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Applied? What's next?

We're proud to be one of the universities you are considering. Below you'll find information about what to expect and next steps in the admissions process.

After you've applied...

1. Make sure you have sent in all of the required documents

All required documents and the application fee must arrive at Dalhousie before the deadline for your program. This includes official transcripts and any supplemental forms or documents.

2. When will a decision be made?

Once you have submitted your undergraduate application, you can expect a decision to be made within 2–4 weeks. For graduate applicants, please contact Graduate Studies or the department to which you applied.

3. Check the status of your application

If you applied online, you can see if we have received your documents or if a decision has been made by returning to the Admissions Login. Enter the login ID and PIN you created to view the status of your application. If you applied by paper application, an official decision will be sent to you via standard mail.

4. Apply for scholarships

Dalhousie's entrance awards recognize academic achievement and your unique skills and abilities.

You don’t need to be admitted to apply for scholarships. All students who have applied for admission and have submitted the scholarship application by the deadline will be considered for all awards for which they qualify. We also encourage you to explore awards that require a separate application as well as external scholarships and bursaries offered to university students on behalf of outside organizations.

Learn more about applying for scholarships and bursaries.

5. Have you taken a campus tour?

If you plan to visit Dalhousie, remember to book a campus tour. You can also browse our website to learn more about the Halifax campuses and the Agricultural campus.

6. Stay in touch

  • Email – You’ll receive emails from us about important deadlines and events. Remember to add Dalhousie to your email provider’s “safe list.”
  • Twitter – You’ll find timely posts about the application process and other important topics – directly from our Undergraduate Admissions team.
  • Facebook – join the conversation on our Facebook page.
  • Dal News – stay informed, engaged and excited by what happens across the university.


Have questions?

For undergraduate applicants, call the Registrar’s Office at (902) 494-2450 or email admissions@dal.ca. For graduate applicants, contact Graduate Studies.