Future Students

Key Dates

Semester Start Dates: September, January, May, July

If you are an Engineering student, you can only begin your program in September. If you would like to begin your studies in a different semester, you can start with the core Science courses and begin your Engineering courses the following September.

Although Saint Mary's does not have set admission deadlines, submitting your application and supporting documents in a timely way will allow for processing before course registration opens. 

For international students: Apply for your student visa at least 8 weeks prior to your intended study date. The length of this process depends on your country of residence and where you need to apply. You can find more information online from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

March 1st: Named Entrance Award application deadline.

March 1st (or later if funds permit): All complete applications received by this date are automatically considered for renewable entrance scholarships

Early May: Registration for the September and January terms begins. It is important to ensure your application has been processed by this time to ensure you have the best selection of courses and timetables.

May 15th: Deadline for residence confirmation for first round of room selection. 

For more key dates throughout the school year, including registration, payment deadlines, exams, holidays and more, visit the Academic Resources section. Go to our Calendar of Events for events and sessions in your community.