Future Students

Nova Scotia Admission Requirements

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; or Mathematics 12*
One academic 12 science course (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Programming)
Two additional academic 12 courses

*Students who gain admission using this course will be required to take MATH1190 Fundamental Mathematics in their first year of studies.

Diploma in Engineering
English 12 academic
Pre-Calculus 12; or 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 the above courses.

 

Information about admission on the spot: Those applying for admission on the spot are asked to bring official copies of your transcripts and are encouraged to fill out a paper application in advance of the Information Session. A printable version of the application can be found here. Grade 12 students should make sure that transcripts show their final grade 11 marks and provide their grade 12-course registrations.

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.

 

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

 

Amanda Boone

amanda.boone@smu.ca

902.491.6546


 

Candace Simms

candace.simms@smu.ca

902.420.5689