Canadian Student Admission Requirements

COVID-19: Domestic student applications without exam results

Due to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, Saint Mary's University will work with schools and students by accepting the results that are given out by their schools and not require results of official exams if they will not be written this year. In recognition of the COVID-19 disruption in students’ lives, we will also consider how students have done in the previous year as well, ensuring a holistic approach that includes consideration of the impact of this unprecedented situation. The university is able to support an approach that is fair and equitable to ensure that the needs and unique circumstances of each student are considered for their benefit. Scans of transcripts/marks are acceptable at this time.

Admission Requirements by Province or Territory

 

For a list of usable academic courses for admission, please see NS Usable Elective Courses

Bachelor of Arts

English 12 academic

Four additional academic 12 courses

 

Bachelor of Commerce

English 12 academic

Mathematics 12; or Pre-Calculus 12; or Calculus 12

Three additional academic 12 courses

 

Bachelor of Science

English 12 academic

Pre-Calculus 12; or Calculus 12

One academic 12 science course (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Programming)

Two additional academic 12 courses

 

Diploma in Engineering

English 12 academic

Pre-Calculus 12; or Calculus 12

Chemistry 12

One academic 12 science course (Physics recommended)

One additional academic 12 course

 

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

English 12 academic

Four additional academic 12 courses


 

Minimum 70% average with no mark less than 60% required in the above courses.

Early admission may be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships will be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

If you have not provided your Provincial Student ID number or consent for us to access your electronic transcript, and wish to do so, please complete the NSElectronicTranscriptConsent form and email it directly to the Admissions Office: admission.status@smu.ca.


 

Contact your recruiter

For more information, please contact our Nova Scotia Liaison and Admissions Officers:

Justin Deturbide
justin.deturbide@smu.ca
902-478-9522

BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH JUSTIN


Darrian Thorne
darrian.thorne@smu.ca

BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH DARRIAN

For a list of usable academic courses for admission, please see the NB Usable English Electives for the Anglophone curriculum, and NB Usable French Electives for the Francophone curriculum. 

Bachelor of Arts

English 121 or 122

Four additional academic 12 courses

 

Bachelor of Commerce

English 121 or 122

Foundations of Mathematics 12; or Pre-calculus 12A or 12B; or Calculus 120

Three additional academic 12 courses

 

Bachelor of Science

English 121 or 122

Pre-Calculus 12B; or Calculus 120

One academic 12 science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)

Two additional academic 12 courses

 

Diploma in Engineering

English 121 or 122

Pre-Calculus 12B; or Calculus 120

Chemistry 121 or 122

One academic 12 science course (Physics 121 or 122 recommended)

One additional academic 12 course

 

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

English 121 or 122

Four additional academic 12 courses


 

Minimum 70% average with no mark less than 60% required in the above courses.

Early Admission

Early admission may be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships will be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

 


 

Contact your recruiter

For more information, please contact our New Brunswick Liaison and Admissions Officer Dominick Desjardins:

email:  Dominick.desjardins@smu.ca

telephone: 902-491-6683

BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH DOMINICK

Bachelor of Arts

English 3201

Four additional 3000-level academic courses

 

Bachelor of Commerce

English 3201

Mathematics 3200; or 3201; or 3208


Three additional 3000 level academic courses

 

Bachelor of Science

English 3201

Mathematics 3200; or 3208 

One academic 3000-level academic science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)

Two additional 3000-level academic courses

 

Diploma in Engineering

English 3201

Mathematics 3200 or 3208 

Chemistry 3202

One academic 12 science course (Physics 3204 recommended)

One additional 3000-level academic course

 


 

Minimum 70% average with no mark less than 60% required in the above courses.

 


 

 

Early Admission

Early admission may be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships will be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

 


 

Contact your recruiter

For more information, please contact recruitment@smu.ca 

 

For a list of usable academic courses for admission please see PEI Usable Electives Courses

Bachelor of Arts

English 621 or 611

Four additional academic 12 courses

 

Bachelor of Commerce

English 621 or 611

Mathematics 611B or 621B or 621A

Three additional academic 12 courses

 

Bachelor of Science

English 621 or 611

Mathematics 611B; or 621B; 

One academic 12 science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)

Two additional academic 12 courses

 

Diploma in Engineering

English 621 or 611

Mathematics 611B or 621B

Chemistry 621

One academic 12 science course (Physics 621 recommended)

One additional academic 12 course

 

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

English 621 or 611

Four additional academic 12 courses


 

 

Minimum 70% average with no mark less than 60% required in the above courses.

  


 

Early Admission 

Early admission will be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships will be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

 


 

Contact your recruiter

For more information, please contact our Prince Edward Island Liaison and Admissions Officers Dominick Desjardins

email: Dominick.desjardins@smu.ca
telephone: 902-491-6683

BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH DOMINICK

Québec CÉGEP (one year) Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Arts

English

Four additional academic courses

 

Bachelor of Commerce

English

Mathematics

Three additional academic courses

 

Bachelor of Science

English

Pre-Calculus 

One academic science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)

Two additional academic courses

 

Diploma in Engineering

English

Pre-Calculus or Calculus

Chemistry

One academic 12 science course (Physics recommended)

One additional academic course

 

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

English

Four additional academic courses


 

Minimum 70% average with no mark less than 60% required in the above courses.


 

CÉGEP (Two Year)
Completion of a two-year academic diploma with a minimum average of 70% in the appropriate courses will be considered for up to 30 credit hours (equivalent to one year of credit).

 


 

 

Early Admission 

Early admission will be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships will be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice. 

 


 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact recruitment@smu.ca 

 

Bachelor of Arts

English 4U

Four additional 4U or M courses

 

Bachelor of Commerce

English 4U

One Mathematics from the following: MHF4U; or MCV4U; or MDM4U

Three additional 4U or M courses

 

Bachelor of Science

English 4U

One Mathematics from the following: MHF4U; or MCV4U

One 4U science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)

Two additional 4U or M courses

 

Diploma in Engineering

English 4U

One Mathematics from the following: MHF4U or MCV4U

Chemistry SCH4U

One academic 12 science course (Physics SPH4U recommended)

One additional 4U or M course

 

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

English 4U

Four additional 4U or M courses

 


 

Minimum 70% average with no mark less than 60% required in the above courses.

 


 

Early Admission

Early admission will be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships will be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

 


 

Contact your recruiter

For more information, please contact our Ontario Liaison and Admissions Officer Dominick Desjardins at dominick.desjardins@smu.ca.

BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH DOMINICK

Bachelor of Arts

English 40S

Four additional 40 level academic courses

 

Bachelor of Commerce

English 40S

Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-Calculus 40S

Three additional 40 level academic courses

 

Bachelor of Science

English 40S

Pre-Calculus 40S

One 40 level science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)

Two additional 40 level academic courses

 

Diploma in Engineering

English 40S

Pre-Calculus 40S

Chemistry 40S

One academic 12 science course (Physics 40S recommended)

One additional 40-level academic course

 

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

English 40S

Four additional 40-level academic course


 

Minimum 70% average with no mark less than 60% required in the above courses.

 


Early Admission

Early admission will be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships will be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

 


 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact our Manitoba Liaison and Admissions Officer Jordan Hamilton at jordan.hamilton@smu.ca

BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH JORDAN

Bachelor of Arts

English A30 or B30

Four additional 30 level academic courses

 

Bachelor of Commerce

English A30 or B30

Foundations of Math 30; or Pre-Calculus 30 or Calculus 30

Three additional 30 level academic courses

 

Bachelor of Science

English A30 or B30

Pre-Calculus 30; or Calculus 30

One academic 30 level science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)

Two additional 30 level academic courses

 

Diploma in Engineering

English A30 or B30

Pre-Calculus 30 or Calculus 30

Chemistry 30

One academic 12 science course (Physics 30 recommended)

One additional 30-level academic course

 

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

English A30 or B30

Four additional 30 level academic courses


Minimum 70% average with no mark less than 60% required in the above courses.

 


Early Admission 

Early admission may be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships may be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

 


 

Contact your recruiter

For more information, please contact our Manitoba Liaison and Admissions Officer Jordan Hamilton at jordan.hamilton@smu.ca

BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH JORDAN

Bachelor of Arts

English Language Arts 30-1


Four additional 30 level academic courses

 

Bachelor of Commerce

English Language Arts 30-1

Mathematics 30-2 or 30-1

Three additional 30-level academic course

 

Bachelor of Science

English Language Arts 30-1

Mathematics 30-1

One academic 30 level science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)

Two additional 30 level academic courses

 

Diploma in Engineering

English Language Arts 30-1

Mathematics 30-1

Chemistry 30

One academic 12 science course (Physics 30 recommended)

One additional 30-level academic course

 

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

English Language Arts 30-1

Four additional 30 level academic courses


 

Minimum 70% average with no mark less than 60% required in the above courses.

 


 

 

Early Admission

Early admission may be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships may be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

 


 

Contact your recruiter

For more information, please contact our Manitoba Liaison and Admissions Officer Jordan Hamilton at jordan.hamilton@smu.ca

BOOK A ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH JORDAN

 

Bachelor of Arts
English 12 academic
Four additional academic 12 courses

Bachelor of Commerce
English 12 academic
Foundations of Mathematics 12; or Pre-Calculus 12
Three additional academic 12 courses

Bachelor of Science
English 12 academic
Pre-Calculus 12
One academic 12 science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
Two additional academic 12 courses

Diploma in Engineering
English 12 academic
Pre-Calculus 12
Physics 12
Chemistry 12
One additional academic 12 course

Bachelor of Environmental Studies
English 12 academic
Four additional academic 12 courses

Minimum 70% average with no mark less than 60% required in above courses.

 


 

Early Admission

Early admission may be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships will be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

 


 

Contact your recruiter

For more information, please contact our Manitoba Liaison and Admissions Officer Jordan Hamilton at jordan.hamilton@smu.ca

 

Early admission will be given to students who:

  • have a final overall grade 11 average of 70%;
  • have a minimum grade of 70% in each individual grade 11 course that corresponds to the five grade 12 courses required for admission to their program of choice; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.

Early admission and early scholarships will be awarded to students who:

  • have a final overall average of 80% or higher in grade 11;
  • have a minimum overall average of 80% in the five program-specific corresponding grade 11 courses with no individual mark less than 70%; and
  • are registered for grade 12 courses that satisfy the admission requirements for their program of choice.