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 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 requirements for international students are as follows:

Canada & USA: High school diploma and Grade 12 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 (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, etc.): High school diploma and Grade 12 transcript. 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.

India: High school diploma and Grade 12 transcript. CAEL 60 with no band below 50, IELTS 6.0 overall with no band lower than 5.5, 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.

Other regions (English proficiency test required)

  • High school diploma/graduation certificate and transcript or equivalent in original language and English translation.
  • English proficiency requirement: CAEL 50, TOEFL iBT 78, IELTS (overall band) 6.0, or PTE (Pearson Test of English) Level 54


General Admission to St. Clair College

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old or must have completed either Grade 12 or Grade 12 equivalent (Some exceptions may apply)
  • A certified copy of high school transcripts that have been translated into English

Admission Requirements to the English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

  • 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 for details.

Withdrawal Procedure - India SPP Students

  • Students wishing to withdraw after arrival in Canada will have to attend an in-person appointment at St. Clair College, Windsor, Ontario.
  • Please contact to book an appointment. Appointments will not be booked by phone.
  • Appointments will be provided exclusively during the 10 business days at the beginning of the semester.
  • We understand that friends or family members may accompany you on your trip to Windsor, however, due to limited space only the student is invited to the appointment. St. Clair College has many refreshment areas as well as a lobby outside of our International Centre where family and friends may wait.
  • When you are given an appointment, Rinky will send a list of documents required to withdraw. If you do not have the appropriate documentation, you will be required to book a subsequent appointment.


  • St. Clair College deducts approximately $2,410.19, to students transferring to other institutions.