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ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE, SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN - ADMISSION

Saskatoon, SaskatchewanLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1936Established Year
  1700Enrollment

St. Thomas More College 2019-2020 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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St. Thomas More College (STM) is a learning community federated with the University of Saskatchewan (USask) that offers admissions to aspirants across the globe and considers the record of academic achievement of great importance. In the latest factual year, total 10,503 students got enrolled during the college admissions, 9,227 out of them were domestic students and 1276 were international students seeking to study in Canada.

The college is honored in the top 500 Arts and Humanities higher education institute of Canada and offers a broad range of academic opportunities. With an acceptance rate of around 50%, the institute is a moderately selective organization that lays great emphasis on GMAT score of the applicants and considers 560 or above as a good enough score that is balanced with an impressive overall academic profile.

Any student of University of Saskatchewan can select from over 250 Arts and Science classes through the college. The academic functions at St. Thomas More College are classified into academic departments and faculties such as Economics, English, History, Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Religion and Culture. These faculties and departments offer one or more programs and various courses of study within their disciplines.

Some salient points regarding admissions at St. Thomas More College is listed below.

  • THe institute opens applications for Fall, Spring, Summeror Winter sessions.
  • SMT has managed to set some specific application deadlines for the admissions at undergraduate as well as graduate level.
  • Applicants may upload the supporting documents while making the online application on their official website.
  • Every year, the college offers CAD 200,000 in student awards each year over and above USask awards in the form of loans and scholarships.
  • Transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope or must be electronically mailed for all educational institutions attended.

Highlights

Application PortalOnline portal
Application Fee (International Applicants)90 CDN
Acceptance rate50%
Minimum Grade Average70%
Mode of PaymentOnline banking, Mastercard or Flywire
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Work ExperienceRequired for Graduate Programs
Financial AidWork-study, Loans, Bursaries and Scholarships available

Admission Deadlines

The institute provides a plethora of courses for international students at udnergarute and graduate level. The university provides the same application procedure whether you apply as a freshman, transfer or international student. But it provides different admission deadlines for every course of graduate and undergraduate. Here are the deadlines for the enrollment seasons of programs of Arts and Sciences:

SessionApplication DeadlinesInternational Deadlines
Spring May 2020Apr 1, 2020Feb 1, 2020
Summer July 2020Jun 1, 2020Mar 1, 2020
Fall September 2020Aug 15, 2020Jul 1, 2020
Winter January 2021Dec 1, 2020Sep 1, 2020

For other programs, students are required to refer to the official website of the university.

International Students Admission

St. Thomas More College has mandated that the students must have completed secondary education with a college preparatory curriculum, fulfilled the minimum grade point equivalency, provided required official academic records, met the appropriate deadlines, and verified financial support for one academic year. The application process is similar for both international and domestic applicants.

How to apply?

Application Portal: Students may apply online at the university’s official website. 

Application Fee: 90 CAD

Basic Admission Requirements: All the applicants must satisfy the following requirements in order to be eligible for St. Thomas More College admissions:

  • A completed formal application with all the required details
  • All official academic transcripts, certificates, or grade records from the institution that you received your secondary education
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Minimum IELTS, TOEFL and other test scores for proof of English proficiency

English Proficiency Test Scores

International applicants are required to present TOEFL, IELTS and various other Test scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are:

TestOverall score required
TOEFL-iBT86
IELTS6.5
CanTEST4.5
CAEL70
MELAB85
PTE Academic63
CAEC with 65 score
Duolingo English Test110

These are some test score requirements which are similar for both undergraduate and graduate programs. But university also requires some more test scores for graduate programs. Those are mentioned below:

TestMinimum score required
Intensive ESL Advanced Level60%
U-PREP 2550

Visa Process for International Students

Students can apply for a student study permit and Canadian Student Visa after the acceptance. Generally, students are issued with a visa after the completion of all the requirements. Therefore, aspirants will be required the following documents for a visa interview:

  • A valid passport
  • Application fee ( billed in CND)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical examination
  • Biometrics

Indian students (along with China, China, Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines, Senegal, and Vietnam) can get their permits faster via Student Direct Stream (SDS). Most SDS applications are processed under 20 calendar days. Once the permit is procured, students need to submit a copy of their permit as a proof of accepted entry in Canada.

St. Thomas More College Undergraduate Admissions

Application portal: Apply using the online application portal

Application fee: There is an application fee of 90 CAD. It is payable through Master Visa Card. Although there are some programs that have no application fee.

Basic Admission Requirements: 

  • Official Transcripts directly Sent to College
  • Financial Documents
  • Letters of recommendation

St. Thomas More College Graduate Admissions

St. Thomas More College offers graduate degrees with a broad combination of human, animal, and plant studies to students from all over the country and all around the world. The programs require a minimum grade average of 70%. Along with this, they are also required to have their GMAT/GRE scores. Therefore, it is also mandatory for the international students to meet the minimum criteria set by the university regarding the scores of English Language Proficiency Tests such as TOEFL, IELTS and various other tests.

Here are specific academic requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by the St. Thomas More College:

RequirementsMaster of Business AdministrationMA in EnglishM.Eng. in Civil EngineeringMA in EconomicsMaster of Public Administration
Application Fee (Non-refundable)90 CDN90 CDN90 CDN90 CDN90 CDN
TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
GMAT/GREGMAT required (500)[8]Not requiredNot requiredGRE requiredNot required
Essay/ SOPBoth requiredBoth requiredBoth requiredEssay requiredBoth required
Work ExperienceRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Professional CV/ResumeRequiredRequiredRequiredNot requiredRequired
RecommendationsRequired (3 letters)Required (3 letters)Required (3 letters)Required (3 letters)Required (3 letters)
Admission InterviewBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation only

Applicants are recommended to check the official website of the university for the admission deadlines of graduate programs. It may take upto 2-3 business days for the successful processing of application and arrival of decision. Students are notified about the admission decision through an email notification if they are required to provide any additional supplemental documents. 

Students can make changes to an application that they have already submitted, they are required to submit their request, along with their full name and date of birth to admissions@usask.ca. Therefore, the ones who have applied using USask 's common application system, they can log back into their profiles to view the status of their applications, required documents or the status of their sent documents. The institute might be competitive and holistic in its approach but with a high employment rate that can help students grab some of the high-paying jobs in Canada, it is totally worth the pursuit.

FAQs

Ques. Does St. Thomas More College provide any financial aid to international applicants?

Ans. Yes, St. Thomas More College provides financial aid in the form of awards and meets the needs of the students. Students can avail this kind of financial aid even without any application.

Ques. Does St. Thomas More College also provide any online course?

Ans. Yes, St. Thomas More College provides online classes through a web-based class management system to provide interactivity with your instructor and peers.

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