Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Admissions Checklist

Admissions Checklist

Please click the application type that you completed for additional information to support your application to StFX!

 

+ Undergraduate Application (High School Student, Mature Student)

Please note that applicants to Nursing have additional requirements, and deadlines that can be found here.

The supplemental application for Applied Forensic Psychology can be found here.

  1. Upon application, submit your transcripts

-Students from High School in Nova Scotia, provide your Nova Scotia Provincial Student Number (PSN) at the time of application for StFX to access your transcript through My Transcripts.

-Other Canadian, International High School, and Mature Applicants. You will need to request your transcript(s) be submitted to StFX officially by your secondary school by email (PDF format) to admit@stfx.ca or by mail to the Registrar’s Office:

                          Registrar’s Office –Admissions

                           2329 Notre Dame Avenue

                          Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2W5

  • If your transcript does not show courses currently in progress, please ensure you email your course list for the full academic year in progress to admit@stfx.ca
  • If you are a Mature Student, StFX will require any completed secondary transcripts to review for pre-requisites for desired program applied to. StFX Admissions can support with providing suggestions to obtain program pre-requisites. Please email admit@stfx.ca.

Here are other times we may require your transcript

  • If an applicant does not receive on offer of admission upon application, when an updated transcript is available (after first semester of Grade 12 is complete) please have the updated transcript sent to the admissions office.
  • If applicants wish to be considered for Major Scholarships, we will require your first semester final transcript by March 1, 2022.
  • If you have applied to the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, please continue to send us updated transcripts with final marks only (no interim reports) when they become available until you receive a decision on your application. Common examples would be after first semester of Grade 12 (or most recent grades available if upgrading) up to March 1, 2022.

StFX requires all students accepted to StFX send their final transcript when available.

  • This is usually available at the end of June
    • StFX Admissions will review this transcript to ensure applicants have met the conditions of admission (outlined in acceptance letter).
    • If applicants have not met the conditions of their offer, applicants are expected to complete upgrading, StFX Admissions can support with options, please contact admit@stfx.ca.
  • Deadline to receive final transcript is August 1, 2022 and this transcript is required to receive StFX scholarships.
  • If you are upgrading over the summer months, you need to advise StFX when the final transcript will be available, deadline August 25, 2022.
  1. Waiting for an admissions decision
    • StFX Admissions will aim to make an admissions decision on an undergraduate application as soon as possible. If it has been more than 10 business days since you received your “thanks for applying” email with your StFX student number, please forward that email to admit@stfx.ca to ask if there is anything missing from your application to make a decision.
    • If an Admissions Officer contacts you for more information, it is important to respond in a timely manner. Using the same email you applied with, or including any other first or last name/surname included on your application and transcript is helpful!
    • Review Key Dates and Deadlines
    • Keep working hard!
  2. Receiving an admissions decision
    • If an Admissions officer contacts you to let you know that we are not able to offer you admission at this time, please know you do not need to apply again and we want to work with you to support admission to StFX! We try to offer direct guidance to what next steps are to work toward admission when your next updated transcript is available.
    • If you receive an offer of admission, please review the offer of admission carefully, this offer is often conditional and requires you to meet the conditions of that offer. Please ensure you read, understand and adhere to those offer conditions.
  3. Confirming your acceptance
    • You can confirm your acceptance as soon as you receive your offer of admission. StFX may require one business day before your confirmation is active in our system, please be patient and we will email you a confirmation letter.
    • Once confirmed, you will be provided with the application for Residence at StFX.
    • Students are encouraged to confirm by May 15 to secure their seat in the program, provided they meet their offer conditions. If you are accepted after May 15, you will have 30 days to confirm your seat.
  4. Defer my acceptance
    • Students may wish to defer their acceptance, students are required to have paid their confirmation deposit, met their offer conditions, and submitted their final transcript. Please contact admit@stfx.ca for the deferral form.

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.

 

+ Undergraduate Application (Transfer or returning to StFX)

Students who are transferring to StFX from a college or university. Please note that applicants to Nursing have additional requirements, and deadlines that can be found here.

The supplemental application for Applied Forensic Psychology can be found here.

The supplemental application for Accelerated Nursing can be found here.

Next steps:

  • Read through the terms and conditions below
  • Confirm your seat in the program by paying the $100 confirmation deposit. 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. 
  • Submit your Residence application, if you haven’t already

 

Conditions of Acceptance

  • Complete your current course in progress successfully (if applicable) 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.
  • Confirm your seat in the program by paying the $100 confirmation deposit. 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. 
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.

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
  • Confirm your seat in the program by paying the $100 confirmation deposit. 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. 
  • 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.
  • Re-Entry students and program choice.
    • If you have applied to return to StFX in the same program, students will be moved to a non-degree entry. You are asked to meet with Academic Advising and map out academic plans.
    • If you have appled to return to StFX to a different program , students will be admitted so long as they have completed (or are in progress) with necessary pre-requisite courses.

 

+ Bachelor of Education Application

In order to help us process your application as efficiently as possible, please ensure all items below have been completed. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

1.  Application for the Bachelor of Education completed online and application fee payment made.

2. Complete the supplemental application. Be sure to include your StFX Student Number prior to submission. Please submit completed application in PDF form to  admit@stfx.ca.

3. One official copy of your transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. Graduates of StFX do not need to provide a copy of their transcript from StFX. Transcripts in a language other than English should be provided in their original language, along with a certified translation into English. Your application will not be reviewed until all transcripts are received.

4. Evidence of English proficiency if your first language is not English. (Minimum required scores can be found here.)

5. All applications, transcripts and reference letters can be submitted to admit@stfx.ca..

 

+ Continuing and Distance Education (Internationally Educated Nurses -IENs)

In order to help us process your application as efficiently as possible, please ensure all items below have been completed. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

1. Application - completed online and non-refundable application fee paid.

2. RN Competency Assessment Form from CNO - must include all pages and be attached in PDF form with Supplemental Application.

3. Official copy of your transcript from each post-secondary institution attended - requests have been made for

these to be sent to admit@stfx.ca. Scanned copies are acceptable in PDF form and can be included with this Supplemental Application.

4. Supplemental Application - completed and submitted with your StFX Student Number. Please submit in PDF form to admit@stfx.ca.

5. Reference Form with your Name & StFX Student Number - given to referee to complete and submit by email to admit@stfx.ca.

 

+ Graduate Studies Application -Master of Adult Education

In order to help us process your application as efficiently as possible, please ensure all items below have been completed. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

Step by step to be posted by October 8, 2021

 

+ Graduate Studies Application -Master of Applied Computer Science

In order to help us process your application as efficiently as possible, please ensure all items below have been completed. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

1. Application for the Master of Applied Computer Science completed online and application fee payment made.

2. Complete the supplemental application. Be sure to include your StFX Student Number prior to submission. Please submit in PDF form to admit@stfx.ca.

3. Complete Statement of Intent

4. Reference form provided to two named references. You will need to provide your references with your StFX Student Number.

5. One official copy of your transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. Graduates of StFX do not need to provide a copy of their transcript from StFX. Transcripts in a language other than English should be provided in their original language, along with a certified translation into English. Your application will not be reviewed until all transcripts are received.

6. Evidence of English proficiency if your first language is not English. (Minimum required scores can be found here.)

7. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office by May 30, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

8. The supplemental application and statement of intent are to be sent to StFX to admit@stfx.ca. Each attachment should be saved in PDF form and attached in one email.

 

+ Graduate Studies Application -Master of Arts

In order to help us process your application as efficiently as possible, please ensure all items below have been completed. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

1. Application for Graduate Studies completed online and application fee payment made.

2. Complete the supplemental application. Be sure to include your StFX Student Number prior to submission. Please submit in PDF form to admit@stfx.ca.

3. Complete Statement of Intent.

4. Reference form provided to two named references. You will need to provide your references with your StFX Student Number.

5. One official copy of your transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. Graduates of StFX do not need to provide a copy of their transcript from StFX. Transcripts in a language other than English should be provided in their original language, along with a certified translation into English. Please include an unofficial copy of your transcript with your submission; however, your application will not be reviewed until all official transcripts are received.

6. Resume/CV

7. Evidence of English proficiency if your first language is not English. (Minimum required scores can be found here.)

8. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

9. The supplemental application, unoffical transcripts, evidence of language proficiency (if needed), statement of intent, Resume/CV are to be sent to StFX to admit@stfx.ca.  Each attachment should be saved in PDF format and attached in one email.

 

+ Graduate Studies Application -Master of Education

In order to help us process your application as efficiently as possible, please ensure all items below have been completed. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

1. Application for Graduate Studies completed online and application fee payment made.

2. Complete the supplemental application. Be sure to include your StFX Student Number prior to submission. Please submit in PDF form to admit@stfx.ca.

3. Complete Statement of Intent.

4. Reference forms provided to two named references. You will need to provide your references with your StFX Student Number.

5. One official copy of your transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. Graduates of StFX do not need to provide a copy of their transcript from StFX. Transcripts in a language other than English should be provided in their original language, along with a certified translation into English. Please include an unofficial copy of your transcript with your submission; however, your application will not be reviewed until all official transcripts are received.  Transcripts in French do not require translation.

6. Evidence of English proficiency if your first language is not English. (Minimum required scores can be found here.)

7. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

8. The supplemental application, unoffical transcripts, evidence of language proficiency (if needed), statement of intent, Resume/CV are to be sent to StFX to admit@stfx.ca.  Each attachment should be saved in PDF format and attached in one email.

 

+ Graduate Studies Application -Master of Science

In order to help us process your application as efficiently as possible, please ensure all items below have been completed. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

1. Application for Graduate Studies completed online and application fee payment made.

2. Complete the supplemental application. Be sure to include your StFX Student Number prior to submission. Please submit in PDF form to admit@stfx.ca.

3. Complete Statement of Intent.

4. Reference form provided to two named references. You will need to provide your references with your StFX Student Number.

5. One official copy of your transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. Graduates of StFX do not need to provide a copy of their transcript from StFX. Transcripts in a language other than English should be provided in their original language, along with a certified translation into English. Please include an unofficial copy of your transcript with your submission; however, your application will not be reviewed until all official transcripts are received.

6. Resume/CV

7. Evidence of English proficiency if your first language is not English. (Minimum required scores can be found here.)

8. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supporting documents are received by the StFX Admissions Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documents submitted as part of the admissions process become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

9. The supplemental application, unoffical transcripts, evidence of language proficiency (if needed), statement of intent, Resume/CV are to be sent to StFX to admit@stfx.ca.  Each attachment should be saved in PDF format and attached in one email.

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