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Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirements are expressed in terms of the current Ontario secondary school curriculum. Presentation of the minimum requirements guarantees only that the applicant will be considered for admission. In many programs, the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of places available. In this event, the admission process will be based on a competition for the places available, and the majority of the students admitted usually have averages substantially above the minimum requirements.

Applicants who are refused admission to a particular program may be considered for admission to other programs for which they satisfy the specific subject and average requirements if places are available.

Applicants educated outside of the Ontario secondary school system must meet admission average requirements and present course work equivalent to required Ontario Grade 12 U (university level) and/or M (university/college level) courses in addition to an equivalent level of education. These applicants are required to submit official transcripts for all years spent in secondary and post-secondary education. Transcripts must indicate subjects studied, the grades received, and an interpretation of the grading systems used.


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