

    You can accept (or decline) your offer in UAlberta Launchpad. Instructions- How to Accept your offer and Pay the Tuition Deposit

  • Find your enrollment date
    This is the actual date you can begin your course registration. You can locate your enrollment date on your Bear Tracks landing page under the Academics tab. We recommend you choose your courses as close to the registration date as possible because some classes fill up quickly.
  • Identify your program requirements

    Before you begin making your individualized timetable, it is important that you familiarize yourself with your degree program and know what course you are required to take. Click the following links to see your program curriculum

    BSc General degrees (The Course Planning Sheet is available here

    BSc Specialization degrees

    BSc Honors degrees

    Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education degrees (BSc/BEd)

     

  • Register for your courses
    Visit uab.ca/sciyear1 for to access tip sheets, videos and other resources.  Then follow our Registration Guide to help build your timetable.  

Questions about your application?  

1. Can I change my application to Science?
The last day to apply or make changes to your application is March 1, 2020 and we do not allow late program changes

2. What is the evaluation process?
The Registrar's Office has a page dedicated to this!  Visit https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/admission/evaluation-process for details

3. Can I update the grades I have submitted?
Yes, you will be able to submit new courses completed and final grades in UAlberta Launchpad from February 1 to April 30.  After April 30, we will wait for final grades before re-assessing your application.  Visit https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/admission/after-you-apply/submit-updates

4. When or how do I submit my transcripts?
See https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/admission/transcripts-documents to know what documents you need to order and where to send them.

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