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For parents and families of prospective students

Parents and families play an important role in supporting and encouraging students — from admissions through graduation.

Whether this is your first student to attend post-secondary or whether you have been through this process before, we want to provide you with the information and tools you need to support your student as they navigate the excitement and challenge of choosing a university.

If at any time your student has questions or they can't find the information they are looking for, they are encouraged to reach out to admissions@mta.ca

Important dates

There are a number of important admission dates and deadlines that students applying to Mount Allison should keep in mind, including deadlines for scholarship and bursary applications, residence applications, and due dates for deposits.

Admissions FAQ

 

What type of student will thrive at Mount Allison?

Students who engage and demonstrate drive and passion toward their academics, involvement in the community, and have an interest in extracurriculars (creative and/or athletic). Mount Allison is a warm, close-knit, and encouraging academic setting.

What are the advantages of a liberal arts and sciences education?

A liberal arts and sciences education from Mount Allison will teach your student important skills that can help them thrive, both personally and professionally, in today's ever-changing world. They will gain critical thinking, communication, research, and problem solving skills.

Find out where our graduates go next.

What is the Discover MtA account?

This is the application account where your student can log in to check on their application status, upload supplemental items, register for events, or request more information about Mount Allison. Your student can visit discover.mta.ca to create their account and start their application!

How do I find my student's student ID number?

The student ID number will be e-mailed to the e-mail address the student used when applying to Mount Allison.

How does my student accept their offer of admission?

The offer of admission is considered accepted when you pay the $100 registration deposit. For information on how to pay fees, please our fee payment page (online banking is always a great option!). For all of your next-steps, please visit the admitted students page.

 

Tuition and costs

Understanding the tuition and fee structure as well as deposit and refund dates can make it easier to navigate your way through the financial aspects of a university education.

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Financial aid for new students

In addition to your own savings and family contributions, Mount Allison provides support through scholarships, bursaries, awards, and on-campus employment.

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Costs and financial aid FAQ

What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?

A scholarship is awarded based on merit (your transcript as well as your involvements) whereas a bursary is awarded based on financial need. Learn more about financial aid for first-year students.

What is the cost to attend Mount Allison for a full year?

View the full list of tuition and costs for first-year students.

What is the cost for the first term tuition and fees?

Student accounts are updated with first term fees owing in late August. Students have access to view their student account through Connect under the Financial information — account statement section.

What is the cost for the second term tuition and fees?

Student accounts are updated with second term fees owing in mid-December. Students have access to view their student account through Connect under the Financial information — account statement section.

How can I pay fees?

Fees can be paid in a number of ways, including through your bank, by cheque, by cash or debit, and through bank transfer. Find out more about fee payment options.

How do students receive information about deposit or fee deadlines?

Students receive reminders by e-mail at their @mta.ca accounts.

Connect with us

We know you have many questions. Connect with us to learn more about Mount Allison.

Our admissions counsellors are dedicated to helping support prospective students, parents, and guidance counsellors with our admissions process.

There are many events for prospective students held each year, both on campus and in communities across the country, including campus tours and Open Houses.

These events are a great way for prospective students to get to know admissions counsellors and other staff, alumni, current students, and other prospective students.


To help you decide

Academics

Available programs and academic quality are two key pieces of information for any student making a decision about post-secondary education.

Students can explore options on our programs and degree pages and find out more about academics at Mount Allison, including:

Student support and services

There are many supports and services available to students on campus, as well as in the community.

Visit the student support and services page for more information about:

  • accessibility services
  • safety and security
  • financial support
  • residence life
  • technology support
  • career development
  • health and wellness resources

Housing and dining

The Mount Allison residence community provides safe, supportive, and convenient housing options for both new and returning students. More than 85 per cent of first-year students live on campus.

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    Campus life

    While academics is the core of any university experience, at Mount Allison we believe what you do outside the classroom is important too.

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    See for yourself

    Visiting campus is an important step when you are choosing a university. Our students say their campus visit was one of the best ways to help them decide if Mount Allison was the place for them.

    One of our campus ambassadors will take you on a tour of campus, where you can talk to an admissions counsellor, attend a class, check out residence, enjoy a meal in our dining hall, and see all Mount Allison has to offer.

    Virtual tours

    Can't make it to campus? The virtual campus tour is the next best thing!

    Students can also explore campus through the interactive campus map or hear from current students, faculty, and staff in our video viewbook.

    Sackville and Atlantic Canada

    Located at the centre of the Maritimes, our campus is surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers, and outdoor spaces while having easy access to eastern Canada's largest urban areas.

    Sackville has been a university town for more than 180 years and warmly embraces each new group of students as part of the community for as long as they are here. It is a safe and welcoming place.

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