Future Students

University Preparatory Program (UPrep)

Thank you for your interest in Saint Mary’s University Preparatory (UPrep) Program! 

UPrep courses provide individuals the opportunity to meet admission requirements for post-secondary studies. Our instructors have carefully prepared course content to meet students’ needs and provide a solid academic foundation for future studies.

Our UPrep courses support students in a variety of academic goals. Whether you are missing a grade 12 course, need to improve a grade for admission to college or university, or need to meet the requirements for a new program or graduate studies, our courses should be your first choice.


Fall 2020 Courses

Writing Skills (Online): Starts September 21, 2020

Pre-University Mathematics (Online): Starts September 21, 2020

Pre-Calculus (Online): Starts September 21, 2020

GMAT Prep Course: Starts October 24, 2020


Winter 2021 Courses

Writing Skills (Online): Starts January 4, 2021

Pre-University Mathematics (Online): Starts January 4, 2021

Pre-Calculus (Online): Starts January 4, 2021

Biology (Online): Starts January 4, 2021

GMAT Prep Course: Date TBD


Spring 2021 Courses

Writing Skills (Online): Date TBD

Pre-University Mathematics (Online): Starts April 5, 2021

Pre-Calculus (Online): Starts April 5, 2021

Biology (Online): Starts April 5, 2021

GMAT Prep Course: Date TBD


Check back for further details or email uprep@smu.ca to inquire about a specific course.


Non-High School Graduates and Mature Learners

Students who have not graduated from high school or who have obtained a GED are encouraged to contact us directly to learn about the options available to them for studying at Saint Mary's University. Please contact uprep@smu.ca to set up an appointment.

Academic Advising

We offer academic advising to students who are unsure of the steps to take to meet their academic goals. Please contact us to set up an appointment with a member of the Admissions Team.

UPrep Course Registration

You can register for UPrep courses online using the Non-Credit Course Registration Form. If you have any questions or require registration support, please contact us using the below information. 

Contact Information

Please note: the University has temporarily shifted to virtual operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information can be found on our virtual university page.

Email: uprep@smu.ca 
Phone: 902.420.5492
Fax: 902.496.8100
Mail: Admissions Office, Enrolment Services
923 Robie Street
Halifax NS B3H 3C3

Additional Information

UPrep Transcripts

Requests for University Prep transcripts should be sent to uprep@smu.ca.