Accepting your Offer of Admission
If you’ve received a letter of admission from Saint Mary’s University, congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to our university community.
- Accept your admission offer through the application portal.
- Submit your admission deposit. This deposit will be posted to your student account and will be applied to your first term tuition when it is due. Visiting, Upgrading, Open Studies and Audit Students are not required to pay the admission deposit.
- Visit our Next Steps guide for more information to get ready for Saint Mary’s!
By accepting your offer of admission and confirming you will attend Saint Mary’s University, we can help you prepare for your arrival and communicate important dates and reminders. Your admission deposit reserves your spot at the university and allows you to register for courses when registration opens for the term.
All students admitted to Saint Mary’s University will be asked to accept or decline their offer.
Accepting Your Offer
When you accept your offer and submit your deposit, you are reserving your space at the university for the term for which you were accepted. This allows you to register for courses when registration opens for the term.
If you decline your offer, you are confirming that you will not attend or register for classes at the university.
- If you change your mind and want to register in the term for which you were admitted you will need to email email@example.com to change your decision.
- If you decide to register at the university after the term for which you were admitted, you will need to re-apply to the university.
- Students who decline or withdraw may receive follow-up communications from the university.
Paying the Admission Deposit
When you accept your offer, you will be prompted to pay the admission deposit. This non-refundable deposit will be posted to your student account and will be applied to your first term tuition when it’s due.
Paying the deposit when you receive your offer allows you to register for courses as soon as registration opens for the term. Visiting, Upgrading, Open Studies and Audit Students are not required to pay the admission deposit.
You can pay online by credit card or select an alternate method of payment. Visit our page to learn more about payment methods or contact the Service Centre for assistance. Your admission offer will be confirmed when the deposit is received and processed.
International students who submit their admission deposit and have their Visa application denied can notify the Service Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive a deposit refund.
Admission Offer Expiration Date
Offers of Admission are only valid for the term for which they are made. Offers will expire on the last day to add courses for the term. Students who wish to defer their application to a future semester must do so before this date. Applicants who wish to attend Saint Mary's University in a future semester but have not met the deferral deadline or requirements will need to reapply to the university.
If you have questions about this, please contact the Admissions Office directly: email@example.com or 902.491.6438.
Online Application Portal
The application portal closes at the end of Late Admission due to the need to review and process applications prior to admissions decisions being made. Our application portal does not accept new applications or allow for applications to be edited once the portal closes.
Students who submit an application and all the required information during the late admission period will be reviewed for admission as resources permit.
Please note: students who have received instructor approval to take a course after the last day to apply for admission without having submitted an undergraduate application will not be accepted. This includes visiting students who do not apply by the deadline.
Entrance Awards Deadline
The annual application deadline for Entrance Awards is March 1. Visit our Entrance Awards page for applications to our Named Entrance Award and other awards offered.
Contact the Admissions Office for help!