Overview of the application process
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Apply now - Complete Section 1
Our online application is available each year on June 15th. A $70.00 application processing fee is required. The deadline to submit Section 1 of your application is on or before 11:59pm AST July 31st. Section 1 MUST BE submitted in order to receive Section 2, essay and supplemental form of the application.
It is important to note that the earlier you submit Section 1 of your application, the more time you will have to complete the essay and supplemental form (Section 2)
Complete Section 2 - Essay and Supplemental Form
Within 5 to 7 business days of submitting Section 1, you will receive an email with login instructions to access Section 2, the essay and supplemental form. The deadline to submit Section 2 is September 1.
To get an idea of what the supplemental and essay forms will require, please use these working copies for reference:
Application Processing Fee
A $70 application processing fee is required. The deadline to pay this fee is on or before 3:59pm AST September 1, 2017.
Options for application processing fee payment are:
- Online with submission of Section 1 of the application (this option is strongly recommended; online payment will only be available at the time of submitted Section 1) Online payment option is not available after July 31st, 2017.
After July 31st the payment options are:
- In person to the Registrar's office by Sept 1, 2017 (hours of operation M-F, 9:00am - 4:00pm)
- By phone 1-866-729-4400 to the Registrar's Office by Sept 1, 2017 (hours of operation M-F, 9:00am - 4:00pm)
Official University Transcripts - One official copy of your transcript from each school you listed on your application must be received by Dalhousie Medicine Admissions Office by July 31, 2017. If you have completed undergraduate or graduate studies at Dalhousie, you are not required to submit transcripts as the Admissions Office has access to these online.
If you participated in an exchange program during part of your degree, numerical and/or alphabetical grades for exchange courses are required for GPA assessment. Pass/Fail grades will not be accepted for GPA assessment or courseload requirement. If the numerical or alphabetical course grades from the exchange are not reflected on your home university transcript, then you are required to obtain a World Education Services assessment completed (www.wes.org) for the exchange courses. This transcript assessment must be submitted as part of your application.
PLEASE NOTE - official transcripts submitted must indicate an issue/print date no later than July 31st, 2017. It is the applicant's personal responsibility for requesting official transcripts in a timely manner to meet these deadlines.
Send transcripts to:
Admissions & Student Affairs
Clinical Research Centre
5849 University Avenue, Room C-124
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Complete and release CASPer scores
Eligible CASPer test dates for Dalhousie 2017-2018 application cycle are:
August 2017 - exact dates to be confirmed
Release MCAT scores
Releasing MCAT scores to Dalhousie is done through the AAMC website. This must be done annually for each application cycle.
Interview invitations are distributed via email by the end of October each year. All eligible Maritime applicants are invited for an interview. The top ranking 50 to 60 non-Maritime applicants will be invited for an interview.
Interviews take place during one weekend in November each year. Your interview will be scheduled on either a Saturday or a Sunday and will take place at either the Halifax or Saint John campus. The scheduled interview will run for approximately two hours during the morning or the afternoon.
All decision letters are distributed via email in March each year.
TIPS for applying
This document contains information you may find helpful if you are a new applicant or if you are someone who has decided to re-apply.