Mature Student Advising
How We Can Help
Whether you’re beginning a university degree later in life or returning to your studies in the middle or near the end of your career, we offer learner advising to answer questions about course selection or program decision-making.
Who is a Mature Student?
As part of the Mature Student Policy, applicants who do not meet the normal University admission requirements may be considered for admission to the first year of a direct entry program.
To apply for admission as a mature student, you must be at least 21 years of age (by the first day of classes), and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Typically, mature applicants (admitted under the mature student policy) have not studied at the university level. Or, if you have studied at the university level, you must have attempted one year or less of transferable work and been absent from study for a minimum of two years in order to be admitted under this admission category.
To apply as a mature student you need to:
- be at least 21 years of age (by the first day of classes)
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- apply for the first year of an undergraduate program that does not require previous university-level study
- have completed Grade 12 Academic English with a minimum grade of 65. Admission to some programs will require the completion of other required subjects
- have not studied at the university level. If you have studied at the university level, you must have attempted one year or less of transferable work and been absent from study for a minimum of two years.
Request for Academic Advising for Credit Study
Dalhousie University’s Mature Student Advisor is available to provide advice on Dalhousie’s Undergraduate (Credit) Programming. Please contact email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Please note that for Spring and Summer 2022, advising will be offered by appointment only (and virtually, online via email or by phone). Other Helpful Links: