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 still 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 mta.ca/healthalerts/  

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 this affect the timeline for scholarship decisions?
At this time, we are working to have final financial aid packages sent by early April. Due to the current situation, there may be a delay in shipping physical copies of packages. Please continue to monitor your e-mail for updates.


Will this 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?
Please bear with us as we get used to our new working style. 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, rigor, 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


Will this affect early room assignments?
Early room assignments were scheduled to be released on March 20. They will now be released on April 10.


Will this affect the residence deposit refund deadline?
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.


Will this affect the May 1 registration deposit deadline to secure all financial awards and room assignments?
The registration deposit deadline has been changed to June 1. We still encourage you to make your deposit payment early to secure your scholarship offer and residence room.


Will this affect the course timetable and registration timeline?
New student registration opens on June 1. Further details on specific registration time will be communicated via e-mail.


Will this affect the offering of spring/summer courses?
The University will have spring/summer term courses this year, however a number of changes will be required due to our current environment.

  • In-person courses have been cancelled. This is due to the ongoing requirement to employ social distancing strategies to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Courses will be offered through online and alternate-delivery methods.  
  • Currently scheduled self-directed learning (SDL) courses will proceed. A list of self-directed learning courses can be found at: https://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Schedules_and_important_dates/SDL/Self-directed_distance_learning/
  • We are exploring whether additional SDL courses can be added to the schedule. 
  • The start date of the spring/summer term is May 4. However, as we are still in uncertain times, the start date of some courses may need to be adjusted.

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

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