How to apply

Ten steps to begin your life-changing journey

We can’t wait to meet you. Here’s how to make it happen.

  1. Decide which graduate, undergraduate, certificate or diploma program you want to apply for, and find out when its application deadline is.
  2. Review the program admission and application requirements on the program's page.
  3. Prepare your supporting documents. For example, you might need to order transcripts, get international credential evaluations, write your personal statement or ask people to write reference letters.
  4. Fill in your online application form. You don’t have to finish your application form all at once. Just make sure you save your progress.
  5. Submit your online form as early as you can, and pay your nonrefundable application fee.
  6. Submit your supporting documents as soon as possible.
  7. You can check the status of your application online to see how it's progressing.
  8. You'll receive an admissions decision.
  9. Once you have accepted a spot in a program, you will need to pay a tuition deposit.
  10. Mark your first day of classes on the calendar — your life-changing journey just became real!

If you are an international student

There are six more important steps you'll need to follow.

  1. Check your program’s application deadline.
  2. Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website to find out how long it currently takes to process study permit applications.
  3. Begin your application process at least six months before the program's start date, or longer if application process times are greater than six months.
  4. Apply for a study permit once you've been accepted into your program.
  5. If you have completed post-secondary education outside of Canada, you must also get an international credential evaluation.
  6. Submit your application at least six months before your program’s start date to make sure you have enough time to receive your CIC Letter of Acceptance.

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