Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a disability studies related field and/or discipline, from a public Ontario College (eg. Social Service Worker or Developmental Service Worker) is required. The diploma must include a one-year (or equivalent) introductory university-level humanities or social science course or equivalent. Applicants with less than a "B" average in an acceptable diploma program may be asked to complete up to two one-term university level liberal studies courses prior to admission. Applicants with other post-secondary academic backgrounds and extensive work experience in the field may be considered on an individual basis. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages above the minimum.
A personal letter explaining how attending this program will benefit the applicant and Disability Communities is also required. This letter should not exceed two pages. It will be read for both Admission eligibility as well as selection of potential recipients for the David and Sylvia Pollack Entrance Award in Disability Studies.