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Ambrose University admits students of any race, gender, colour and national or ethnic origin to its programs and activities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, colour, national or ethnic origin, physical disability or religion in the administration of any of our programs or activities. Ambrose University reserves the right to deny admission if we judge your overall academic record unacceptable, notwithstanding admissions standards. Open Studies and Visiting Students please refer to Academic Policies.

You can apply to Ambrose University online at

For more information contact the Enrolment Office
Phone: 403-410-2900 or toll free at 1-800-461-1222

Enrolment Office
Ambrose University
150 Ambrose Circle SW
Calgary, AB   T3H 0L5

Application Deadlines

Your completed application form, all supporting documents, official transcript(s) and the appropriate application fee should be submitted by the following deadlines:

Canadian Applicants

  • August 1 for the Fall Semester
  • December 1 for the Winter Semester

USA Applicants 

  • July 15 for the Fall Semester
  • November 15 for the Winter Semester

Applicants from outside Canada or the USA

  • March 1 for the Fall Semester
  • July 1 for the Winter Semester

Early Admission

If you apply before graduating from high school, please send an unofficial transcript or a mid-year report showing your grade 11 marks as well as your interim marks for grade 12 courses currently in progress. You will be considered for Early Admission when we receive a satisfactory unofficial transcript/mid-year report, a completed Application for Admission form, payment of the application fee and any necessary supporting documents.

Full Admission

You can only be fully admitted once we receive all of your supporting documents, including official transcripts showing that entrance requirements have been met. To be considered “official,” transcripts must be mailed directly to Ambrose by the issuing institution. Unofficial transcripts, such as photocopies and faxed copies of transcripts, or transcripts received directly from you, may be submitted for consideration for Early Admission but only official transcripts will qualify you for Full Admission. If your official transcripts are in a language other than English, it is your responsibility to provide a certified English translation.

Application Deferral

After a deferral of two semesters, you must reapply to study at Ambrose University.

Residence Requirement

We highly recommend all first year students under 21 years of age to live in Residence.

English Language Requirement

All applicants, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, whose primary language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by meeting one of the following requirements:

  • A minimum score of 560 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test, or a minimum score of 83 on the internet-based TOEFL test
  • A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test
  • A minimum score of 85 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
  • A minimum score of 70 on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
  • A minimum score of 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
  • A minimum score of 110 on the Duolingo English Test
  • A passing grade in English 30-1 or its equivalent

If you have attended an equivalent institution in North America or can demonstrate English proficiency by other means, this requirement may be waived at the discretion of the university. More information on TOEFL is available at The TOEFL institution code for Ambrose is 8915.

For the Bachelor of Education program’s English Language requirements, please see the note in Program Specific Requirements.

Partnership with Mount Royal University on English Proficiency Program: If you do not meet our English proficiency requirements, there is still a way for you to join us. We have partnered with Mount Royal University, where they offer a full-time English Language Program, known as LEAP. LEAP has an academic focus, including instruction on reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and literature. 

Successful completion of LEAP will prepare students for further academic study at Ambrose University and meet the English language requirement for admission.

Fraudulent Documentation

Students seeking admission to the University must provide true, complete, and accurate information in their application. Students who falsify or omit information as part of the admission process, up to the add/drop deadline, may have their admission and registration cancelled by the Registrar’s Office. After the course add/drop deadline, students who falsify or omit information may be subject to academic misconduct regulations. Students who have submitted false information may be identified to other post-secondary institutions. Falsified documents may be referred to the appropriate authorities for potential prosecution under the Criminal Code of Canada. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event a student becomes aware that the student has unintentionally made an error in the information submitted, or has unintentionally omitted any information, as part of the admission process, the student is required to immediately report the same to the Registrar’s Office. The University will not take disciplinary action against a student that self-reports an error that was made reasonably and unintentionally. The University will only give consideration to students that self-report errors if such reports are made before the University has reason to believe that a student has falsified or omitted information as part of the admissions process.