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Table of Contents

Academic Calendar 2010-2011 (September 1, 2010)
I. General Information and Admissions
1. Welcome to Mount Allison University
2. Glossary of Academic Terms and Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events 2010-2011
Provisional Calendar of Events 2011-2012 (subject to change)
3. Admission
3.1. Contact Information
3.2. Admission to the University
3.2.1. Admission Criteria
3.2.2. Students with Disabilities
3.2.3. Early Admission
3.2.4. Refusal of Admission
3.2.5. Special Circumstances
3.3. Minimum General Admission Requirements
3.3.1. Provincial Requirements
3.3.2. Minimum Grade/Average
3.4. Additional Admission Requirements
3.4.1. University Preparatory Courses
3.4.2. Requirements for Specific Programs
3.4.3. Provincial Guidelines
3.5. Notes on Entry to First-Year Courses
3.6. Requirements for Non-Canadian Education Systems
3.6.1. American School System
3.6.2. General Certificate of Education (GCE)
3.6.3. International Baccalaureate
3.6.4. Baccalaureate
3.6.5. Other Educational Systems
3.7. English Requirements
3.8. Mature Students
3.9. Admission with Advanced Standing
3.9.1. International Baccalaureate
3.9.2. Coll?e d'Enseignement G??al et Professionnel (CEGEP)
3.9.3. General Certificate of Education (GCE)
3.9.4. Advanced Placement 'AP' Program
3.9.5. New Brunswick Community College
3.10. Transfer Students
3.11. Visiting Students
3.12. Exchange Students
3.13. Special Circumstances
3.14. Graduate Studies
4. Fees
4.1. Fees and Expenses
4.1.1. Full-time/Part-time Enrolment - Fall and Winter terms
4.1.2. Tuition Fees
4.1.3. Overload Fees for Full-Time Students
4.1.4. Auditing Fees and Tuition for Senior Citizens
4.1.5. Mail Service Fee and Fitness Facility Fee
4.1.6. Student Organization Fees
4.1.7. Other Fees
4.1.8. Fieldwork and Travel: Expenses and Liability
4.1.9. Residence, Communications and Meal Plan Fees
4.1.10. Mountie Money
4.2. Deposits for Full-Time Students
4.2.1. Registration Deposits for New Students
4.2.2. Residence Deposits for New Students
4.2.3. Refunds of Residence Deposits
4.2.4. Registration Deposits for Returning Students
4.2.5. Residence Deposits for Returning Students
4.2.6. Study Abroad & Exchange Fee
4.2.7. Registration Deposits for January Admissions (New and Former Students)
4.2.8. Residence Deposits for January Admissions (New and Former Students)
4.3. Payment of Fees
4.3.1. Payments and Charges
4.3.2. Fall and Winter Payments by Part-Time Students
4.3.3. Fall Payments by Full-time Students
4.3.4. Winter Payments by Full-time Students
4.3.5. Fall and Winter Payments for Students Participating in Exchange Programs
4.3.6. Method of Payment
4.3.7. Reducing the Amount of Payments
4.4. Late Fees and Interest Charges
4.4.1. Late Registration Deposit Processing Fee
4.4.2. Services Reinstatement Fee
4.4.3. Interest Charge
4.4.4. Appeals of Academic Standing
4.5. Withdrawals and Student Accounts
4.5.1. Withdrawals Fall and Winter
4.5.2. Withdrawals Correspondence Courses
4.5.3. Withdrawals - Spring Term Courses
4.5.4. Withdrawals - Fall and Winter Continuous Learning, Moncton, Miramichi
4.5.5. Residence and Meal Plan Withdrawals
4.5.6. Payments to Students from their Accounts
4.5.7. Required to Withdraw
5. Financial Assistance
5.1. Scholarships
5.1.1. Eligibility
5.1.2. Entrance Scholarships
5.1.3. The Bell Scholarship
5.1.4. The Confederation Scholarships
5.1.5. Scholarships for Returning Students
5.1.6. Scholarships Index
5.2. Bursaries
5.2.1. Entrance Bursary Program
5.2.2. President's Advisory Committee International Student Entrance Bursary Program
5.2.3. Bursaries Index
5.3. Pre-Theological Bursaries
5.3.1. The Mount Allison Theological Fund
5.3.2. Application Procedure
5.3.3. Pre-Theological Funds Index
5.4. Special Summer Research Scholarships
5.5. The Donald A. Cameron Student Loan Fund
6. Co-Curricular Life
6.1. The Student Union
6.2. The Argosy Weekly
6.3. CHMA FM
6.4. Garnet and Gold Society
6.5. Windsor Theatre
6.6. Student Entertainment Office
6.7. Residence Council
6.8. The Tantramarsh Club
6.9. Student Employment
6.10. Accommodation
6.10.1. Residences
6.10.2. Residence Application Procedure
6.10.3. Non-University Housing
6.11. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics
6.11.1. Intercollegiate Athletics, Varsity Programs
6.11.2. Competitive Club Sports
6.11.3. Intramurals
6.11.4. Campus Recreation
6.11.5. Men's and Women's Intramural Councils
6.12. Religious Life on Campus
6.12.1. Introduction
6.12.2. The Chapel
6.12.3. Worship
6.12.4. The Chaplain
6.12.5. Student Groups
6.12.6. Programs
6.13. Student Life
6.13.1. The Vice-President International and Student Affairs
6.13.2. Academic Concerns
6.13.3. Academic Support
6.13.4. Writing Resource Centre
6.13.5. Math Resource Centre
6.13.6. Residence Academic Mentors
6.13.7. Academic Tutors
6.14. Student Life Resources
6.14.1. Personal Counselling
6.14.2. Sexual Harassment Advisor
6.14.3. Career Counselling
6.14.4. Employment
6.14.5. Health Services
6.14.6. Student Health Insurance
6.14.7. Dietary and Nutritional Concerns
6.14.8. Lifestyle Concerns
6.14.9. Landlord/Tenant Concerns
6.14.10. International Students
6.14.11. Governance
6.15. Services for Students With Disabilities
6.15.1. Policy on Students with Disabilities
6.15.2. Wellness Centre
6.15.3. The Meighen Centre
7. General Information
7.1. The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives
7.2. The Libraries' Endowment Funds
7.3. The Mount Allison Federated Alumni, Inc.
7.3.1. Alumni Board of Directors
7.4. Computer Facilities
7.4.1. Software
7.4.2. Campus Network
7.4.3. Residence Networking
7.4.4. Computing Services
7.5. Mount Allison University Bookstore
7.6. Banking Services
7.7. Performing Arts Series
8. Personnel
8.1. Officers of the University
8.2. The Regents of Mount Allison
8.3. The Senate of Mount Allison
8.4. Officers of Administration
8.5. Chancellors Emeriti
8.6. Presidents Emeriti
8.7. Registrars Emeriti
8.8. Professors Emeriti
8.9. Librarians Emeriti
8.10. Academic Staff
8.10.1. Professors
8.10.2. Librarians
8.11. Meighen Centre for Learning Assistance and Research
8.12. Student Life
8.13. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics
9. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships; Endowed Chairs; Faculty Awards
9.1. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships
9.1.1. The Josiah Wood Lectureship
9.1.2. The Bronfman Lecture Series
9.1.3. The Crake Lectureship in Classical Studies
9.1.4. The Wilford B. Jonah Lecture Series
9.1.5. Crake Doctoral Fellowship in Classics
9.1.6. The Ebbutt Memorial Trust for Religious Studies
9.2. Endowed Chairs
9.2.1. Clement Chandler Avard and Florence Sybil Avard Chair in French Language
9.2.2. The Walter B. Cowan Chair in Religious Studies
9.2.3. The Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies
9.2.4. Fred C. Manning Chair in Commerce
9.2.5. The Hart Almerrin Massey Chair in Philosophy
9.2.6. The Pickard-Bell Chair in Music
9.2.7. The Reverend William Purvis Chair in English Literature
9.2.8. The Obed Edmund Smith Chair in Physics
9.2.9. The Obed Edmund Smith Chair in Mathematics
9.2.10. The Stiles-Bennett Chair in History
9.2.11. The Josiah Wood Chair in Classics
9.2.12. The Charles and Joseph Allison Chair of English Language and Literature
9.3. Faculty Awards
9.3.1. The Herbert and Leota Tucker Award
9.3.2. Imasco Paul Par?Medal and Awards of Excellence
II. Academic Regulations
10. Academic Regulations
10.1. Registration Procedures
10.1.1. Registration Deadline
10.1.2. Pre-Registration
10.1.3. Graduating Under One Calendar
10.1.4. Determining Year Level
10.1.5. Normal Course Loads and Over Loads (Fall/Winter terms)
10.1.6. Introductory Courses
10.1.7. Repeating Courses
10.1.8. Auditing Courses
10.2. Changes in Registration/Programs (Fall and Winter terms)
10.2.1. Deadline for Registration Changes
10.2.2. Withdrawal Without Penalty
10.2.3. Course Withdrawal After the Deadline
10.2.4. Changing Programs
10.3. Withdrawal from University
10.4. Advanced Placement
10.5. Transfer Credits
10.5.1. Students Transferring from another Institution
10.5.2. Taking Courses at another Institution
10.6. Degree Requirements
10.6.1. Credits Required for a Degree
10.6.2. Academic Residency Requirements
10.6.3. Transfer Credits at the 3/4000 Level
10.7. Degree with Distinction Requirements
10.8. Honours Degree Requirements
10.8.1. Total Credits
10.8.2. Honours GPA and Overall GPA Requirements
10.8.3. Submitting a Thesis
10.8.4. Falling Short of the Honours Requirements
10.9. Second Undergraduate Degree Requirements
10.10. Honours Certificate
10.11. Grading System
10.11.1. Grading Policies for Courses
10.11.2. Deadline for Course Work
10.11.3. Letter Grades and their Meanings
10.11.4. Pre-requisite Grade Requirements
10.11.5. Grades Excluded from GPA
10.11.6. Calculation of TGPA, SGPA and CGPA
10.11.7. Repeated Courses, SGPA and CGPA
10.11.8. Reporting of Grades
10.11.9. Grade Changes
10.11.10. Re-evaluation of a Grade
10.11.11. Evaluating Written Work
10.11.12. Aegrotat Standing
10.12. Standards of Performance
10.12.1. Assessment of Academic Standing
10.12.2. Good Standing
10.12.3. Unsatisfactory Standing
10.12.4. Academic Performance Indicators
10.12.5. Academic Probation
10.12.6. Academic Suspension
10.12.7. Academic Dismissal
10.12.8. Procedures for Appeals and Re-admissions
10.12.9. Disciplinary Suspension or Dismissal
10.12.10. Deans' List
10.12.11. Graduation Requirements
10.13. Academic Integrity
10.13.1. Academic Dishonesty
10.13.2. Allegations of Academic Dishonesty
10.13.3. Academic Sanctions
10.14. Missed Coursework or Tests
10.15. Examination Regulations
10.15.1. Scheduled Tests and Final Examinations (Fall and Winter terms)
10.15.2. Viewing Examination Papers
10.15.3. Accommodations for Missed Final Examinations (Fall and Winter terms)
10.15.4. Extended Deadlines for Completion of Course Work
10.15.5. Special Examinations
10.16. Continuous Learning
10.17. Transcripts
10.17.1. Privacy of Transcripts
10.17.2. Number and Letter Grades
10.17.3. Transcript Requests
10.18. Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas
10.19. Graduation/Convocation
10.19.1. Application for Graduation
10.19.2. Completed Degree Requirements - May
10.19.3. Completed Degree Requirements - October
10.19.4. Academic Costumes
10.19.5. Authorized Hoods
10.19.6. Honorary Degrees
10.19.7. University Prizes
10.20. Notification of Disclosure of Personal Information
10.20.1. Statistics Canada
10.20.2. Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC)
10.21. Email Communication
11. Continuous Learning
11.1. Miramichi First Year at Home Program
11.2. Moncton Program
11.3. Correspondence Program
11.4. Spring/Summer Term Courses
11.5. Seminars and Workshops
11.6. Fees
11.7. Financial Aid
11.8. Courses Through Continuous Learning as Part of a Normal Course Load
11.9. Overload Courses Through Continuous Learning
11.10. Deadlines and Extensions for Correspondence Courses
11.11. Withdrawal from Correspondence Courses
11.12. Withdrawal from Spring/Summer Term Courses (non-correspondence)
11.13. Contact Information
III. Academic Degrees, Programs and Courses
12. Academic Programs
12.1. B.A. and B. Sc. General Regulations
12.1.1. B.A. and B.Sc. Degree Requirements
12.1.2. Declaration of Major, Minor, Honours
12.2. Bachelor of Arts
12.2.1. Requirements for a B.A. Degree
12.2.2. Distribution Requirements
12.2.3. 3/4000 Level Courses
12.2.4. Credits Required for a Major and Minor
12.2.5. Additional Minor
12.2.6. Double Major
12.2.7. Honours Degree
12.2.8. General Degree with Three Minors
12.2.9. The Major as Required for the B.A.
12.2.10. Disciplinary Major
12.2.11. Interdisciplinary Major
12.2.12. Specially Approved Major
12.2.13. Majors Available for the B.A.
12.2.14. The Minor as Required for the B.A.
12.2.15. Disciplinary Minor
12.2.16. Interdisciplinary Minor
12.2.17. Specially Approved Minor
12.2.18. Minors Available for the B.A.
12.2.19. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Honours Programs
12.2.20. Honours Programs Available for the B.A.
12.3. Bachelor of Science
12.3.1. Requirements for a B.Sc. Degree
12.3.2. Distribution Requirements
12.3.3. Science Core
12.3.4. Minimum Number of Science Credits
12.3.5. 3/4000 Level Science Courses
12.3.6. Credits Required for a Major and Minor
12.3.7. Additional Minor
12.3.8. Double Major
12.3.9. Honours Degree
12.3.10. General Degree with Three Minors
12.3.11. Courses which Qualify as Science Credits
12.3.12. The Major As Required for the B.Sc.
12.3.13. Disciplinary Major
12.3.14. Interdisciplinary Major
12.3.15. Specially Approved Major
12.3.16. Majors available for the B.Sc.
12.3.17. The Minor as Required for the B.Sc.
12.3.18. Disciplinary Minor
12.3.19. Interdisciplinary Minor
12.3.20. Specially Approved Minor
12.3.21. Minors Available for the B.Sc.
12.3.22. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Honours Programs
12.3.23. Honours Programs Available for the B.Sc.
12.4. Master of Science
12.4.1. Committee on Graduate Studies
12.4.2. Minimum Admission Requirements
12.4.3. Time Required
12.4.4. Course and Thesis Requirements
12.4.5. Standards of Achievement
12.4.6. Supervisory Committee
12.4.7. Special Departmental Regulations
12.4.8. Application Procedure
12.4.9. Master of Science Course Listing
12.5. Bachelor of Commerce
12.5.1. Primary Objective
12.5.2. Requirements for a Bachelor of Commerce Degree
12.5.3. Distribution Requirements
12.5.4. 3/4000 Level Courses
12.5.5. Commerce Degree Core Requirements
12.5.6. Commerce Electives on the Bachelor of Commerce Degree
12.5.7. The Minor as Required for the Bachelor of Commerce
12.5.8. Elective Credits
12.5.9. Honours Programs Available for the Bachelor of Commerce
12.5.10. Commerce with Honours
12.5.11. Commerce with Honours in Economics
12.5.12. Major from Other Disciplines
12.5.13. Transferring to Commerce
12.5.14. Certified Management Accounting Stream
12.6. Bachelor of Music
12.6.1. Financial Assistance
12.6.2. Entrance Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree
12.6.3. Requirements for Bachelor of Music Degree
12.6.4. Music Ensembles
12.6.5. Recitals
12.7. Bachelor of Fine Arts
12.7.1. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
12.7.2. Additional Admission Requirements
12.7.3. Advanced Status
12.7.4. Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
12.7.5. Entrance Scholarship
12.8. Certificate of Bilingualism
12.8.1. Information and Regulations
12.8.2. Standards
12.9. Certificat De Bilinguisme
12.9.1. Renseignements
12.9.2. Niveaux Requis
12.10. Pre-Professional Requirements
12.11. International Programs
12.11.1. Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
12.11.3. Academic Credit for Independent Experiential Learning
13. Programs and Courses of Instruction
American Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Art History
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Disciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Canadian Public Policy
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
Canadian Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Cognitive Science
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Commerce/Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Computer Science
Disciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Drama Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
English Literatures
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
French Studies
Geography and Environment
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
International Economics and Business
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
International Relations
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
Japanese Studies
Disciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Modern Languages and Literatures
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Political Science
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Religious Studies
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Sociology / Anthropology
Interdisciplinary Program
Spanish Studies
Women's Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs

3 Admission

3.1 Contact Information

All correspondence regarding admission should be submitted to the Registrar's Office, Mount Allison University, 62 York St., Sackville, NB, E4L 1E2; phone (506) 364-3292; e-mail <admissions@mta.ca> . Full information on admissions procedures are available from the Registrar's Office and on the web at <www.mta.ca/apply>

3.2 Admission to the University

3.2.1 Admission Criteria

Mount Allison University recognizes a strong academic performance at the high school level as the primary indicator of university-level success. It also recognizes the added potential of those students with a well-balanced record of academic and extra-curricular activities. In making admissions decisions, both high school marks and other activities are considered. The University is interested in applicants possessing a strong academic record, leadership skills, a high level of commitment, and the potential for personal growth. Among the additional information requested from applicants will be evidence of extra-curricular involvement, volunteer activities in school and in the community, work experiences, and letters of reference.

3.2.2 Students with Disabilities

Students with Learning Disabilities may receive assistance from the Meighen Centre. When applying for admission to Mount Allison they are encouraged to identify themselves on the application form to Mount Allison and to contact The Meighen Centre as early as possible so that their needs can be addressed. Students applying to the university should meet all admission criteria. Visit the Meighen Centre site at < www.mta.ca>

Students with a disability other than a learning disability may receive assistance through the Wellness Centre. When applying for admission to Mount Allison students are encouraged to identify themselves on the application form to Mount Allison and to contact the Wellness Centre as early as possible so their needs can be addressed early. Visit the Wellness Centre site on the web at < www.mta.ca>

3.2.3 Early Admission

Students may be offered a conditional offer of acceptance based on their final grade 11 marks in the first semester of their grade 12 year, providing they hold an 85% average on five academic courses, including English.

3.2.4 Refusal of Admission

The University reserves the right to reject any application for admission on the basis of the overall record even if all entrance requirements are satisfied.

3.2.5 Special Circumstances

In special circumstances, a student who does not meet our entrance requirements but provides evidence of academic promise at the university level may be admitted.

3.3 Minimum General Admission Requirements

3.3.1 Provincial Requirements

Students registering at Mount Allison are expected to have graduated from high school at the university preparatory level. In New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Nunavut, this is Grade 12. Students from Quebec will be expected to have completed either Grade 12 Senior Matriculation or Grade 11 and one year of a CEGEP academic program.

3.3.2 Minimum Grade/Average

For an application to be considered, during the final two years of preparatory work a minimum grade of 65% must have been achieved on each academic course considered for admission. Meeting the minimum requirements guarantees only that the application will be considered; normally, students who are admitted have averages that are above the minimum.

3.4 Additional Admission Requirements

3.4.1 University Preparatory Courses

All students must have successfully completed a university preparatory English course among their university preparatory courses. Whenever possible, students should anticipate their first year of university study and take the appropriate preparatory courses. (See Section 3.5). The University strongly recommends that students undertake a well- balanced preparatory year that includes courses in the Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences and the Social Sciences.

3.4.2 Requirements for Specific Programs

Students are advised to complete the following courses for specific programs:

Bachelor of Arts:? University preparatory English is required and it is strongly recommended that university preparatory courses in the Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences and the Social Sciences be completed.

Bachelor of Music:? University preparatory English is required and it is strongly recommended that university preparatory courses in the Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences and the Social Sciences be completed. All Music applicants must have a satisfactory audition/interview and pass a one-hour test in elementary theory (materials of Music).

Bachelor of Fine Arts:? University preparatory English is required and it is strongly recommended that university preparatory courses in the Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences and the Social Sciences be completed. All Fine Arts applicants are required to present a portfolio of their previous artwork for assessment.

Bachelor of Science:? University preparatory English and science preparatory Mathematics are required and it is strongly recommended that two university preparatory courses in the Sciences, and one in either Humanities or Social Sciences, be completed.

Bachelor of Commerce:? University preparatory English and science preparatory Mathematics are required and it is strongly recommended that university preparatory courses in the Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences and the Social Sciences be completed.

3.4.3 Provincial Guidelines

Students are advised of the following provincial guidelines for admission, including the above program-specific requirements:

British Columbia, Yukon:? Four provincially-examinable grade 12-level subjects

Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut:? Four academic 30- or 31-level subjects of which at least four are departmentally examinable

Saskatchewan:? Five academic 30-level subjects

Manitoba:? Five academic 40- or 41-level or 45-level subjects

Ontario:? Five academic grade 12-level subjects, a combination of U and M courses

Quebec:? Five academic grade 12-level subjects, or Grade 11 and one year of an academic CEGEP program. Only CEGEP courses with a credit value of 2.00 or higher will be considered for admission

New Brunswick:? Five academic grade 12-level subjects

Prince Edward Island:? Five academic 600-level subjects

Nova Scotia:? Five academic grade 12-level subjects

Newfoundland:? Ten credits in academic 3000- or 4000-level subjects. English Language 3101 and one of Thematic Literature 3201 or Literary Heritage 3202 must be included

3.5 Notes on Entry to First-Year Courses

  1. Students enrolling in Chemistry 1001 should normally have completed a university preparatory-level* course in Chemistry.

  2. Students enrolling in Computer Science 1631 should normally have completed a university preparatory-level* course in Mathematics.

  3. Students enrolling in Economics 1001 and 1011 should normally have completed a university preparatory-level* course in Mathematics.

  4. Students enrolling in Mathematics 1111 should normally have completed a university preparatory-level* course in Mathematics designed to prepare them for university calculus.

  5. Students enrolling in Physics 1051 should normally have completed a university preparatory-level* course in Mathematics.

*See section 3.3

3.6 Requirements for Non-Canadian Education Systems

3.6.1 American School System

Students studying an American high school curriculum will be considered for admission provided they have successfully completed a selection of university/college preparatory courses and graduated from an accredited high school. The required academic standing is comparable to those outlined in sections 3.3 and 3.4. Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) results are not required, but students are encouraged to submit their results.

3.6.2 General Certificate of Education (GCE)

For those studying towards the General Certificate of Education or the General Certificate of Secondary Education, (e.g. in the United Kingdom, West Indies, Bermuda, East and West Africa, Hong Kong) the University requires a minimum of two subjects at the Advanced 'A' Level and three at the Ordinary 'O' Level, or three at the 'A' Level and one at the 'O' level, with an overall average of 'C' and no subject below a 'D' grade. Two Advanced Standard (AS) Level courses may be used in place of one Advanced Level course.

3.6.3 International Baccalaureate

Students pursuing an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program must include three courses in each of the higher and standard levels, with a minimum score of 4 in each subject and a minimum overall score of 28 points (excluding bonus points). Credit may be granted for specific higher level courses with minimum scores of 5 points (see section 3.9.1).

3.6.4 Baccalaureate

Students following France's system of education, must complete the requirements for the Baccalaureate with a minimum academic standing of 'Assez Bien'.

3.6.5 Other Educational Systems

Students studying in other educational systems are expected to satisfy the university admissions requirements of their own country, and must demonstrate a high level of accomplishment.

3.7 English Requirements

As English is the primary language of instruction at Mount Allison University, students must possess a mastery of English sufficient to follow lectures and to write assignments and examinations in English. All applicants will be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. This evidence may take one of the following forms:

  1. Successful completion of at least three years of instruction in Canada at a secondary institution as recognized by Mount Allison University

  2. Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution as recognized by Mount Allison University where English is the primary language of instruction

  3. TOEFL score of 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test) or 80 (internet test)

  4. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery MELAB score of 85%

  5. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5

  6. Completion of the ELS USA Program with a score of 109

  7. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment CAEL with an overall score of 70, and no sub-test result below 60

  8. Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) by University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) with a minimum grade of 'C'

  9. Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) by University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) with a minimum grade of 'B'

Applicants who require enhanced English language proficiency have the option of taking advantage of Mount Allison's partnership with the International Language Institute (ILI) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The ILI assesses prospective students' needs and offers programs of varying lengths as necessary. An advantage to such students of the partnership with the ILI is that Mount Allison is able to grant conditional admission, which enables students to begin their visa application processes before completion of the ILI program. For more information on the ILI, please refer to <www.mta.ca> and <www.ili.ca>

3.8 Mature Students

Mount Allison recognizes that students come to us through many different paths and, consequently, with many different experiences. Individuals who will be 22 years of age or older prior to the first day of classes of the term in which admission is sought may be considered for admission as a mature student. A mature student should apply as a full or part-time student and include with his/her application a letter of intent, an updated resum? and a copy of his/her high school transcript. A letter of intent should state both personal and career goals which detail the reasons for applying to the university. The resum?should document recent work and volunteer experience.

Applicants who have attempted fewer than 18 credits or equivalent of transferable post-secondary level courses may also be eligible for admission as a mature student. If a student has undertaken study at any other university or recognized post-secondary institution please have the institution send an official transcript directly to the Admissions Office.

The Admissions Office reserves the right to refer any cases to the Admissions and Re-admissions Committee for special consideration.

3.9 Admission with Advanced Standing

Students applying for admission with advanced standing must provide official transcripts for the applicable program or post-secondary institution, within one year of admission to Mount Allison to be eligible for transfer credits to be recognized and count toward a degree from Mount Allison.

3.9.1 International Baccalaureate

The University grants up to 18 credits on a 120-credit degree program for higher level International Baccalaureate subjects completed with grades of 5 or higher. Up to 30 credits may be granted at the discretion of the Registrar to students who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, with grades of 5 or higher.

3.9.2 Coll?e d'Enseignement G??al et Professionnel (CEGEP)

Students accepted to Mount Allison from the CEGEP system may receive up to 30 credits according to the criteria listed below:

CEGEPMt. Allison Credits Granted
16 courses6
18 courses12
20 courses18
22 courses24
24 courses30

3.9.3 General Certificate of Education (GCE)

Students who have successfully completed Advanced 'A' Level papers with grades of at least'D' may receive up to 30 credits.

3.9.4 Advanced Placement 'AP' Program

The University grants a maximum of 18 credits on a 120-credit degree program for subjects completed in the Advanced Placement program at a level of 4 or 5. Evidence of completion of appropriate laboratory or studio work would be required.

3.9.5 New Brunswick Community College

The University may grant up to 30 credits on a 120-credit degree program for appropriate courses completed at New Brunswick Community Colleges. The Registrar will determine suitable credits in consultation with appropriate departments.

3.10 Transfer Students

Students pursuing post-secondary studies at a recognized university or college should present a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (or equivalent) on their post-secondary studies to be considered for admission. Please be aware that possession of the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission; students may be expected to present higher grades for admission to any given year. If course work has been completed at multiple institutions, the academic performance at all institutions will be taken into consideration. Students who are not eligible to return to their home institution will normally be required to wait at least one academic year before applying for admission. For information regarding transfer credits for students transferring from other recognized post-secondary institutions, please see section 10.5.1 in the Academic Regulations Section. Please note that failure to provide a full and complete academic record as relating to post secondary institutions attended may result in the cancellation of your application and/or admission, and/or expulsion once admitted.

3.11 Visiting Students

Students pursuing post-secondary studies at another recognized university or college and who want to complete coursework at Mount Allison are considered visiting students. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must obtain a Letter of Permission from their home institution. A visiting student application can be found on the future students website at <www.mta.ca>

3.12 Exchange Students

Students applying to Mount Allison as an exchange student are normally required to meet the University's minimum admissions requirements and may be required to provide proof of English language proficiency. Students should be in good academic standing at their home institution and will need to present a transcript of all courses previously taken at the university level in order to be considered for admission to Mount Allison as an exchange student.

3.13 Special Circumstances

Students who do not intend to earn a degree from Mount Allison may be admitted under special circumstances to register for individual courses which they are qualified to take.

3.14 Graduate Studies

For Admission requirements to the Master of Science program please see the Master of Science program outline in the Academic Programs section 12.4.


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