Algonquin College (Perth) 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process
Algonquin College is one of the renowned private colleges of Perth, Canada. The College has three campuses – Ottawa, Pembroke and Perth. The Perth Campus of Algonquin College offers 8 programs in mainly 4 fields. The campus has 300 students and provides relevant, up-to-date learning environments. The rural setting, small student population and class sizes, contribute to high student success and retention rates in all programs and attract more students to study in Canada.
Algonquin College offers a wide range of diploma courses. The College offers 1 course under the Faculty of Business, 3 courses under the Faculty of Health and Community Studies, 2 courses under the Faculty of Trade, and 2 courses under the Faculty of Advanced Technology.
- The University enrolls students for fall/ spring/ summer sessions every year.
- Algonquin College is not an open college so you can be admitted only if you fulfill the requirements as deemed necessary.
- The students have to apply on the OCAS website only.
- Students applying for freshman courses are advised to complete their applications by February 22.
- You can apply for scholarships by checking the eligibility criteria. 96% of enrolled students receive scholarships.
COVID-19 Admission Updates
- Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Algonquin will be conducting its classes on campus and has made it mandatory to wear masks at all times when on campus.
- As of July 1, 2020, only international students who already have a valid Study Permit, or a Study Permit approval, will be able to apply for the Fall 2020 intake.
- The College is also accepting TOEFL online and IELTS indicator for upcoming admissions.
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Intake Seasons||Fall/ Spring/ Summer|
Students who wish to apply for admission to the Algonquin College can fill in the form as per the stated deadlines. Applications received after Equal Consideration Date will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis as long as space is available in the program. The University does not entertain late admissions. The deadlines for the applications are -
|Type||Fall Deadline||Winter Deadline||Spring Deadline|
|Equal Consideration Date||February 1||February 1||February 1|
|AC-HPAT Deadline||February 21||June 26||N/A|
|Offers and Confirmations||March 2/ May 1 (confirmation)||August 4||August 4|
|Tuition Deposit Due Date||June 15||November 1||March 1|
|Start of term||September 9||January 11||May 10|
Algonquin College International Students Admission
Algonquin College welcomes students from across the world irrespective of their native country. Applicants who want to study in Canada and fulfill the stated criteria are all set to apply for the admissions at Algonquin College. Algonquin receives a huge amount of applications from international students every year. Students can apply for various financial aids that are provided by the University.
Application Portal: OCAS Application
Application Fee: 95 CAD
Admission Requirements: An International student must submit the following documents to be eligible for admission at the Algonquin College –
- Transcripts from all colleges/ universities attended
- English Proficiency score,
- Secondary or High School Transcripts,
- Financial Statement of Support, and
- Personal Statement.
- Pre-admission test (if applicable)
Country specific requirements:
|India||CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) or ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) – Higher Secondary Certificate – With an average of 60% and no grade below 55% Or
Punjab, Haryana, and Gujarat State Boards – Higher Secondary Certificate – With an average of 65% and no grade below 60% Or
all other State Boards – Higher Secondary transcripts – With an average of 60% and no grade below 55%
|Bangladesh||Higher Secondary Certificate – With an average of 60% and no core subject below 55% Or:
General Certificate of Education (0 Level). Require a minimum of five academic subjects, of which one is English with a grade of C
|Nepal||High School Transcripts|
English Proficiency Test Score for International Students
All International students are expected to clear the IELTS exam and present their scores to prove their English Proficiency. Following are the minimum scores required for each –
|IELTS (for Diploma programs)||6.0|
|IELTS (for Bachelor’s programs)||6.5|
|IELTS (for Post Graduate Certificate programs)||6.5|
Apart from this, some courses have specific requirements and accept other tests such as TOEFL, CAEL, etc.
Visa Process for International Students
Once the application is accepted, the College will write a letter of acceptance. Then the applicant must visit the Canadian embassy in their country and apply for the Canadian student visa. They will have to state their ability to support themselves financially while they study in Canada. Once you acquire your visa, you are eligible to enter Canada and start with your studies.
- International students from visa-exempt countries must register for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
- As an international student, you’ll require the following documents in hand –
- Proof of acceptance,
- Study permit,
- Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) and Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA),
- Proof of financial support,
- Country requirements
- The students are given work-study in Canada options as well. Students can work on-campus and off-campus if they have a valid study permit.
Algonquin College Undergraduate Admissions
Algonquin College provides various Diploma Courses. These last for over a few months to a few years. The College has a few popular courses in the four fields mentioned above. The College offers a wide range of courses in Early Childhood Education, Police Foundations, Heritage Carpentry and Joinery, and many more. Undergraduate admissions at Algonquin College are explained further:
Application Portal: OCAS Application
Application Fee: 95 CAD
Admission requirements– Following are the requirements that the students need to fulfil to apply for Undergraduate Admissions at the Algonquin College –
- Completed application for admission,
- English proficiency scores,
- Official high school transcripts(s),
The program specific requirements for some programs are as follows:
|Requirements||Business-Agriculture||Early Childhood Education||Heritage Carpentry and Joinery|
|Academic requirements||English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent); Mathematics, Grade 11 (MBF3C or equivalent).||English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher.||English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent); Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent).|
|Duration||2 years (full-time)||42 weeks (full-time/part-time)||2 years (full-time)|
|English language test scores||IELTS- (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR
TOEFL- (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.
|IELTS- (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL- (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.||IELTS- (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL- (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.|
The students can pay the application fee via VISA, Master Card, and Bank Transfer.
The Perth Campus of Algonquin College maintains its reputation in providing Diploma degrees to its students. The College has a success rate and provides on-campus job placements for its degree holders. The College’s website provides all the Application Forms for their Undergraduate Programs. The institute advises you to keep all your documents in hand before applying them to the website. The College and the courses provided by its mark as a magnet for students.
Applications to full-time day programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements through:
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5J3
To contact their International Admission Team, you can ring them up on 613-727-4723 or mail them on email@example.com.
Ques. Is the Heritage and Carpentry program all “hands-on”?
Ans. No, despite this common misconception for trades training, this program has a balance of theory and practical courses. Lectures, note-taking, math, communications skills, drafting, research and report writing comprise a significant part of the program. The “hands-on” activities are designed to provide students with an opportunity to put the “theory” into practice. Successful students spend at least as much time completing assignments for their theory-based courses as on their practical projects.
Ques. Do I need to have previous trades experience for admissions in Trade field?
Ans. No. The program is organized to challenge and meet the learning requirements for students with a wide range of backgrounds, from those with little or no experience in the trades to individuals with time on the job, but who lack the theoretical background needed to excel in the trade. No doubt, it helps to have some basic carpentry skills, but, more importantly, is a strong desire to work in the trades, a solid foundation in math and communications, and an interest in historic Canadian architecture. Construction carpentry is considered to be physically demanding.
Ques. What is the estimated cost of attending Algonquin College?
Ans. The estimated cost including fee and cost of living is around 18,000 CAD. The cost of your college education will vary depending on your chosen program of study, lifestyle, and other considerations.
Ques. Will the college offer Tutor Services?
Ans. The Peer Tutoring Service is designed to help registered students sign up for additional one-to-one sessions to go over course material. They are matched with a trained tutor who is either excelling in the class or has successfully completed the course.
Students can receive tutoring for the nominal fee of 5 CAD per hour in the subject area required. To receive tutoring, please contact the Front Office.
Ques. Is there any fee for the admission test at the institute?
Ans. All pre-admission testing, within Algonquin College campuses, is 50 CAD per session. Test and Exam Services for Non-Algonquin Students is 60 CAD.