Considering UCalgary

Go beyond admission policies with prospective student advising. Explore program content and structure. Talk about major/minor combinations and online tools. Review your academic history and compare programs to find a good fit.

Considering UCalgary

Prospective student advising

If you are a prospective undergraduate student that is unsure about what degree program to apply for, our team of advisors can help connect you to the tools and resources you need to make an informed decision!  Your first step to learn about our degree programs is to check out the Explore Programs website and connect with our UCalgary Recruitment Team. We suggest you book appointment with our team if you are interested in a more in-depth discussion about programs, and how they align with your academic strengths, interests, and ambitions.

How to book an appointment


  1. Visit our virtual front desk during office hours or email
  2. Request an Prospective Student Exploratory Advising appointment. 
  3. Our front desk staff can book an appointment for you on the spot. If using email, someone will be in touch to organize an online or in-person appointment time that works for you.

Exploratory Resources

Please find below some resources to help with the Exploratory/Choosing a Major decision making process.

Prospective student advising is right for you if:

  • You're currently completing high school and plan to apply to UCalgary
  • You're currently attending another college or university and considering transferring to UCalgary
  • You've partially completed a degree years ago and would now like to complete it
  • You're an adult student considering attending university for the first time

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Specific questions (we appreciate them)
  • Undergraduate degree programs you find interesting (it’s okay if you don’t know)
  • A sense of admission requirements if you have programs in mind (you can find that information here)

Already have a degree in mind?

Based on what you're applying for, you'll meet with these advisors first:

  • I'm applying for undergraduate studies: The undergraduate admissions and recruitment team can help you understand admission requirements.
  • I'm applying for graduate studies: The graduate program administrator within the department you're apply to can help you understand admission requirements.
  • I'm applying for Open Studies: The undergraduate admissions team can discuss Open Studies requirements with you. The exploratory team can help you understand your transition into a degree program.
  • I'm an international student: We don't offer a pre-evaluation service. If you need help with admissions we recommend speaking with the admissions team to begin.