St. Augustine's Seminary of Toronto


Admission Procedures

Academic admission applications are available from the Registrar and may be requested from our website The academic application consists of a personal information form, a letter of intent and two letters of recommendation. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (please see explanation below) are to be sent to the St. Augustine’s Seminary Registrar. Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residency or International Student Study Permit must be provided with the application and a non-refundable application fee of $25.00. Only complete academic applications will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee. Students wishing to take courses for interest or to audit courses should contact the Registrar.

Official Transcripts

An "official" transcript is a transcript sent from one institution to another institution.At no point does such a transcript pass through the student's hands. Official transcripts are required from all previous post-secondary institutions that the applicant has attended, whether or not a degree program was completed at that institution. For example, if a student attended university A and then switched to university B, which granted him transfer credit for the work done at A and eventually conferred the degree, official transcripts from both universities are required. If a student has completed credits for a thesis or independent study, detailed documentation must be provided to the Registrar concerning the topic(s) covered.

Academic Application Deadlines

Initial Registration for:

September: July 15th
January: November 30th
Summer Session First Semester: March 30th
Summer Session Second Semester: May 30th

Request for Fall ConvocationAugust 15th

Duration of Studies

The time for completing a degree or diploma program will be planned in consultation with the academic adviser at the beginning of the studies program. Except in extraordinary circumstances the duration for completing a degree program must not exceed eight academic years. Formation program requirements for the ordination stream may increase the duration by 2-3 years.

Leave of Absence

A student in a degree program may be granted up to one calendar year of parental, health, or compassionate leave. This period of leave does not count towards the maximum number of years during which the student must complete his or her program.

Academic Probation

When a student is admitted to studies at the Seminary with an academic record that contains low marks, acceptance may be conditional upon successful completion of the first term or year of studies. In these circumstances, the student will be "on academic probation". The Admissions Committee will review the academic record of the student after the set period of time and determine if the student is eligible to continue in the degree program.

Students may also be placed on academic probation as a result of a low cumulative average for the term. Academic probation is determined upon recommendation of the Dean of Studies to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Academic Council of St. Augustine’s Seminary.

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