Confederation College

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Requirements for Canadian Students

f 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. 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

International students wishing to apply to a full time diploma program should demonstrate an academic standing such as a high school diploma or its equivalent, translated into English, submitted as originals or certified true copies; establish a proficiency in both spoken and written English through a current (within two years) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT with a score of 79 (Health and Post-graduate programs require an 88) or an IELTS test with a score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5 for most programs. For additional information on international application requirements visit

Procedure for Canadian Students

Applicants must complete an application and submit all transcripts to Ontario Colleges Application Services (OCAS) at There is also an application processing fee of $95.00 payable online through Visa or MasterCard. Once submitted, the application service will send the application to the college(s) you have chosen. Please be aware you may be asked to complete a questionnaire and/or take part in testing as part of the application through Confederation College. February 1 is the Equal Consideration Deadline for September-start programs. After this date, Confederation College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until programs are full.

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 August 04, 2020