Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and intended program of study. Learn about admission requirements, navigate the application process and stay up-to-date on key milestones. Applications for September admission open October 15.

COVID-19 admission information for fall 2021

Your safety and access to high-quality education by our outstanding faculty and instructors remains our top priority. We understand that students and their supporters want to know how Dalhousie will deliver academic programming in fall 2021. Based on Canada’s current vaccine timeline, we are optimistic Dalhousie will be able to offer an expansion of on-campus learning this fall, followed by a winter term that looks more like our normal academic experience. Learn more.

Important information regarding exam cancellations and continued school closures

In the event of high school exam cancellations for the remainder of the 2021 school year, Dalhousie will accept the alternate course grades provided by schools or issuing organizations.  

For students starting in September 2021, we are requiring official copies of transcripts, test scores and other supporting documentation. Official documents are those that come directly from your school, testing agency or issuing institution. 

We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruptions that affect students’ ability to receive transcripts and grades. If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to obtain an official transcript, please contact a member of the admissions team for the most up-to-date information.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements depend on your previous education. Review the minimum requirements for your program of choice and which courses you'll need to fulfill them.

Application process

Find out how to apply to Dalhousie, how to check the status of your application and what to do while you wait for your admission decision.

Dates and deadlines

As an applicant, you'll have a number of important deadlines to meet. See deadlines for September and January entry, entrance awards, admission deposits and more.


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