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Applicants from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Ontario, Western Canada and the Territories

Students with acceptable high school completion may be admitted to a 15.0 unit (three year) degree in arts or science, or to a 20.0 (or more) unit (four year) degree in arts, science, applied human nutrition, business administration, child and youth study, public relations, or tourism and hospitality management.

Acceptable high school completion for entrance to Mount Saint Vincent University is defined as high school graduation with the following:

  • Students shall have completed a minimum of five university preparatory grade XII level courses with an overall average of 70 percent or higher and no individual grade below 60 percent.

    Applicants who present overall grade XII averages between 65 and 69 percent will be reviewed for admission on an individual basis. If admitted to the University, such applicants will normally be required to complete Student Success Programs in addition to the requirements of their degrees.
  • Grade XII level academic English with a grade of 65 percent or higher, at least four grade XII academic courses approved by the provincial Department of Education and acceptable to Mount Saint Vincent University.

In the case of students applying from Ontario, a combination of U Level and M Level courses will be considered as “university preparation” courses.

In addition to the general admission requirements, individual programs have specific requirements, as listed below.

Students who are interested in pursuing programs which require mathematics components and/or statistics are recommended to complete Grade XI and XII academic or advanced mathematics. Please consult individual program and degree descriptions for specific mathematics requirements.

High School Applicants from Quebec

Quebec students will be accepted for basic entrance upon completion of at least one year (12 credits) at CEGEP. Students with at least 24 CEGEP credits will be admitted with the possibility of up to 5.0 units of transfer credit. Students from private schools in Quebec can be admitted following the successful completion of their grade XII year.

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

Mount Saint Vincent University participates in the Advanced Placement Program administered by the College Board (Princeton, New Jersey).

Upon presentation of Advanced Placement credentials, students may receive up to a maximum of 5.0 units of transfer credits for Advanced Placement Examinations provided that they have achieved grades of 4 or 5.

Please review full listing of courses acceptable for transfer.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Mount Saint Vincent University welcomes applicants holding the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. Students enrolled in the IB program may receive transfer credits for a maximum of 5.0 units for a combination of the following:

Course Type Value
Higher Level IB 1.0 unit at the 1000 level for each with a final grade of five or higher upon presentation of the final transcript or completed diploma.
Standard Level IB 0.5 unit at the 1000 level for each with a final grade of five or higher upon presentation of the final transcript or completed diploma.
Theory of Knowledge (ToK) 1.0 unit of ARTS elective at the 1000 level with a final grade of “B” or higher upon presentation of the final transcript or completed diploma.

Students receiving transfer credit for IB courses are advised to contact the departments or academic advising to determine the effect of those credits on their plans for future study and their career goals.

Please review full listing of courses acceptable for transfer


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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