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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.

STEP 1: ACCEPT YOUR OFFER OF ADMISSION

To accept your offer of admission, you will need to pay your $200 non-refundable admission deposit by the date indicated in your acceptance letter.

  • Please note: It is highly encouraged that admission deposits be made online. Go to Dal Online and the Student Accounts Web Payments
  • Locate your student number (B00 found on your admission letter) and enter your B00 along with the requested information
  • Select “King’s College – All Payments and Deposits” and select “Continue”
  • Select the “Admission Deposit” that is associated with the program you have been admitted into
  • Select the “Applicable Term”
  • Select “Submit Fee” and select “Next”
  • Enter the required payment information and select “Next”

It may take up to two business days for your payment to be processed.

Please make all cheques/money orders out to the University of King’s College. Cheques/money orders can be sent to the following address:

Registrar’s Office
University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS B3H 2A1

For in-person payments, please visit the Bursar’s Office at the following address:

University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Road
2nd floor, Arts & Administration Building

Office hours: 9 am-4 pm (Monday-Friday, except holidays)

Note: To inquire about alternative ways to pay your admission deposit, please contact the Bursar’s Office at accounts@ukings.ca.

STEP 2: SET UP AND CHECK YOUR UNIVERSITY EMAIL ACCOUNT

This account is on the Dalhousie server and carries the dal.ca domain.

  • Find your King’s student number

Your King’s student number, sometimes called your Banner ID, begins with B00 and is found on your acceptance letter.  You will need this for the next step.

  • Activate your Net ID

Your Net ID is your username that you will use to log in to King’s/Dalhousie online services. You can activate your Net ID using your King’s student number.

Note: Allow up to two-business days for your admission deposit payment to be processed before you try to set up your account.

To activate your Net ID:

  • Go to my.dal.ca and click on “New User?”
  • Click “Activate my Net ID” and follow the instructions
  • Register a password and reset email

Use your Net ID and password to access your King’s email account by logging into MyDal.

Note: You are responsible for checking your university email account regularly, as it is our main form of official university communication.

STEP 3: ACTIVATE YOUR DAL ONLINE ACCOUNT

You will use your Net ID and password to access Dal Online.  Dal Online is where you can register for classes, check your class schedule, check your grades and more.

STEP 4: DOWNLOAD THE DAL MOBILE APP

Download the Dal Mobile app for iOS or Android to connect with other students, discover useful services and resources on campus, and stay up to date with important information from King’s and Dalhousie.

STEP 5: LEARN ABOUT FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION

King’s is committed to making your education affordable and it is important to start planning how you will finance your education.

Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate: King’s offers general entrance awards ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 for entering high school students. Apply by March 1 by completing your admission application and you will automatically be considered. King’s also offers major entrance awards for entering high school students. Apply by March 1 by completing your admissions application and your major awards application package.

Advanced and graduate: King’s offers entrance awards for students entering the one-year Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Journalism programs.  Apply by completing your admissions and scholarship applications by the application deadline.

Bursaries

King’s offers non-repayable bursaries every year toward your unmet financial need.

Student loans

Provincial and federal student loans are available in Canada and the United States. Visit student loans for more information.

STEP 6: TRANSFER STUDENTS: REQUEST AN ASSESSMENT OF TRANSFER CREDITS

Post-secondary applicants

If you have studied at an accredited institution approved by King’s, you may be eligible to receive credit for course work already completed. When you submit your admission deposit, a member of the admissions team will initiate the transfer credit assessment process.

High school applicants

If you have studied in one of the following programs, you may be eligible to receive credit for course work already completed.

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
  • GCE A Level (British System)
  • French Baccalauréat
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

When you submit your admission deposit and your official exam results, a member of the admissions team will initiate the transfer credit assessment process.

For more information, visit Undergraduate Admission Requirements or contact Tara Wigglesworth-Hines at tara.wigglesworthhines@ukings.ca.

STEP 7: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: APPLY FOR A STUDY PERMIT

International students need to apply for a study permit to enter and study in Canada. Some may need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). Our colleagues at the Dalhousie International Centre outline how to apply for visas and permits.

Apply for your study permit as soon as possible.

If you have questions, we encourage you to contact the Dalhousie International Centre at international.centre@dal.ca.

Step 8: APPLY TO RESIDENCE OR LIVE OFF CAMPUS

Residence

Living in residence is an integral part of the King’s living and learning community. You will quickly catch on that learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom.

Join our residence community and submit your application online! Residence is filled on a first-come-first served basis.

For more information about residence living, please reach out to residence@ukings.ca.

Off-campus housing

There are several off-campus housing options for King’s students.  Many are within walking distance to campus and on popular bus routes.

Day Students’ Society (DSS): DSS’s purpose is to support day students (students that live off campus) and help them integrate to life on campus.  There are many ways you can be an active member of the King’s community and the DSS ensures day students can participate fully in campus life. If you have questions about DSS, contact daystudentssociety@gmail.com.

STEP 9: SET UP ACCESSIBILITY OR ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS

The Student Accessibility Centre 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 as soon as possible.

Our colleagues at the Dalhousie Student Accessibility Centre are here to help answer your questions.  Please email access@dal.ca for more information.

STEP 10: SPEAK TO SOMEONE ABOUT YOUR ACADEMIC PLAN

Our advisors provide academic support to current King’s students. They will help you monitor your plan of study, choose courses that relate to your goals and interests, apply strategies for academic success from first year to graduation and more.

Several services shared between King’s and Dalhousie are available to you to help ensure that your educational experiences are rewarding and fulfilling. Some of these services are listed below.

To contact a King’s advisor, please connect with registrar@ukings.ca.

STEP 11: PREPARE TO REGISTER FOR COURSES

Registration for new students will open in early June. Course registration information will be emailed to you in the spring.

Dalhousie offers a Register on Track and Start on Track program for new Dal and King’s students, which provides resources to set you up for success in your first year.

STEP 12: BOOK A CAMPUS TOUR OR ATTEND AN EVENT

We are offering a variety of options to visit the Quad virtually and in-person through the year, keeping the health and safety of our campus, community and visitors in mind.

We hope you can join us for one or more of our upcoming events!

STEP 13: STAY IN TOUCH

King’s will communicate with you regularly using the email you provided on your application for admission. Remember to add King’s College to your email provider’s “safe list.” Contact us at admissions@ukings.ca if you have questions.

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 other members of the King’s community, receive reminders of important dates and deadlines, and information on special events.

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