Dalhousie/King’s students: how to apply for film courses at other universities

First of all, here are Dalhousie’s general instructions for taking courses at other universities (the information also applies to King’s students). Take a look, then read the more specific information below.

I am a Dalhousie student who wants to take a class at King’s College

This is easy – just register in the normal way on Dal Online.

I am a King’s student who wants to take a class at Dalhousie

This is easy – just register in the normal way on Dal Online.

I am a Dalhousie/King’s student who wants to take a class at NSCAD

You will be taking the class as a “Visiting Student”. Instructions on applying are here, but you can read a summary below.

  1. First, you need to complete a “Letter of Permission” form, which enables you to take classes at other universities for credit at Dalhousie or King’s. Get the form here (it says Dalhousie on it, but King’s students can use it too). Fill out the details, and bring it to either the Dalhousie or King’s Registrar’s Office as appropriate, or email it to LOP@dal.ca. Unless the class is new, they should be able to approve it on the spot. When you’ve gotten it approved, don’t lose it the approved copy; you need to send it to NSCAD (see below).
  2. Next, you need to complete NSCAD’s Online Application Form, identifying yourself as a ‘visiting student’ when necessary, and follow the subsequent instructions.
  3. The next stage is to register for the course and email the Letter of Permission to NSCAD’s registrars (see the instructions linked above).
  4. Take the class!
  5. Your grade from the class should automatically transfer to Dalhousie/King’s. The class will appear on your academic record under an unusual code, usually with a ‘9’ in it – this is normal.

I am a Dalhousie/King’s student who wants to take a class at Saint Mary’s

You will be taking the class as a “Visiting Student”. Instructions on applying are here, but you can read a summary below.

  1. First, you need to complete a “Letter of Permission” form, which enables you to take classes at other universities for credit at Dalhousie or King’s. Get the form here (it says Dalhousie on it, but King’s students can use it too). Fill out the details, and bring it to either the Dalhousie or King’s Registrar’s Office as appropriate, or email it to LOP@dal.ca. Unless the class is new, they should be able to approve it on the spot. When you’ve gotten it approved, don’t lose it the approved copy; you need to send it to NSCAD (see below).
  2. Next, you need to complete the St Mary’s online application form, identifying yourself as a “Visiting Student” when necessary.
  3. Once you’ve received notification that your application has been accepted, you can register for the class – instructions are here. At the same time that you register, send your Letter of Permission form to the Saint Mary’s registrar.
  4. Take the class!
  5. Your grade from the class should automatically transfer to Dalhousie/King’s. The class will appear on your academic record under an unusual code, usually with a ‘9’ in it – this is normal.