Graduate Course Information and Registration


Applying to Graduate

Any AST student who expects to complete program requirements by the end of the Winter Term 2022 must submit a Graduation Application. A Graduation Application is required whether you plan to graduate in person or in absentia. The deadline to submit the Graduation Applicaiton (fillable PDF) to the Registrar ( is Dec. 16, 2021. Convocation will be on May 7, 2022. 
Graduate Studies - Graduation Application  
Diploma Program - Graduation Application

Academic Calendar and Course Offerings 


 Registration Forms

Important Dates

Letter of Permission for External Courses

Students enrolled in a program at AST must have written permission to take courses outside AST for credit in their program. A student must first discuss plans to take courses offered by an external institution with her or his Faculty Advisor.

Permission will be granted only for courses offered at the Master’s level or higher. Students must complete a Letter of Permission form (fillable PDF) and have it signed by the Registrar. Letter of Permission for External Courses

For additional information please see the Academic Calendar.

Tuition Dates

Summer term tuition is due by June 18, 2021
Paying Your Tuition

Other Information

If you have questions about registration, email the Acting Registrar.


For your information...

  • AST students have the option to Special Order course textbooks through Saint Mary’s University Bookstore (copies of textbooks will not be automatically ordered).
  • To purchase textbooks through SMU Bookstore, please complete the Special Order Form and fax or email the completed form to the bookstore. Please allow at least a 3-4 week lead time for special orders (the earlier the better). 

For additional information, or if you have questions about textbook lists, please contact the Academic Office:

  • Academic Office Email
  • Telephone: 902-423-5592


Program Offerings

AST offers the following programs

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Contact our Recruitment and Vocations Coordinator for further information on our programs:

Tele: 902-430-7580



Healthy Minds

HealthyMinds NS was created to make sure students have access to mental health supports whenever they need them. Their website offers multiple mental health supports and services available and free to post-secondary students in Nova Scotia.

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