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Requirements for Canadian Students

Application Details for High School Students: If you are applying from an Ontario high school we encourage you to work with your Guidance Office to complete your application. This ensures that your Ontario Education Number (OEN) is provided on any high school transcripts and that your high school transcripts are sent electronically along with your application. Application Details for Mature Students:Applicants 19 years of age or older (on or before a program begins) and who do not possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or its equivalent, may be eligible for admission. Applicants who meet the age requirement can apply for direct entry into the 1-year College Access certificate program, the 1-year General Arts and Science certificate program or the 2-year General Arts and Science diploma program. Mature applicants will have demonstrated the required competence level:

  1. on our Mature Student Assessment; or
  2. as a graduate of an accredited post-secondary institution; or
  3. through successful completion of the recommended courses in our Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program.

Requirements for International Students

Confederation College uses academic information such as credentials, course completion, grades and English proficiency to determine an applicant’s eligibility for admission. Please refer to the “Admission Requirements” section of individual program pages or the international student program chart for program-specific requirements. You may also want to see what important documents are needed for international students. Confederation College reserves the right to change admissions requirements at any time. English Proficiency Requirements: Visit the English Proficiency Requirements section of our website for information about the minimum English proficiency requirements for entry into our post-secondary programs. Requirements vary by program. Age Requirement: Applicants must be 18yrs of age within their first semester of study to qualify for admission into Confederation College. Backlog/Failure Allowances: Confederation College allows for up to 10 backlogs/failures on a high school, college or university transcript for entry into our programs. Minimum Pass Marks: There is a minimum passing average required for entry into our post-secondary programs. This mark depends on your country of study. For more information, please Contact Us to connect with a Confederation College representative.

Procedure for Canadian Students

APPLY TODAY! at the www.ontariocolleges.caapplication website. You can also contact their Customer Contact Centre by calling toll-free (within Canada) at 1 (888) 892-2228. Our first round of “Offers of Admission” are mailed out November 1st for programs starting in the fall, so keep a close eye on your mailbox! Select oversubscribed programs will have a first round offer date of February 1st. To determine if your program choice is oversubscribed visit If you missed applying before February 1st, don’t worry, there are still many programs that will still be accepting applications. Check out our Program Status Page for current program status. If you need help or advice, you can talk to a Confederation College representative by calling (807) 475-6213 (8:30-4:30 pm, Eastern Time), or toll-free 1-800-263-9415. We are happy to assist you.

Procedure for International Students

If you are an International student and would like to apply to Confederation College, please visit

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, September
Notes:Confederation College offers a number of post-secondary programs with January starts, and aim to increase the number of program offerings each year. Please check the Confederation College website or

for a detailed listing of programs and intakes at Confederation College.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on July 21, 2022