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Graduate & Advanced Applicants affected by Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Graduate & Advanced Applicants affected by Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Graduate & Advanced Applicants affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The University of King’s College is committed to supporting students whose application process is impacted by the Novel Coronavirus. For students who are unable to obtain required documentation (official transcripts, English proficiency test scores) due to closures of schools and test centers, we are making the following allowances:

Updates for January 2021 Applicants

Transcripts

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) is making temporary allowances for applicants living in regions experiencing school, test centre and/or postal service closures. If this affects you, the University of King’s College will accept:

  • Electronic file-transfers from the issuing institution and from services such as Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, eScript-Safe, or TranscriptsNetwork. Electronic transcripts are to be sent to admissions@ukings.ca.
  • PDFs sent by email directly from the issuing institution. These emailed transcripts are to be sent to admissions@ukings.ca.
  • Attachments directly from the applicant, preferably from their main Dal email account where possible. This is an exception only available when an issuing institution is unable to provide the documents. Proof of this inability may be required. These transcripts are to be sent to admissions@ukings.ca.
  • As always, your final transcripts will be required within 90 days of the start of your program.

English Language Proficiency Test Scores

  • Applicants will send verifiable ESL test results as PDF documents to admissions@ukings.ca.
  • The applicant must request their testing centre make their results available to Dalhousie University.
  • FGS will contact testing centres to verify the results.
  • You will not be able to register for classes until your ESL scores are verified.

To meet the needs of applicants during this challenging time, we are accepting the following tests:

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition

This test is currently open to students around the world except for those who reside in China and Iran. The use of this test for admission to graduate studies at the University of King’s College may be reassessed in the future.

CAEL ONLINE

This test is being considered official for those applying during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The use of this test for admission to graduate studies at the University of King’s College may be reassessed in the future.

Reference Letters

If your referee is unable to fulfill the requirements regulating graduate studies reference letters, please send to admissions@ukings.ca your referee’s email address, their full name, professional designation and their relationship to you. Inform King’s that you were unable to obtain a reference from this referee through Dalhousie’s electronic reference system or as a paper-based reference to be delivered via the post. The Admissions Office at King’s will follow up with your referee to request the reference directly.

Conditional Acceptance

The Faculty of Graduate Studies no longer requires paper documents for the terms between September 2020 and June 2021.  Please refer to the above information related to final documents.

Please send all supporting documentation for your graduate application to admissions@ukings.ca.

 

Last updated August 28, 2020