How to Apply

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Applying to Collège Boréal

Those wishing to apply to Collège Boréal must do so via the online Ontario Colleges Application Service at www.ontariocolleges.ca. An application allows you up to 5 program choices (no more than 3 at any one college). The application processing fee is $95.00 per candidate, per academic year.

The Ontario Colleges website will transmit application data to the colleges for the following academic year. On or shortly after February 1st, you will be notified of admissions offers by mail to your place of residence. Offers will also be posted online at www.ontariocolleges.ca. Each candidate may only confirm one offer online at www.ontariocolleges.ca.

If you are not accepted to any of the programs you applied for, Collège Boréal will help you choose you choose a suitable career path.

Contact the Ontario College Application Service:
Ontario College Application Service
60 Corporate Court, Guelph ON  N1G 5J3
Telephone:  1.888.892.2228 (toll free) or 1.519.763.4725
Website: www.ontariocolleges.ca

Confirming your Program Choice

Once you receive your admission offer, go to www.ontariocolleges.ca to confirm your program choice at Collège Boréal!

  • Confirm by May 1st or sooner.
  • Log in to your ontariocolleges.ca account using your username and password.
  • Click on “View Offers” to see your offers of admission.
  • Select the offer of admission from Collège Boréal.
  • Click “Confirm”.
  • You may only accept (confirm) one admission offer.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, such as ACE. Applicants 19 years and older who do not have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, may be enrolled as a mature student if they possess the program prerequisites. The eligibility requirements differ for every program. Please see program descriptions for more information.

The ability to speak French and English and write in both languages is crucial to success.

Transcripts

High school transcripts or postsecondary transcripts (as the case may be) are necessary to determine eligibility. Candidates who do not provide transcripts will receive a letter explaining why an offer of admission cannot be given. Once the college receives your transcripts, we will advise you of the decision of admission.

Upgrading

Those enrolled in upgrading programs such as Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) or Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) must provide all required documentation (transcripts, activity reports, etc.) to their college of choice. Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the start of the academic year, without exception.

Conditional Admission

If you receive a conditional admission offer, you must meet the program requirements prior to the program start date. The admission offer will be revoked if you cannot meet these requirements and, as such, you will not be able to enrol.

Candidates from Quebec and New-Brunswick

The equivalent of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) in Quebec or New-Brunswick is the High School Diploma (HSD). To find out more about Ontario/Quebec or Ontario/New-Brunswick course equivalencies, please see the following page. Information available in French only.

International Applicants

For more information on the international application process, please click here!

Language tests – International Aplpicants, please click here. Information available in French only.

Qualification Assessment

In certain instances, applicants need to have their academic qualifications assessed for Canadian equivalency by one of the following agencies:

ICAS provides reports that help employers, education institutions, immigration officials and community agencies understand the education you completed outside Canada.

http://www.icascanada.ca/

WES is a leading provider of research regarding international education and trends. WES is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with international education achieve their higher education and professional goals by evaluating and advocating for the recognition of international education qualifications.

http://www.wes.org/ca/

*You must specify that a complete assessment is requested, including course and diploma evaluation.

For limited enrolment programs, admission offers will be issued in the following order to qualified applicants who are:

  • permanent residents of Ontario;
  • permanent residents of another Canadian province; and
  • citizens of other countries.

College or University?

A transformation has occurred in the post-secondary education system making it more difficult to distinguish between universities and colleges. In the past, higher education in Ontario consisted of universities which conferred degrees and colleges which gave certificates or diplomas.

Here are a few differences between the two systems in Ontario:

  • Generally speaking, programs offered by colleges are not identical to those offered by universities.
  • University studies are theoretical and academic in nature while college studies tend to be more practical and career oriented
  • Universities can grant degrees (bachelor, Master, and doctorate) while colleges grant certificates, diplomas, and in some cases, bachelor degrees.

See the following website for more information: http://settlement.org/ontario/education/colleges-universities-and-institutes/what-is-post-secondary-education/what-is-the-difference-between-college-and-university-in-canada/.

Block Credit Transfers

An applicant having completed studies in a similar program may be enrolled at an advanced stage (past the first-year mark, as the case may be). For more information on advanced placement, contact the Admissions Office by email only at admissions@collegeboreal.ca.

Limited Enrolment Programs

A number of Collège Boréal programs have limited enrolment; the number of available spaces is limited.

Meeting all program requirements does not guarantee admission. If the number of qualified candidates exceeds the number of places available in a program, the college reserves the right to choose among applicants.

In order to be considered for a limited enrolment program, applicants must:

  • apply by February 1st (Equal Consideration Date); and
  • submit all documentation required during the application process by February 17th.

Admission offers will be issued in the following order to qualified applicants who are:

  • permanent residents of Ontario;
  • permanent residents of another Canadian province; and
  • citizens of other countries.

This restriction applies to the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSCN)
  • Medical Diagnostic Ultrasonography (post diploma) (ÉCHO)
  • Veterinary Technician (VEAQ) and (VETQ)
  • Medical Imaging Technology – Radiography (TRMG)

In order to have equal consideration for  these programs, candidates must apply by February 1st.

Waiting Lists

When all available program spaces are filled, a reasonable number of candidates are placed on a waiting list. If a slot becomes available, candidates are advised by mail, email, or telephone.

Important Dates

October
Persons wishing to enrol in an Ontario college program must apply online at www.collegesdelontario.ca.

November 21st
First date that 2017 / 2018 application data is sent to the colleges. This is also the earliest date that colleges may notify applicants that their application has been received.

February 1st
This is the earliest date that colleges may begin to send offers of admission to programs for the upcoming academic year. Offers will continue to be issued until programs are filled or wait-lists are established.

For those having applied to a limited enrolment program (limited space), precedence is given to applications received prior to February 1st. Applications will be accepted after this date on a first come, first served basis. It is therefore possible to be wait-listed.

February 17th
Those having applied to a limited enrolment program must submit all documentation (transcripts, etc.)  required for the selection process by this date. After this date, applications no longer get equal consideration for admission.

March
For limited enrolment programs, admission offers will be considered in the following manner:

  • For applications received prior to February 1st (with required documentation submitted by February 17th), decisions will be relayed by March 15th.
  • Applications received after February 1st will be processed after March 15th.

May 1st
Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission by this date. Log in to your ontariocolleges.ca account to confirm your offer.

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees for the upcoming school year (beginning in September) will be posted on our website in May . In the meantime, click here to view this year’s tuition fees and related costs.

Contact the Admissions Office:

Telephone: 705-560-6673, ext. 1090
Fax: 705-560-7641
Email: admissions@collegeboreal.ca