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International Applicants

International applicants are expected to have completed a preparatory program that leads to university entrance in their own country.
In general, secondary school applicants have an average of 70% (5 best scoring academic subjects considered) during their final year of schooling. Applicants looking to transfer from another post-secondary institution must demonstrate an overall GPA of 2.0. Refer to chart below for program specific requirements.

Possession of minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to the University. Applicants must submit proof of ability to follow a university program taught entirely in English. If English is not your first language, please submit official reports with acceptable scores. For information on language requirements, please visit www.msvu.ca/eal

Applications are considered on an individual basis.

Admissions Chart

Canadian High School Curriculum
Students in Canadian curriculum high schools must have an overall average of 70% in their five best academic subjects with a minimum of 60% in each individual subject. Each program has specific requirements, please refer to the program requirements chart below to ensure admissibility.

Advanced Placement
The Mount participates in the Advanced Placement Program administered by the College Board in Princeton, New Jersey. Students may receive transfer credits for the following Advanced Placement Examinations provided they have achieved grades of four or five: biology, computer studies, economics, English, mathematics, political studies, psychology and Spanish. For more information, please visit: Advanced Placement Program

IGCSE / GCSE or Cambridge “O” & “A” Levels
Appropriate passing grades of A, B or C in 5 subjects, 2 of which must be A-Level courses and 3 of which can be O-Level courses, or the equivalent in Scottish Highers or Welsh Baccalaureate, will be admitted to a 15 unit general degree or directly to certain professional programs with Nova Scotia grade XII level standing.

International Baccalaureate
Mount Saint Vincent University welcomes applicants holding the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. Students enrolled in the IB program may receive transfer credit for a maximum of five credits for Higher Level IB courses with final grades of five, six or seven upon presentation of the completed diploma. Students receiving transfer credit for IB courses are advised to contact graduate and professional schools to determine the effect of those credits on their plans for future study and their career goals.

Bahamas

Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education BGCSE - with grades of A, B and C

CXC/GCE/CAPE - with grades of A, B or C

GSCE/IGCSE - with grades of A, B or C

Bermuda

Bermuda Secondary School Certificate - with grades of A, B and C

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau or Concurso Vestibular - with grades of 6/10

English Language test scoresrequired

China

National Senior High School - Graduation Examination with average of 70%

English Language test scores required

Ghana

West African Examinations Council Certificate

Senior Secondary Certificate Examination

India

Higher Secondary School Certificates awarded at XI or XII - with grades of A, B or C

English Language test scores may be required

Mexico

Secondary School Certificate (Bachillerata) - with grades of A, B or C or 65% or higher or 0-10 with 7 being acceptable

English Language test scores required

Nigeria

Official Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) - with grades of 1, 2, 3

Official West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) - with grades of A1, B2, B3

Saudi Arabia

Tawjihiyya (General Secondary Education Certificate - GSEC) - with grades of A, B or C

English Language test scores required

Thailand

Higher Secondary School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6-M6) - with grades A, B or C

English Language test scores required

Vietnam

Senior High School Leaving Certificate (Tot Nghiep Pho Thong) - with grades of A, B or C

English Language test scores required

United States

United States graduates will normally have completed grade XII English (College Prep.) plus four additional grade XII academic courses with an overall average of 70% or higher. Certain degree programs may have additional requirements. SAT scores are not required but may be submitted as additional evidence of preparedness for university. The Mount’s ETS institutional code is #0865

 

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