If you have already completed 3 or more transferable semester courses, at one or more post-secondary institutions, you will be considered a New Transfer applicant.
Programs available to New Transfer applicants
English Language Proficiency requirement (applies to all students whose first language is not English)
Your admission to the UofL will be determined by your Admission GPA, as calculated by our Admissions office. Admission GPA is the grade point average on all your transferable courses, regardless of your grades on each one. Courses taken at a college or technical institution which are not transferable do not affect your admission status. The admission average is a cumulative GPA of 2.00 on the 4.0 scale. Some programs have a higher GPA requirement. The GPA requirement for College Diploma applicants varies according to the program.
The Alberta Transfer Guide made available by the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer should be consulted for courses taken at Alberta colleges and technical institutes. The British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, as well as the specific transfer agreements between the UofL and College of the Rockies and between the UofL and Selkirk College may also be helpful.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Admission GPA do you need to get into the UofL?
For New Transfer applicants the admission average to qualify for General Admission is a cumulative GPA of 2.00 on the 4.0 scale. Some programs have a higher GPA requirement. The GPA requirement for College Diploma applicants varies according to the program.
If you have completed 3 or more but fewer than 8 transferable semester courses, you must also present acceptable high school credentials (with at least a 60% high school admission average) to be admitted.
If you have already successfully completed 8 or more transferable semester courses with an acceptable Admission GPA, your high school record will not affect admission, but it may still be required for purposes of prerequisites for certain UofL courses.
How does the University calculate the admission average for a New Transfer applicant?
If you have already completed 3 or more, but fewer than 5 transferable courses, we will calculate your Admission GPA as a blend (a weighted average) of both your high school admission average and your GPA on the transferable courses.
If you have already completed 5 or more transferable courses, we will calculate your Admission GPA using only your transferable courses.
What if you did not do well in previous college or university studies?
New Transfer applicants must have an Admission GPA of at least 2.00 on the 4-point scale to be considered for admission. New Transfer applicants who have been Required to Withdraw more than once will normally not be considered for admission. However, recent evidence of superior transferable work and individual circumstances will be considered.
How does the University choose New Transfer applicants?
Admission Priority is assigned according to both the admission GPA of the New Transfer applicant, and the number of transferable semester courses completed. When enrolment has to be limited, admission is offered first to applicants with many courses and acceptable GPAs, and then to applicants with fewer courses but better GPAs.
Are you at a disadvantage because you're considered a New Transfer applicant?
No. The University is strongly committed to providing opportunities for transfer students, and admission arrangements for transfer students are generous.