For Parents

Whether you are a parent, guardian, spouse, or another family member of a King’s student, we recognize everything you’ve done to help your student thrive and succeed. Your support and encouragement brought them to where they are today.

Going to university is a time of transition for you and your student. The resources on this page will help you empower your student with tools to get the most out of their education and access key services.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Parents/Guardians

What precautions is King's taking in response to COVID-19?

The health and safety of King’s students, faculty and staff remain our highest priority, and it is vital we all do our part to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Academic programs will be offering their courses online in September, and King’s residences are taking a number of measures including operating at half capacity to ensure social distancing is possible.

Find the latest information in the COVID-19 resource centre.

What are the admissions requirements for King’s academic programs?

Consult our undergraduate admissions requirements. Please contact admissions@ukings.ca with any questions you have about the application process.

What scholarships are available to incoming students?

We assess all new students who apply before March 1st for an entrance awards, and students can also fill out a supplemental application to be considered for Major Awards. In-course awards are available for returning students.

Along with scholarships, we encourage students to apply for bursaries. If you have questions about the scholarship or bursary application processes, contact Catherine Read at catherine.read@ukings.ca.

Where can I find tuition and financial aid?

You can see an overview of undergraduate tuition in our finances section, and you can also read more about fees for residence and meal plans. If you have questions about tuition fees or payments, please contact the Student Accounts Officer at accounts@ukings.ca.

How do students get in touch with an Academic Advisor?

Students can book an appointment with an Academic Advisor by emailing registrar@ukings.ca. There are also guides to help students with course selection and registration.

What academic services are available?

King’s, and our associate Dalhousie, offer a wide range of academic services to students. You can read more about academic services, including the Writing Centre, Accessibility Centre, Indigenous Student Centre, and Black Student Advising Centre.

Where can students go for health and wellness support?

The Student Health and Wellness Centre, provides multiple services and is staffed by a team of physicians, nurses, counsellors, psychiastrists, and social workers who support the mental and physical health of our students. Read about more health and wellness supports at King’s.

Who can answer my questions about Residence?

This information is available in the residence section. You can also email the Residence Office at residence@ukings.ca. The Assistant Dean of Residence is Tim Lade.

How can I help my student succeed in their studies at King’s?

The start of university marks a time of significant transition for students. Through the course of university study, students are supported by the King’s community to increasingly become independent, self-directed learners, who are able to set personal and academic goals, monitor their progress, and reflect on their learning to achieve success. Being there for your student when they ask, while also supporting their autonomy, will help them to become successful and independent learners. Rest assured, there are a wide and robust range of supports and resources available to further support your student through their academic journey. We’re invested in your student’s success and are here to help.

What will my student do when they graduate?

The King’s Foundation Year Program is a great starting point for an education that builds students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, analysis, and communications.  Students here can take a wide range of programs through our close association with Dalhousie University to prepare them for their future careers. According to an alumni survey conducted in 2019, most King’s graduates (74%) go to graduate school or get other additional post-secondary education. The most common industries for King’s students are: Education, Government & Public Services, Communications, Journalism, Arts & Culture, and Law. You can read profiles about our amazing alumni community to learn more about their careers and success stories.

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Upcoming events to tell a prospective King’s student about:

Campus Tour Webinars

Since a visit to our campus isn’t possible at the moment, we’d love to connect with you for an online campus tour webinar. These sessions will be hosted by one of our student tour guides and an admissions advisor who can answer your questions! Webinars will be offered every Thursday at 2 p.m. ADT (Halifax time).

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King’s Open Houses

Discover what life at King’s could be like. Tune in to our online open houses to learn more about our programs and our community.

Stay tuned for open house dates.

“Our family welcomed our daughter back from her FYP experience a month ago. She is hale and hearty, and perhaps even more importantly, she is full to the brim with a new confidence and fresh insights into literature, history, and current events. Despite a fall hurricane, a winter blizzard, and a spring plague, she has had an excellent year.”— Michelle Sanders, Victoria, B.C.