GPA Requirement

Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions listed on your application must be received by the Dalhousie medicine Admissions Office by July 31.  If you have completed undergraduate or graduate studies at Dalhousie, you are not required to submit paper transcripts as the Admissions Office has access to these online.


The minimum GPA requirement must be met in EACH year (with 30 credit hours) being assessed to be considered for admission.

Residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island:

Minimum of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale in each year assessed.

Residents of all other Canadian provinces and territories  

Minimum of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale in each year assessed.

  • In determining your GPA, the OMSAS Undergraduate Grading System Conversion Table is used.
  • Overall GPA is rounded to the nearest tenth
  • If your degree includes exchange courses from another university, numerical course grades MUST be provided in order to be considered in GPA assessment.  If numerical course grades for exchange courses are not provided on the official transcript, a World Evaluation Services assessment is required to be submitted by July 31.

Find out more about GPA calculation and degree assessment here 


Changes to admission requirements

Admissions requirements are reviewed annually and the admissions requirements from previous years may not apply. Please monitor our website for up-to-date information.