Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology

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Requirements for Canadian Students

The minimum requirement for admission to a post-secondary program is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD/OSSGD) and Grade 12 English or its equivalent. Applicants from other provinces or countries who possess recognized equivalents of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and/or academic or work experience might be considered for admission. Residents of the province of Ontario who are 19 years of age or older and who do not possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma may be considered for admission as mature students.

Procedure for Canadian Students

Students should submit a completed application and transcript to Ontario College Application Services (OCAS) at The application service will send your application to the colleges you have chosen. You may be asked to complete questionnaires, provide portfolios, attend interviews, and/or take part in testing or information sessions. The application processing fee is $95.00. The application fee is payable to OCAS. The preferential deadline for full-time diploma programs beginning in September is February 1. For further information see:

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, September
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on August 04, 2016