Questions and Answers
Q: What kind of programs does Centennial College offer?
A: Centennial College has almost 200 full-time and about 150 part-time programs in business, communications, community and health studies, general arts, English language studies, engineering technology, hospitality, tourism and transportation. Most full-time programs range in length from 8 months to 4 years. While there are some exceptions, most post-secondary programs and degrees require applicants to present at minimum a high school diploma or be 19 years of age. Our advanced programs (e.g., fast-track and graduate certificate) often require a diploma or degree and/or work experience while apprenticeships generally require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
Q: When should I apply?
A: You should apply as soon as possible once you know that Centennial College is an option for you. While there is no deadline for applications, a number of our programs fill up months before their start time, so apply early for your best chances of being admitted to your program of choice. For example, most people apply in January for September entry and we start wait-listing or closing programs as early as March for September entry. However, if a program has space available, you can still apply a month or so before classes start.
Q: How do I apply?
A: For full-time programs (except apprenticeships), please apply on-line at www.ontariocolleges.ca. For part-time programs, please register by phone, fax or online. To register for part-time courses online, visit the Continuing Education Online Registration page.
Q: What happens after I have applied?
A: Once our Admissions Department receives your application from ontariocolleges.ca, the College will send you an acknowledgement letter and information on what else, if anything, you may need to do as part of the application process. For example, the College may ask you to submit a missing transcript, to attend a program information session, to submit your portfolio for review, or to attend an assessment test. If you are a successful candidate, eventually you will also receive a letter offering you admission to a program along with a fee statement. It is very important that you inform both ontariocolleges.ca and Centennial College if you change your address or phone number after you have applied. If you don't, we will continue to send mail to your old address and you may not receive the information you need. Change of Address forms are available at each Enrollment Services Office or download the Change of Address form.
Q: I have been accepted! What happens next?
A: After accepting your offer, you will receive a package from Centennial College. It will give you information on assessment testing (in case you did not need to test for admission purposes), paying your fees, making your timetable, etc. You may also be invited to attend an Open House and receive information about Student Orientation (Centennial Welcomes).
For more questions and answers, read the Seven things students should know before entering Centennial College.