University Of Alberta Mature Age Entry Application Form

Faculty Of Arts

Mature Students

Mature (Nonmatriculated) Applicants

The Faculty of Arts gives special consideration to mature (nonmatriculated) applicants for admission. To be considered for admission as a nonmatriculated applicant, a student must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes of the term in which admission is sought.

Subject Requirements

(1) English Language Arts 30-1 or 6 in transferable English at the 100-level

(2) Another 30-level subject from Group A, B, or C (or equivalent)

(3) Presentation of Faculty minimum average on (1) and (2), and a competitive AGPA if any postsecondary-level course work is presented.

(4) Presentation of no more than 21 of postsecondary-level course work. Any applicant who has successfully completed 24 or more at the postsecondary level will be considered a transfer applicant. (See §§15.2.13 and 14.2.1.)

Other Requirements

(1) No failure of an academic course in the three years before the date of intended registration.

(2) See general non-matriculated requirements §14.4.

To apply, visit the application site: Portfolio Application



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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E5

Faculty Of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences

Mature Students

To qualify as a Mature Student, also called Non-Matriculated Student, you must:

  • be 21 years of age or older;
  • have no transferable post-secondary (university or college) experience.

If you have completed transferable post-secondary coursework, you are no longer considered a Non-Matriculated or Mature Student. You will be considered for admission based on the guidelines for a post-secondary transfer applicant.

Portfolio Application

Admission Requirements

The programs and requirements search tool on our admissions website outlines the required courses for each of our programs. It also shows provincial and international course equivalents.

Access program requirements

High School Upgrading

UAlberta does not offer high school upgrading opportunities. We recommend you contact community organizations offering upgrading:

Online courses:

  • Alberta Distance Learning Centre.

Courses in Edmonton:

  • NAIT
  • Grant MacEwan
  • Norquest
  • Metro Continuing Education

Students have until August 1 to complete required high school upgrading. If you are upgrading courses at time of application, be sure to indicate which courses are in progress.