Special Student Status

The following definition is applicable for Academic Year 2023-24 only:
A Special Student is a student who meets degree or certificate admission requirements, is admitted to study at AST, but is not admitted to a degree or certificate program. Courses completed as a Special Student may be transferred to a degree or certificate program at AST at a later date (as applicable). After 5 courses, a Special Student should contact the Registrar to apply to one of the programs (GCTS, MA, MDiv, or BTh). 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: astinfo@astheology.ns.ca