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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:

Transcripts

Official academic transcripts and degree certificates (if degree conferral is not stated on transcripts) are required for each post-secondary institution attended.

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.

Your final transcripts will be required within 90 days of the start of your program.

*Note that FGS reserves the right to verify the validity of all documents provided, as well as the inability of an issuing institution to issue documents.

Reference Letters

Two letters of reference are required for admission into a graduate degree.  These letters are normally required to be from academics familiar with the applicant but may be replaced with relevant professional references.  Please refer to Admission Procedures for more information on policies around academic and professional reference submission requirements.

For professional reference letters, please contact admissions@ukings.ca with the email addresses of your professional references. The Admissions Office will contact your referees directly.  Please also let your referees know that they will be contacted by the Admissions Office directly.

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.

 

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

Last updated November 16, 2020