Admission Requirements

The below are minimum admission requirements, listed by program type. It is important to note that meeting admission requirements does not guarantee admission to Niagara College programs. Secondary School grades from co-op courses and half credit courses are not considered.

It is important to ensure that your high school and/or post-secondary transcripts arrive at the Enrolment Services Office within 3 weeks of submitting your application. You may need to submit your transcript manually, or, your high school may submit them on your behalf. For more information, see: Transcript Requirement


Post-Secondary Programs

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent
  • English–any Grade 12 (C) or (U), or equivalent

Honour’s Bachelor’s Degree Programs

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent.
  • English–any Grade 12 (U), or equivalent (minimum grade 60%)
  • Mathematics–any Grade 12 (U) or Grade 12 Accounting (M), or equivalent (minimum grade 60%)
  • Four additional Grade 12 (U) or (M) level courses in any field of study
  • An overall average of 65% in the six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses

Note: Secondary School grades from co-op courses and half credit courses are not considered.

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent
  • Employment in the trade

For further information, please contact the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Apprenticeship Client Services: 301 St. Paul St. W, 10th Floor, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7R4. Phone.:905-704-2991 / Fax: 905-704-2985

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Ontario College Diploma (or equivalent) or Bachelor’s Degree, OR an acceptable combination of related work experience and postsecondary education (as determined by the College) AND
  • Proof of English proficiency

Additional Requirements

The minimum academic requirements listed pertain to most programs. Some programs may also require:

  • specific pre-requisite courses
  • pre-admission testing
  • attendance at an information session
  • participation in an audition session
  • submission of a portfolio
  • completion of an essay or questionnaire
  • or additional assessment of equivalency to required courses

You can find specific up-to-date admission requirements as well as selection and ranking information posted on individual program pages.