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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The first step in applying to Centennial College is to figure out if you meet the requirements to get in. Centennial is committed to understanding everyone's academic skills in order to promote student success, and to providing equal access to post-secondary education for everyone. As Admission Requirements vary from program to program, please make sure to review the specific Admission Requirements for your program of choice, and to contact the admissions department for complete details.

Submitting Your Transcript

When applying, you must submit transcripts for admission directly to Ontariocolleges.ca. For details on how to submit your transcripts, visit How To Send Your Transcripts To Ontario Colleges. Transcripts from outside of Canada must be assessed by World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Services (ICAS).

Meanwhile, Applicants who apply directly to Centennial College may be asked to submit official transcripts or credential evaluations to the Centennial College Admissions Office. Documents must be original and in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. Photocopies are not acceptable. You can drop them off at any Centennial campus Enrolment Services office to the attention of "Admissions," or mail them to Centennial College Admissions, PO Box 631, Station A, Toronto, ON, M1K 5E9.

Eligibility

While you should still check your specific program of choice for unique requirements, here's an outline of general admission requirements for Centennial College's programs.

If you're applying for an Ontario College Certificate, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma Program, you need…

  • An Ontario Secondary Diploma (OSSD) or an OSSD Equivalency.
  • If you do not have an OSSD, but are 19 years of age or older, you may be eligible to apply as a mature applicant
  • Any credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy your program's specific requirements, as well as additional requirements like portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions. For many programs, you can meet the English and mathematic academic requirements by taking a skills assessment.

If you're applying for a Bachelor Degree Program, you need…

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or an OSSD Equivalency with a minimum of six 12 U, 12M, OAC credits.
  • If you do not have an OSSD, but are 21 years of age or older, you may be eligible to apply as a mature applicant
  • Any credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy your program's specific requirements, as well as additional requirements like portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions. For degree programs, all academic requirements must be met at the "U" or "M" level, or equivalent.

If you're applying for a Modified Apprenticeship or Co-op Apprenticeship Program, you need…

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or GED OSSD Equivalency.
  • Any credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy your program's specific requirements, as well as additional requirements like portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions.

If you're applying for a Fast-track or Graduate Certificate Program, you need…

  • A university degree or three-year college diploma. For some graduate certificate or fast-track programs, we will consider applicants who have a partial degree (minimum two years) or a two-year college diploma and who have a minimum of two years of work experience related to the program of study. Admission based on partial post-secondary and related experience is at the discretion of the college. Some programs require previous post-secondary education in a specific discipline related to the program.
  • Some programs require you to have completed post-secondary courses like English or math before applying.
  • Any program specific requirements needed prior to admission, which may include portfolios, auditions, writing samples, interviews, or English and Math admission testing. 
Program Type Eligibility Academic Requirements Additional Requirements
Ontario College Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma Programs

• An Ontario Secondary Diploma (OSSD)
Mature applicant - 19 years old by the start of the program

OSSD Equivalency

• Credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy the academic prerequisites specific to each program

For many programs, you can meet the English and mathematic academic requirements by taking a "skills assessment" for admission
Program specific requirements such as portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions
Bachelor Degree Programs

• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum of six 12 U, 12M, OAC credits

Mature applicant - 21 years of age by December 31 of the program start date, and must have been away from full-time formal education for at least two years

OSSD Equivalency

Credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy the academic prerequisites specific to each program; for degree programs, must be at “U” or “M” level or equivalent Program specific requirements such as portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions
Modified Apprenticeship and Coop Apprenticeship Programs

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or GED

OSSD Equivalency

Credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy the academic prerequisites specific to each program Program specific requirements such as portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions
Fast-Track and Graduate Certificate Programs University degree or three-year college diploma* Completion of credits or courses such as English or math at the post-secondary level is required for some programs Program specific requirements needed prior to admission may include portfolios, auditions, writing samples, interviews, or English and Math admission testing

*For some graduate certificate or fast-track programs, we will consider applicants who have a partial degree (minimum two years) or a two-year college diploma, and who have a minimum of two years’ work experience related to the program of study. Admission based on partial post-secondary and related experience is at the discretion of the college.

Some programs require previous post-secondary education in a specific discipline related to the program.