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Admission requirements at St. Lawrence College

Admission requirements at St. Lawrence College

To enter full-time studies at SLC, you must have a high school diploma or be at least 19 years of age before classes start. There can be additional requirements depending on which program you choose.

  •     See our Admission Requirements Chart for all of our programs.

Admission Requirements Chart

Program Code

Program Name

Subject Prerequisites
and
other Requirements needed
in addition to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

0263

Advertising

None

0763

Advertising - Integrated Marketing Communications

None

1102

Bachelor of Applied Arts – Behavioural Psychology

  • Six different Grade 12 U or 12 M courses
  • Minimum overall average of 65% for the six required courses

     

1043

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Grade 12 U English
  • Two different Grade 12 U Math courses
  • Three additional different Grade 12 U or 12 M courses
  •  Minimum 70% overall average for the six required courses

     

1024

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Grade 12 U Biology
  • Grade 12 U Chemistry
  • Grade 12 U English
  • Three additional different Grade 12 U or 12 M courses
  •  Minimum 70% overall average for the six required courses

     

0337

Behavioural Science Technology

  • Grade 12 C or U English
  • Grade 12 C or U Math
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Chemistry or Biology or Physics or Science

0437

Biotechnology Technologist

  • Grade 12 C or U English
  • Grade 12 C or U Math
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Chemistry
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Biology

0295

Business

None

0659

Business Administration - Accounting

None

0606

Business Administration - Human Resources

None

0293

Business Administration

None

0209

Business Administration - Marketing

None

0259

Business - Accounting

None

0264

Business - Human Resources

None

0261

Business - Marketing

None

0141

Carpenter General

None

0301

Child and Youth Worker

None

0104

Civil Engineering Technology

Grade 12 C or U level Math     (MCR3U also accepted)

0335

Community & Justice Services

None

0790

Community Integration through Co-operative Education

  • academic needs which require curriculum modification
  • demonstrated ability to provide own transportation to and from the college and field placement locations;
  • a level of independence that precludes constant support
  • demonstrate a willingness to participate fully in the program
  • confidential reference from an individual who has extensive knowledge of the applicant in an academic or vocational setting (family members excluded)

     

0457

Computer Networking and Technical Support

None

0458

Computer Programmer Analyst

None

0731

Control Engineering Technician

Grade 12 C or U level Math     (MCR3U also accepted)

0730

Control Engineering Technology

Grade 12 C or U level Math     (MCR3U also accepted)

1003

Culinary Management

None

1020

Culinary Management/Cook Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship

None

1004

Culinary Skills – Chef Training

None

0302

Early Childhood Education

None

0682

Early Childhood Education –  Distance Education

None

1050

Electrical Engineering Technician

None

1002

Energy Systems Engineering Technician

Grade 12 C or U level Math       (MCR3U also accepted)

1001

Energy Systems Engineering Technologist

Grade 12 C or U level Math       (MCR3U also accepted)

0394

English as a Second Language/ESL

Appropriate level of English language proficiency

0964

Environmental Technician

Grade 11 or 12 C or U Biology or Chemistry

0736

Esthetician

None

0178

Fabricating & Welding

None

0442

Fitness & Health Promotion

  • Grade 12 C or U English
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Biology (or PSE4U Exercise Science)

1067

Game Development Technician

Grade 11 C or U level Math

0478

General Arts & Science (one-year certificate)

None

0550

General Arts & Science (two-year diploma)

None

0808

Geothermal Engineering Technician

Grade 12 C or U level Math       (MCR3U or MCF3M also accepted)

0309

Graphic Design

Portfolio Assignment

0503

Hairstylist

None

1008

Health Information Management

  • Grade 11 C or U Math
  • Grade 11 C or U Biology

1021

Hospitality & Tourism Management

None

0604

Hospitality Management – Hotel & Restaurant

None

1200

Journalism - Print

None

0228

Law Clerk

None

0507

Mechanical Technician

None

0134

Medical Laboratory Science

  • Grade 12 C or U English
  • Grade 12 C or U Math
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Chemistry
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Biology

0734

Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician

  • Grade 12 C or U English
  • Grade 12 C or U Math
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Biology orChemistry

     

1030

Motive Power Technician-Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship

None

0965

Music and Digital Media

Performance Recording

1012

Music Theatre - Performance

Performance Audition

0620

Office Administration - General

None

0621

Office Administration  - Legal

None

0623

Office Administration - Medical

None

0624

Office Administration - Legal & Medical

None

0970

Paramedic

  • Grade 12 C or U English
  • Grade 11 C or U Math
  • Grade 11 or 12  C or U Biology (or PSE4U Exercise Science)
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Chemistry

1032

Personal Support Worker

None

0817

Police Foundations

None

0491

Practical  Nursing

  • Grade 12 C or U English
  • Grade 12 C or U Math
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Biology
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Chemistry

1023

Pre-Health Sciences

  • Grade 12 C or U English
  • Grade 11 C or U Math

1011

Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training

  • Grade 12 C or U English
  • Grade 11 C or U Math
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Biology (or PSE4U Exercise Science)
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Chemistry

0385

Social Service Worker

None

0633

Veterinary Assistant

None

0722

Veterinary Technology

  • Grade 12 C or U English
  • Grade 12 C or U Math
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Chemistry
  • Grade 11 or 12 C or U Biology

     

1038

Visual & Creative Arts – Fine Arts

None

1063

Welding & Fabrication Technician Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship

Grade 12 C or U Math    (MCR3U or MCF3M also accepted)

1046

Wind Turbine Technician

Grade 12 C or U Math    (MCR3U or MCF3M also accepted)

1070

Wind Turbine Technician/Industrial Electrician Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship

Grade 12 C or U Math    (MCR3U or MCF3M also accepted)

St. Lawrence College recognizes high school diplomas and GED's from other provinces and territories as equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Applicants who have not earned a high school diploma must be at least 19 years of age when classes begin and must have a credit in both Grade 12 English and Grade 11 math at the college or university preparation level as well as any subject prerequisites listed.

For programs with no subject prerequisites, the majority of grade 11 and 12 courses must be college or university preparation level to qualify for admission. 
Exception:  The following one-year certificate programs will accept applicants whose Ontario Secondary School Diploma was earned with workplace preparation level credits:

  • 0141    Carpenter General
  • 1004    Culinary Skills – Chef Training
  • 0178    Fabricating & Welding
  • 0503    Hairstylist

High school graduates

Regardless of your age, if you have a high school diploma or GED (or will have attained either before school commences), your basis of admission will be as a high school graduate. The majority of your grade 11 and 12 credits must be at the college or university preparation level. You must also have all prerequisites listed for your program of choice.

Educated at the Workplace or Basic Level? The following one-year certificate programs will accept applicants whose Ontario Secondary School Diploma was or will be earned with workplace preparation level credis: 0141 Carpenter General; 1004 Culinary Skills-Chef Training; 0178 Fabricating and Welding;0503 Hairstylist.
Home-Schooled Applicants

St. Lawrence College evaluates applications from home-schooled students on an individual basis. Applicants should supply detailed information about the curriculum and the methodology used in acquiring the knowledge they have. Any standardized tests that have been taken should also be provided. The College may require further pre-admission testing. Please contact the Recruiting Office at 1-800-463-0752 for further information.

Mature applicants
If you are at least 19 years of age and will not have a high shool diploma when classes begin, your basis of admission is: mature applicant. You must have all prerequisites listed for your program of choice. If your program does not have prerequisites, then, as a minimum, you will need to provide proof that you have credits for grade 12 English and grade 11 Math at the college or university level.

ACE - Academic & Career Entrance Certificate is considered equivalent to a high school diploma for college admission purposes. You must also have all prerequisites listed for your program of choice.

Educated in Canada but outside of Ontario?
St. Lawrence College recognizes diplomas and GEDs from other provinces and territories as equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The majority of senior level high school credits (equivalent to Ontario's grade 11 and 12) must be at the college or university preparation level. You must also have all prerequisites listed for your program of choice.
Educated outside of Canada?

St. Lawrence College welcomes all applicants educated in other countries. You must have the equivalent to the Ontario curriculum prerequisites for your program of choice, as well as documented proficiency in English.

English is not your first language?
All applicants must be fluent enough in English to understand instructors and the technical language used in their subject area. Following is a list of English proficiency assessments recognized for admission to our programs.

  •     St. Lawrence College English as a Second Language – Advanced Level Certificate
  •     TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 550 on the paper-based test is required except for degree and post-graduate programs. TOEFL for degree and post-graduate programs: 83 internet; 220 computer; 560 paper. Website: http://www.toefl.org
  •     IELTS (International English Language Test Service): The required score for this British-based test is 6.0 overall, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each section except for degree and post-graduate programs. IELTS for degree and post-graduate programs: 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.0 in each section.
  •     Website: http://www.ielts.org 

Unsure where you fit?
Contact our Recruitment office at St. Lawrence College for more information and advice regarding your specific circumstances. We'll be pleased to help.

When to apply
Program ListSeptember Start Dates
For programs beginning in September, all complete applications received at ontariocolleges.ca  by February 1st are given equal consideration for entry. If we receive more qualified applicants by February 1st than can be accepted, applicants are ranked with offers made to a certain number, some will be placed on a waitlist, and the balance will be notified that the program is full. (applies to only a few programs – see ranking procedure). Completed applications received after February 1st are considered on a date-received basis. Most of our programs still have seats available after February 1st and new applications are encouraged. All qualified applicants are accepted as long as space permits. Applications are accepted until the first week of classes but are preferred before August 15th to ensure a smooth registration process .

Winter (January and February) start dates
The same procedures used for September start dates apply to programs with winter start dates. The equal consideration date for programs that begin in winter is October 1st. However, ranking of applicants is not normally required for winter programs (subject to change).

High Demand/Oversubscribed Programs And Ranking Information
Programs for which there are more qualified applicants having applied by the equal consideration deadlines noted above, than seats are available, are deemed to be “oversubscribed” and will be ranked, and the best quali­fied applicants offered seats or places on a waiting list. For oversubscribed programs, applicants are accepted according to the following priorities:

  1.     Permanent residents of Ontario
  2.     Permanent residents of other provinces and territories in Canada
  3.     Applicants from other countries


Although each year is different, the following programs are in high demand and may be subject to our ranking procedures:
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing • Behavioural Science Technology (including Fast Track) • Child and Youth Worker • Community Integration through Co-Operative Education • Medical Laboratory Science • Paramedic • Practical Nursing • Pre-Health Science • Veterinary Technology.

The Office of the Registrar reserves the right to add to or delete from the above list based on applicant demand, program changes, etc.

Ranking Procedure
Ranking is used only when we cannot accept all qualified applicants whose applications were received and complete by February 1st. Although each year is different, typically this occurs with the following limited enrollment programs: Paramedic, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Veterinary Technology, and Medical Laboratory Science.

Applicants will be admitted in the following order of preference:

  1.     Permanent Ontario residents
  2.     Permanent residents from other Canadian provinces and territories
  3.     Applicants from other countries.

     

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