Updated June 15, 2020

Admitted to Mount Allison for September 2020?  

Below are FAQ for incoming students in regards to any changes in admission processes and deadlines as a result of COVID-19 response.


Are you open? How can I speak with an admissions counsellor?
Although campus is closed, we are still open. As per recommendations from health professionals, our office is practicing social distancing and we are working from home. As we get used to this new work style, it may take us longer to process applications and response times may be delayed. We appreciate your patience.


How will I know if there are changes to the University operations or admissions?
All updates relating to University operations will be posted to the Fall 2020 information site.  

We strongly recommend that prospective students stay up to date with this page, their e-mails, and our social media channels for updates and changes. We strongly recommend that you ensure that the Mount Allison University e-mail address is in your “trusted” addresses list.


I was supposed to go on a campus tour/attend an in-person recruitment event. Is this still happening?
As of right now, all campus tours and in-person recruitment events have been cancelled. You can still explore our campus virtually through our interactive campus map at https://mountallison.university-tour.com 


Can I still apply?
Yes, you can still apply for Fall 2020 intake. Follow the steps at mta.ca/apply/  


How can I send a transcript/documents?
With the recent closures of high schools and other learning institutions, we understand that sending transcripts or other relevant documents may not be an option. At this time, we are accepting unofficial transcripts and documents. We will require official transcripts before you arrive at Mount Allison. You can upload your documents to your Discover application account at discover.mta.ca. If you are having trouble uploading your documents or have any questions, please contact admissions@mta.ca


Will the current situation affect offers?
At this time our office is operating remotely and we are still making offers of admission. Please bear with us as there may be a delay in response times due to the realities of working remotely.


Can I talk to a current student?
Yes, Welcome to College is a platform where you can speak to current MtA student ambassadors virtually. https://mta.welcometocollege.com/ambassador  


Why is it taking so long for an admissions counsellor to return my e-mail?
Rest assured that we are still answering your e-mails and processing your applications; it just may take us a little longer than normal.


Are there any changes to GCE/IB/AP?

  • Where can I find information about my GCE A-level, AS-level, and/or iGCSE scores?
    For detailed information, visit: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/campaigns/rest-of-world-covid-19-coronavirus-update.html
  • I was supposed to write my IB exams this year. What is going to change?
    From ibo.org: The DP and CP examinations scheduled between April 30-May 22 will no longer be held. Students will be awarded with the diploma, career-related program certificate, or a course certificate which reflects their standard of work. The achievement will be based around the students' coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigour, and quality control already built into the programs. For more information: visit the IB website.
  • I was supposed to write my AP exams this year. What is going to change?
    The CollegeBoard is going to administer AP exams online this year. You can take your exams as long as you have access to a device, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You'll also have the option to write your responses by hand and submit a photo. CollegeBoard is committed to supporting their students through to exam day with testing date options and free resources. Please visit the CollegeBoard website for more information.

I was supposed to write my IELTS/TOEFL exam but now all centres have closed. What do I do?
We are now accepting the Duolingo English test as proof of English proficiency. The minimum score we require is 110. Please ensure to forward us your results within 48 hours of taking the exam.

A special home edition of IBT (internet based test) is now available, allowing eligible students to write their TOEFL examination online. For more information, please visit: https://www.ets.org/toefl/important_update/china_institutions


Has the residence deposit refund deadline changed?
The residence deposit refund deadline has been changed to June 5. You can get a full refund on your residence deposit until this date. The partial deposit refund deadline has been changed to August 15.


More questions?
Our admissions team is here to help! Visit mta.ca/contactadmissions

» Visit mta.ca/admitted for detailed information on next steps!