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Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
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FAQ

Applying

Q. Where do I find out the minimum requirements to apply?

Q. Where do I find the application forms?

Q. I am an International Student. What special requirements do I have to fulfill to apply?

Courses

Q. What courses can I take in the Department of Biological Sciences?

Q. Which courses do I need to take to graduate?

Q. I have taken International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. Do I get advanced credit for those courses?

Q. I have taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Do I get advanced credit for those courses?

Fees and Funding

Q. What fees do I have to pay to apply?

Q. What are the tuition fees?

Q. I am an International Student. Can you explain the International Student Differential?

First Steps

Q. What information do I need before I apply?

Q. If I am accepted, what do I do next?

Q. If I am not accepted, what are my options?

Further Questions

Q. Who do I contact if I have more questions?


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Applying

Q. Where do I find out the minimum requirements to apply?

A.   Please consult with Undergraduate Admissions for the latest information pertaining to your situation.

Q. Where do I find the application forms?

A. You can apply online by visiting the Enrolment Services Undergraduate Admissions page and clicking on the link appropriate to your situation.

Q. I am an International Student. What special requirements do I have to fulfill to apply?

A. Information for International Students regarding special requirements can be found on the International Applications page. International Students can determine their eligibility for their desired program (and an alternate choice) and apply for residence from that page as well.

Courses

Q. What courses can I take in the Department of Biological Sciences?

A. The University of Calgary calendar provides official course descriptions. Not all courses are offered every semester. For a list of current courses, click on the green "Course Listing" button in the right-hand column of this page.

Q. Which courses do I need to take to graduate?

A. Descriptions of the specific courses required for a degree  are available through the Department's programs section of the University of Calgary calendar. Degree requirements vary by program. Students are encouraged to visit with an advisor in the Faculty of Science Undergraduate Science Centre early in their programs for advice on program and course selection.

Q. I have taken International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. Do I get advanced credit for those courses?

A. Please consult the University of Calgary calendar for more specific information. Students applying for advanced placement or credit are encouraged to visit the Faculty of Science Undergraduate Science Centre for advising.

Q. I have taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Do I get advanced credit for those courses?

A. Please consult the University of Calgary calendar for more specific information. Students applying for advanced placement or credit are encouraged to visit the Faculty of Science Undergraduate Science Centre for advising.

Fees and Funding

Q. What fees do I have to pay to apply?

A. All students must pay an application fee. The application fee for International Students is slightly higher to cover the cost of verifying international credentials. The application fee is non-refundable and is separate from tuition fees. Because this information is subject to change, please consult the calendar for current amounts.

Q. What are the tuition fees?

A. Because tuition fees are subject to regular review and adjustment, we recommend that you consult the University of Calgary's Tuition and General Fees page. You must pay the amount of your tuition plus applicable general fees every semester. Questions regarding fees should be directed to Enrolment Services.

Q. I am an International Student. Can you explain the International Student Differential?

A. The differential applies to students who are not Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. The Alberta Government funds University operations for Canadian students, so International Students are charged the differential to make up the Government's portion of expenses. A full explanation of the policy can be found in the University of Calgary calendar.

First Steps

Q. What information do I need before I apply?

A. Before you apply, you will need identification and your high school transcripts. Alberta students do not need to supply transcripts; the registrar's office can access them. International Students whose transcripts are not in English may be required to supply translated documents. More information can be found on the Undergraduate Admissions page.

Q. If I am accepted, what do I do next?

A. If your application to the University of Calgary is accepted, congratulations. Acceptance to University is a milestone in your life that deserves celebration. Once you are done celebrating, please read through your admission package carefully. You will need to accept or decline your admission through myUofC. Detailed instructions will be in your admission package. More information is available through Undergraduate Admissions. Once you have completed your acceptance, you should contact the Undergraduate Science Centre for assistance in selecting courses.

Q. If I am not accepted, what are my options?

A. If your application is denied due to failure to satisfy a calendar requirement, then you cannot appeal. Under other select circumstances, students may appeal if their application for admission is denied. Please consult the appropriate section of the calendar for a description of circumstances under which an appeal may be made and the procedure to do so.

Further Questions

Q. Who do I contact if I have more questions?

A. Department of Biological Sciences specific questions should be directed to biosci@ucalgary.ca. If you have more general questions, you should ask the advisors at the Undergraduate Science Centre.