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Parents and family

You're one of our key partners in assuring your student succeeds both academically and personally. You'll have an important role to play: supporter, resource person, sounding board, and loved one.

Fast facts

Ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide

94% after-graduation employment rate

300+ student clubs to join

36 on-campus food outlets

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Supporting your student

Access the services available to help your student make the most of their time here. Get support to be successful as a student and take care of your physical, mental, spiritual, academic and financial well-being. It’s important that your student is engaged in more than their course work. Encourage your student to explore clubs, meet their professors and take part in leadership opportunities. Not only will they do better at school, but they'll also build positive relationships with peers and gain new skills.

Undergraduate retention rate

Supporting the application process

As your student prepares to apply for university, here are a number of helpful resources you can use to support them with their application.

Submitting the online application

The ɫ will accept applications for admission for the fall 2024 intake from October 1, 2023 to March 1, 2024.

Access UCalgary's online application

Degree Profiles

Encourage your student to visit our Degree Profile resource to find clarity and gain confidence on their career path. These profiles look at potential jobs, key skills and attributes, as well as associations and professional development as they relate to each degree and potential career path.

ɫ Career Wheel

Is your student looking for some guidance on their career development? The career wheel is an excellent place for them to start their planning and review the common stages of the career development process.

The Career Wheel

Protection of Privacy

In accordance with Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), UCalgary is unable to share information about a student or applicant to a third-party (including family members) without the explicit consent of a student or applicant. We would encourage you to have your student connect with us directly and we will be happy to support them with ɫ application.

Privacy Policy

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