**Students applying to college must have, at minimum, earned their OSSD.
Colleges will have program-specific requirements. Students must research each college program separately. Requirements may differ by college for the same program. Program information can be researched by accessing each college’s website or referencing the college's Calendar found in Student Services, or:
Ontario Colleges (http://ontariocolleges.ca) is the place to search. Under the tabs you will find information about the colleges, parent information, program types, and money matters. Under the "Programs" tab you can search by program or college. You can link directly to college websites from here and check information about Admission Requirements. These will include course prerequisites and may include volunteer placement hours, portfolio requirements, First Aid, CPR, etc. Students need to plan early how they will fulfill these requirements.
We have a busy schedule in the fall with visits from College representatives that students can sign up for. We strongly advise students to choose these sessions wisely. A Calendar listing the dates of these opportunities will be posted in the fall. To help you make your decision, it is a good idea to visit the campuses of the colleges you are considering since you will be there for the next 2-3 years.
Colleges award diplomas, certificates, and degrees. Degree information can be found under "Programs" by refining your search under "Credential" to "Degree". Students may choose to articulate from a College diploma to a degree granting institution. Those opportunities are listed in the University-College Transfer Guide. (http://www.ontransfer.ca)
College-Bound students will meet as a group in the fall of Grade 12. They will be given information regarding the application process and a calendar of important dates.
Students may apply up to a maximum of five programs, no more than three at any one college. The equal consideration deadline is February 1st. Applicants may be required to write College Placement Tests, attend information sessions, submit resumes, or portfolios. High school marks will be electronically submitted for all currently registered students. Students need to verify that information and monitor their application.
Students must respond to their offers by early in May. If students change their mind or do not receive an offer that they are happy with, they can check what programs are open on an ongoing basis at Ontario Colleges. and make adjustments to their original application.