Parents and family
You're one of our key partners in assuring your student succeeds both academically and personally. While your role will change, you'll still have an important one to play: supporter, resource person, sounding board and, most importantly, loved one.
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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 University of Calgary will accept applications for admission for the fall 2022 intake from October 1, 2021 to March 1, 2022.
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 that relate to each degree and potential career path.
UCalgary’s 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.
Protection of Privacy
In accordance with Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, UCalgary cannot share information about a student or applicant to a third-party (including family members) without the explicit consent of a student or applicant. We encourage you to have your student connect with us directly and we will be happy to support them with their application.
Your student can live, learn and grow alongside their peers, while creating strong and lasting friendships. From shared dorm-style rooms in first year, to full apartments in upper years and graduate school, to family housing, there are options available for all students.
Each building has a residence life coordinator who provides continuous support. Residence life coordinators foster and promote inclusive living environments, organize events and help students with everything from homesickness to health and academics.
Protection of privacy
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)
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.
Prepare your student to excel
Proven advice you can share with your student
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.