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Are you eligible to opt in to the UPass?

Some students do not automatically receive a UPass, but are eligible to opt in with appropriate documentation. If you choose to opt in, the applicable UPass fee will be applied directly to your student account

You may be eligible to opt in to get a UPass in the following circumstances:

Circumstance Documentation required

You are completing a co-op placement within the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).

Note: you cannot opt out of the summer UPass once you have picked up your UPass sticker.

Proof of your approved co-op placement.

Programs using myCareer: show your approved placement on your phone at the DalCard Office or bring a printed copy of your myCareer record showing your approved placement.

Programs not using myCareer: bring a letter from your department confirming the dates and location of your co-op placement.

You have a permanent disability and are taking less than 9 credit hours of coursework, but are considered full-time by the university. An email from your Advising and Access Services advisor, sent to upass@dal.ca and copied to your Dal email.
You are registered in the Post Graduate Medical Education (PGME) program as a resident. Registration for MEDI5000 and REGN9999. Please advise the DalCard staff that you are a PGME resident when you come to pick up your UPass.

Summer semester only

You are completing a required full-time clinical or academic requirement in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) as part of your program.

Note: you cannot opt out of the summer UPass once you have picked up your UPass sticker.

Clinical placements: registration in the clinical course for the summer semester. The DalCard Office will check your registration when you pick up your UPass.

All other students: an email or letter from your departmental administrator or supervisor, sent to upass@dal.ca and copied to your Dal email, confirming the dates and location of your placement/studies.

If your department provides a list to the UPass Office of all eligible students, no additional documentation is required.

Summer semester only

You are a full-time student whose full-time program for the winter semester extends past April 30 or whose full-time program for the fall semester starts before September 1.

Note: you cannot opt out of the summer UPass once you have picked up your UPass sticker.

Eligible programs:

  • Diploma of Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry Qualifying Program
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine and Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) [Years 1 - 3]
  • Master of Social Work (registered in SLWK 6415 or 7011 in the preceding winter semester)
  • Post-Graduate Pharmacy (0 - 29 earned hours)
  • Paediatric General Practice Residency (Year 1)
  • Post-Graduate Medicine

No documentation required - identify yourself as a student in one of the above programs and the DalCard Office will check for academic year registration when you come to pick up the UPass.