Admission Policies | St. Clair College

Admissions and Confirmation of Registration

International student enrollment at St. Clair College is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In order to complete your registration, it is essential that the applicant follows these steps:

  1. After receiving a Letter of Acceptance (LOA), the applicant is required to pay the full Confirmation Fee noted on the LOA.
  2. After the Confirmation Fee is paid, a Tuition Payment Receipt will be provided.
  3. The final step for the international applicant to secure their seat in the specified program and semester is to upload a valid Canadian study visa through the International OCAS portal.

Uploaded Canadian study visas received after the maximum number of seats available for that program is surpassed will result in the LOA being revoked and the confirmation fee returned.

Confirmation fees received after the due date or once the maximum number of seats available for that program is surpassed may be subject to a return of payment.

Post Secondary Programs

If you are not a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, 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.

Admission requirements for international students are as follows:

Diploma program: High School diploma and transcripts or equivalent

Graduate Certificate: University degree and transcripts

Region specific requirements:

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

West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, etc.):
WAEC (or NECO) transcript with online verifying scratch card number and PIN required. St. Clair College does not require an English Proficiency Exam for applicants from these countries.

English proficiency requirements (Diploma & Graduate Certificates):

The following regions and/or countries require an English proficiency for admission:

South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, etc.):
CAEL 60, IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5, or PTE (Pearson Test of English) Level 51, or TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550, or internet-based test (iBT) score of 78, or computer-based test (CBT) score of 213, or Duolingo 100.

South East Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan, etc):
CAEL 60, IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5, or PTE (Pearson Test of English) Level 51, or TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550, or internet-based test (iBT) score of 78, or computer-based test (CBT) score of 213, or Duolingo 100.

North/ East Asia (China, Russia, Japan, Korea):
CAEL 60, IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5, or PTE (Pearson Test of English) Level 51, or TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550, or internet-based test (iBT) score of 78, or computer-based test (CBT) score of 213, or Duolingo 100.

Latin America and Brazil:
CAEL 60, IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5, or PTE (Pearson Test of English) Level 51, or TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550, or internet-based test (iBT) score of 78, or computer-based test (CBT) score of 213, or Duolingo 100.

Study Direct Stream (SDS)

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The SDS is available to legal residents who also reside in

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vietnam

To be eligible, applicants must meet specific requirements by providing documentation up front.

For countries that have the SDS pathway, please note the English requirements for consideration:

High school diploma and Grade 12 transcript. CAEL 60 with no band below 50, IELTS  with no band lower than 6.0, or PTE (Pearson Test of English) Level 51, proficiency tests must have been taken within the previous two years from the date of submitting the application.

Note:

  • For information about IELTS, see International English Language Testing System.
  • According to the new rules of IRCC, both IELTS Academic & IELTS General test scores are accepted for the Student Direct Stream (SDS).
  • For the non-SDS applicants, IELTS Academic & General, TOEFL iBT and PTE Academic test scores will be accepted.

Admission Requirements to  English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Minimum Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or graduates from high school.
  • Students can start during the Spring, Fall and Winter Semesters.
  • Fees will be based on the number of weeks students attend.
  • Upon successful completion of the EAP programs, students may apply for post-secondary programs.

Please contact the International Development Office or respective regional representative for  details.