New Student Information

I am accepted, now what?

University Email/Bear Tracks
Once you have applied to the U of A, you will be assigned a CCID and password which will give you access to your new U of A email account and the online student service portal Bear Tracks. Applicants and students are responsible for checking these accounts at least once a week for important University communications. Applicants should also check their "To Do List" in Bear Tracks to ensure that all important documents required in the application process are received at the U of A.

Apply for Housing
If you are thinking about living on campus, the U of A has a variety of housing options available. Residence is a popular option - spaces can fill quickly! We also have designated housing for our Aboriginal students currently enrolled full-time. For more information or to apply contact Residence Services.

Applicants who receive Early Admission will be assigned an enrollment appointment date and time in April. Enrollment appointments can be viewed in Bear Tracks. At this point, you are able to register in courses.

Tuition and Confirmation Deposit 
New undergraduate students are now required to pay a $500 deposit (currently called a Tuition Deposit) after they've been offered admission, in order to be eligible to register in classes.

The Confirmation Deposit is now non-existent. Continuing students are no longer required to pay a deposit to confirm their registration. There are groups of students that are exempt from this deposit (e.g. TYP students) and students that are 3rd party billing that contact Financial Services with the information can qualify for exemption.

Register for Bridges Orientation
Orientation is your free introduction to campus and your respective Faculty based on a student perspective. Meet new friends, have fun and learn your way around campus.