With one application for admission and scholarships, applying to Mount Allison is easy!
The following steps to apply are for new students applying to an undergraduate degree at Mount Allison.
This includes Canadian and international high school students, mature students, and transfer students — as well as students applying from an established pathway program with Mount Allison.
Separate applications are available for exchange students, visiting students, returning students, and graduate students.
Not sure what type of student you are?
High school student
Apply as a high school student if you're still in high school OR if you've earned a high school diploma but haven't completed any credits at a college or university and are under the age of 22.
Apply as a transfer student if you've received a high school diploma and completed coursework at a college or university.
Apply as a mature student if you're 22 or older, have received a high school diploma, and haven't completed any credits at a college or university.
Apply as an exchange student if you're currently attending one of Mount Allison's international partner institutions and wish to take part in an exchange with Mount Allison.
Apply as a visiting student if you're pursuing post-secondary studies at another recognized university or college, and want to complete coursework at Mount Allison. Typically, visiting students do not intend to obtain a degree from Mount Allison, but want to transfer credits to their home institution.
Apply for re-admission if you've previously attended at least one semester at Mount Allison and have been absent for a year or more OR if you've already graduated. If you've been absent for less than a year, you don't have to re-apply.
Apply as a graduate student if you have an undergraduate degree and you're seeking a Master of Science degree at Mount Allison.
Before you apply
Applying is easy, but there are a few things you can do ahead of time to make it even easier.
Choose what to study
On your application, you will need to indicate what degree you want to pursue at Mount Allison. Your options:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
- Bachelor of Music (BMus)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
You can also indicate what major you intend to pursue or you can indicate 'undecided' if you are unsure.
Students do not need to officially declare a major until the end of their second year.
Check our admission requirements
Once you've chosen a degree, check to see if you meet our admission requirements.
Requirements vary based on the degree you're applying to, your level of education completed, and the country you live in.
If you're an international student and English is not your first language, please check our English proficiency requirements.
Find the best time to apply
Applications for the upcoming academic year open in October. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible!
Your supporting documents will depend on when you apply:
- Early admission (Oct.-Jan.)
- General admission (Feb.-Aug.)
MARCH 1 — Deadline for scholarship consideration and to submit your entrance bursary application.
If you're applying for scholarships and bursaries, please start the application process early to make sure you have plenty of time to submit your applications and supporting documents before the March 1 deadline.
What time of year can I start?
We strongly encourage high school students to start their studies in the fall term.
In some programs, a January start may be possible for students who are unable to begin in September.
Students intending to study Music, Fine Arts, or aviation must start in the fall term.
See a full and detailed list of dates and deadlines for admission, financial aid, and to live in residence.
Due to increased IRCC Study Permit processing times, we strongly encourage all international students applying for the September 2023 term to do so prior to June 1, 2023. Any application submitted following this date will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may result in your application being deferred to the next available term.
Review what we'll need from you
What you will need for your application:
- A credit card to pay the $50 application fee (Visa or MasterCard)
- Home-based mailing address including postal code
- Parent/guardian information (optional) including e-mail address and home address if different than yours
- Full high school name and complete address, and any post-secondary school information, if applicable
To be considered for scholarships, please include this additional information:
- Activities and interests
You can list up to 20 extra-curricular and volunteer activities that you have been involved in during your last two years of high school. You'll be asked for the name of the activity, whether you held a leadership role, how many hours you participated in the activity per week, how many weeks per year, and a brief description of the activity (300 characters max.)
- Work experience
You can list work/internship experiences you've held in the past three years, including summer employment, paid or unpaid. You will be asked for your employer, position title, how many hours per week during the school year, and how many hours per week during the summer.
- Awards, honours, and achievements
You can list any recognized awards, honours, or achievements that you have received in the last three years. You will be asked the award name, what year you were recognized, and whether you were recognized by your community, province, nationally, or internationally.
Letters of reference (optional)
- Letters of reference are only needed if applying for certain major scholarships. See the list of major scholarships for more details.
Tell us about yourself (optional)
- Tell us anything that you would like us to know about you when assessing your application. (Max. 3,000 characters)
Apply in three easy steps!
Our admissions team will be there for you every step of the way — starting with your initial contact, right up to your arrival on campus.
Submit your application
Our application for the 2023-24 academic year is now open!
Your first step to applying to Mount Allison is to create your MtA application account and fill out the online application for admission and scholarships.
Online application for admission and scholarships
In this personalized portal, you'll also be able upload your supporting documents and register for admissions events such as Open House.
Once you start your application, you can save it and return to it at any time before submitting.
Once complete, submit your application and pay your $50 CAD application fee through your MtA application account.
We offer admission on a rolling basis, accepting applications starting in October. However, to be considered for scholarships and bursaries, your application and all supporting documents must be received by March 1.
Indigenous students have the option to self-identify on their application under 'Indigenous Peoples of Canada Self-Identification'. This is optional.
Our Indigenous Affairs Coordinator will reach out to students to offer Indigenous support services on campus.
This information will not influence admission decisions.
All Indigenous students can access Indigenous support programs and services, even if they do not self-identify on their application.
Students with disabilities
Students with disabilities have the option to self-identify on their application. This is optional.
Our Disability Services Advisor will reach out to students to offer accessibility services.
This information will not influence admission decisions.
All students with documented disabilities can register for accessibility services, even if they do not self-identify on their application.
First-generation students — the first students in their families to attend university — have the option to self-identify on their application. This is optional.
First-generation students will be invited to access first-generation services and programs.
This information will not influence admission decisions.
All first-generation students can access services and programs, even if they do not self-identify on their application.
Submit your supporting documents
High school students
If you're in high school, transcripts are needed to determine if you've met our admission requirements. Submit the following through your MtA application account, depending on when you apply:
Early admission (Oct.-Jan.)
- Final Grade 11 transcript
- Grade 12 course list
- Mid-year Grade 12 transcript required when available
General admission (Feb.-Aug.)
- Mid-year Grade 12 transcript
- Final high school transcript if available
Supporting documents for scholarships: when you apply, submit supporting documents for scholarship consideration (if applicable).
Final official transcript: once you've completed your academic year, official transcripts must be sent directly to Mount Allison from your high school by mail, fax, or e-mail.
You're a transfer student if you've received a high school diploma, and completed any coursework at a college or university.
- Your most up-to-date post-secondary transcripts from all institutions attended and final high school transcripts
- A letter of intent outlining academic/professional goals and addressing any academic discrepancies (if applicable)
You can only apply for transfer credits once you've been accepted to Mount Allison and you've accepted your offer of admission by paying your registration deposit.
You're a mature student if you're 22 or older, have received a high school diploma, and haven't completed any credits at a college or university.
In addition to transcripts, you must submit:
- a letter of intent that outlines your personal and career goals and explains why you want to attend Mount Allison
- an updated resume noting any relevant educational and professional experience
You're an international student if you're not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
In addition to transcripts, you must also submit:
- a copy of your passport or government-issued photo ID
- Proof of English language proficiency, if required (check admission requirements for your country)
English language proficiency
If English is not your first language, you may be asked to provide proof of English proficiency.
To submit your transcripts and other documentation, upload all your documents in your MtA application account.
Check the 'supplemental items' section in our MtA application account to see what other documents may be required.
Additional applications and documentation by program:
Bachelor of Music (BMus)
For students applying to the Bachelor of Music (BMus) only.
In addition to the general University admission application, you must also:
- submit a Music application
- take a music entrance assessment
- submit a letter of reference
Find out more about applying to the Bachelor of Music.
Feb. 10 — Deadline to submit your Music application, entrance assessment, and letter of reference
Fine Arts (BFA or BA Fine Arts)
For students applying to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Arts.
In addition to the general University admission application, you must also submit:
- a Fine Arts application
- a portfolio
Find out more about applying to Fine Arts.
Feb. 15 — Deadline for Fine Arts application and portfolio
Aviation (BSc or BComm Aviation)
For students applying to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Aviation or the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) in Aviation. Please indicate 'aviation' as your intended major when applying.
Before you can officially be admitted into the aviation program, you must complete your first year at Mount Allison.
To be admitted into the aviation program, you must:
- Have second-year standing (have earned a min. 24 credits)
- Obtain a Transport Canada Category 1 medical certificate
- Pass a formal English language proficiency test from MFC Training
Once admitted into the aviation program, your flight training can begin.
Accept your offer
Once you've applied:
We will keep you in the loop every step of the way! You will receive an e-mail when:
- your application has been submitted
- your supporting documents are received
- your application is complete and being reviewed
If you receive an offer of admission, you will be notified of the decision by e-mail and letter.
Otherwise, we will send you a letter in the mail.
Please note: applications received after March 6 (our scholarships and bursaries deadline) may experience a delay in an admission decision. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
Once you're accepted:
Congratulations! Confirm your intent to attend Mount Allison and accept any awarded scholarships by paying your registration deposit (non-refundable) by May 1.
- $100 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents
- $450 for international students
Once your deposit is received and processed, your deposit confirmation will be e-mailed to your @mta.ca e-mail account.
For international students
You are required to complete the Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) study permit application and be approved in order to study in Canada.
We strongly encourage you to begin the application process as soon as possible to ensure you are able to join us in time for you intended entry term.
In order to receive your Letter of Acceptance (LOA) for your study permit application, you must:
- receive an unconditional offer of admission
- accept your offer from Mount Allison by submitting your $450 CAD Registration Deposit
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you're admitted to Mount Allison, follow our helpful guide for the steps you'll need to take on your way to arriving to Mount Allison!