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:
- After receiving a Letter of Acceptance (LOA), the applicant is required to pay the full Confirmation Fee noted on the LOA.
- After the Confirmation Fee is paid, a Tuition Payment Receipt will be provided.
- 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
St. Clair College (SCC) international student admission criteria:
For Post-Secondary Programs, international students must meet the general admission requirements below. Additionally, specific special subjects may be required by certain programs. Please refer to the program's admission requirements for further details on the program webpages: https://www.stclaircollege.ca/programs
Diploma program: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a score of 50% or better, or equivalent.
Graduate Certificate: Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, University Degree, or equivalent.
Bachelor's Degree program: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with specific classes and an overall average grade of 65% or better, or equivalent
Note: Graduation certificates/diplomas/degrees and transcripts, or their equivalents, in the original language and English translation, are required.
English Proficiency Requirements:
Applicants from English-speaking regions and/or countries listed below are exempt from providing extra proof of English proficiency test if the English course on their high school or college transcript meets our requirements:
|A||Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia|
|B||Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands|
|C||Canada, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands|
|F||Falkland Islands, Fiji|
|G||Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana|
|M||Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Monserrat|
|N||Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria|
|P||Papua New Guinea, Philippines|
|S||St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland|
|T||Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos|
|U||Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America|
If you are not a citizen of any of the above-mentioned English-speaking regions and/or countries but have completed your studies and obtained a graduation certificate/diploma/degree from one of those countries within the last two years from the date of submitting your application, you are also eligible for an exemption from providing extra proof of English proficiency test if your English course on your high school or college transcript meets our requirements.
Applicants from regions/countries not listed above require proof of English proficiency for admission. The following are the minimum scores required for various proficiency tests:
|Test||Diploma/Graduate Certificate||Degree and Special Diploma (i.e., Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing)|
For both SDS and non-SDS applicants
|TOEFL Internet-based||Overall 83||Overall 91 with Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking minimums of 22|
|IELTS Academic||Overall band of 6.0||Overall band of 6.5
No single test score below 6.0
|IELTS General||No single test score below 6.0||Overall band of 6.5
No single test score below 6.0
|PTE Academic||Minimum score 60||Minimum score 70|
|CAEL||Minimum score 60||Minimum score 70|
|CELPIP General||7.0 in each module||8.0 in each module|
For non-SDS applicants
|Duolingo||Minimum score 110||Minimum score 120|
Note: Proficiency tests must have been taken within the previous two years from the date of submitting an application.
Study Direct Stream (SDS):
The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for applicants applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). Eligible legal residents residing in the specific countries listed below are encouraged to take advantage of the SDS program.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Costa Rica
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
For further details, please check the requirements on IRCC's website: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/direct-stream.html
Applicants who do not meet the minimum required score on recognized English tests may:
- Register for SCC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or College Writing course before entering post-secondary programs, or
- Take one of the English pathway programs offered by SCC's partner institutions.
|English Pathways||Diploma/Graduate Certificate||Degree and Special Diploma (i.e., Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing)|
|SCC’s EAP Program||70% of Level 8||80% of Level 8|
|SCC’s College Writing course||70%||80%|
|Ace Acumen Academy EAP||70%||80%|
|Canada Agile Preparation Academy EAP pathway||75% of Level 3||85% of Level 3|
|Anthony International Group Corp. EAP||Grade B of Level 3||Grade A of Level 3|
|Global Education Institution Inc. EAP pathway||Level 1||Level 2|
|International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)||University Pathway 3.2||University Pathway 3.3|
|Laureate College EAP||Level 7||Level 8|
|Winnipeg Global Education College EAP||70% of Level 2||80% of Level 2|
For further details, please contact SCC’s International Education Office or the respective regional representative.
Admission and enrollment confirmation procedures:
St. Clair College offers international student enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis. To complete your registration, please follow these essential steps:
- Upon receiving a Letter of Acceptance (LOA), you are required to pay the full Confirmation Fee stated in the LOA.
- After paying the Confirmation Fee, you will receive a Tuition Payment Receipt.
- You apply for the Canadian Study Permit accordingly.
- To secure your seat in the specified program and semester, the final step for international applicants is to click "visa received" and upload a valid Canadian study visa or Study Permit (approval letter) through the International OCAS portal.
Note that uploading Canadian study visas after the maximum available seats for the program have been filled will lead to the revocation of the LOA. In such cases, the confirmation fee may be returned, deferred to the next available semester, or other options can be discussed with the international education office.
Please be aware that confirmation fees received after the due date or once the maximum number of seats for a program is surpassed may be subject to a return of payment.