Before you begin your application, learn about our admission requirements.

Mount Allison’s admissions process considers the whole person, taking into account your accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom.

Our admission decisions are based on your academic record, leadership skills, a high level of commitment, and the potential for personal growth.

Requirements vary based on the degree you're applying to, your level of education completed, and the country you live in. The drop down menus below will help you find information on what pre-requisites are recommended.

What if I don't meet admission requirements?

If you don't meet our admission requirements right now, we encourage you to reach out to our admissions team to learn more about your options and see how you can meet our admissions requirements in the future.

English language requirements

As English is the primary language of instruction at Mount Allison, students must possess a mastery of English sufficient to communicate effectively, follow lectures, and write assignments and examinations in English.

If asked, you must provide proof of one of the following:

Accepted standardized tests
TEST Minimum score required
TOEFL
Test of English as a Foreign Language
DI Code 0939
  • Internet test: 90
  • Paper test: 580
  • Computer test: 213
  • With no band score lower than 20
IELTS (Academic)
International English Language Testing System
  • 6.5
  • With no band score lower than 6
CAEL (CE)
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, Computer Edition
  • 70
Cambridge English (CPE or CAE)
Certificate of Proficiency in English or Certificate of Advance English
  • 176
DUOLINGO English Test
  • 110

With no band score lower than the following minimum:

  • Comprehension 120
  • Literacy 110
  • Conversation 100
  • Production 85

 

High school (secondary) studies in English

Successful completion of at least three years of academic instruction at a Canadian secondary institution, as recognized by Mount Allison.

Post-secondary studies in English

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

Approved English language programs

 

MOUNT ALLISON ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

If you meet Mount Allison's academic requirements, but don't meet our English proficiency requirements, you may be offered conditional admission.

If you're offered conditional admission, you can enroll in one of our English pathway programs designed for students who need extra time and training to meet our English proficiency requirements, and who would like to benefit from additional transition time and academic preparation before full-time study.

There are two program options to help you meet the requirements, depending on your level of English:

  • English Summer Pathway Program (June-August)
    This program is offered during the summer. It includes classes in English and academic skills plus cultural trips and activities.
  • English Academic Bridging Program (EAB) (September-May)
    This program is offered during the academic year. You'll be enrolled as a full-time Mount Allison student. You'll take three regular Mount Allison courses each term and two EAB courses, in English and academic skills.

Once you successfully complete one of Mount Allison's English language programs, you will get unconditional admission to Mount Allison (if you meet our academic requirements). No additional TOEFL or IELTS tests will be required.

 


Other options

You can also successfully complete English language university-preparatory studies at one of Mount Allison's English language training partners:

You can also continue your English studies independently to raise your IELTS/TOEFL score and submit your improved results to our admission office for consideration at admissions@mta.ca

If you meet Mount Allison's academic requirements, but can't provide proof of English proficiency, you may be offered conditional admission.

Please note: meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission to Mount Allison.


Pathway programs

Academic pathway programs

Mount Allison has collaborated with some other post-secondary institutions to provide an opportunity for students who have completed a two-year diploma or degree to be admitted to Mount Allison with second or third-year standing.

English pathway programs

Mount Allison's English pathway programs are designed for students from non-English backgrounds who need extra time and training to meet our English proficiency requirements, and who would like to benefit from additional transition time and academic preparation before full-time studies.