Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

You've been accepted: Helpful information

Congratulations on your acceptance to StFX University!

There are conditions of acceptance that you will need to follow in order to attend StFX. Please select the student type that best describes you below. If you have any questions about the conditions, please let us know:

 

 

I am a high school student

New students who will attend StFX directly after completing High School

Next Steps

  • Read through the terms and conditions listed below
  • Send in your confirmation form as soon as possible to secure your admission to StFX
  • Submit your Residence application, if you haven’t already
  • Apply for Scholarships

Conditions of Acceptance

The conditions of your acceptance will be based on the program to which you have been accepted.  The minimum averages below are based on the 5 requirements for your program of choice.  Please see the chart to identify your conditions.

Program Minimum Average No course below
Bachelor of Arts 70% 65%
Bachelor of Arts in Music 70% 65%
Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics 75% 65%
Bachelor of Business Admin 70% 65%
Bachelor of Science 70% 65%
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition 70% 65%
Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics 75% 65%
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 80% 65%
Diploma in Engineering 75% 65%

Please note: the University reserves the right to revoke admissions to the university due to unmet conditions. If admission is revoked after registration, course enrolments will be cancelled.

Students accepted before May 15: please confirm by May 15th.

Students accepted after May 15: please confirm within 30 days of the date on the acceptance letter.

Please return the enclosed confirmation of attendance form and confirmation fee of $100.  This fee will be credited to your account as part of your tuition payment.  Enrollment in several programs at the University is limited so you are urged to reply promptly. 

 

Scholarship Information

You will be automatically assessed for StFX entrance scholarships if your application and first term Grade XII/Senior year transcripts are received prior to March 1. To be considered for any major scholarships, please review the requirements in the Scholarship Application Site (awards.stfx.ca).

If you are from Atlantic Canada and you wish to be considered for the Philip W. Oland Scholarships and the J.P McCarthy Scholarships, you must be nominated by your high school. Please contact your guidance counselor to request to be nominated for these scholarships.

For further information on scholarships please contact the Scholarship Office at (902) 867 5384 or scholarships@stfx.ca. or visit the website:  https://www.stfx.ca/admissions/tuition-and-financial-aid/scholarships

 

Getting You Ready for Classes

The University, along with the Students’ Union, will provide information over the coming months about Orientation, Academic Advising, Registration, and all you need to know about transitioning to a successful university life. 

 

Additional Information

While in your first year at St FX University, you will have the opportunity to enroll in our eXcel program. This is a non-credit, optional program for first year students to help ease the transition from High School to University.  If you would like more information on this program, please visit the Writing Centre’s website.

Defer my Acceptance

This link will bring you to a PDF document with additional information and a form to complete when requesting permission to defer your aceptance.  If the link above does not work you can copy and paste the following into your browser:  https://www.stfx.ca/sites/default/files/Request%20to%20Defer%20Admission...

 

I am a college or university student

Students who are transferring to StFX from a college or university

Next steps:

  • Read through the terms and conditions below
  • Send in your confirmation form as soon as possible to secure your admission to StFX
  • Submit your Residence application, if you haven’t already

 

Conditions of Acceptance

  • Complete your current academic year successfully and submit all official transcripts.
  • Students accepted before May 15: please confirm by May 15th. 
  • Students accepted after May 15: please confirm within 30 days of the date on the acceptance letter.
  • Please return the enclosed confirmation of attendance form and confirmation fee of $100.  This fee will be credited to your account as part of your tuition payment.  Enrollment in several programs at the University is limited so you are urged to reply promptly.

 

Getting You Ready for Classes

The University, along with the Students’ Union, will provide you information about Orientation, Academic Advising, Registration, and all you need to know about transitioning to a successful university life over the coming summer months.

 

I am a non-degree student

Students who are taking credit courses at StFX but are not enrolled in an academic degree program

Important Information

As a non-degree student, a maximum registration of 6 credits will be allowed for spring intersession or summer school.  Should you wish to increase this number of credits or become a degree-seeking student at StFX, you will be required to go through the Application to Change Programs process at the discretion of the Dean's office.  Forms to request a course overload can be found on mesAMIS.

  

I am returning to StFX after an absence

Students who have attended StFX previously and are returning to continue their studies (Re-Entry)

Next Steps:

  • Read through the terms and conditions below
  • Send in your confirmation form as soon as possible to secure your admission to StFX
  • Submit your Residence application, if you haven’t already
  • If you have been admitted on Academic Probation, see Re-Entry on Academic Probation (below)

Conditions of Acceptance

  • Students accepted before May 15: please confirm by May 15th. 
  • Students accepted after May 15: please confirm within 30 days of the date on the acceptance letter.
  • Please return the enclosed confirmation of attendance form and confirmation fee of $100.  This fee will be credited to your account as part of your tuition payment.  Enrollment in several programs at the University is limited so you are urged to reply promptly.
  • You must receive academic advising prior to registration.  Our academic advisors can be reached by emailing advising@stfx.ca .  

 

Additional Information

  • Re-Entry on Academic Probation
    • If you have been admitted on Academic Probation please read the conditions below:
      • You must achieve a minimum average of 55 in April and earn credit for at least 60 percent of the courses in which you are registered to be eligible for further studies.  You must also enrol in the APEX program.  The form can be found online.  You must return the bottom portion of the flyer to the Writing Centre prior to registration.
      • As a condition of your acceptance, you must receive academic advising prior to registration.  Our academic advisors can be reached at advising@stfx.ca.

I am a MATURE student

Students who have not attended school for a minimum of three (3) years prior to attending StFX.

Next Steps:

  • Read through the terms and conditions listed below
  • Send in your confirmation form as soon as possible to secure your admission to StFX
  • Submit your Residence application, if you haven’t already

 

Conditions of Acceptance

  • Students accepted before May 15: please confirm by May 15th.
  • Students accepted after May 15: please confirm within 30 days of the date on the acceptance letter.
  • Please return the enclosed confirmation of attendance form and confirmation fee of $100.  This fee will be credited to your account as part of your tuition payment.  Enrollment in several programs at the University is limited so you are urged to reply promptly.

 

Additional Information

While in your first year at St FX University, you will have the opportunity to enroll in our eXcel program. This is a non-credit, optional program for first year students to help ease the transition from High School to University.  If you would like more information on this program, please visit the Writing Centre’s website.

 

I am a DISTANCE NURSING student

Students completing nursing degrees online

Post RN Program

Contact: Patsy MacDonald, Program Coordinator 1-800-565-4371

Acceptance of your application indicates that you have maintained a high professional standing in your nursing career.  I would like to congratulate you on this achievement.  Completing a science degree in nursing through home study will be a new experience for you.  All students are encouraged to take the required science courses early in the five-year rotation to ensure successful completion of the science component of the program.  Before taking any courses outside of St. F.X. University, a letter of permission form (available in mesAMIS) must be submitted tfor approval by the University.

If you have applied for transfer credits, you will be receiving a form early in the fall that indicates which of your courses are eligible for credit towards program requirements.  Please retain this form for personal use.

The part-time Post RN program will keep you up-to-date on program developments over the next few months. 

Continuing Care Nursing

  • Nursing 135
  • Nursing 115
  • Nursing 205
  • Nursing 425 

Your first nursing course will begin in September. 

Following the acceptance into the Certificate in Continuing Care Nursing Program, students are required to obtain a qualified proctor to supervise their exams.  Guidelines for selection and proctor information can be found on page 42/43 of your Program Handbook.   The proctor information form, included with this package, should be faxed to 902-867-5154 to the Program Office as soon as possible. You are also required to obtain a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition, ISBN 1-4338-0561-8.   This manual is essential for completing academic papers.  You may be able to obtain a copy locally or may purchase through the StFX University Bookstore campusstore@stfx.ca

The Program Handbook is your primary reference for the entire program.  This handbook has been specially developed to provide you with important information regarding the program, the services available to all students, and how to approach distance education to ensure success.  You will also find information about specialized services, such as our Extended Library Services. 

Please take the time to read this handbook thoroughly and carefully. All the guidelines regarding the program curriculum are contained in this handbook, as well as other important information, such as academic guidelines, graduation information, faculty contacts, and information about the university.

If you have any inquiries or concerns related to the program please contact the Distance Nursing office at 1-800-565-4371.

 

Gerontological Nursing

Acceptance of your application indicates that you have maintained a high professional standing in your nursing career. Congratulations on this achievement. 

The four nursing courses required to complete this certificate are as follows:

  • Nursing 115
  • Nursing 425
  • Nursing 245
  • Nursing 488

Your first nursing course will begin in November. 

Following the acceptance into the Certificate in Gerontological Nursing Program, students are required to obtain a qualified proctor to supervise their exams.  Guidelines for selection and proctor information can be found on page 42/43 of your Program Handbook. The proctor information form, included with this package, should be faxed to 902-867-5154 to the Program Office as soon as possible. You are also required to obtain a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition, ISBN 1-4338-0561-8.   This manual is essential for completing academic papers.  You may be able to obtain a copy locally or may purchase through the StFX University Bookstore   campusstore@stfx.ca

The Program Handbook is your primary reference for the entire program.  This handbook has been specially developed to provide you with important information regarding the program, the services available to all students, and how to approach distance education to ensure success.  You will also find information about specialized services, such as our Extended Library Services. 

Please take the time to read this handbook thoroughly and carefully. All the guidelines regarding the program curriculum are contained in this handbook, as well as other important information, such as academic guidelines, graduation information, faculty contacts, and information about the university.

If you have any inquiries or concerns related to the program please contact the Distance Nursing office at 1-800-565-4371.

 

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION 

Next Steps

  • Read through the terms and conditions listed below
  • Return your confirmation form along with your non-refundable $300 deposit within 14 days of the date on your acceptance letter to secure your admission at StFX

Contact Information

Faculty of Education, Walter Duggan – wduggan@stfx.ca           

 

ADULT EDUCATION

Contact Information

Your main point of contact for the Master of Adult Education program will be Angela Stewart, Master of Adult Education Program Office.

Angela Stewart

Phone:  902-867-3952     Toll-Free: 1-866-203-1086

Fax:      902-867-3765            Email: aesecret@stfx.ca

http://sites.stfx.ca/adult_education_graduate_studies/

 

MASTERS IN ARTS/SCIENCE

Please see the links below for more information regarding your path of study.  The following websites will offer important contact and program information.

  • Biology (M.Sc.) 
  • Celtic Studies (M.A.)
  • Chemistry (M.Sc.)
  • Computer Science (M.Sc.)
  • Earth Sciences (M.Sc.)

 

 

MASTER OF EDUCATION

Contact Information 

Your main point of contact for the Master of Education program will be Jennifer Farrell, Master of Education Program Office. 

Jennifer Farrell

Phone: 902-867-3906     Toll-Free: 1-877-867-3906

Fax: 902-867-5154          Email  med@stfx.ca

http://www.sites.stfx.ca/continuingeducation/master

 

Financial Assistance

The University has bursaries for registered students. More information on bursaries can be found on the Financial Aid website or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at (902) 867-2374. Canadian residents who wish to apply for Canada Student Loans should begin the process as soon as possible by contacting their provincial or territorial student assistance office.  

StFX University also participates in student loan programs within the United States.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.

Residence Information

All first year students are guaranteed a space in residence as long as the residence application and $100 admissions deposit are received by May 15th. After this date, room assignments are based on a first-come, first-served basis.

To contact the Residence Office please email residence@stfx.ca or phone 902-867-5106.  

Working on Campus

StFX offers many employment opportunities for students. Once you arrive on campus you can visit or contact the Student Career Centre for more information on employment. The Centre can be reached at (902) 867-2442 or scc@stfx.ca.  

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