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University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge

Liberal education has been the foundation of the University of Lethbridge since our inception in 1967; it fuels the imagination and drives innovation. You gain skills such as big-picture thinking, adaptability, problem solving, effective communication and information literacy, so you will be able to navigate a rapidly changing labour market. It also encourages you to be an active citizen in your community and sets you on the path to be a lifelong learner.

ULethbridge offers undergraduate and graduate programs in education, fine arts, health sciences, humanities, management, nursing, sciences and social sciences. We also provide degree completion opportunities for transfer students and diploma graduates, certificate programs, post-baccalaureate certificate programs, post-graduate certificate and diploma programs, and open studies for lifelong learners.

Nearly 9,000 students from across Alberta and around the world call ULethbridge home. Steps from the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge has a population of 100,000 and is one of Canada’s fastest growing and youngest cities; it is an eclectic urban centre surrounded by natural beauty. In addition to our main campus, ULethbridge offers select programs on our Calgary Campus, located in downtown Calgary.

In Fall 2019, we opened Science Commons, our new science and academic building, Canada’s most advanced facility for teaching and research in the sciences. It gives our students an incredible advantage as they work alongside faculty members and students from across disciplines to tackle the most perplexing issues facing our society today. ULethbridge faculty and staff work together to support your academic, professional, and personal development. You will find a wide range of academic and student services, as well as numerous clubs, events, and activities that enhance student life. Learn to think about issues from all angles and in company with the world’s brightest minds and most accomplished researchers to bring new light to society’s most perplexing questions. You will also have extraordinary opportunities to take your learning beyond the classroom and discover the world. Your classes will be small, your professors will know your name and you’ll receive the support you need to succeed.

At ULethbridge, students play a key role in the discoveries you learn about in the classroom. By participating in the investigative journey, your learning goes beyond the theoretical to the practical. With facilities for pursuing original research and creative activities, we conduct research in all disciplines. You will work alongside leading scholars recognized for their teaching excellence, scientific inquiry, creativity and community citizenship. ULethbridge research facilities include the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy, and the Water Institute for Sustainable Environments.

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4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K3M4, Canada

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Application Date

First Day Applications Accepted

Applications accepted year-round.

Last Day Applications Accepted

December 15 - High School Early Admission fall term
June 30 - General Admission fall term
November 1 - General Admission spring term

Standard Admission Requirements

General Requirements (Undergraduate Students)

Applicants can find the Standard First-Year Admission Requirements at

  1. High School
    5 courses: ELA English 30-1, 3 other approved 30-level Academic Courses, and a fifth approved course at the Grade 12 level. An admission average of 65% calculated on the 5 admission courses and a minimum grade of 50% for any subjects used in the admission average. Equivalent qualifications from other provinces/countries are considered.

  2. Post-Secondary (transfer courses)
    Completion of six or more transferrable credit courses with an admission grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.00 GPA scale). Applicants presenting fewer than six transferable credit courses must also meet the High School Admission Route requirements. Higher averages are required for competitive programs. Transfer students need to have completed the courses required for admission to any program.

  3. College Diploma
    Holders of two- or three-year college diplomas from recognized institutions will be considered for admission to the appropriate post-diploma program or general admission to a transfer program.

  4. Adult Student (Mature)
    Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrant/Permanent Residents, age 21 years or older, who do not meet admission requirements of any other admission route, may be considered for Adult Student admission.

  5. Standardized Tests
    Applicants who have completed fewer than six university-level courses and present acceptable ACT or SAT scores will be considered for admission on the basis of their standardized test scores.

  6. Indigenous Student Success Certificate
    The Undergraduate Certificate in Indigenous Student Success (ISSC) is a first-year credit program, offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science, that provides Indigenous students who are not fully admissible to the University of Lethbridge an opportunity to enter into, and succeed at, the university level by providing a solid foundation of core skills in a supportive cohort environment that attends to Indigenous ways of knowing and learning. Applicants who qualify for general admission may also access the ISSC.

Note: All Applicants whose first language is not English must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement. You will find more information on all admission requirements at

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