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Letters of Permission

Students in good standing at NSCAD can take courses as part of their degree program at neighbouring universities on a ‘Letter of Permission” as long as they are still within their residency requirements for completion of their NSCAD degree and receive authorized consent to take specific courses towards their NSCAD degree.

Frequently the following documentation will be required in order to obtain consent:

  1. A course description from the relevant course calendar (year in which student would like to take the course)
  2. A course syllabus/outline detailing weekly course content, form of evaluation (e.g. tests/essays) and mark breakdown

Credit for a course completed on a Letter of Permission will not be awarded without an official transcript confirming the successful completion of the course with a minimum grade of 60% or C or better.

Students who are taking a course on Letter of Permission in their graduating semester should note that frequently there will be a delay in NSCAD’s receipt of their Letter of Permission Grade, and that your Diploma will not be released until the official grade has been received

Within Halifax

For local Halifax universities (Dalhousie, University of King’s College, Mount Saint Vincent University, Saint Mary’s University) the Letter of Permission forms can be picked up at front desk of the Office of Student and Academic Services.  Fees may be payable to either NSCAD or the other university, depending on course load.

Transmission of grades from Dalhousie, University of King’s College, Mount Saint Vincent University and Saint Mary’s University to your NSCAD transcript will happen automatically at the end of each semester, but students requiring Official Transcripts for grades obtained at one of these universities must request an Official Transcript directly from the university.

Outside of HalifaxStudents in good standing at NSCAD can take courses as part of their degree program at other approved universities on a ‘Letter of Permission” as long as they are still within their residency requirements for completion of their NSCAD degree and receive authorized consent to take specific courses towards their NSCAD degree.  To take courses at a university outside of Halifax, students should make an appointment with the Registrar

All fees are payable directly to the other University, and visiting students must arrange to have an official transcript sent directly to the NSCAD Registrar upon completion of the semester or course(s).