Before you begin your application, learn about our admission requirements.
Mount Allison’s admissions process considers the whole person, taking into account your accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom.
Our admission decisions are based on your academic record, leadership skills, a high level of commitment, and the potential for personal growth.
Requirements vary based on the degree you're applying to, your level of education completed, and the country you live in. The drop down menus below will help you find information on what pre-requisites are recommended.
What if I don't meet admission requirements?
If you don't meet our admission requirements right now, we encourage you to reach out to our admissions team to learn more about your options and see how you can meet our admissions requirements in the future.
English language requirements
As English is the primary language of instruction at Mount Allison, students must possess a mastery of English sufficient to communicate effectively, follow lectures, and write assignments and examinations in English.
If asked, you must provide proof of one of the following:
Accepted standardized tests
|TEST||Minimum score required|
Test of English as a Foreign Language
DI Code 0939
With minimum band score:
International English Language Testing System
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, Computer Edition
|Cambridge English (B2 First, C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency)||
|DUOLINGO English Test||
With no band score lower than the following minimum:
High school (secondary) studies in English
Successful completion of at least three years of academic instruction at a Canadian secondary institution, as recognized by Mount Allison.
Post-secondary studies in English
Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction, as recognized by Mount Allison.
Approved English language programs
If you meet Mount Allison's academic requirements, but don't meet our English proficiency requirements, you may be offered conditional admission.
If you're offered conditional admission, you can enroll in one of Mount Allison's English pathway programs designed for students who need extra time and training to meet our English proficiency requirements, and who would like to benefit from additional transition time and academic preparation before full-time study.
There are two program options to help you meet the requirements, depending on your level of English:
- English Summer Pathway Program (June-August)
This program is offered during the summer. It includes classes in English and academic skills plus cultural trips and activities.
- English Academic Bridging Program (EAB) (September-May)
This program is offered during the academic year. You'll be enrolled as a full-time Mount Allison student. You'll take three regular Mount Allison courses each term and two EAB courses, in English and academic skills.
Once you successfully complete one of Mount Allison's English language programs, you will get unconditional admission to Mount Allison (if you meet our academic requirements). No additional TOEFL or IELTS tests will be required.
Mount Allison's English Language Programs
You can also successfully complete English language university-preparatory studies at one of Mount Allison's English language training partners:
- Canadian Language Learning College (CLLC)
Located in Toronto, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; and Halifax, Nova Scotia
- East Coast Language College (ECLC)
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia
- International Language Institute (ILI)
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Kaplan International English (KAPLAN)
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia; and Toronto, Ontario
- McKenzie College (English for Academic Purposes)
Located in Moncton, New Brunswick
- Study Abroad Canada Language Institute (SACLI)
Located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
You can also continue your English studies independently to raise your IELTS/TOEFL score and submit your improved results to our admission office for consideration at email@example.com
If you meet Mount Allison's academic requirements, but can't provide proof of English proficiency, you may be offered conditional admission.
Please note: meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission to Mount Allison.
Academic pathway programs
Mount Allison has collaborated with some other post-secondary institutions to provide an opportunity for students who have completed a two-year diploma or degree to be admitted to Mount Allison with second or third-year standing.
English pathway programs
Mount Allison's English pathway programs are designed for students from non-English backgrounds who need extra time and training to meet our English proficiency requirements, and who would like to benefit from additional transition time and academic preparation before full-time studies.
Early Start Credits — New Brunswick students
The Early Start Credits (ESC) provide an exciting opportunity for Grade 12 students registered in New Brunswick’s Anglophone high schools to select from a range of challenging courses and earn post-secondary credits in their final year of high school. The program will be offered starting in Fall 2022.