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Requirements for Canadian Students

The primary criterion for admission to OCAD University's studio based programs is a portfolio assessment and supplemental application materials are required for entry consideration to OCAD U's non-studio based program. OCAD U makes offers of admission based on the portfolio, supplemental application materials and available academic grades. All offers are conditional upon the completion of the admission process, meeting academic requirements and submitting necessary documents. Strong academic skills are essential for overall success.

Applicants directly from high school must hold a high school diploma with a minimum overall final academic average of 70% (or equivalent) in the final year including a senior academic English with a final grade of at least 70% (or equivalent). Applicants who are not applying directly from high school should visit the Academic Requirements section of OCAD U's website, where you will also find detailed academic requirements by province and country specific requirements.

Requirements for International Students

Please review the admissions requirements on OCAD University's website.

Procedure for Canadian Students

The admission process has important steps to be a successful candidate for enrollment at OCAD University. Applicants must first choose a program, apply online through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), and then meet OCAD U's requirements. Additional information can be found in the Prospective Students section of OCAD University's website.

Procedure for International Students

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesSeptember

September is the only entry point for all undergraduate programs. All applications must be received by February 1 of the year of intended enrolment and applicants may only apply to one program.

Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on January 25, 2024

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