General Requirements for High School
General Requirements for students interested in applying to a High School in Canada
- Students between 13 and 19 years of age. Some schools will accept younger children.
- Completion of the School Application form and submission of an application fee.
- Official Academic Transcripts for the past three years.
- Letter(s) of Recommendation, references.
- Students who have achieved average or better marks in their home schools.
- Students may be required to take placement tests for Math and/or English (and French where applicable).
- Interviews, where possible, may also be required.
Some independent secondary schools require students to submit.
- Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores.
- Some schools require proof of custodian or guardianship for students under the age of 16.
University College Requirements
General requirements for students interested in applying to a university/college undergraduate program in Canada.
- Successful completion of the equivalent of a Canadian Secondary School Academic program with strong marks.
- Proof of strong proficiency in English (or French if studies in French).
Students may be required to provide proof of language proficiency by way of a language proficiency test (For example TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB). Generally, Francophone universities require international students to complete their own test of French proficiency. Some institutions have other forms of English or French language assessment; they may offer their own language proficiency test or, may admit students to academic programs on the basis of having successfully completed that institution’s language program
- Official academic transcripts translated into English or French as requested by the Canadian institution. Some institutions may require notarized official transcripts.
- Completion of the equivalent of Canadian Secondary or High school
- Students are usually required to have already successfully completed a University Degree or College Diploma program
- Some schools may require students to take pre-requisite courses to ensure that they have the appropriate academic background
General requirements for students interested in applying to a university graduate Completion of an acceptable undergraduate degree from an accredited/recognized university
- High level of academic achievement in previous studies
- Strong reference letters
- Written Statements
- Standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
- Proof of strong proficiency in English (or French if studies are in French). For example,
- a TOEFL score of around 550 or approximately 6.0 for IELTS
- Some institutions have other forms of English or French language assessment; they may offer their own language proficiency test or, may admit students to academic programs on the basis of having successfully completed that institution’s language program
Depending on the program, students may be required to do one or all of the following:
- Submit a portfolio
- Participate in a pre-admission interview or questionnaire
- Write a placement test
*Please note that specific requirements for institutions will vary.