Admissions Policy and Procedures
Admissions Decision Review Process
It is the policy of Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology to provide a method of reviewing a decision to deny a prospective student admission to any full–time program conducted by the College. This policy does not include part–time courses, programs which register on a first–come, first–served basis or programs where the denial of admission is due to the program being closed.
In the normal course of operations, a decision to accept or reject your application for admission to the College shall be sent to you in writing, whether or not a previous verbal decision has been given. In the case of a rejection, a brief written explanation of the reason(s) for rejection will be included. The Admissions Office will provide further explanation of the reason for rejection if requested by you. If you are not satisfied with the explanation or request a review of the admission decision, the following procedure will apply.
- You must apply to the Registrar, in writing, for a review of the non–acceptance decision within 30 days of the date of the written decision.
- The Registrar will acknowledge your application, in writing, and appoint an Admission Review Panel consisting of the Registrar; the Associate Registrar, Admissions; the Chair of the program in question and, where applicable, the Program Co–ordinator.
- The Registrar will fix a date for a meeting of the Panel and notify you within 15 days of the receipt of your written request.
- You may make representation to the Panel, either verbally or in writing (with reasons), or both; no counsel or other agent may attend or represent you.
- The Panel will notify you in writing with reasons for the decision.
NOTE: The decision of the Panel is final and binding. Should the Review Panel find in favour of you, and the pertinent program no longer has seats available, alternatives will be investigated. Under no circumstances will a student already admitted to Seneca College be disadvantaged, on behalf of another, by the findings of the Review Panel.