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Students formally admitted to the University must complete all registration procedures in order to be considered officially registered at the University.

See Academic Course Add/Drop Dates and Important Dates in the University Year for current registration dates.

Information packets can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office by all students eligible to register.

To be officially registered, students must:

  • have been formally admitted to the University;
  • have met the necessary financial obligations: if newly admitted, paid the required confirmation deposit; or, if previously registered, have cleared all outstanding financial obligations;
  • have obtained the required approvals for proposed coursework and submitted a completed Course Change form or via myMount. Distance learning students must have formally completed distance learning registration procedures.

    Note: Students obtaining course approvals do so on the understanding that prerequisites will be met prior to the beginning of the course. Prerequisites are listed in the Calendar description of each course offered. Failure to meet prerequisites may result in dismissal from the course.
  • as a part of the registration process, students must also open a financial account with Financial Services for the proposed period of study.

Once formal registration has been completed, enrolment records are established for each student by the Registrar. It is then the student’s responsibility to ensure the enrolment record is maintained accurately and updated to reflect any changes (including the decision not to begin courses or to stop attending courses) as outlined below.

Note: Changes in personal status, address, e-mail, telephone number and so forth must be reported directly to the Registrar’s Office either in person, in writing or online through myMount. Changes in a student’s records are made only upon the written request of the student. Appropriate forms are available from the Registrar’s Office or online for convenience. Alternatively, students may submit changes by letter or by FAX to 902-457-6498. All correspondence must include the student’s Mount Saint Vincent University identification number to ensure accurate recording.

Maintaining Registration in Graduate Programs

Students in all graduate programs must register in a minimum of 1.0 unit in each academic calendar year (September to August) to maintain registration in the program and to remain in good standing as a graduate student.

Students who do not maintain registration for one academic year will be deemed to have withdrawn from the program.

Students who have not registered in coursework for more than one but less than two complete academic calendar years must apply to the Registrar’s Office to request reactivation of their status. Graduate students requesting reactivation must pay the reactivation fee, equivalent to the application fee for graduate programs, and have their file reviewed by the Registrar’s Office and the program. Permission to reactivate is dependent upon the approval of both the Registrar’s Office and the program. Students may be required to provide additional information.

Students who have not registered for coursework for two or more complete academic calendar years will be required to submit an entire new application package to the Admissions Office. Students should contact an Admissions Officer for information prior to submitting an application.

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2021-2022 academic year which runs from September 01, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

For information on previous years, please consult the University Academic Calendars web page.

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