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Table of Contents

Academic Calendar 2014-2015 (September 1, 2014)
I. General Information and Admissions
1. Welcome to Mount Allison University
2. Glossary of Academic Terms and Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events 2014-2015
Provisional Calendar of Events 2015-2016 (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. Collège d'Enseignement Général et Professionnel (CEGEP)
3.9.3. General Certificate of Education (GCE)
3.9.4. Advanced Placement 'AP' Program
3.10. Transfer Students
3.10.1. Transfer Credits
3.11. Challenge for Credit
3.11.1. Eligibility for Challenge for Credit
3.11.2. Regulations and Procedures for Challenge for Credit
3.12. Visiting Students
3.13. Exchange Students
3.14. Special Circumstances
3.15. 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
4.1.5. Mail Service Fee and Fitness Centre Fee
4.1.6. Student Organization Fees
4.1.7. Other Fees
4.1.8. Fieldwork and Travel: Expenses and Liability
4.1.9. Instructional Supplies Fees
4.1.10. Study Abroad and Exchange Fee
4.1.11. Residence, Communications and Meal Plan Fees
4.1.12. 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. Registration Deposits for January Admissions (New and Former Students)
4.2.7. 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 Processing Fees
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. Residence and Meal Plan Withdrawals
4.5.5. Payments to Students from their Accounts
4.5.6. 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. Scholarships for Returning Students
5.1.5. 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. Senior Citizen Bursary Program
5.2.4. 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. Summer Student Research Awards Program
5.5. The Donald Cameron and Class of 1950 Student Loan and Assistance Fund
6. Co-Curricular Life
6.1. The Mount Allison Students' Union
6.2. The Argosy Weekly
6.3. CHMA FM
6.4. Windsor Theatre
6.5. Residence Council
6.6. The Pond
6.7. Student Employment
6.8. Accommodation
6.8.1. Residences
6.8.2. Residence Application Procedure
6.8.3. Non-University Housing
6.9. Department of Athletics and Recreation
6.9.1. Intercollegiate Athletics, Varsity Programs
6.9.2. Competitive Club Sports
6.9.3. Intramurals
6.9.4. Campus Recreation
6.9.5. Men's and Women's Intramural Councils
6.10. Religious Life on Campus
6.10.1. Introduction
6.10.2. The Chapel
6.10.3. Worship
6.10.4. The Chaplain
6.10.5. Student Groups
6.10.6. Programs
6.11. Student Life
6.11.1. The Director of Student Life
6.11.2. Academic Concerns
6.11.3. Academic Support
6.11.4. Writing Resource Centre
6.11.5. Math Resource Centre
6.11.6. Residence Academic Mentors
6.11.7. Academic Tutors
6.12. Student Life Resources
6.12.1. Personal Counselling
6.12.2. Sexual Harassment Advisor
6.12.3. Career Services Office
6.12.4. Employment
6.12.5. Health Services
6.12.6. Student Health Insurance
6.12.7. Dietary and Nutritional Concerns
6.12.8. Lifestyle Concerns
6.12.9. Landlord/Tenant Concerns
6.12.10. International Students
6.12.11. Governance
6.13. Services for Students With Disabilities
6.13.1. Policy on Students with Disabilities
6.13.2. 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
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 Paré Medal and Awards of Excellence
II. Academic Regulations
10. Academic Regulations
10.1. Communication
10.2. Courses of Instruction
10.3. Registration
10.3.1. Registration Procedures (Adding Courses)
10.3.2. Registration Deadline
10.3.3. Registration Deadline (Correspondence Courses)
10.3.4. Determining Year Level
10.3.5. Normal Course Loads and Overloads (Fall and Winter terms)
10.3.6. Normal Course Loads and Overloads (Spring/Summer term)
10.3.7. Repeating Courses
10.3.8. Auditing Courses
10.4. Changes in Registration and Withdrawal
10.4.1. Deadline for Registration Changes
10.4.2. Changing Programs
10.4.3. Withdrawal Without Penalty
10.4.4. Course Withdrawal After the Deadline
10.4.5. Withdrawal from University
10.5. Transfer Credits
10.5.1. Letter of Permission to Take Courses at another Institution
10.6. Academic Integrity
10.6.1. Academic Dishonesty
10.6.2. Allegations of Academic Dishonesty
10.6.3. Academic Sanctions
10.7. Missed Coursework or Tests
10.7.1. Missed Coursework or Tests
10.8. Examination Regulations
10.8.1. Scheduled Tests and Final Examinations (Fall and Winter terms)
10.8.2. Scheduled Tests and Final Examinations (Spring/Summer term)
10.8.3. Viewing Examination Papers
10.8.4. Accommodations for Missed Final Examinations
10.8.5. Extended Deadlines for Completion of Course Work
10.8.6. Special Examinations
10.9. Evaluations of Student Performance
10.9.1. Grading Policies for Courses
10.9.2. Reporting of Grades
10.9.3. Letter Grades and their Meanings
10.9.4. Prerequisite Grade Requirements
10.9.5. Grades Excluded from GPA
10.9.6. Calculation of TGPA, SGPA and CGPA
10.9.7. Repeated Courses, SGPA and CGPA
10.9.8. Grade Changes
10.9.9. Re-evaluation of a Grade
10.9.10. Aegrotat Standing
10.9.11. Assessment of Academic Standing
10.9.12. Good Standing
10.9.13. Unsatisfactory Standing
10.9.14. Academic Performance Indicators
10.9.15. Academic Probation
10.9.16. Academic Suspension
10.9.17. Academic Dismissal
10.9.18. Procedures for Appeals and Re-admissions
10.9.19. Disciplinary Suspension or Dismissal
10.9.20. Deans' List
10.10. Degree Requirements
10.10.1. Academic Standing and Credits Required for a Degree
10.10.2. Academic Residency Requirements
10.10.3. Degree with Distinction Requirements
10.10.4. Honours GPA and Overall GPA Requirements
10.10.5. Submitting a Thesis
10.10.6. Falling Short of the Honours Requirements
10.10.7. Second Undergraduate Degree Requirements
10.10.8. Honours Certificate
10.11. Graduation and Convocation
10.11.1. Application for Graduation
10.11.2. Completed Degree Requirements - May
10.11.3. Completed Degree Requirements - October
10.11.4. Academic Costumes
10.11.5. Authorized Hoods
10.11.6. Honorary Degrees
10.11.7. University Prizes Awarded at Convocation
10.12. Transcripts
10.12.1. Privacy of Transcripts
10.12.2. Transcript Requests
10.13. Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas
10.14. Notification of Disclosure of Personal Information
10.14.1. Statistics Canada
10.14.2. Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC)
III. Academic Degrees, Programs and Courses
11. Academic Programs
11.1. General Regulations
11.1.1. Graduating under one calendar
11.1.2. B.A. and B.Sc. Degree Requirements
11.1.3. Declaration of Major, Minor, Honours
11.2. Bachelor of Arts
11.2.1. Requirements for a B.A. Degree
11.2.2. Distribution Requirements
11.2.3. 3/4000 Level Courses
11.2.4. Credits Required for a Major and Minor
11.2.5. Additional Minor
11.2.6. Double Major
11.2.7. Honours Degree
11.2.8. General Degree with Three Minors
11.2.9. The Major as Required for the B.A.
11.2.10. Disciplinary Major
11.2.11. Interdisciplinary Major
11.2.12. Specially Approved Major
11.2.13. Majors Available for the B.A.
11.2.14. The Minor as Required for the B.A.
11.2.15. Disciplinary Minor
11.2.16. Interdisciplinary Minor
11.2.17. Specially Approved Minor
11.2.18. Minors Available for the B.A.
11.2.19. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Honours Programs
11.2.20. Honours Programs Available for the B.A.
11.3. Bachelor of Science
11.3.1. Requirements for a B.Sc. Degree
11.3.2. Distribution Requirements
11.3.3. Science Core
11.3.4. Minimum Number of Science Credits
11.3.5. 3/4000 Level Science Courses
11.3.6. Credits Required for a Major and Minor
11.3.7. Additional Minor
11.3.8. Double Major
11.3.9. Honours Degree
11.3.10. General Degree with Three Minors
11.3.11. Courses which Qualify as Science Credits
11.3.12. The Major As Required for the B.Sc.
11.3.13. Disciplinary Major
11.3.14. Interdisciplinary Major
11.3.15. Specially Approved Major
11.3.16. Majors available for the B.Sc.
11.3.17. The Minor as Required for the B.Sc.
11.3.18. Disciplinary Minor
11.3.19. Interdisciplinary Minor
11.3.20. Specially Approved Minor
11.3.21. Minors Available for the B.Sc.
11.3.22. Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Honours Programs
11.3.23. Honours Programs Available for the B.Sc.
11.4. Master of Science
11.4.1. Committee on Graduate Studies
11.4.2. Minimum Admission Requirements
11.4.3. Time Required
11.4.4. Course and Thesis Requirements
11.4.5. Standards of Achievement
11.4.6. Supervisory Committee
11.4.7. Application Procedure
11.4.8. Master of Science Course Listing
11.5. Bachelor of Commerce
11.5.1. Primary Objective
11.5.2. Requirements for a Bachelor of Commerce Degree
11.5.3. Distribution Requirements
11.5.4. 3/4000 Level Courses
11.5.5. Commerce Degree Core Requirements
11.5.6. Commerce Electives on the Bachelor of Commerce Degree
11.5.7. The Minor as Required for the Bachelor of Commerce
11.5.8. Elective Credits
11.5.9. Honours Programs Available for the Bachelor of Commerce
11.5.10. Commerce with Honours
11.5.11. Commerce with Honours in Economics
11.5.12. Major from Other Disciplines
11.5.13. Transferring to Commerce
11.6. Bachelor of Music
11.6.1. Financial Assistance
11.6.2. Entrance Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree
11.6.3. Requirements for Bachelor of Music Degree
11.6.4. Music Ensembles
11.6.5. Recitals
11.7. Bachelor of Fine Arts
11.7.1. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
11.7.2. Additional Admission Requirements
11.7.3. Advanced Status
11.7.4. Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
11.7.5. Entrance Scholarship
11.8. Certificate of Bilingualism
11.8.1. Information and Regulations
11.8.2. Standards
11.9. Certificat De Bilinguisme
11.9.1. Renseignements
11.9.2. Niveaux Requis
11.10. Pre-Professional Requirements
11.11. International Programs
11.11.1. Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
11.11.3. Academic Credit for Independent Experiential Learning
12. Programs and Courses of Instruction
American Studies
Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Art History
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Entrance Requirements
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
Art History Courses
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
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
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Multidisciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.Sc. Programs
Interdisciplinary B.Sc. Program
Politics and International Relations
Interdisciplinary B.A. Program
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. and B.Sc. Programs
Religious Studies
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Disciplinary B.A. Programs
Spanish Studies
Women's and Gender 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) 364-2269; 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 a learning disability receive assistance from the Meighen Centre after presenting appropriate documentation. They are encouraged to identify themselves on the Application for Admission 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. See Calendar section 3.3.2 Minimum Grade/Average. Visit the Meighen Centre site at <www.mta.ca/Research/meighen/index.html>

Students with disabilities other than learning disabilities are able to self-identify with Disability Services in the Wellness Centre. Disability Services will grant accommodations based on the appropriate documentation provided. Students seeking accommodations are encouraged to identify themselves on the Application for Admission and to contact Disability Services as early as possible so that their needs can be addressed. Students applying to the University should meet all admission criteria. See Calendar section 3.3.2 Minimum Grade/Average. Visit Disability Services at <http://www.mta.ca/disability/index.html>

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 80% 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 International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), (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. To view the requirements for international applicants please see <www.mta.ca/requirements> .

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 communicate effectively, follow lectures, and 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 580 (paper test) or 90 (internet test) with no band score lower than 20

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

  5. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 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 one of three language partners. An advantage to such students of these partnerships is that Mount Allison is able to grant conditional admission, which enables students to begin their visa application processes before completion of the language program.

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 resumé, 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 resumé 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, 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.

Students who have received credit in a subject and who propose to register for a further course in that subject must at registration determine placement in consultation with the department concerned. Placement may be granted without credit. In cases of doubt applicants may be required to write one or more examinations upon entering the University.

Students may not earn more than a total of 30 credits towards their degree program from any combination of types of Advanced Standing listed in Section 3.9.

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 Collège d'Enseignement Général 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 30 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.

3.10 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. 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.

3.10.1 Transfer Credits

  1. Students transferring from recognized post- secondary institutions may receive credits for courses previously completed as determined by the Registrar in consultation with the appropriate Academic Department or Academic Dean.

  2. Transfer credit will normally be granted for courses with passing grades for which credit has been earned. However, students must obtain a grade of at least C- in all courses used to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Otherwise, written permission of the appropriate Department Head or Program Co-ordinator must be obtained.

  3. Transfer credits are recorded on the transcript with credit value and a notation of 'P' (equivalent to passing grade of C- or higher) or 'CP' (equivalent to passing grade below C-, not eligible to be used as a pre-requisite) and they are excluded from the Grade Point Average.

  4. A maximum of 60 transfer credits may be credited toward a degree from Mount Allison. (See also Regulation 10.10.2 regarding transfer credit limitations).

  5. Students transferring credits from another institution must provide the following:

    1. an official transcript pertaining to the credits, submitted directly to the Registrar's Office by the institution concerned.

    2. detailed course descriptions from the transferring institution's Calendar. (Notarized English translations should be included if applicable)

Note:  Students transferring from another institution to Mount Allison must have provided official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended within one year of admission to Mount Allison to be eligible for transfer credits from other institutions to be recognized and count toward a degree from Mount Allison.

3.11 Challenge for Credit

Mount Allison University may recognize prior learning through Challenge for Credit for certain courses when students have obtained a proficiency or intellectual skills in the subject matter through training or experience rather than through high school, college, or previous university instruction.

3.11.1 Eligibility for Challenge for Credit

  1. Challenge for Credit is available only in courses which have been recommended by academic Departments or Programs and approved by Senate for this purpose. These courses will be identified in the Calendar.

  2. Only students who have been admitted to or are currently registered in a degree program at Mount Allison University may Challenge for Credit.

  3. Students may not Challenge for Credit courses:

    1. that serve as prerequisites to courses in which students are currently registered, have previously been registered, or have been placed as a result of a placement test; or

    2. in which students have previously been registered (including registration for audit) at any postsecondary institution.

  4. Students may not Challenge for Credit more than once in any course.

  5. Students may not earn more than a total of 30 credits towards their degree program through Challenge for Credit and any form of Advanced Standing (Calendar section 3.9). Such credits do not count towards Academic Residency Requirements (Calendar regulation 10.10.2).

3.11.2 Regulations and Procedures for Challenge for Credit

  1. A student who wishes to Challenge a course which has been identified as being available for Challenge for Credit must complete the application available on the Registrar's Office web page and submit it at least one month before the beginning of the Fall or Winter Term.

  2. The student must pay the required fee, which payment must accompany the application. If the student is judged ineligible to pursue the Challenge for Credit option, this fee will be returned to the student.

  3. Challenge for Credit is normally evaluated through a comprehensive examination which covers the entire content of a course. The Challenge examination may or may not be the same as the final examination for the course. In some cases there may be alternative or additional evaluative components such as submission of portfolios or of sample work, laboratory tests, or performance of essential course-related skills.

  4. Challenge examinations will be held before or during the first week of the Fall and Winter Terms, normally in conjunction with correspondence and deferred examinations.

  5. All challenge examinations will be held on the campus of Mount Allison University.

  6. A student must achieve a grade of C- or higher to succeed in the challenge. Any attempted Challenge for Credit will be recorded on a student's transcript. A successful challenge will be recorded as Cr (Credit); an unsuccessful challenge will be recorded as NC (No Credit). Challenge grades are excluded from the calculation of a student's GPA.

3.12 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 and submit a complete Visiting Student Application. The visiting student application is available online at <www.mta.ca/apply>

3.13 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.

3.14 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.

3.15 Graduate Studies

For Admission requirements to the Master of Science program please see the Master of Science program outline in the Academic Programs section 11.4.