Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

By email:

Admissions@Dal.Ca

• With general questions and concerns on the admissions process.
• To request paper copies of publications found on this website and admissions applications. All requests for materials should include a full postal mailing address.

Awards@Dal.Ca

• With questions and concerns about financial aid, scholarships, bursaries and student loans.

Campus.Tours@Dal.Ca

• For information regarding campus tours.

 

By phone or fax:

 

Tel: (902) 494-2450
Fax: (902) 494-1630

 

Dalhousie Switchboard:

 

To be connected with various departments and faculties on campus, or for general questions, please call the Dalhousie Switchboard at (902) 494-2211.

 

By mail:

Registrar’s Office
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
B3H 4H6

 

By courier:

Registrar’s Office
Dalhousie University
6299 South St
Room 133 Henry Hicks A&A Bldg
Halifax, N.S.
B3H 4H6

 

https://discover.dal.ca/dal/admissions/admissions.ezc

Homeschool

  1. Dal requires a letter from the student stating their education goals or writing sample or both; information about their curriculum, reading list, available transcripts (if available), results of standardized tests such as the SAT (with a minimum score of 1650) or ACT (minimum score of 23), complete Dal’s online math diagnostic – pre-calculus for prospective science or engineering students.
  2. In terms of scholarships, Dal prefers to see a standardized basis of admission for eligibility purposes otherwise each student is treated on an individual basis.

Admission Direct from High School

 

You can be admitted to many Dalhousie programs directly from high school. The general admission requirements are:

 

  1. Completion of secondary school (i.e. Grade 12) with a minimum overall average of 70% in your final year;

  2. A final grade of at least 70% in Grade 12 English; and,

  3. Successful completion of relevant program prerequisite Grade 12 courses (see below).

 

The subjects required for admission to various programs are listed below, as well as the minimum required Grade 12 averages. Admission to some programs at Dalhousie is competitive; meeting the minimum entrance average does not guarantee admission. Normally, 70 per cent or higher is necessary in all required subjects for early admission.

 

All courses are Grade 12 academic or advanced. Ontario: 4U or 4M courses. Students from Quebec and the US see additional information below. International Admissions.

 

Bachelor of:

English

Math

     Science

Additional Academic Subjects

Minimum Overall Average

Arts

1

4

70%

Music1

1

 4

70%

Commerce

1

1 *

3

75%

Management

1

1 *

3

70%

Science

1

1 **

3

75%

Applied Science (Food Science)

1

1 **

3

75%

Computer Science

1

1 **

3

70%

Community Design

1

1 *

1 Science

2

75%

Informatics

1

1 *

3

70%

Engineering

1

1 **

Chemistry and Physics

1

70%

Health Professions:
Health Promotion

1

Biology or Chemistry

3

70%

Kinesiology

1

1 *

3

75%

Nursing

1

1 *

Biology and Chemistry

1

70%

Recreation (Therapeutic)

1

Biology or Chemistry

3

70%

Recreation Management

1

1* 

Biology or Chemistry

2

70%

Health Sciences:
Diagnostic Cytology

1

1 *

Biology and Chemistry

1

75%

Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

1

1 *

Physics and Biology

1

75%

Nuclear Medicine Technology

1

1 *

Physics,and Chemistry

1

75%

Radiological Techonology

1

1 *

Physics, and one of
Biology or Chemistry

1

75%

Respiratory Therapy

1

1 *

Chemistry, and one of
Biology or Physics

1

75%

Students applying to Music are also required to demonstrate proficiency as instrumental or vocal performers in an audition/interview, and knowledge of the basic rudiments of music theory (equivalent to grade II theory, Royal Conservatory of Music) and aural dictation through written diagnostic tests.

 

 

 

Math courses that fulfill the admission requirements

 

Province * Required Math (one of) ** Required Math (one of)
Alberta Applied Math 30, Pure Math 30, Math 31 Pure Math 30, Math 31
British Columbia Applications of Math 12, Principles of Math 12,
Calc 12
Principles of Math 12, Calc 12
Manitoba Applied Math 40S, Pre-Cal 40S Pre-Cal 40S
New Brunswick Trig & 3-Space 121/122, Adv. Math w/Intro to Calc 120/Math 122, Calc 120 Adv. Math w/Intro to Calc 120, Calc 120
Newfoundland Math 3204, 3205, 3207 3207
Nova Scotia Adv. Math 12, Math 12, Pre-calc 12, Calc 12 Pre-calc 12, Calc 12
Ontario Data Mgmt (MDM4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U),
Calc & Vectors (MCV4U)
Advanced Functions (MHF4U),
Calc and Vectors (MCV4U)
PEI Math 621A, 621B, 611A Math 621B, 611A
Quebec CEGEP Math CEGEP Calc I and II
Saskatchewan Math B30, Math C30, Calc 30 Math C30, Calc 30
Outside Canada Senior Level Math Senior Level Math (Pre-Calc or Calc)
IB Curriculum Standard or Higher Level Math (Math Studies does not meet Math requirements) Standard or Higher Level

 

Students from Quebec:
Students attending high schools offering Grade 12 must meet the same distribution and average requirements outlined above. Students enrolled in CEGEP must have at least one year of a D.E.C. (12 courses, not including 109-level Phys. Ed.) with a minimum 70 per cent average. Students with two years of the D.E.C. with an average of 65 per cent will be considered for admission and transfer credits.

 

Students from the United States:
A strong standing in Grade 12 (B average), and a minimum combined score of 1650 on SAT (1100 on old SAT I) are required. ACT resultes are also acceptable with a composite score of at least 23 and with no individual score less than 20. See program pages and guidelines above for required Grade 12 subjects. 

 

 

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