Admissions Policy and Procedures
Seneca College works with secondary schools to improve students’ opportunities for access to, and success in, college programs. Seneca professors collaborate with secondary school teachers for the purposes of co–ordinating curricula and planning activities for students to increase their awareness of careers and related college programs. For more information, contact the Seneca Recruitment and Liaison Office. Seneca College and several universities have entered into formal agreements that improve access to university programs for Seneca graduates. These agreements enable graduates to receive advanced standing credit for college studies or allow students to study concurrently at college and university. In addition, there are a number of informal arrangements between Seneca and various universities. Details of the agreements and informal arrangements are listed on each program page in this calendar and are outlined in the Degree Transfer Guide. You may contact Seneca’s Degree and Credit Transfer Office at (416) 491–5050, ext. 26464.
Home Schooled Applicants
Applicants who have been home–schooled should apply to Seneca by accessing the standard online application at ontariocolleges.ca.
Immediately following the submission of this application, prospective students should complete the Supplementary Application Form for Home–Schooled Applicants. Applicants will be asked to provide Seneca with their ontariocolleges.ca Application Number. Once completed, it should be returned to the Admissions Office.
The main purpose of this form is to document the academic achievement of home–schooled applicants. Seneca will consider applicants whose home–schooling is equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, including any specific subject requirements as stated in the College Calendar at www.senecacollege.ca/fulltime. Applicants may be required to write an entrance test in English or Mathematics.
Many of Seneca’s oversubscribed programs have additional selection criteria in place. Criteria will change for different programs but generally involve compulsory pre–admissions testing and screening sessions, the submission of a portfolio, the completion of a questionnaire or an applicant profile form. Home–schooled applicants will be subjected to the same evaluation as all other applicants to oversubscribed programs. Applicants will be notified of the process for oversubscribed programs after submitting an application.