Academics

Service Centre Forms



Academic Appeals Form (PDF)

  • To appeal an official final grade.
  • Required signatures on page two must be included before submitting to the Service Centre.
  • For more information on final grade appeals, click here.

Admissions - Courier Request (PDF)

  • For students who wish to have their acceptance letter sent by courier instead of mailed.

Application for Graduation (PDF)

  • To apply to graduate for an upcoming convocation ceremony.
  • Applying to graduate does not guarantee your eligibility for graduation. For additional graduation information, click here.

Certificate Program Application (PDF)

  • For current students wishing to pursue a certificate in addition to their current program.
  • For additional information on certificate programs, click here.
  • Students not currently enrolled at Saint Mary’s University who wish to complete a certificate program must apply through the Admissions Office.

Change of Address (PDF)

  • Required to change your permanent address.

Change of Degree or Program (‌PDF)

  • Use this form to change your current degree program and/or add a second degree program.
  • Signed authorization is required from the Dean of the program you are switching to or adding.
  • If you are thinking about changing your faculty, we recommend contacting your Academic Advisor.

Dean’s List Application (‌PDF)

  • Use this form when your true GPA cannot be recognized by our system. For additional information on whether or not you are required to submit an application, click here.
  • Students who have completed 30 credit hours per academic year and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.67 or higher are automatically assessed for the Dean’s List.

Directed Study Application (PDF)

  • To be used if the academic unit wishes to offer a student either an approved directed study course or a regular approved course which is not offered in the current academic session. This form also serves as permission for Enrolment Services to register the student.

Graduate in Absentia (PDF)

  • For students who will be graduating in an upcoming convocation ceremony but will not be attending the ceremony.
  • This form must be submitted in addition to the Application for Graduation.
  • For additional graduation information, click here.

Honours Application (PDF)

  • Fill out the top portion of this form and return it to the Service Centre.
  • The Service Centre will forward the form to the appropriate chairperson and ‌‌Dean.
  • For additional information on Honours programs, please click here.

Invitation Letter Request (PDF)

  • To invite friends and family members from outside of Canada to a convocation ceremony. For immigration and Visa purposes only.

Late Registration

  • Late registration request forms must be obtained from your Faculty Undergraduate Advising Centre, or at the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, as below.
  • Late registration in any course is subject to multiple approvals.
  • Students in a degree program: Visit your Advising Office to receive guidance and instructions.
  • Visiting or Upgrading Students: Visit the Advising Office in the faculty offering the course(s) for which you wish to register.
  • Graduate students in a degree program AND Visiting/Upgrading students at the Masters or Doctoral level: Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research office to receive guidance and instructions.

Late registration requests must be obtained from your faculty representative.

Arts Undergraduate Advising
McNally Main 214B – 902-420-5437 – smarts@smu.ca

Commerce Undergraduate Advising
Sobey 252 – 902-420-5527 – sobey.bcomm@smu.ca

Science Undergraduate Advising
Atrium 301 – 902-420-5661 – advisor.science@smu.ca

Graduate Studies and Research
Atrium 210 – 902-420-5089 – fgsr@smu.ca


Letter of Permission (PDF)

  • For current students to take a course(s) at another academic institution for transfer credit to an academic program at Saint Mary’s University.
  • Authorization required, as below, depending on your faculty.

Letter of permission requests must be approved by your faculty representative.

Arts Undergraduate Advising
McNally Main 214B – 902-420-5437 – smarts@smu.ca

Commerce Undergraduate Advising
Sobey 252 – 902-420-5527 – sobey.bcomm@smu.ca

Science Undergraduate Advising
Atrium 301 – 902-420-5661 – advisor.science@smu.ca

Graduate Studies and Research
Atrium 210 – 902-420-5089 – fgsr@smu.ca


Major/Minor Declaration (PDF)

  • Form must be signed by the Chairperson of the department responsible for your major/minor/concentration.

Degree Completion Letter

The intention of this letter is to validate the date of a student's upcoming graduation and the degree/diploma/certificate which will be awarded.

  • Student's who have applied to graduate AND have finished all of their courses may apply for a Degree Completion Letter. Student's must have a graduation status of: Pending Winter Graduation, Pending Spring Graduation or Pending Fall Graduation. This status can be viewed on the Degree Awarded box of the Academic Transcript in Self Service Banner.
  • Students can make a request for a Degree Completion Letter online through Self Service Banner:
    • Student Records
    • Request Confirmation Letter
    • Please follow instructions provided
  • After a request is made, Degree Completion Letters will be emailed directly to the student once their Graduation audit is completed.

Registration Promissory Note (PDF)

  • By request of the Service Centre only.

Withdrawal of Application for Graduation (PDF)
  • To withdraw from a potential graduation list in order to return to active student status.
  • Return form to the Service Centre in person or by fax, email, or mail.

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