Does University of Alberta require essays?

Yes, the University of Alberta requires essays for admission to some programs. The specific essay requirements vary by program, but they usually ask about the applicant’s academic interests, extracurricular activities, and future goals. The goal of the essays is to help the admissions committee get to know the applicant better and assess their potential for success in their chosen program.

Here are some examples of essay prompts for University of Alberta undergraduate programs:

  • Describe a time when you faced a challenge and how you overcame it.
  • What is your academic philosophy and how do you see it impacting your future?
  • What is your dream job and why?
  • How would you make a positive contribution to the University of Alberta community?

If a program you are applying to requires an essay, you will be given specific instructions on how to submit the essay.

In addition to essays, the University of Alberta also requires applicants to submit transcripts, standardized test scores, and letters of recommendation