Admission Procedures
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Once you have applied, information about your acceptance to your programs of choice, as well as where to CONFIRM your spot, are all located on

Equal Consideration Date:
Fall Term: February 1
Winter Term: September 15

St. Clair College will continue to accept applications after the Equal Consideration Dates on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available seats (oversubscribed), completed applications received at by the Equal Consideration date will receive first consideration.

Check out our complete list of Open Programs HERE.

Applicants who started High School in Ontario in September 1999 or later (OSS):

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a majority of credits at the College (C), University (U), College/University (M), or Open (O) level or equivalent.
Mature Student status (nineteen years of age or older as of the first day of classes and do not have an OSSD or equivalent).

If you are applying to the Nursing, BScN program, see the heading for NURSING below.

Applicants who started High School in Ontario prior to September 1999 (OSIS):

Ontario Secondary Diploma (OSSD) with a majority of credits at the General or Advanced level or equivalent
Mature student status (nineteen years of age or older as of the first day of classes and do not have an OSSD or equivalent).

Mature Students

If you are a Mature Student, you will be required to write an Admissions Test (Math and/or English) for all programs EXCEPT those that are oversubscribed OR if you can demonstrate the competency of the established required courses.

For mature students applying to Nursing, BScN, please see below under NURSING.

GED Holders

If you have GED (General Education Development) certificate, it is equivalent to (for admission purposes) an OSSD with Grade 12 English and Grade 11 Mathematics at the general level. You will also be required to complete the program specific subjects for admission.

Program Specific Requirements

All applicants must meet program specific requirements. Please consult individual program descriptions for the specific subjects required for admission and details of any selection process, or view 2017/2018 Admissions Procedures.

Oversubscribed Programs (Apply before February 1)

The oversubscribed programs are: Cardiovascular Technology, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing BScN, Paramedic, Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and Veterinary Technician.

Applicants will be conditionally accepted into oversubscribed programs according to the following order:

  1. Resident of Ontario
  2. Resident of Provinces and Territories of Canada
  3. All other applicants

For applicants to oversubscribed programs currently in high school, please note that all of your Grade 11 courses and the first semester of your Grade 12 courses will be averaged and ranked in order to make the selection for acceptance into the program.

When final grades are released, applicants must meet the minimum requirement in mandatory courses.

High Interest Programs

The following High Interest programs have the potential to become oversubscribed for the 2017/2018 application cycle, applicants are advised to apply before February 1st:

  • Biomedical Engineering Technology – Equipment and Devices
  • Child and Youth Care
  • CICE
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician - Robotics
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Powerline Technician

Nursing BScN

For ranking purposes, St. Clair College will use the average of your final first semester Grade 12 required (U)/(M) courses. If you have not taken the required Chemistry or Biology in your first semester of Grade 12, your Grade 11 (U) science marks will be used.

Please click HERE for additional information and for Admissions for Mature students.

Wait List

You may be waitlisted for a program if there are more acceptable candidates than available seats. If any of the accepted applicants decline the offer of admission, or fail to register, you may be taken from the waitlist. The waitlist is for the term to which you applied; it is not carried over from one term or one application year to another.

Physical Demands Requirements

All programs have a “physical demands” requirement that needs to be met in order to be employable in the related industry sector. Please refer to each program’s web page for the list of physical demands related to each program.

International Students

If you are not a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, you will need a Canadian Study Permit to study in Canada and a Letter of Acceptance - issued by the College - in order to apply for the permit.

General diploma programs admission requirement for international students are as follows:

Canada & USA: High school diploma and transcript, or equivalent.

British education system: General Certificate of Education showing passes in six (6) academic subjects (including English) at the Ordinary level.

Caribbean countries (English): High school diploma and transcript, or equivalent.

West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, etc.): WAEC (or NECO) transcript with online verifying scratch card number and PIN required.

South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, etc.): High school diploma and Grade 12 transcript. IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0, or TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 500, or internet-based test (iBT) score of 61, or computer-based test (CBT) score of 173.

Other regions (English proficiency test required)

  • High school diploma/graduation certificate and transcript or equivalent in original language and English translation.
  • English proficiency requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 61 with no band lower than 15, or PBT score of 500, or CBT score of 173 / IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0


  • For information about IELTS, see International English Language Testing System.
  • In addition to other requirements, students wishing to benefit from the Student Partners Program (SPP), will need to provide English proficiency scores of: IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5. All English proficiency tests must have been taken within the previous two years.
  • Applicants who do not have the minimum TOEFL or IELTS score will be required to write the English Proficiency Test (CanTEST) after arrival at the College. Students who do not pass the CanTEST will need to register in the St. Clair College English as a Second Language (ESL) program prior to entering post-secondary programs.
  • Pharmacy Technician - Click here to learn about the Language Proficiency Requirements for the Pharmacy Technician Program.

Please contact the International Development Office for details:


Registration Fees

Please see TUITION AND FEES on the Registrar page.

For additional information about how to qualify for our programs and for information regarding application processes visit and go to APPLY, then Information for International Application.