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GEORGIAN COLLEGE, BARRIE, ONTARIO - ADMISSION

Barrie, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  13000Enrollment

Georgian College 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
Study Abroad Expert

Georgian College is a renowned institute that offers admission to a plethora of undergraduate degree and graduate certificate programs and is honored as one of the greatly coveted names among the higher education institutes of Canada.

With a high rate of acceptance and a comprehensive approach towards admission, the college is a moderately selective institute which accepts applications on the rolling basis till the availability of space permits. Enrollment into the institute is judged on various parameters like extra curricular, work experience, among others but is highly governed by good academic record and spectacular GPA.

Some of the salient points to be considered by prospective candidates hoping to enroll at Georgian College are as mentioned below.

  • Admissions to the institute are generally available in 3 intakes of Fall, Winter and Spring but applications are considered all round the year.
  • Though there are no rigid deadlines observed at the college, however, there is an equal consideration deadline of February 1 for all the competitive courses for international students.
  • Institute usually takes 4 to 6 weeks for processing applications and releasing decisions and thus, international aspirants should apply for them at the earliest possible opportunity to provide sufficient time for procuring student permit.
  • All the entry forms are to be submitted online and can be tracked on the Web for Admissions.
  • With a great employer reputation and high rate of graduate employment of nearly 90%, the college is a worthwhile pursuit which can help you land one of the high-paying jobs in Canada.
Georgian College

Highlights

Application Fee100 CAD
English language proficiency accepted testsTOEFL/ IELTS or equivalent
TOEFL (iBT) minimum score89 for degree and graduate certificates
Application SeasonFall, Winter and Summer (Rolling admissions)
Employment rate Around 90%
Financial Aid for International StudentsAvailable as merit- and need-based scholarships and awards
Students’ Helpline705.728.1968, inquire@georgiancollege.ca

Deadlines

The institute doesn’t follow any strict deadlines and offers admissions round the year for candidates aspiring to study in Canada till the availability of the space permits. Usually the admissions are offered in the three intakes of Fall, winter and Summer. However, the college does have some recommended deadlines which are as mentioned below.

Season of IntakeStart of SessionApplication Deadline
Fall 2019SeptemberMay 1
Winter 2020JanuaryOctober 1
SummerMayMarch 1

International aspirants must note that the deadline for enrolling into highly competitive programs is February 1 for all intakes. Since there are only limited seats available, the aspirants are advised to send in their entries at the earliest possible opportunity.

International Admissions

Georgian College International Admissions

Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee: 100 CAD.

Basic Academic Requirement: Higher Secondary School Certificate.

Additional Requirements:

  • Scanned copies of transcripts.
  • English proficiency test scores like TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.
  • Letters of recommendation and work experience might be a requirement for some courses.

Admission Process

  1. Select a program of choice from the list of diverseundergraduate and graduate courses available for international students and check its availability and intake seasons.
  2. Ensure that you fulfill all the basic and program-specific requirements of the course you are applying to. 
  3. There might be additional requirements specific to international, mature or transfer applicants which must also be met while seeking enrollment.
  4. Complete the international student application form by filling in your personal and academic details along with a credit card authorization form in PDF format. 
  5. Email both the completed forms along with other mandatory documents like transcripts, test scores, et al. to international@georgiancollege.ca.
  6. Wait for an offer of place and keep updated with your application status by tracking it on the official website.
  7. If you are selected, the institute will send you an email with an offer of place. Students at this point shall accept their offers and pay a nonrefundable deposit of 2,500 CAD within 21 days of receiving the mail.
  8. After the deposit is submitted, the candidates will receive a letter of acceptance with an invoice of first year tuition fee confirming student’s enrollment at the institute.
  9. Applicants must use the acceptance letter and invoice for obtaining their study permit by consulting the nearest Canadian embassy.
  10. Students are advised to notify the institute of their permit status by sending an email to international@georgiancollege.ca. In case the permit is refused, candidates can request for deposit refund by providing the proof of refusal within the first 10 working days of the term.

Country-Specific Requirements

The college observes some country-specific requirements which differ for all the students depending upon their nationalities. Some of the Asian countries with their corresponding specifications have been tabulated as follows:

Name of CountrySpecification
IndiaHigher Secondary Certificate; Diploma / Degree certificate mark sheets
NepalHigher Secondary Certificate; Diploma Academic transcript
Sri LankaSri Lankan General Certificate of Education; Diploma Transcripts
BhutanIndian School Certificate
Mark sheet; Diploma
BangladeshHigher Secondary Certificate; Degree certificate and mark sheets
ChinaSenior middle school diploma and transcripts
JapanKotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho / Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate; Diploma Transcript

English Proficiency Requirements

International aspirants of the institute must submit the proof of their English language skills before seeking enrollment. Students can submit any one of the below mentioned tests as the acceptable proof. They can apply for the tests more than once but only the highest score will be taken into account.

English Proficiency TestMinimum score for degree and graduate certificateMinimum score for diploma/certificate
TOEFL (IBT)8979
TOEFL (PBT)580550
IELTS6.56.0
YELT1-51-5
TOEIC850800
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL)6060
Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE)6158
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)175170

Visa Application Process

The international students must apply for a student permit and a visa to study in Canada from the nearest Canadian embassy if they are enrolling in a program of duration 6 months or longer. They can be applied for after the candidate has received his/her official letter from the college and should be applied for at the earliest since the entire process can take upto 4 to 8 weeks.

While applying for a permit, an applicant is supposed to submit a copy of following documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Recent photographs
  • Letter of recommendation from concerned authority.
  • I-20 certification of financial statement

If you're a legal resident/native of countries like India, Morocco, Pakistan, China, among others, you can also apply via Student Direct Stream (SDS) for processing your permit faster but only if you can meet the below mentioned qualifications.

  1. Copy of acceptance letter.
  2. Proof of first year paid tuition fee.
  3. Proof of Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) for 10,000 CAD.
  4. Medical exam.
  5. Qualifying language test score

English – 6.0 or more in each skill (IELTS)

French – TEF score equal to a Canadian Language Benchmark minimum score of 7 in each skill.

Graduate Admissions

The college offers various graduate certificate programs in an array of disciplines for aspirants round the globe. While the basic admission requirements for all the programs are the same, there are additional requirements as well which must be met for seeking enrollment.

Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee: 100 CAD.

Basic Academic Requirement: Bachelor’s degree.

International aspirants applying to graduate-level courses are required to fulfill certain program-specific requirements which are detailed as follows:2

RequirementsHuman Resources ManagementProject ManagementInformation Systems SecurityAdvanced Care ParamedicResearch Analytics
Duration2 sem + 1 work term2 semesters2 sem + 1 work term3 semesters2 sem + 1 work term
Upcoming Intake SeasonsFall 2020, WInter 2021Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Winter 2021Fall 2020, Summer 2020Fall 2020Fall 2020, WInter 2021
CampusBarrieBarrieBarrieBarrieBarrie
Academic Qualification3 year postsecondary education or equivalentPostsecondary diploma, degree or equivalentPostsecondary diploma/degree in comp sci or related field2 year Ontario College Paramedic diploma or equivalent3 year advanced diploma/degree or equivalent in related field
SOI/EssayNot RequiredNot RequiredRequiredNot RequiredRequired
LORs/ReferencesNot RequiredRequiredNot RequiredRequiredNot Required
Resume/CVNot RequiredRequiredRequiredNot RequiredRequired
Work Experience-RecommendedRecommended4,000 hours in last 5 years-
Additional Requirements-Certain hardware/software installations might be required-AEMCA License-

Since the competition for highly demanded courses available at the Georgian College is cutthroat, international aspirants are highly encouraged to apply for the programs months in advance as soon as they have made up their minds.

Once you have obtained your study permit, do remember to update the college about the same by sending an email to international@georgiancollege.ca along with your name, program, student number and a copy of approved permit. International applicants enrolling in a program program with a work component like co-op, placement or training must ensure that they apply for a co-op work permit with their study permit to ensure no last minute complications.

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