University of Alberta Calendar

The Calendar is the University's major publication, and it includes admission procedures and deadlines, academic regulations, programs of study, academic standards, degree requirements, general university policies and codes, for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Academic Schedule contains all major deadlines - such as when classes start and end - plus a monthly listing of academic events on campus.

Which version of the Calendar do you need?

Please note:

  • If you plan to begin attending in Fall 2015, the application deadline for direct-entry undergraduate programs is May 1, 2015. For admission requirements and document deadlines, please refer to the 2014-15 Calendar.
  • If you plan to begin attending in Fall 2016, the application deadline for direct-entry undergraduate programs will be March 1, 2016. For admission requirements and document deadlines, please refer to the
    2015-16 Calendar.

Changes in degree program requirements apply only to new students and those readmitted to a Faculty, unless stated otherwise. Continuing students should refer to the Calendar in effect at the time they were admitted or readmitted for the regulations governing their degree program requirements. Please refer to Section 23.1.2 of the University Calendar for complete details.

 2015-2016 Calendar

Online version | PDF version

Previous Calendars

 2014-2015 Calendar (PDF)   2013-2014 Calendar (PDF)

Need an earlier version of the Calendar? See previous years up to 1997.

Online Calendar Project

The Online University Calendar project is currently underway in the Office of the Registrar, and we look forward to a new online calendar format being implemented and available for the 2016-2017 calendar content. Updates and additional information will be provided as necessary.

Tips for Using the Online Calendar

  1. Use the Table of Contents on the right side of the online Calendar to navigate to specific sections of the Calendar.
  2. Use the search bar in the top right of the online Calendar to search for words or phrases. Here are some tips for effective searches:
    • If your search returns too many results, try a more specific word or phrase
    • Add quotation marks around words to search for an exact phrase
    • Searches are not case-sensitive (i.e. lowercase and uppercase will return the same results)
    • To exclude a word from your search, use the minus (-) sign in front of that word
  3. If you would like to print a particular section of the Calendar, it is recommended that you do so from the PDF version rather than the online version. On the PDF version pages, you can select sections you would like to print.

Important Notice from the University Calendar

By the act of registering for a course or a course of study, each student at the University of Alberta agrees to observe and be bound by the terms of this notice, and the terms, conditions, academic standards, rules, regulations, policies, and codes of behaviour contained or referenced in the Calendar. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to make himself or herself aware of the contents of the Calendar. 

The Calendar sets forth the intention of the University at the time the Calendar was prepared. While the University of Alberta makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the content of the Calendar is accurate, the University of Alberta reserves the right, subject to the authority of General Faculties Council, to make whatever changes it considers necessary to the information referenced in the Calendar or referenced in other documents relating to admission and registration including, but not limited to, the elimination of or changes to courses, programs, organizational structure, tuition and fees, entrance standards, academic standards, degree requirements, University policies, regulations, codes of behaviour and rules. All of the changes referred to above may be made by the University without notice to students or prospective students, although the University of Alberta shall make reasonable efforts to provide notice of such changes to students as soon as practicable. The University is not liable to anyone who may suffer any loss or damages of any type arising from such changes including any loss or damages arising from the interruption of academic activities. The Calendar shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta and the laws of Canada applicable therein, and the Courts of the Province of Alberta shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising hereunder.

The University of Alberta is a publicly supported, nondenominational, coeducational institution. It is authorized to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates and diplomas under the provisions of the Post-secondary Learning Act, Statutes of Alberta, 2003, Chapter P-19.5. The University was established under the University Act (Alberta, 1906) and is governed by the Post-secondary Learning Act (Alberta, 2003). The University is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.