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

Related Information

See the admission requirements for international students.

Visit the Online Application Centre.

For general admission questions, you can contact us at or 902-420-5415.

For admission into graduate programs please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.


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.
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