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* For high school (or international equivalent) and transfer students.
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* For students applying to a master’s or PhD-level program.

Undergraduate details

Application Fee:  $50 (CAD) credit card only
Application processing time: 2-3 weeks
Program start dates: September, January, May, or July

Send supporting documents to the Admissions Office:

Via mail:
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS  B3H 3C3

Email: admission.status@smu.ca

Fax: 902-496-8100

Email: recruitment@smu.ca
Phone: 902-420-5415

Deferring your application

Undergraduate students only

If you need to change the semester to which you have applied, please complete the Deferral Request through your online application portal.

Changing your application program

Undergraduate students only

If you wish to change the program for which you are being considered for admission, please complete the Change of Program Request  and return the completed form to the Admissions Office: admission.status@smu.ca

Application status updates

Please note that the official means of communication between the Admissions Office and undergraduate applicants is by email. To ensure that you receive our messages, please save admission.status@smu.ca as a safe sender.

For information on your application status, please log into your online application portal to check for updates to required information and decisions. Email notifications of these items will also be sent. If you have any questions or are having difficulty accessing your online account, please contact the Admissions Office at admission.status@smu.ca

Early admission

Early admission is available for those students who have completed grade 11 and have registered for their grade 12 courses, but have not yet completed their first semester of grade 12. Students must have at least a 70% average in the five courses required for admission, as determined by the Admissions Office. If a required grade 12 level course is in progress, then the corresponding grade 11 course may be used.  

Important 2024 Admissions Dates and Deadlines

Winter 2024 Admissions Deadline

October 15 for international applicants.

December 1 for Canadian applicants.

May 2024 Admissions Deadline

February 15 for international applicants. 

March 1 for Canadian applicants. 

July 2024 Admissions Deadline

April 15 for international applicants.

May 1 for Canadian applicants.

September 2024 Admissions Deadline

June 15 for international applicants.

August 1 for Canadian applicants.