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Information for NS Public High School Applicants: NSTU work-to-rule

As of Monday, February 6, 2017

We know that you may have questions about how the NSTU work-to-rule situation will impact your Dalhousie admission and scholarship applications. We are working diligently to ensure that no applicants will be disadvantaged as a result of work-to-rule. It’s a big year for you and there’s already a lot to think about so we want you to know that we’re working hard to make these processes as smooth as possible for you. Below you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions. If you’re looking for more information or have a question not covered below our recruitment and admissions team would be happy to help you.

As the situation changes we’ll update this page so check back regularly for updated information.

I’m not able to get a reference letter from my teacher or guidance counsellor, will this impact my admission or scholarship opportunities?

A reference letter is not required for admission to any undergraduate program or for our General Entrance Award program. The General Entrance Award program is the scholarship program for students applying to Dal directly from high school. Some scholarships outside of this program are offered through the generosity of donors. We are working with donors individually to ensure their application process stays comprehensive but accessible for Nova Scotia applicants.

I have applied for admission. Do I need to send Dalhousie an official transcript with my first semester final marks?

Yes. All high school applicants must submit official transcripts with first semester final marks for admission and scholarship purposes. It is our understanding from the Provincial Department of Education and Early Childhood Development that transcripts will be issued up on a students' request. Please contact your school counsellor or Principal to request a transcript with first semester final marks.

What is required for scholarship consideration?

We want you to have every opportunity to access funding to support your education. First, a complete admission application including an official transcript with first semester final marks must be received on or before March 15. Second, you should complete and submit a General Entrance Award application also due by March 15. If work-to-rule is still in place as the deadline approaches we will update this page with more information. 

I’ve already graduated from a Nova Scotia high school. Am I able to access my transcripts?

Students who have already graduated should contact their high school directly for more information about receiving a copy of their transcript.