Special Graduate Students

General Information about Special Graduate Student Admissions

Consult the Department before completing the on-line application. There is a non-refundable application fee of $100 for Special Graduate Students and the course(s) you want to take may not be available to you because of restrictions or space availability. Special Graduate Students must apply to the department which offers the course and be admitted each year in which they wish to register. An admission is only valid for one calendar year from the student’s start date. 

The Department of Educational Psychology is now allowing Open Studies students to register in graduate courses (maximum of two).  Open Studies is very term specific. If a student applies for Winter and does not register in a course and then decides to register in a course for Spring, the student will need to reapply. Information on applying for Open Studies student status can be found on the UAlberta website under Other Admission Routes.

Apply online

Application Deadlines:

These are the dates by which the department must forward a completed application file along with a departmental recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

  • August 1 for September admission;
  • December 1 for January admission;
  • April 1 for May admission; and
  • June 1 for July admission.

 International Admissions

If a Study Permit is required, departments must submit completed international applications- including documents- to the FGSR by the following dates:

  • September admission: July 1
  • January admission: November 1
  • May admission: March 1
  • July admission: May 1

Please download the supplementary documents below, complete and submit to:

The Associate Chair
Department of Educational Psychology
6-102 Education North
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2G5  Canada
E-mail Inquiries: edpygrad@ualberta.ca