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Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

For high school graduates, the minimum requirements include an average of 70% in Grade 12, with no marks below 65% in each of the required subjects.  

Admissions is competitive, so higher averages may be required in certain programs especially in Nursing, Human Kinetics and Engineering.

StFX has a new Admissions Requirement for the Four-Year Nursing and Two-Year Accelerated Nursing Programs for 2018. The CASPer test is mandatory for all applicants. Please visit here for more information. 

Note: Students who apply to the Four-Year Nursing Program after February 11 who have not completed the CASPer test will not be considered for Nursing. Students without CASPer scores will be deemed to have an incomplete application and will be processed for second choice ONLY.  

The last date to take the CASPer test and still be considered for the Four-Year Nursing program is February 11th.  

Transfer students who have applied to the Four-Year nursing program can expect to receive a decision on their application in May. No nursing offers will be made for transfer students until all transcripts for second semester have been received.



Early Fall Admissions

Students who have a Grade 11 average of 80% or higher may be considered for Early Fall Admissions prior to their first set of Grade 12 marks being available. 


  1. A completed application, Grade 11 transcripts and a Grade 12 course list must be received by February 1 to be considered for Early Fall Admission. Please also note that admissions is competitive, so higher averages may be required.
  2. Due to the competitive nature of the program, Early Fall Admission is not available for Nursing.
  3. Students who are interested in Nursing must complete a mandatory CASPer Test to mantain admission eligibility.


Did you know?

Students with an admissions average of 85% and over are guaranteed an entrance scholarship worth at least $5,000.


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