Top admission questions
What is the status of my application?
All high school applications are administered by the Admissions Office. Please refer to your online Student Centre for any remaining items on your “to do” list as well as your file status.
When will my application be finalized?
Applications are evaluated on an ongoing basis from November to July. Early offers will go out to applicants with a competitive admission average based on Grade 11 courses. Applicants with a competitive admission average after their Grade 12 fall term will receive offers through the standard admission process. We may make additional admission offers once final grades are received in July. These offers are made to applicants with the highest admission average first until our program is full.
Top transfer questions
What courses from my studies will be transferred?
The University of Calgary will consider university-level course work completed at a recognized / accredited post-secondary institution (or equivalent) for credit toward a University of Calgary credential.
We are sorry but we do not offer pre-evaluations for possible admission or transfer credits.
Can I be admitted without all requirements?
The pre-requisites for admission to Schulich School of Engineering are these five high school subjects or equivalents: Math 30, Math 31 (Calculus), Physics 30, Chemistry 30, English Language Arts 30-1 or their equivalents. Confirmation of completion of all of these requirements must be presented by the transcript/document deadline.
How late can I submit documents and transcripts?
Official transcripts from all institutions you have attended (High School & post-secondary) are to be submitted to the UCalgary Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline. We encourage you to submit early transcripts (after fall term) no later than March 15th to allow for earlier assessment.
How is the GPA calculated?
The GPA for first year admission for transfer applicants is calculated on university/college courses regardless of repeats, subject or transferability to the Schulich program as per UCalgary's transfer requirements. The GPA is calculated on courses taken up to, but not later than, the winter term prior to the admit term.
What is the minimum admission GPA?
The application process is competitive and each year’s final admission GPA is finalized by the end of the admission cycle. Please note that these are subject to change each year and are based on the competition of each year’s intake.
What if my GPA isn't as high as your minimum?
Do you accept mature students?
We do not have a mature student admission policy however, students who have achieved excellence outside of academics or who have overcome significant hardships may choose to apply under the Diverse Qualification process.
Can I be admitted directly into a program?
How is program placement determined?
We have 7 regular programs (Chemical, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Geomatics, Oil & Gas and Software). Upper year program placement decisions in our regular programs are considered for applicants who present a minimum of eight of our first year common core courses or equivalents. The program placement GPA is calculated on the ten most recent math/science/technical courses. Placement is competitive with a limited number of spots available each year.
If an offer of admission can be considered, we will assess for any possible transfer credits. We do not offer pre-evaluations for possible admission or transfer credit.
What are the international high school requisites?
Pre-requisites for admission to Schulich School of Engineering are these five high school subjects or equivalents:
- English Language Arts (ELA) 30-1
- Mathematics 30 - 1
- Chemistry 30
- Physics 30
- Mathematics 31 (Calculus)*
*If this course is not offered at your school, you can present an alternative course for review. If admitted, you will be required to take an alternative calculus course during your first semester.