Offers of Admission
Offers of Admission
Centennial sends Offers of Admission by mail to qualified applicants. Your Offer of Admission letter includes a brochure with instructions on how to accept your offer. You must accept your offer of admission by the deadline stated in your offer letter or you may lose your seat in the program. You may only accept one offer of admission at one college.
Accepting Your Offer of Admission
To accept your Centennial College offer of admission, log into OntarioColleges.ca and select the "Confirm" tab. You must respond by the expiry date noted your offer.
We send Conditional Offers of Admission to applicants who are currently enrolled in prerequisite programs or courses with a completion date prior to the start of Centennial classes. Conditional offers are given “on the condition” that we receive documents showing completion of all outstanding conditions before our classes begin. If your conditions are not met, we will withdraw the offer. Your outstanding conditions for each program are listed in your offer letter.
We send an Alternate Offer of Admission if you do not meet the admission requirements for your chosen program and we have an upgrading option available, or when a program is full and we have a related program that may be of interest to you. If you receive and accept an alternate offer and later qualify for your original program, or if a spot becomes available in your original program, you will have an opportunity to change your confirmation.
For some programs, Centennial receives many more qualified applicants than seats available in the program. For these programs, meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee a seat in the program. Furthermore, these programs often have additional selection requirements. The Admissions Office reserves the right to add or delete from this list based on applicant demand, program changes, etc. Below is a list of our competitive programs:
- Practical Nursing
- Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant
- Fitness and Health Promotion
- Electrician, Construction Maintenance
- Automotive Service Technician Co-op Apprenticeship (Partnered with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA))
- Automotive Service Technician Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship (Partnered with Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA))
- Social Service Worker
- Child and Youth Care
- Community and Justice Services
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training
- Addiction and Mental Health Worker
If you are applying to a highly competitive program, you must submit your application before February 1 to be equally considered among all other applicants.
For International Applicants
Qualified applicants will receive a letter of acceptance in the mail. Subsequently, you will sign the acceptance-acknowledgement form and return it to the college before the stated deadline, along with a fee deposit.
While waiting for your letter of acceptance, you should submit an application for your Study Permit. You must contact the nearest Canadian embassy and request a student application kit. You should prepare your application as soon as possible, since the process usually takes four to six months.
You are asked to pay your tuition fees before the stated deadline. If you are not granted a Study Permit, you will receive a full refund. If you are unable to receive a Study Permit before the stated deadline, you should write or phone the International Department and ask to be moved ahead to the next semester.
You should travel to Canada to begin your studies at least a week before the scheduled first date for classes in order to secure your accommodations and get acquainted with the city and college faculty.
Should Centennial College act to cancel or suspend admission to your chosen program, you will be advised in writing. At that time, Centennial College will give you the opportunity to seek admission into other available programs.
Admission Appeal Procedure
Applicants to the College may appeal an unsatisfactory admission decision to the Registrar as per the following appeal procedures:
- The applicant must apply in writing to the Registrar for a review of the nonacceptance decision within 30 business days of the date of the written decision.
- The Registrar acknowledges the request for appeal and determines if the request for appeal meets the criteria for an appeal.
- If the Registrar determines that the request meets the criteria the registrar will appoint an Admission Review Panel consisting of the Registrar, the Chair of the program in question and, where applicable, the program coordinator within 10 business days.
- The Registrar convenes a meeting of the Review Panel within 15 days of receiving the applicant’s written request.
- The applicant may make a presentation to the Panel, either orally or in writing (with reasons), or both; no counsel or other agents may attend or represent the applicant. Policy # AC101-01 Page 5 of 5
- The Panel shall review the appeal request and make a decision and communicate the decision in writing to the applicant within five business days.
- The decision of the Panel is final and binding. If the Panel decision is in favour of the applicant, and the pertinent program no longer has seats available, alternatives will be investigated