- Street Address:
- 14500 Bannister Road S.E.
- Mailing Address:
- Postal Code:
- T2X 1Z4
- (403) 531-9130
- (403) 531-9136
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St. Mary's University is an innovative teaching and research university that offers degrees in liberal arts, sciences and education. Our small and engaging campus will inspire you to combine academic excellence with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity.
Does not offer online programming.
Is actively recruiting home educated students.
Is endorsed by Education Unlimited as Home-Education Friendly.
Home Education Admission Policy/Process/Procedure
Directives are intended for students who lack Alberta Programs of Study Accreditation and serve only as guidelines when seeking or preparing for admission equivalents (alternatives) to Alberta 30 level requirements.
Specific admission requirements vary with programs.
St. Mary’s University recognizes that individuals who have followed a non-traditional education path still possess the capabilities and competencies required to succeed in a post-secondary institution.
Home educated applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To be considered for admission, applicants must:
•apply online at apply.stmu.ca
• provide a written recommendation from an individual other than a parent, such as a home education coordinator, teaching professional or counsellor, commenting on the applicant’s academic readiness for a university-level program of studies
Home educated applicants will also be required to submit their Academic Portfolio for the Registrar to review. Portfolios should include:
a) Introduction. Provide basic information about your homeschool approach or the type of curriculum used. Include any transcripts you may have.
b) Test Scores. Submit official results from at least one of the following standard tests: English 30-1 with a 65% or better, GED with a minimum score of 525, SAT reasoning test scores of 925. Applicants to the Bachelor of Science must submit scores of 65% or higher for Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Math 30-1.
c) Literature List. Include a list of books read during high school years. Include the title, author, and the year the book was read.
d) Writing Samples. Include writing samples from grades 9 through 12. Include written reports for history, English, science, etc.
e) Recognition. Include both the award title and a single page outlining the details of the award, including what it took to achieve the award or recognition. Also include letters of recommendations, if applicable.
f) Extracurricular. Include activities where talents, leadership, and skills shine. Whether the focus is art, dance, drama, music, sport, or other activities.
g) Work Experience. Any jobs held, apprentice work completed in a specialized field, or internships during the high school years should be recorded in this section.
h) Volunteerism. Include any community involvement and volunteer service.
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