Next Steps
You’ve been accepted – next steps

You've been accepted - next steps

University of King's College

“Congratulations! You have earned a place in a community that will inspire and support you throughout your education. You are going to need guidance as you figure out how university works, which classes to take, how to register and what academic options you want to pursue at King’s and possibly at Dal. The Registrar’s Office will work with you so that you can focus your energies where they most need to be—your evolving educational experience.” – Julie Green, Registrar

Everything you need to do between now and when you first arrive on campus is outlined for you in the steps below. If you have any questions about any of these steps, people who understand the process and care about your success are ready and willing to help. Get in touch.

Let us know you are coming

The first thing you need to do is accept your offer of admission. Accepting your offer of admission lets us know that you are interested in coming and ensures that we save you a spot.

You accept your offer by paying a $200 admission deposit that will go toward your tuition as a credit when you arrive in the fall. You can submit this deposit online by following these instructions:

Admissions deposits may be paid online using the Dalhousie Student Accounts website. Dalhousie and King’s share the same online payment portal. As you navigate the payment process, you will be able to direct your payment to the University of King’s College.

Note: You can print these instructions so that you can be confident you paid the fee correctly. You will need to have your B00 number on hand (which is in your letter of acceptance) when following these steps.

  1. Go to Student Accounts.
  2. Click Continue
  3. Enter the student number provided on your letter of acceptance (B00_ _ _ _ _ _) along with the other requested information.
  4. Select King’s College – All Payments and Deposits. Click Continue.
  5. Select the Admissions Deposit that applies to you (check your admissions letter).
  6. Select the Applicable Term
  7. Click Submit Fee
  8. Click Next
  9. Enter the required payment information. Click Next

You will receive a receipt number. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to process your payment.

For students who decide to cancel their admission to the university, the full admission deposit will be forfeited.

Important notice: Application fees and admission/residence deposits cannot be paid by online banking.

Activate your accounts

Once you’ve confirmed your spot at King’s by paying the admission deposit, the next step is to set up your online accounts. You can activate your email and registration accounts by following the directions found on our course selection & registration page. Again, you will need your student ID number from your acceptance letter to complete these steps.

The email account you set up (@dal.ca) is your official King’s email account. It is the official method by which the university communicates with you for important information including, but not limited to, updates for residence and registration. Please check your new university email account regularly, or forward it to an account you check regularly, so we can stay in touch.

Apply for scholarships and bursaries

If you are a high school student who has applied for September admission you are automatically considered for a general entrance scholarship as long as you submit your official first semester or mid-term marks by March 1.

If you are a high school student who is interested in applying for a major entrance award, please submit a major entrance award application and an original essay (topic to be determined and posted on the undergraduate scholarships page) by January 15 to be considered. In addition you must also submit your official first semester or mid-term marks by March 1.

King’s has a number of non-repayable bursaries every year that you can apply for to help with unmet financial need.

Find out more about funding your education.

Living on or off Campus

You can learn more about life in residence, our room styles, and dining services. Planning to live in residence? You can apply for residence by completing and submitting an online residence application and paying the $50 residence application fee. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students who are not living on campus are called day students. Day students have the same access to services as students who live in residence. There are many ways to be an active member of the King’s community, such as participating in societies and dining on campus. King’s has a Day Students’ Society, which ensures day students can participate fully in campus life.

Dean of Students Katie Merwin is available as a resource to assist all students, whether they live on or off campus: email katie.merwin@ukings.ca or call 902-422-1271 ext. 131

Set up accessibility or academic accommodations

The King’s community is here to support you with the accessibility and academic accommodation you need for success. If you require accessibility and/ or academic accommodations, please be in touch with us as soon as possible. For more information, please call the Student Accessibility Centre at Dalhousie University: call 902-494- 2836 or email access@dal.ca.

Receive academic advice

The course selection & registration page outlines how to pick your courses, register for your courses, and more. A registration manual will also be sent to your university email account in May. If you haven’t set up your university email account, please refer to the section on activating your accounts.

We have academic advisors on campus who will help you with your academic planning and course registration. Please connect with a King’s academic advisor in the way that works best for you: email registrar@ukings.ca or call 902-422-1271.

Register for classes

Registration for new students will take place in June. If you have been admitted to the Foundation Year Program a place will be held for you, but the process is not quite finished: you will still have to register, select a tutorial time, and select your additional course(s). You can learn more about your first year and beyond on our course selection and registration page.

Update us with your final marks

If you are a high school student, you must successfully meet your graduation requirements and maintain a standing that satisfies our final admission requirements. Please be sure your high school sends an official final transcript of your marks as soon as possible.

Ontario and Nova Scotia students: If you have provided an OUAC# or a NS Student Provincial ID, we will automatically receive your final grades electronically.

If you are transferring from another post-secondary institution please have your school send an official final transcript as soon as possible.

If your final admission average or your grade in any required class drops below the minimum requirement, please call us immediately for advice about your next steps: call Tara Wigglesworth-Hines at 902-422 1271 ext. 123

Apply for international study permits

If you’re a student coming from outside Canada, there are a number of documents you need in order to study in Canada. For more information, please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Do you have questions? To ask your questions and/or to speak to a certified immigration agent, please contact the International Centre at Dalhousie University as soon as possible: call 902-494-1566 or email international.centre@dal.ca

Experience King’s Campus

Checking out King’s campus for yourself can play an important part in turning a difficult decision process into one that feels more natural and maybe even fun. Whether you live in the HRM, in another Canadian province or in another country we welcome you to join us for a visit. Flights arrive daily in Halifax from London Heathrow, and regularly from Montreal, Toronto and New York. Come explore King’s historic campus, experience a captivating lecture, connect through an Open House event, or join us for a friendly meal.

Campus Tours & Events

Follow us on Social Media

Following us on social media is a great window into the King’s community and will help you connect with your incoming class. See more of the campus, chat with members of the King’s community, receive the occasional King’s meme and get reminders for important dates and deadlines.

Discover Halifax

Halifax is an amazing place to be a student. With 6 highly regarded post-secondary schools and several private colleges, Halifax draws more than 40,000 students every year from across Canada and around the world. Learn more about Halifax.

Request a Deferral of Admission

An offer of admission to King’s is made for a specific academic start term.  If you are unable to attend or choose to take a gap year for the term specified, you may be eligible to defer your acceptance to a future term. Request a deferral by emailing Tara Wigglesworth-Hines, Assistant Registrar Admissions, at tara.wigglesworthhines@ukings.ca and outlining the reason you are requesting a deferral.  Please briefly describe your intended activities between now and when you plan to begin your studies.

Upon receipt of your request an admissions representative will contact you to:

  • Outline your next steps in the deferral process (i.e. paying the $200 admission deposit to hold your spot until next year); or
  • Outline your options if the deferral is unavailable to you.

Once your request has been reviewed you will receive an email notification informing you of the decision.

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