University Of Lethbridge Supporting Documentation Application For Graduate Students

Supporting Documentation for Your Graduate Studies Application

Some programs may require additional documentation in addition to what is listed in this section. See your program’s application procedure for details.

Official documents, including all transcripts and test scores, must be received by the Registrar’s Office prior to course registration. To be considered official, documents must be received by the University of Lethbridge directly from the issuing institution. Applicants are encouraged to arrange for the submission of official documents at the time of application. Official documents should be mailed to:

Registrar’s Office
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4


Students who are graduates of non-Canadian universities must provide notarized English translations of all documents not in the English language.

Unofficial Transcripts
You will need to upload and submit your unofficial transcripts, including proof of graduation for your completed degree(s) and transcripts of all post-baccalaureate work, if any, via the online application system.

Official Transcripts
You will also need to arrange for your official transcripts to be sent to the Registrar’s Office. Your official transcripts are required to be received prior to course registration.

Applicants who have attended or are currently attending institutions NOT participating in ApplyAlberta must arrange to have official transcripts sent directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office. A list of participating institutions is available at

Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope to:
Registrar’s Office
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4

Note: Your transcripts are required to display your up-to-date coursework, including grades/marks received for completed coursework.

Letters of Reference

Requirements for the Letters of Reference vary from program-to-program. See your program’s application procedure for details.

Your application may be considered incomplete if Letters of Reference are not received prior to the application deadline date.

  1. You will need to enter contact information (name and email address) in your application for three referees who are willing to submit a confidential assessment.
  2. Your referees will submit their references through the online application system and will continue to be able to submit their Letters of Reference after you have submitted your application.
  3. An email will automatically be sent to each referee with instructions for how to complete his or her Letter of Reference once you submit the request through the online application system.

Note: It is strongly recommended that you submit each referee Recommendation Request prior to submitting your complete application package as this will allow sufficient time for all referees to complete their online recommendations before the application deadline.

You can manage your requests for Letters of Reference after submitting your application by logging back in to your application. From here you can click on the ‘Action’ drop down menu to the far right side of your referee’s name and you will be able to either edit/change the referee or send a reminder to your referee:

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Your CV should be a comprehensive document with a formal structure and academic focus. It should include your academic background, work experience, awards, scholarships, publications, and other achievements. Your CV is included as part of the online application. 

If you are a current or former uLethbridge student, you may contact the Career Bridge for additional information on the content and structure of a CV.

Letter Of Intent

Your Letter of Intent should outline your reasons for wanting to enter a graduate program (e.g., your goals, and/or objectives for applying). It should also articulate how your academic and/or professional background has prepared you for your proposed studies. Your Letter of Intent is included as part of the online application. 

Note: Some programs have specific information that should be included in the Letter of Intent. See your program’s application procedure for details.

English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirements

All applicants, regardless of citizenship or country of origin, must satisfy the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for graduate students. English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University. Please see English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for graduate students for information on meeting the ELP requirement.