Mount Saint Vincent University is the perfect place to continue your post-secondary education.Overlooking the Bedford Basin, it’s a natural treasure just waiting to be discovered. With a close-knit community of more than 5,000 students from around the world, it’s also an exceptional place to study.
Our emphasis is on you, the individual student. With one of the smallest average class sizes in the country, you’ll get the attention you want and deserve. We also understand the importance of flexibility, so our classes run 14 hours a day. If you can’t make it to campus at all, you can sign up for one of our Distance Education courses. At the Mount we’ve made it easy for you to build a program that meets your needs.
Step 1: ApplyAn applicant’s transfer-credit assessment begins after you’ve been accepted to the Mount and can take anywhere from one to six weeks to complete. To help speed up this process, we urge all transfer students to submit official course descriptions for previously completed work (these descriptions can be found in most university or college calendars). In most cases, a photocopy of the pages is all you’ll need. If we need more information, we’ll contact you by email.
Please note that transfer credits are only awarded for course work completed at a recognized public university or college. Applicants must list all of the institutions they’ve attended; if you leave any out, you’ll be dismissed from the University. You’ll need a minimum GPA of 2.0 or 70% average to get into most programs at the Mount. For program-specific admissions requirements, visit the Admission Requirements.
Application DeadlinesTransfer credits may be granted for courses completed that are offered by a recognized public university or college and are judged to be appropriate to the student’s academic program. Transfer credits are assessed on an individual basis, and an assessment is only done after you’ve been accepted to the Mount.
Step 2: Statement of StandingOnce the transfer-credit assessment has been done, students are issued their Statement of Standing. This letter lists all of the courses that have been transferred to the Mount. Please note that since students are required to complete at least 50% of their course work at the degree-granting institution, there is a limit to the number of classes that can be transferred to the Mount. Students who receive the maximum amount of transfer credits won’t be allowed to do courses on Letters of Permission at other universities.
Step 3: Advising & RegistrationIf you seek academic advising, it will ensure that you are on track with your program. After students receive their Statement of Standing, they should contact an academic advisor to help them select their courses. For more information about how to get in touch with an academic advisor, visit the Advising Office section of the webpage. After you’ve received advising and paid your tuition deposit, you can register online through myMount.