Future Students

Apply to Graduate Studies

 
Application Deadlines
Minimum acceptable IELTS and TOEFL scores

Students applying for Graduate Studies at Saint Mary’s University must submit:

  1. An online application form plus the $70 processing fee (non-refundable)
  2. A supplemental form (if required by program)
  3. Official proof of English language proficiency (if required)
  4. Recommendation Forms
  5. Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended
  6. Additional documentation required by the program

Most supporting documents can be emailed to: fgsr@smu.ca with the following exceptions:

Recommendation forms, official test scores and transcripts must be sent directly to us in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution or referee in order to be considered official.  Once submitted, these documents become the property of Saint Mary's University and will not be returned. 

Official documents should be mailed to:

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Saint Mary’s University
923 Robie Street
Atrium Building, Suite 210
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3H 3C3

Recommendation Forms and Transcripts should be submitted as follows:

RECOMMENDATION FORM:

It is in the applicant’s best interest to have referees submit the Saint Mary's University Recommendation Form.  This form should be mailed directly to us from your referee.  Referees may also include a separate letter with the form.  The form must arrive in a sealed envelope and be signed by your referee across the seal.  Envelopes that appear to have been tampered with, or any unsealed documents that are sent by the student will not be considered. 

Alternatively, referees can email their Recommendation Form to fgsr@smu.ca. Please note, for an emailed Recommendation Form to be considered official it must be sent from the referees professional email address. 

TRANSCRIPTS:

An official academic transcript is required for each post-secondary institution (university/college) you have attended.  The official transcripts must be sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from the host institution in a sealed university/college envelope bearing an original university seal or stamp.  Notarized copies of transcripts will not be accepted.

If an applicant is only provided with one original transcript, we will accept a verified transcript from the issuing institution.  A verified transcript is a copy of the original transcript that the institution has attested to be true.  It must be sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from the host institution in a sealed university/college envelope bearing an original university seal or stamp. 

If an institution will only release the official transcript/verification to the student, please request that they are sent in a sealed university/college envelope bearing an original university seal or stamp so that you can forward that envelope directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.  Do not open the envelope as that will void the transcript/verification. 

If your transcript is in a language other than English, a notarized translation is required.  In addition to the notarized translation, we also require that an original transcript be sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research from the host institution in a sealed university/college envelope bearing an original university seal or stamp. 

Notarized, photocopied, or transcripts in envelopes that have been opened will not be accepted.

 

 

Contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research with any questions.