Seneca College

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Seneca College Admissions

Here is something you should know: 

Seneca College offers pathways to degree programs with more than 50 partner institutions locally and abroad. 


As one of Canada's premier institutions, Seneca College is renowned for its comprehensive range of programs, hands-on learning experiences, and strong industry connections.

With over 30,000 full-time students and 70,000 part-time registrants, Seneca stands as a beacon of higher education that attracts a diverse and dynamic student body from across the globe.

Seneca offers more than 300 programs across a variety of fields including business, technology, health sciences, media, and creative arts.

With a strong focus on inclusivity, Seneca College offers various pathways to education, including diploma, degree, and graduate certificate programs, catering to a wide range of academic and professional aspirations.

Seneca College is dedicated to fostering an environment where students can thrive academically, personally, and professionally.


























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Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about Seneca College
Q. What programs does Seneca College offer for international students?

A. Seneca College offers diverse programs suitable for international students, including diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, bachelor's degrees, and postgraduate programs. These programs cover various disciplines such as business administration, information technology, health sciences, engineering technology, creative arts, media, and social services.

Q. What are the application deadlines for international students?

A. Application deadlines at Seneca College vary depending on the program and intake period. Generally, the major intakes are in Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring (May). It is recommended that international students apply at least six months before their desired start date to allow sufficient time for processing applications, securing a visa, and making travel arrangements.


Q. What are the English language proficiency requirements?

A. Seneca College requires international students to demonstrate proficiency in English. The acceptable tests and minimum scores are as follows:

  • IELTS: Minimum overall band score of 6.0 with no individual band score below 5.5 for undergraduate programs; 6.5 with no individual band score below 6.0 for postgraduate programs.
  • TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 80 for undergraduate programs 88 for postgraduate programs.
  • PTE Academic: Minimum score of 58 for undergraduate programs 60 for postgraduate programs.
  • Duolingo: Minimum score of 105 for undergraduate programs 115 for postgraduate programs.
Q. How do I apply to Seneca College as an international student?

A. International students can apply to Seneca College online through the Seneca College application portal or via the Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS). To apply:

  • Create an account on the chosen application portal.
  • Complete the application form with personal details, educational background, and program choices.
  • Upload the required documents, including academic transcripts, proof of English language proficiency, and a copy of your passport.
  • Pay the application fee, which is approximately CAD 90.
Q. What documents are required for the application?

A. The documents required for applying to Seneca College typically include:

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Passport Copy
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Intent
Q. Is there an application fee?

A. Yes, there is an application fee for applying to Seneca College. The fee is approximately CAD 90 and must be paid when you submit your application. This fee covers the administrative costs of processing your application and is non-refundable.


Q. How can I check the status of my application?

A. You can check the status of your application by logging into the Seneca College application portal or the Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS) portal, depending on where you submitted your application. Both portals will update your application status, including any missing documents or additional information required. Additionally, you will receive email notifications regarding the progress of your application.


Q. When will I receive my offer letter?

A. The processing time for applications can vary, but typically, you can expect to receive an offer letter within four to six weeks after submitting a complete application. Some high-demand programs may take longer to process. If you are accepted, the offer letter will include details on how to accept your offer, important dates, and steps to secure your enrollment.

Q. How do I accept my offer of admission?

A. To accept your offer of admission from Seneca College, follow the instructions in your offer letter. This usually involves:

  • Logging into the Seneca College application portal.
  • Confirming your acceptance of the offer online.
  • Paying the tuition fee deposit to secure your place in the program.
  • After completing these steps, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), which you will need for your study permit application.
Q. What is a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), and how do I get it?

A. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is an official document issued by Seneca College once you have accepted your offer and paid the required deposit. The CoE confirms your enrollment in the program and is a crucial document needed for your Canadian study permit application.

Q. What should I do if I need help with my application?

A. If you need assistance with your application to Seneca College, you have several options:

  • Contact the International Admissions Office: You can reach out via email or phone for personalised support and guidance on your application.
  • Authorised Agents: Seneca College has authorised agents in various countries who can provide application support and answer questions specific to your region.
  • Online Resources: The Seneca College website offers comprehensive guides and FAQs that can help you understand the application process and requirements.
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