Visiting, Upgrading and Reactivation Students
This application should be completed by Visiting, Upgrading and Reactivation students.
Forward application to:
Graduate Studies Officer
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Saint Mary’s University – Atrium Building, Room 210
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3C3
Documents submitted to Saint Mary’s University in support of the application for admission will become the property of Saint
Mary’s University and cannot be returned. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing (or longer during peak times) before calling to
enquire about the status of your application.
Visiting – students intending to take courses at Saint Mary’s University on a “Letter of Permission” from their “Home
Note: Visiting students must submit a “Letter of Permission” to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Saint
Mary’s University and have approval from the appropriate Graduate Program Coordinator at Saint Mary's University.
Upgrading – students intending to take courses at Saint Mary’s University after completing a degree program. Please
ensure that all official post-secondary transcripts are forwarded directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
from the institutions attended. Students must have approval from the appropriate Graduate Program Coordinator at Saint
Reactivation – former Saint Mary’s University students who satisfy all of the following:
Returning to the same academic program.
Did not attend Saint Mary’s University for the entire preceding academic year or withdrew during the preceding
Students must have approval from the appropriate Saint Mary's University program coordinator.
Not be beyond the maximum time for completion of their Graduate Program.
August 1 for September; December 1 for January; April 1 for May
Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on an individual basis. If an application cannot be processed due
to time constraints, it will be considered for the next available session.
Students interested in living in residence should apply directly to the Residence Department. Applications for Single Student
Housing are available to download at www.smu.ca/administration/resoffic/app.html or by calling 902.420.5598.
Students with Special Needs
Saint Mary’s University provides support services to students with disabilities. Applicants are invited to complete the Centre’s
on-line registration form at http://www.smu.ca/campus-life/fred-smithers-centre.html, by calling 902.420.5452 or by e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should forward relevant documentation regarding their particular disability directly to
the Fred Smithers Centre. Staff at the Fred Smithers Centre will review the documentation and arrange an interview with the