ApplyAlberta is a secure online application system that allows students to apply to one or more of Alberta's public colleges, universities, and technical institutes through a common starting point, and to authorize the transfer of their Alberta high school or post-secondary transcripts.
Makes it easy for students to apply to one or more post-secondary institutions. The first time students use ApplyAlberta they will create a profile with their personal and academic history. This information is filled in automatically on each of the Alberta post-secondary applications they complete.
Facilitates the transfer of academic transcripts. Within ApplyAlberta, students authorize institution(s) to request the transfer of their Alberta Education high school and/or post-secondary transcripts. Students will not be charged a fee for transcripts transferred through ApplyAlberta.
Speeds up the application process. The ability to apply to multiple institutions without having to re-enter basic information and to authorize transcript transfers will save students time.
When you use ApplyAlberta, you will follow a series of steps to apply for admission to participating institutions:
You will create a secure logon account and your personal information will be protected by the Government of Alberta's secure identity system
ApplyAlberta uses the Alberta Student Number (ASN) to authenticate an applicant's identity. If you have applied to, or attended, an Alberta school or post-secondary institution the system will try to find your Alberta Student Number (ASN).
If you do not have an ASN, the system will issue one to you. New ASNs are not linked to any other information such as previous attendance records or Alberta high school transcripts.
During the application process, you will authorize post-secondary institution(s) to obtain your Alberta high school transcripts or your post-secondary transcripts from participating institutions that are using the ApplyAlberta system.
You will fill out a basic personal and academic profile containing key information such as your name, birth date, address, contact information, citizenship, and academic history.
Once you select an institution, you will then complete the institution-specific part of the application such as term and program.
You will have to pay the institution's application fee and submit your application.
The institution will then process your application and deal directly with you.
You can return to ApplyAlberta at any time to apply to additional institutions.
You should apply directly to post-secondary institutions that are not yet using ApplyAlberta. If you go to the list of Participating Institutions you will find the links you need to apply directly to these institutions.
No. Institutions will be accepting applications through ApplyAlberta for undergraduate academic programs that are at least one academic year in length and that lead to a certificate, diploma or degree. Complete program information will be available on each institution's website.
Apply Alberta uses state-of-the-art encryption and other security technologies to ensure the protection of data. The ApplyAlberta application system complies with all privacy requirements under provincial and federal legislation.
The following web browsers are supported for use with the ApplyAlberta system. Some site features may not function as expected if you are using an older, beta, or recently released version. Other browsers or versions may operate successfully but are not currently supported.
Chrome 21.x and later
Firefox 15.x and later
Internet Explorer 8.x and later
Safari 5.1.2 and later
The following browser options are also required:
Cookies must be enabled
Pop-up blockers must be disabled
If a site feature does not work when using a browser version listed above:
Download the latest version of the browser and try again;
Try using a different browser;
If you are still experiencing issues, contact the Help Desk for assistance: Phone: 780-427-5318, or Toll Free (within Alberta) dial 310-0000 followed by 780-427-5318 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile devices may also operate successfully, but are not currently supported for use with the ApplyAlberta site. The Help Desk does not provide support for hardware devices or the operating systems on which browsers are installed.
Anyone applying to attend one of Alberta's public post-secondary institutions including: high school students, adult learners, current post-secondary continuing students, out-of-province students, international students, and students who are home-schooled.
First, you should check the list of Participating Institutions to make sure the institution you want to attend is using ApplyAlberta. If not, apply directly via the institution's website. The ApplyAlberta system will allow you to create a profile with your personal information and academic history. You may want to have the following information handy before you start:
your Alberta Student Number (ASN) (if you already have one)
names of all the high schools and post-secondary institutions you attended
high school courses and the marks you received (currently-enrolled Canadian students)
a credit card to pay any institution application fees
The ApplyAlberta application and transcript transfer system is integrated with each institution's own application system. You will find at different points in the application process that you are on an institution's site, a Government of Alberta site, and the ApplyAlberta web application. The transfer of information from one part of the application to the next is seamless.
You can use your ApplyAlberta secure login account at any time to apply to additional participating institutions. Your personal information and academic history will be filled in automatically on these applications. You will need to choose an institution from the 'Select Institution' list, fill in the institution-specific part of the application such as term and program, pay the institution's application fee, and submit the application.
While you are completing your ApplyAlberta application, you will authorize post-secondary institution(s) to obtain your transcripts. Most institutions require transcripts to determine eligibility for admission. Once the system authenticates your identity, your Alberta high school transcripts will be sent from Alberta Education to the post-secondary institution(s) identified in your ApplyAlberta application(s). ApplyAlberta will also facilitate the transfer of your Alberta post-secondary transcripts between post-secondary institutions that are using the application and transcript transfer system.
No. There are some transcripts that you will need to obtain yourself. Once you submit your completed application, the institution will let you know which transcripts they are able to obtain on your behalf. In addition, the institution will tell you if there are any transcripts that you will be responsible for ordering yourself. Examples of transcripts that will not be available through ApplyAlberta include:
Transcripts from Alberta post-secondary institutions that are not using the ApplyAlberta application system.
Transcripts for secondary or post-secondary studies outside of Alberta.