Future Students

Transfer Students

If you have taken courses at another college or university and wish to continue your education at Saint Mary’s, we will welcome you as a transfer student applicant. A member of our Admissions and Recruitment team will be happy to work with you on your individual learning goals. Contact us at recruitment@smu.ca and specify that you are seeking consultation as a transfer student.

To obtain a first baccalaureate degree or a diploma, you must successfully complete a minimum of 50% of the credit hours required for your degree, diploma or certificate program at Saint Mary's. Among these credit hours, students must complete a minimum of 50% of the credit hours required for the major, honours or concentration at Saint Mary's. Note that the equivalency of courses conducted at other institutions is at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty.

Admissions Procedures

Admission requirements vary by academic program:

Bachelor of Arts: equivalent of Grade 12 English

Bachelor of Commerce: equivalent of Grade 12 English, equivalent of Grade 12 Mathematics.

Bachelor of Science: equivalent of Grade 12 English, equivalent of Grade 12 Pre-Calculus, and two Grade 12 academic Science subjects.

Note: If you have an overall average of C but lack specific courses for Commerce or Science you can be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts. Later, if you have taken the opportunity to take courses to make up those requirements, you may be eligible to transfer to your first choice program.

To apply:

  • Submit an application, online or download and mail the application for admission.
  • Arrange to have official copies of all university or college transcripts sent directly to our Systems & Records Office from each school.
  • Request that your high school send us an official copy of your last transcript.
  • Include the $40 application fee.
  • Results of an English language proficiency test (if English is not your first language). This result must be sent to Saint Mary’s directly from the testing centre where it was administered.

Note: If you are on academic dismissal from another institution you will not be considered for admission at Saint Mary’s University for 12 months following the date of dismissal. Admission will not be automatic and you will be placed on probation.

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