Transcript Requirements

Canadian Students

Proof of all admission requirements must be received by the Admissions Office within 3 weeks of submitting your application. Check our Important Dates page for further information about deadlines for competitive programs.

  • Ontario High School Students: If you are currently enrolled as a full-time high school student in Ontario, your school will forward transcript information directly to ontariocolleges.ca.
  • Applicants with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma: If you are not currently enrolled in Ontario as a full time high school student, you must personally submit an official high school transcript directly to ontariocolleges.ca.
  • Applicants Outside of Ontario: Applicants whose Canadian secondary school studies have been completed outside the province of Ontario must submit evidence of equivalent standing. Recognized equivalents to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) are: Alberta–Grade 12, British Columbia–Grade 12, Manitoba–Grade 12, New Brunswick–Grade 12, Newfoundland–Grade 12, Nova Scotia–Grade 12, Prince Edward Island–Grade 12, Quebec–High School Leaving Certificate (Secondary V), Saskatchewan–Grade 12, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut–Grade 12.
  • Applicants Educated Outside of Canada: Canadian applicants who have been educated outside of Canada are considered on an individual basis. An International Document Assessment service is available at icascanada.ca or wes.org/ca/.
  • Mature Students (19+) with no Secondary School Diploma: If you are age 19 or older as of the first day of classes, and do not have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, you may be considered for admission as a mature student. Applicants must meet all specific admission requirements (courses, portfolio, written statement, audition, pre-admission testing, etc.) for the program to which they are applying. Equivalency testing is available in Mathematics and English for applicants age 19 or older. Testing is not available for Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Test fees are payable at the time the test is written. To review eligibility for admission please contact the Admissions Office at 905-735-2211, extension 7619 or email admissions@niagaracollege.ca.
  • Applicants with no high school diploma: Applicants who provide documentation for Ontario Secondary School equivalency from any of the following sources will be considered on an individual basis.
    • Academic Upgrading
    • General Education Diploma (GED)
    • Home Schooling (individual assessment is required)

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office at 905-735-2211 ext. 7619 or email admissions@niagaracollege.ca.

International Students

International Students must submit high school and (if applicable) college transcripts, in order to be accepted into Niagara College programs. Transcripts should be submitted directly to the Niagara College International Department as part of the application process. English-as-a-Second Language students do not need to submit any transcripts.

Does Niagara College offer a way for me to obtain required courses for admission?

Yes. The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Program, offered through Academic Upgrading, can help you prepare for admission to postsecondary programs at Niagara College, as well as other Ontario Colleges. If you do not have a high school diploma, or you have completed high school some time ago and need to refresh your skills, or you are missing specific courses required for admission, the ACE Program can help you. Academic upgrading courses include communications, mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, computers, and self-development. You can enjoy free tuition, access to textbooks, and the possibility of some financial support. The program is based on continuous intake so you can enrol at any time.

To learn more about this program, please visit niagaracollege.ca/au. You may also obtain information and apply to the program by calling: 905-641-2252, ext. 4418.