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How to apply for full-time admission to undergraduate programs

The deadline for applying to the Fall 2017 trimester is April 1st, 2017. Please refer to the admission application deadlines page.

How to apply

Students who wish to study at Saint Paul University must meet admission requirements, which vary depending on the applicant’s profile, their background and the program. Please see the Canadian prerequisites on our website to find out if you have taken similar courses. To apply, you must present the following documents: 

  1. A duly completed application form (see How to apply)
  2. Non-refundable administrative fees as indicated
  3. Official transcripts:
    An official copy of your academic records, as well as certificates and diplomas from all the institutions you have attended (secondary or intermediate schools, universities, colleges and professional schools), should accompany your application.

    Your academic record should have been established during the previous 12 months and your official transcript should indicate all subjects you studied during the previous three years of your studies, with the final mark or mid-year mark (interim mark) received in each subject.

    Please note that only original documents or notarized copies are accepted. Photocopies, faxes and scanned copies are not accepted.

    You must submit all your documents in English or French. If they are written in another language, you must have them translated by a certified translator.

    Please note that original documents will not be returned unless you send a written request to the Admissions Office.
  4. Ratings and titles of courses you are currently taking. If this information is not available in English or French, you must attach a certified translation.
  5. The official description of higher-level courses completed in secondary school. When these courses are prerequisites to your admission to the program you have chosen, you must include an official description.
  6. The official description of courses you have taken at other universities or colleges accredited by the Ministry of Education of the relevant country and for which Saint Paul University may grant you equivalent university credits.
  7. Proof of language proficiency: See Do I meet the language requirements? for more information.
  8. All other documents required by the admissions committees. These could include, for example, letters of recommendation or an autobiographical questionnaire. Please check our website under the faculty you have chosen to find out if there are special conditions for admission to your program.

Important note: Documents become the property of the University and will not be returned to applicants. To ensure confidentiality, documents are destroyed if the applicant does not register for the session chosen.

Can I obtain advanced standing?

You must present official course descriptions (curriculum).

  • International Baccalaureate: Advanced standing may be granted only for higher-level subjects, provided the student's score for the course is 5 or higher. Subject matter distribution must meet program requirements.
  • French Baccalaureate: Students who have completed the Baccalauréat de l'enseignement général du second degré or the Diplôme du Baccalauréat général may be granted up to 30 credits (10 university courses) of advanced standing, for courses completed with a grade of 10 or better. 
  • Applicants must ensure that the University receives all required documents before the deadline. Documents should be sent to:

    Admissions and Student Services Office
    Saint Paul University
    223 Main Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   K1S 1C4

How to contact us

Read the guidelines and procedures found in this document carefully before contacting us at the following address: We reply regularly to the questions we receive, but not necessarily every day. Expect delays during the busiest times of the year.

NOTE: We have taken care to ensure that the content of this website is accurate. However, Saint Paul University may at any time modify, as needed, the information presented here.