Parents & Supporters

Support, inspire, and succeed together

Coming to university can be an exciting and overwhelming experience all at once. If you’re reading this, it means that someone very special in your life is about to embark on that very journey.

Dalhousie recognizes the integral role parents, guardians, family members, friends and other supporters have in supporting their student’s transition to university. Here, we have put together a few resources for you to help your student thrive and succeed at Dalhousie University.

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A Dalhousie education

A Dalhousie education is much more than a university degree. Dalhousie students learn from the top experts in their fields, who are solving today’s global issues and changing the world with their discoveries.

Many of our professors have industry experience and connections, helping to bridge what is learned in the classroom with the real world. Over 90% of our students are participating in workplace experiences through co-op education programs, internships, entrepreneurship programs, clinical practicums, research and more.

Our students graduate with a competitive resume to set them apart from other applicants entering the job force. In fact, Dalhousie ranks among the top 10 universities in Canada for graduate employability (Emerge Report, Times Higher Education, 2021-22).


Dalhousie has the widest range of programs in Atlantic Canada, allowing your student to build a degree that sets them up for career success. Each of Dalhousie’s 200+ programs has opportunities for students to get involved in experiential learning.

First-year students may apply to programs in the following faculties:

Faculty of Agriculture (Truro Campus)
Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Health
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Science

Once students have completed one to two years of university, they may apply to programs in the Faculties of Dentistry, Law or Medicine.


Dalhousie students have access to a variety of advising and support services before and after they arrive on campus.

Prospective students can connect with a recruitment or admissions advisor for questions about programs, events for future students and help with the admission process.

Advisors in our Bisset Student Success Centre (Studley Campus, Halifax) and Student Success Centre (Agricultural Campus, Truro) are available to provide guidance around course selection and registration. They can also provide academic and career related support throughout the school year.

Once students arrive on campus, faculty advisors are available to assist students with academics and program specific questions. 

Visit Campus Life to explore more student support services.

Privacy statement

For us to disclose information to you regarding your student's admissions decision, or any other personal information, we must have written permission from the student.

Arrange to have your student contact a member of the admissions team via email stating they consent to releasing information regarding their application. Please have them include your full name and their relationship to you in their email.

Please note: We will only release information during the application evaluation period.