How to Apply

I.   Application

An international applicant is a person wishing to study in Canada who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident as defined by the current Immigration Act.

The mature student clause does not apply to international student applicants.

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Remember, your original documents need to be uploaded when you apply.

International students may apply by any of the following methods:

1. Education agent

Loyalist College has partnered with education agents around the world. Agents are very knowledgeable about our programs, services, processes and procedures.  Using an agent to submit your application can make the process more efficient. Contact International Admissions ( to be connected with an education agent in your country.

2. Direct application

a)  Apply directly by returning to the Student Application Form

b)  The following information must be included in your application via upload:

i.    Completed international student application form (link)
ii.   Certified “true” copies of all transcripts and certificates
iii.  English Proficiency Score (if English is not your first language)
iv.  Application fee as per information on application page
v. CV (if there is a gap between education and application to Loyalist College)

3. Credential assessment

As the educational documents provided to support your application to Loyalist College are international documents, you may need to arrange to have a Credential Assessment Report for our College to continue processing and approve your application for admissions. Once we have reviewed your documentation, we will notify you if you need to contact one of the following companies, who can provide Credential Assessment Reports for international documents. Please visit the company website for further information and instructions on how to obtain the required report.

International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)
Ontario Agricentre
100 Stone Road West
Suite 102
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5L3

World Education Service (WES)
2 Carleton Street
Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3

Any transcripts not in English or French should be translated into English. Applicants should provide word-for-word translations of all documents in the same format as the original. All records (official certificates and transcripts) of your high school, college and university education must be sent with your application form. These records must include the original copies or certified “true” copies in the original language and the English translation.

II.   Admission Requirements

International applicants must provide proof of academic standing equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) (Grade 12)

The following certificates are acceptable for admission:

  • India: 10 + 12 with marks over 50%, less than 8 backlogs
  • England, Wales, West Africa and Middle East: GCSE – General Certificate of Secondary Education (O Level) with grades of A, B, C (or 1, 2, 3) in five academic subjects.
  • West Indies: General Certificate of Education (O Level) with grades of A, B, C (or 1, 2, 3) in five academic subjects, or Caribbean Examinations Council with grades of A, B, C (or 1, 2, 3) in five academic subjects.
  • Hong Kong: Hong Kong Certificate of Education with credit standing in five academic subjects, or pass standing in six academic subjects, or the Chinese University of Hong Kong Entrance Examination with a pass in five academic subjects.

III.  Language Requirements

All instruction within the College is in English. In order to be successful in a program, speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills must be at a sufficient level to meet the demands of post-secondary studies.

All applicants to Loyalist College whose first language is not English, or whose previous education has been conducted in another language, will be expected to provide an English proficiency assessment.

Please forward test scores from one of the following tests with your application:

English Language Proficiency Test English for Academic Purposes (EAPC) Certificate/Diploma Programs Post-Graduate Programs/Fast-Track
TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
173 (computer-based test)

65 (internet-based test)

550 (paper-based test)

80 (iBT internet-based test with minimums of 20)


560 (paper-based test)

84 (iBT internet-based test) with minimums of 21


IELTS (International English Language Test Service)
5.0 overall 6.0 overall with no bands less than 6.0 (under SDS)

6.0 overall with one band at 5.5 (generic category)

6.5 overall with no bands less than 6.0 in each section
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment)
  Overall band of 60, writing 60 Overall band of 70 and Writing 60