Admissions and Applications

Academic Admission Procedures And Academic Policies

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 three 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 Council. Students wishing to take courses for interest or to audit courses should contact the Registrar.


Official Transcripts Required for Admission

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 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. Received supporting documents become the property of St. Augustine’s Seminary and cannot be returned or forwarded.


Academic Application Deadlines

September Start – First Term: July 15th

January Start – Second Term: November 30th

Summer Session Start First Semester: March 30th

Summer Session Start Second Semester: May 30th

Request for Fall Convocation: August 15th


Student Handbooks

The St. Augustine’s Student Handbooks are available on our website at .  There are two Handbooks: the Conjoint Student Handbook and the Non-Conjoint Student Handbook.  These Handbooks provide information on ACORN information, Payments, Email Policy, Student Services, St. Augustine’s Student Code of Conduct, Student Grievance Policy, Copyright Access, Extended Health Services, and SAS Policy on Discrimination and Harassment. 


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 student’s 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 and reviewed by the Academic Dean of St. Augustine’s Seminary. 

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