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Application Details

Applications to graduate degree programs in the Werklund School of Education will open on the date indicated in the program page. For more detailed information regarding admission requirements please visit the program page. Please note, applications to our programs are submitted online only. 

You will receive notification in writing from the Werklund School as soon as possible after a decision regarding admissibility is reached, normally 10-12 weeks after the application deadline date.

Submitting Transcripts

Applications, unofficial and/or official transcripts, and all supporting documents must be submitted 11:59 pm MT on the application deadline date for each program to be considered complete and move forward for academic review

While it is preferred that all official transcripts be received by the program application deadline date, for initial evaluation purposes, applicants are encouraged to upload unofficial transcripts to their application once it has been submitted online (you will automatically receive instructions on how to upload documents).  Unofficial transcripts can be used to process completed applications.  Please read the detailed information regarding unofficial transcript submissions provided below in the Unofficial Transcripts section. 

If an offer of admission is endorsed by the GPE Admissions Committee, your offer of admission will be conditional upon the Faculty of Graduate Studies receiving all final official transcript(s), via email or in a sealed envelope(s) directly from the issuing institution(s), by a date specified in your formal offer letter.

Document translation

If your original documents are not in English, you must request a second set of documents to be given to a translator for a notarized word-for-word English translation.

Transcript file(s), including English translations and/or degree certificates (if applicable), must be amalgamated into one PDF file per institution, and clearly outline the following:

  • terms
  • institution grading scale
  • course weight (units/credits)
  • grade


Submit one copy of your unofficial transcripts with the grading scale/transcript legend for all post-secondary institutions to your submitted application via your student center.

Important Information: After you submit your online application, you will receive an email with your UCID number and instructions on how to access your Student Centre, where you will find a to-do list.  This is where you will upload your unofficial transcript(s) and other supporting documentation. Here is a Job Aid detailing How to upload supporting documents .

For Domestic Applicants:  The unofficial transcript must clearly state the degree awarded.  If this is not clearly stated, then a copy of the degree certificate must be included with the unofficial transcript upload.  The unofficial transcript and degree certificate are uploaded as one PDF to your application.

For International Applicants:  The degree certificate must be included with the unofficial transcript upload.  The unofficial transcript and degree certificate are uploaded as one PDF to your application.



Submit one official copy of your final official transcript(s) and degree certificate (International – Required, Domestic – If degree is not clearly stated on transcripts) in signed, sealed envelopes from all institutions you attended.

Submitting Official Transcripts: 

  • Email transcripts to: must be sent directly from the issuing institution's transcript office to
  • Mail transcripts to: 
    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    Earth Sciences, 1010
    2500 University Drive NW
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
    T2N 1N4



  • Transcripts for courses taken at the University of Calgary are not required.
  • Official Transcripts may be sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies from the institution or mailed to you and you can mail them to us yourself. 
  • Open official transcripts are not considered as official.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Proficiency in the English language is essential for the pursuit and successful completion of graduate programs in the Werklund School of Education. Prior to admission to Graduate Programs in Education, an applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement for academic purposes in one of the following ways:

in an institution where the sole language of instruction and examination is English. Eligible institutions must be listed as providing English language instruction in the World Higher Education Database (WHED). Search for eligible institutions  

English Language Proficiency Timeline: English Proficiency exams are valid for two years from the date of the test.

English Language Proficiency Deadline: All official test scores must be submitted to the Department to which you are applying directly by the testing agency by the application deadline.

English Language Proficiency Submissions: All official test scores must be submitted to the Department to which you are applying directly by the testing agency.  The test scores provided when you submitted your application is not considered official, but will assist the Department in evaluating your application until the official test scores are received

To submit an official TOEFL test score report:

Arrange for the agency where you completed the academic TOEFL test to send an electronic copy of your test score report to the University of Calgary. Indicate the institution code 0813 and the department code associated with your program of interest, as listed on the ETS website (

To submit an official IELTS test score report:

Please send a copy of your academic IELTS test score report and TRF number to: We will use your IELTS TRF number to search the IELTS database and retrieve your official test.

After your ELP test score reports are received by

You will receive an email from with the following information: Your ELP score report has been uploaded to your file. The Educational Research Graduate Program (cc’d) will update your To Do List at a later date. If you have any further questions about your To Do List, please contact the Graduate Program directly.

Graduate Programs in Education will not be accepting Duolingo for ELP purposes.