The Application Process
  • 06 May 2024
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The Application Process

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Article summary

The following steps are essential parts of the college application process:

  1. Researching programs and colleges

  2. Creating an account

  3. Creating an application

  4. Requesting your transcripts

  5. Paying the required application and transcript fees

  6. Gathering and submitting other supporting documents, if required

  7. Monitoring your application for status updates and offers

Tip: You’ll also receive instructions from the college on how to monitor your application.

Important Dates

As long as the program you’re considering is ‘Open’, you can add it to your application. However, there are some important dates to keep in mind, especially for highly competitive programs that fill up quickly.

Early October: Online Application Opens

  • Applications are available online for programs that start the following fall.

November 1: Earliest Offer Date

  • Colleges begin sending offers of admission.

February 1: Equal Consideration Date

  • Applications received and paid for on or before February 1 are considered equally by the colleges. It is critical to apply to highly competitive programs by this date.

  • Applications are still processed after February 1, but are considered on a first-come, first-served basis by the colleges.

May 1: Confirmation Deadline

  • Most offers of admission must be confirmed by May 1.

  • The colleges will determine the due date to confirm offers made after May 1.

To find the expiry date of your offer of admission, check the ‘Offers’ page on ‘Your Dashboard’ or the offer package that you received from the college.

Mid-June: Tuition Deposit Due

  • To secure your spot in the program, the colleges require payment of a tuition deposit in mid-June. Each college sets its own tuition deposit amount and payment deadline and will inform you of the details.

For more details, go to the Important Dates and Deadlines for Ontario College Applications page on our website.

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