Special Student Status

A Special Student is a student who meets graduate studies admission requirements, is admitted to study at the graduate level at AST, but is not admitted to a graduate degree or certificate program. Courses completed as a Special Student may be transferred to a graduate degree or certificate program at AST at a later date. After 5 courses, a Special Student should contact the Registrar to apply to one of the graduate programs (GCTS, MA, or MDiv). A maximum of 7 courses may be taken as a Special Student. 

Admission Requirements

The academic requirement for admission as a Special Student is a Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a recognized university, with a minimum of a ‘B’ or 70% average (or the grade point average equivalent).

  • Application Deadlines:
    March 15 (Summer admission)
    August 15 (September admission)
    November 1 (January admission)
  • Please visit our Applications page for an application form

For more information please contact our Recruitment Coordinator: lydia.hood@astheology.ns.ca