High School Counsellors


We want guidance counsellors and supporters to feel prepared to advise students along every step of their journey to Dalhousie. Here you will find information on admission requirements, important dates and deadlines, how to apply, and much more. 

What's new?

General Entrance Awards and Undergraduate applications now open.

September 2024 entry - Program specific deadlines

Feb. 15, 2024

Bachelor of Health Sciences  

Feb. 15, 2024

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Feb. 15, 2024

Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences)   

Feb. 15, 2024

Bachelor of Social Work   

Mar. 1, 2024

Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (Architecture)  

June 15, 2024

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Post-Diploma only)  

September 2024 entry

Oct. 15, 2023 Undergraduate application opens 
Oct. 15, 2023

General Entrance Awards application opens

Feb. 15, 2024 For entrance scholarship consideration
March, 2024 Entrance scholarship offers sent out
May 1, 2024 Guaranteed residence application deadline
May 15, 2024
June, 2024

First-year course registration opens

Application Updates

This fall we will be launching a new application system aimed at streamlining and simplifying the application process for prospective students to Dalhousie’s Undergraduate, Law, and Dentistry programs.

This new system has been designed with students in mind. Some of the changes you’ll see in this transition are:

Effortless Document Submission: Prospective applicants can now conveniently attach unofficial transcripts and required documentation directly to their application portal. Whether they have PDFs or screenshots, our system accommodates various file formats.

Nova Scotia and Ontario high school students are still encouraged to include their Provincial Student and OUAC numbers to allow for the download of grades.

Simplified Program Selection: Applicants will find that choosing their intended program of study is now much easier. Students will now see the subject they intend to apply to, rather than the full program name. Example: Kinesiology rather than Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology.

Number of Program Choices: Applicants will now be able to select up to two programs per application, rather than three.

Easy Access to Application Updates: Applicants can see clear and accessible updates on their application status throughout the admission cycle. If we require additional documents or have an update for the applicant, it’ll be posted to the portal in real-time. Applicants can also revisit this portal at any time to add additional documents to their files or update their personal information.

General Entrance Award Program: The application form for our General Entrance Award program will be available to applicants through the portal as soon as they submit their application for admission. Students who are awarded an early scholarship should still fill out the GEA application to be considered for additional awards. 

If students are having trouble adding their documents, please have them send them to admissions.documents@dal.ca.

Contact an advisor

Our team of recruitment and admissions advisors are here to help and answer any of your questions. Each advisor specializes in helping students from specific geographic regions, and can assist you in accessing the information you need to help your students.

Learn about Dalhousie

Learn more about Dalhousie University, our programs and campuses, and find helpful resources for guidance counsellors and supporters.

Admission resources

Help your students understand Canadian or international admission requirements, how to apply, and ensure they never miss an important deadline.

Awards and financial aid

Learn about options to finance a Dalhousie education and how your students can apply for entrance award consideration. 

Support for applicants

Know a student interested in applying to Dalhousie? Or perhaps they've already applied or been accepted? These resources will support and guide them through each important step.