How to Apply for a Bachelor's Degree

Applications for Fall 2025 Open October 1

Applications for Fall 2024 are now closed.

AUArts accepts students on an annual basis for a Fall (September) intake.

Admission is competitive and based on academic standing and the merit of your portfolio. 

Applicants must complete First Year Studies (or equivalent, see LINK) before declaring a major in our bachelor programs.

Applicants with more than one year post secondary, may apply as a Transfer Student. Details here

How to Apply in Three Easy Steps

Step 1: Review Application Requirements & Deadlines

  • Priority Admission: October 1 to February 1.
  • General Admission: October 1 to June 1 (or while seats are available).
  • Review AcademicPortfolio and English language proficiency requirements (if applicable).

Step 2: Application Form & Fee

  • Apply online at and pay a $110CAD non-refundable application fee.
  • Confirmation Email will be sent within 2 business days which includes a SlideRoom portfolio submission link. 

Step 3: Portfolio & Documents

  • Portfolio: Upon submitting your application (step 2) you'll receive an email with a link to SlideRoom where you submit your Portfolio
  • Portfolio Submission Fee: $10US fee required when submitting your Portfolio through SlideRoom.
  • Alberta Transcripts: AUArts automatically receives transcripts from Alberta schools.
  • Transcripts Outside Alberta: Must be submitted with your Portfolio through SlideRoom.
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP): If your primary language of instruction was not English, you may be required to submit an ELP test. Some exemptions apply. Please see link for details.
  • Final Documents: Must be sent directly from your educational institution to Admissions by August 1


Priority Admission: Complete all steps by the February 1 Priority Admission deadline to be automatically considered for Entrance Scholarships.

General Admission: Applications completed after February 1 will be considered for General Admission while seats are available. note: not eligible for Entrance Scholarships.

English Translations: All transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by notarized English translations.

English Language Proficiency: Applicants from institutions where the primary language of instruction is not English, must demonstrate English language proficiency. Some exemptions may apply. Please see link for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I hear if I have been accepted to a bachelor's degree program at AUArts?

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt of a completed application (application, transcripts, English proficiency and portfolio). We will communicate decisions of acceptance or decline as completed applications are reviewed. Entry scholarships will not be assessed until after the February 1 Priority Admission deadline. 

I attended high school in Alberta. Do I need to submit transcripts?

No. AUArts will automatically receive both in-progress and official transcripts once applicants complete their application through Apply Alberta.

What if I attended high school outside of Alberta?

Official transcripts must be sent to AUArts by your school or Ministry of Education. They can be mailed in a sealed envelope or emailed to

Canadian applicants from outside Alberta can refer to Transfer Alberta or their provincial Ministry of Education for assistance.

What if I completed Advance Credit coursework in high school or at another post-secondary? Will I receive credit towards my degree?

Students who have attended a previous accredited post-secondary institution or who have completed advanced high school coursework, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or Dual Credit course credits, may request an evaluation of their coursework to be considered towards their AUArts degree.

Please note that AUArts does not automatically assess transfer credit for students applying to First Year Studies. Applicants must submit the Advance Credit Request Form. This form will be provided to you by Admissions upon receipt of your online application. You may be required to submit program and course outlines/syllabi of previous studies to determine official transfer credit. 

The Advance Credit Request form must be submitted by May 1 for credit to be applied towards your degree for the Fall term. Late form submissions will be evaluated for the Winter term provided we receive the completed form and supporting documentation by October 1.

I am an international student. How do I submit my transcripts?

Contact your appropriate educational agency or school to request your transcripts be sent to AUArts. If you’re still attending high school, you must submit in-progress transcripts with your Portfolio. If your transcripts aren’t in English, you must include a translated and notarized copy. Learn more about the requirements for international students.

Am I eligible to pursue a BFA, BDes or MFA program on a study permit?

Yes. These programs are Designated and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit.

Connect with an AUArts Recruitment Officer online

Do you have questions about our programs or application process? Would you like to discuss your portfolio? You can schedule an appointment to meet with one of our Recruitment Officers via MS Teams video-conferencing or over-the-phone. 

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