Undergraduate

Follow this step by step guide to prepare for your first year as a science student.

After You Apply

  1. Activate your CCID and sign up for your UAlberta email account  
  2. Get to know Beartracks
  3. Find your enrollment date
  4. Accept your offer by paying your tuition deposit
  5. Apply for Housing/Study Permit & plan your Financials
  6. Identify your program requirements
  7. Register for your courses by following our Registration Guide

Step 1: Activate your CCID and sign up for your UAlberta email account 

University of Alberta uses email as an official means of communication with students. For this reason, it is important that you regularly check your UAlberta email account. To set up your email and other university computer accounts, you need to first activate your CCID (this is your Campus ID). Your CCID was sent to the email address you provided when you first applied to UAlberta. Click here to activate your CCID.

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Step 2: Get to know BearTracks

BearTracks is UAlberta's online, automated student record system. Access BearTracks with your activated CCID.
BearTracks allows you to:
  • Monitor the status of your application
  • Register in your courses
  • Check your fees' account balance
  • Update your contact information
  • Apply for scholarships/awards

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Step 3: Find your enrollment date

This is the actual date you can begin your course registration. You can locate your enrollment date on your BearTracks landing page under the Academics tab. We recommend you choose your courses as close to the registration date as possible because some classes fill up quickly.

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Step 4: Accept your offer by paying your tuition deposit

In order for you to be able to finalize your course registration you will need to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit, this fee will go towards your tuition and by paying it you will formally accept your UAlberta Early Admission offer. Your $500 tuition deposit can be paid through your BearTracks account however, other payment options are available on the financial services website.

*Make sure to review the status of your application on your BearTracks account regularly and submit any required documentation by the documentation deadline.



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Step 5: Apply for Housing/Study Permit & plan your Financials

Housing: Planning to live on campus? Apply online or contact housing@ualberta.ca. *Students who apply before April 30th, 2014 will be guaranteed a residence offer.

Study Permit: (must be obtained by students who are non Canadian or Permanent Residents): As an International student you will need to apply for a Study Permit in order to begin your studies at UAlberta. For more information visit UAlberta International.

Financials: The Financial Aid Office can help you with all of your student finances, from student loans and bursaries to financial planning.

Budget for your first-year using our online cost calculator


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Step 6: Identify your program requirements

Before you begin making your individualized timetable, it is important that you familiarize yourself with your degree program and know what course that you are required to take in your first year as a Science student.
BSc General Students: Follow the 'junior core' requirements as outlined in the BSc General Course Planning Sheet, these are a set of foundational courses that are required for your program.
BSc Specialization/Honors Students: Find the curriculum for your program in the UAlberta online calendar.

BSc/BEd Students: Find the curriculum for your program in the UAlberta online calendar.

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Step 7: Register for your courses by following our Registration Guide

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