Out of Province Institutions: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology


  • Landscape Architectural Technology

U of G Program:

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (OUAC Program Code: GLL)

An articulation agreement between the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and the University of Guelph provides up to five places per year for graduates of the Landscape Design Ontario College Advanced Diploma who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of B (70.00%). The actual number applicants accepted will be based on individual qualifications and existing BLA class size. All applicants are required to submit a portfolio and a Background Information Form. Upon admission, students will receive 10.00 transfer credits.

Please submit your Background Information Form (BIF)  according to the submission instructions on the form, and send your portfolio digitally to blapc@uoguelph.ca by March 1st.

Portfolio requirements:

  • include 10-20 examples of previous design work or projects that demonstrate the range of your creative abilities (e.g. drawings, photographs, artwork, musical compositions, woodworking, written work, photographs, construction projects or engineering designs).
  • brief description of each creative piece
  • include table of contents
  • exercise creativity in the overall design and organization 
  • one digital file (Adobe pdf).  Do not include links to sites or other digital portfolios.
  • maximum file of 20 MB

Submission instructions:

  • Please save your digital portfolio as one file (Adobe pdf) using the following naming convention:  Last name_First name_BLA_portfolio).
  • Submit as an attachment to the following e-mail addresses by March 1: blapc@uoguelph.ca
  • Include your full name, Guelph Student ID and previous/current program name and institution.

Transfer Credits:

  • LARC*1100
  • LARC*1950
  • LARC*2020 Foundational Design Studio
  • LARC*2100 Landscape and Site Analysis
  • LARC*2230 Planting Design
  • LARC*2240 Plants in the Landscape
  • LARC*2410 Site Engineering
  • LARC*2420 Materials and Techniques
  • LARC*3040 Site Design Studio
  • LARC*3050 Urban Design Studio
  • LARC*3430 Introduction to Landscape Construction
  • LARC*3440 Landscape Construction and Documentation
  • LARC*4610 Professional Practice
  • Free Electives

Program Information and Graduation Requirements:

Transfer credits are determined by the Admission Committee of the program to which the student is admitted and where applicable, in accordance with any existing articulation agreement or pathway.  The application of transfer credits will vary depending on the degree and specialization.  All applicants must satisfy degree graduation requirements and residency requirement as outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar.  More information about advanced standing applications can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

View the Undergraduate Course Calendar