Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mature students in class at StFX

Mature Students

Students who have not fulfilled the typical admission requirements but who have been out of school for at least three years may be considered for admission. We will assess applicant's academic background and past employment, and consider each applicant on an individual basis. All mature applicants who are interested taking a course for credit or auditing a course must complete an application.

Senior citizens (age 65 and over) are not charged tuition or registration fees for undergraduate courses that are taken on campus. The $40 processing fee for the application still applies.


  • Candidates are required to submit transcripts for all previous academic work
  • Letter of reference
  • Outline of future plans
  • Please see the course requirements by program here
  • All nursing programs require CASPer to be completed prior to the respective deadlines

Please note: Admission to some programs will still require specific course requirements and a minimum grade of 65% in grade 12.These programs include: BSc Major, BSc in Nursing, BSc Aqua, BA in HK, BSc in HK, BSc in HNU, BSc with Diploma in Engineering, Diploma in Engineering and BSc in Aquatic Resources.



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