Make Sure You Meet Admissions Requirements
If you are still in school or completing some of the admissions requirements for your program, you likely received an offer that was 'conditional' upon completion of those requirements. Make sure that you will meet all admissions requirements for your program and that you have submitted all required documentation by the start of class.
For international students, the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or its equivalent is the basic requirement for admission to the college. Specific programs may have other entrance requirements. International applicants applying to post-secondary studies are also required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Language requirements will depend on the program chosen. Students are also required to obtain a study permit in order to complete studies that will last longer than six months at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Those applying to the English as a Second Language program will be tested upon arrival to determine their language level. Applicants should consult individual program descriptions in the calendar for the specific requirements for each program.
Applying to College
Apply for a full-time program online at the Ontario College Application Service (ontariocolleges.ca) website. February 1 is a key date to note. Applications which are received on or before this date will be regarded as having arrived on the same date. This means the date of submission, if it is before February 1, will not be an admission factor. Applications received after February 2 will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. February 1 is also the earliest admission offer date for applications to programs starting in September. Offers of admission to over-subscribed programs are sent beginning in mid-February. Offers of admission will continue to be processed until programs are filled or wait-lists are established.
In order to receive a study permit, students will require a final letter of acceptance from the College, which will be issued once students have met language and academic requirements, and have paid all relevant tuition fees. Students should then take their letter of acceptance to the nearest Canadian Embassy to apply for their study permit. International applicants are strongly urged to apply well before the application deadline in order to complete requirements for obtaining student authorization. Applications received after the deadline will be treated on a first come, first served basis.
To apply, please use the attached form on our Web site and return the completed form to the International Education Office with the required documents and payment.