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UEP Program

University Entrance Program

Your gateway to a UCalgary undergraduate degree!

University Entrance Programs

UCalgary University Entrance Programs (UEP) are designed to support students in gaining admission to an undergraduate degree program.

Community

Connect with fellow UEP students through faculty specific events and programming.

Program-specific advising

Direct connection to the undergraduate advising teams in Arts and Science.

Transfer credit

See how your previous post-secondary coursework transfers to UCalgary.

Admission guarantee

Guaranteed admission into eligible undergraduate programs in the Faculties of Arts and Science.


What is the University Entrance Program?

UCalgary University Entrance Programs (UEP) are a starting point for students who wish to complete an undergraduate degree.

There are two UEPs available:

  • UEP Arts – ideal for students seeking admission to a Faculty of Arts undergraduate degree program
  • UEP Science – ideal for students seeking admission to a Faculty of Science undergraduate degree program

UEP students complete courses in Open Studies and then apply to the undergraduate degree program(s) of their choice. Grades achieved during the UEP can be used toward a transfer student application for undergraduate admission.


University Entrance Program admission requirements

High school applicants have completed fewer than 12 post-secondary units.

UEP Arts

  1. Minimum 65 percent in English 30-1* or a minimum 2.00 GPA in a transferrable post-secondary English course

UEP Science

  1. Minimum 65 percent in English 30-1* or a minimum 2.00 GPA in a transferrable post-secondary English course, and
  2. Passing grades in MATH 30-1 and two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Mathematics 31, CTS Computing Science 30 (5 credits)*

* For fall admission, high school students with courses in progress may be granted conditional admission based on 20 level required courses and 68% in English 20-1 (when English 30-1 is not yet available). For more information onhow conditional offers are finalized, please visit the.

Transfer applicants have completed a minimum of 12 post-secondary units**

UEP Arts

  1. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA on the most recent 12 units of academic post-secondary coursework
  2. Passing grade in English Language Arts 30-1 or a minimum 2.00 GPA in a transferrable post-secondary English course

UEP Science

  1. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA on the most recent 12 units of academic post-secondary coursework
  2. Passing grade in English Language Arts 30-1 or a minimum 2.00 GPA in a transferrable post-secondary English course
  3. Passing grades in MATH 30-1 and two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Mathematics 31, CTS Computing Science 30 (5 credits)

** To determine whether a student has completed enough post-secondary units to be considered a transfer applicant, courses will count as completed post-secondary units when completed by: April 30 for fall admission; December 31 for spring and summer admission; August 31 for winter admission.


Your UEP Journey

Apply to UEP

Submit your application to your desired UCalgary Entrance Program and provide all required documents by the deadline.

Receive a decision

We’ll complete an evaluation and, if you’re admitted, you’ll receive an offer of admission letter in your Student Centre.

Accept your UEP offer!

You’ll be able to accept your offer of admission in your Student Centre. Make sure you understand and are ready to meet your conditions (if applicable).

Get ready for course registration!

Review theregistration websiteand connect with an advisor in your entrance faculty.

If you’ve attended other post-secondary institutions, once you accept your offer, you’ll see how your previous coursework transfers to UCalgary.

Attend your UEP!

Plan to take course(s) in your admission term; the offer of admission is only valid for the term noted in your offer letter. If you’re not registered in a course(s) after the drop date for your admission term, your offer will be cancelled and you’ll have to reapply.

UEP students can take up to 12 units per semester to a maximum of 36 units.

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

UEP is just your starting point!

You will need to apply and be admitted to an undergraduate program in order to graduate with a UCalgary degree.

Learn more about undergraduate admission


Ready to apply to one of our University Entrance Programs?

  1. Create your eID

    This is a personalized login you'll create when you start the application process. Remember your eID and password!

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  2. Complete your UEP application

    Once your application is submitted, you'll receive an email with your UCID.

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  3. Pay your application fee

    Pay a $125 non-refundable application fee. ($145 if you have international credentials).

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  4. Submit your documents

    Upload required documents to your to-do list in your Student Centre by the due dates indicated.

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  5. Check your email!

    Watch your email for updates on your application!

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to a University Entrance Program!

  1. Accept your offer

    Offers of admission to a UEP are only valid for the term outlined in the admission letter. Accept your offer of admission in your Student Centre before the first day of classes.

    The earlier you accept your offer, the earlier you'll be able to register in classes!

  2. Set up your IT account

    You’ll need an IT account to access your @ucalgary.ca email account and other campus services. .

  3. Prepare for course registration

    Visit the registration website, peruse the degree guides, and learn about financing your education.

    Remember to take classes in your admission term. If you’re not registered in a course(s) after the drop date for your admission term, your offer will be cancelled and you’ll have to reapply.

  4. Connect with your campus!

    If you haven't been here, or even if you have - join us for a . Locate your advising office, best study spaces, and key landmarks on campus.

Current University Entrance Program Students

  1. Advising

    Connect with your faculty advising team and let them know what undergraduate program you're interested in.

    Your advisors will help you understand course selection and program requirements for your desired major.

  2. Apply for undergraduate admission

    Don’t forget to apply for undergraduate studies!

    Learn more about this process below.

  3. Student financials

    Find information about financing your education including details on tuition and fees, how to pay, scholarships, managing your money, student loans and more.

    Visit our student financials websitefor more information.

You can take 36 units of courses in the University Entrance Program. Ideally, you are attending the UEP for one year and then moving into the undergraduate degree program of your choice.

Undergraduate applications for admission are accepted annually from October 1 to March 1 for the following fall semester.

To help you prepare, spend time researchingdegree programs, understandingadmission requirements,dates & deadlinesandconnect with an advisor to have all your questions answered.

Not sure what you want to study?

Explorethese resources, or meet with anExploratory Advisorin the Student Success Centre.

As a UEP student, you can take advantage of guaranteed admission through the Undergraduate Admission Guarantee:

Students in a University Entrance Program are guaranteed admission to eligible undergraduate Arts and Science degree programs through the Undergraduate Admission Guarantee.

You will be guaranteed admission toeligibleprograms when you meet the following criteria:

  • Complete of a minimum of 18 units at UCalgary by end of the winter semester for fall admission,
  • Achieve a minimum 2.3 GPA for admission to eligible Arts programs and/or a minimum 2.5 GPA for admission to eligible Science programs, calculated on the most recent 18 units of UCalgary coursework;

If you meet the above criteria, make the most of your undergraduate application for admission by selecting your most desired program as your 1st choice and an eligible program as your 2nd choice. If you have any questions during the process, please connect with our team!

  1. Faculty of Arts

  2. Faculty of Science