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

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
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Founded in 1967, Sheridan College is Ontario’s leading postsecondary institution offering certificate, undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business, Applied Health, Social sciences, Arts and Applied sciences. There are more than 120 programs including 25 degree programs across 5 faculties.

The college has 23,900 full-time students, 3800 part-time students and 16,950 professional and continuing education students. The College observes an international student intake of more than 8,700 annually across 110 different countries in the world.

Some points to be kept in mind while applying to Sheridan College are listed below:

  • Students are free to apply for a maximum of three courses with one application.
  • The academic schedule is based on a term wise.
  • Students can apply for the September or January intake depending on the choice of course.
  • The College does not have fixed admission deadlines. However, international applicants are advised to apply early since for competitive programs, international students will be the last in the order of priority.
  • All applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Sheridan College admissions are spread across two intakes - fall and winter.
  • To track the status of their application, students are required to log into the myStudent Centre with your nine digits Sheridan ID number and password.
  • Transcripts must be accompanied by notarized translation with the original document in the native language.

COVID-19 Admission Updates

  • Due to COVID-19, the dates for the upcoming fall semester have been extended to October 9, 2020.
  • The college is processing applications on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The entire summer and spring semester has been scheduled to be offered remotely through distance learning, in order to protect students' health and safety needs.


Application PortalOnline Application through Sheridan College International Centre
Application Fee95 CAD (Domestic applications)
100 CAD (International applications)
Intake SeasonSpring/ Winter
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Mode of PaymentInternet Banking, CIBC Student Pay, Bank wire transfer, International Money order or certified check
Work ExperienceRequired for some graduate-level programs
Financial AidMerit-based scholarships

Sheridan College Admission Deadlines

Sheridan College does not have fixed deadlines for the submission of applications. For the September intake “equal consideration” date is February 1. It is suggested that applicants apply before this date. However, applications continue to be accepted beyond this date given there are seats available for the choice of program.

The international student deadlines for payment of the fee for the spring and winter semester are as follows:

SemesterFee payment deadline for new studentsFee payment deadline for returning students
Spring semesterMarch 4, 2020March 4, 2020
Winter semesterOctober 9, 2020November 13, 2020

The updated class schedule for 2020 has been given below. The current spring semester is planned to be conducted on a remote delivery basis while the winter semester will be conducted in a hybrid mode:

Class CommencementMay 19, 2020September 14, 2020
Last day of classAugust 14, 2020December 18, 2020

Sheridan College International Student Admissions

International students that are looking to apply for admissions at Sheridan College are required to submit essential documents and fulfill a list of eligibility criteria before securing confirmed admissions. Students can go through the program database that has over 120 degree, diploma and graduate programs for students to choose from.

Application Portal: Student Admission Portal

Application Fee: 100 CAD

Basic Admission Requirements: The documents required in order to make an application are as given below:

  • A complete application form
  • Official high school diploma and certificates
  • Bachelor’s degree (for graduate courses)
  • Overall 65% with a minimum of 60% in each subject
  • Relevant academic transcripts from all institutions attended
  • All documents provided by international students are to be assessed by World Education Services (WES) or ICAS Canada, depending on the course requirements.
  • Official English Proficiency Test scores
  • A valid passport
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Work experience (required for some courses)
  • Portfolio (required for some courses)

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

All applicants seeking admission to Sheridan College must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. The English proficiency test scores required by international students for degree programs and certificate/ diploma programs are as follows:

TestMinimum Requirements for Degree programsMinimum Requirements for certificate and diploma programs
IELTS AcademicMinimum 6.5, with no band below 6Minimum 6.0, with no band below 5.5
TOEFLPaper-Based 570
Internet-Based 88
Special Home Edition 88
Paper-Based 550
Internet-Based 80
Special Home Edition 80
Cambridge English176 (FCE)
180 (CAE)
CPE (200)
176 (FCE)
180 (CAE)
CPE (200)
Sheridan Test75% (EAP)
4.5 Listening and Reading, 8 Writing (EPA)
4.0 Listening and Reading, 7 Writing (EPA)

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants who have received a letter of acceptance from Sheridan College are then required to apply for a student visa to study in Canada. If the course applied for a duration of above six months, students must obtain a study permit at a postsecondary level. A study permit is issued by the Canadian government depending on the country you are applying from.

The documents required to apply for a visa are as follows:

  • Official letter of acceptance by Sheridan College
  • Valid Passport
  • Recent Passport-sized photographs
  • Required English Proficiency Test scores
  • Proof of financial support
  • Have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GAD) of 10,000 CAD
  • Medical Reports (if applicable)

Student visas are processed within 90 days or sooner. With the Student Direct Stream, students from India, Philippines, Vietnam and China can receive their study permits within 20 days. In order to complete registration at Sheridan College, international students are advised to send a copy of the study permit through either of the following methods:

  • The iCENT application
  • By sending it through email at with your respective Sheridan student ID number
  • Get in touch with the international services at the campus.

Sheridan College Undergraduate Admissions

Sheridan College undergraduate programs have similar entry requirements. However, some programs in creative subject areas like Art and Design, Music, Theatre, etc. may require applicants to submit a portfolio or audition for admission. Applicants must check the eligibility requirements and application deadlines before submitting an application. Students can submit an application by filling in essential details and can send in their documents later. Students are selected based on their academic performances and test scores.

Where to Apply: Online Application

Application Fee: 100 CAD

Admission Requirements: The following requirements must be fulfilled for admission to undergraduate programs:

  • An Ontario secondary school diploma (OSSD) or equivalent high school diploma
  • Senior-level English or relevant English proficiency test scores
  • Overall 65% with minimum of 60% in each subject
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Good computer skills
  • Statement of Purpose

Sheridan College Graduate Admissions

Sheridan College offers certificate and diploma programs at the graduate level across a variety of subjects. Students are advised to check the course requirements and ensure that all the required documents are submitted during applications. All Sheridan students must have relevant computer skills in order to progress in their selected courses.

Where to Apply: Online Application

Application Fee: 100 CAD

Admission Requirements: The following documents are required for admission to graduate programs:

  • Postsecondary degree or diploma
  • Relevant English Proficiency Test scores
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Work Experience
  • Statement of Purpose

The academic requirements for some of the most popular courses at Sheridan College are tabulated below:

CourseDurationAcademic Requirements
Business Administration- Marketing Diploma2 yearsGrade 12 English scores with a minimum 60%; Grade 12 Math scores with minimum 65%
Early Childhood Education2 yearsOntario secondary school diploma or equivalent with Grade 12 English.
Journalism Diploma2 yearsOntario secondary school diploma or equivalent with Grade 12 English with a minimum of 65%.
Advanced Manufacturing Management1 yearPostsecondary degree or diploma in science or engineering, 1 year of industrial experience, Basic knowledge of CAD
Computer Systems- Software Engineering2 yearsOntario secondary school diploma or equivalent with Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math or Grade 11 Functions or Grade 11 Functions and relations with minimum 70%

Decisions regarding applications for the fall intake can be issued as early as February 1. Therefore students must ensure to submit any additional documents required, like portfolio or resume, on time in order to receive a letter of acceptance.

Once students have submitted their application along with the required documents, the college will get back to them on the registered email address and Sheridan ID number. The email will contain the admission offer and invoice for the program. Applicants must accept the offer for admission within the said due date using the account.


Ques. Can I apply for multiple courses at Sheridan College?

Students can apply for up to three courses at Sheridan College.

Ques. Can I apply to Sheridan College if I have not yet received my high school results?

Students will be required to provide all other documents and fill out the application form to be considered. The mark sheets must be submitted to the admission department before the stipulated deadline.

Ques. What is the right time to apply for admission to Sheridan College?

Applications for September intake must be submitted before February 1 for equal consideration. Students must also keep in mind the time required to apply for a visa.

Ques. Can I know in advance if I am eligible for admission to Sheridan College?

After receiving the transcripts, the Admissions Office determines the applicant’s eligibility for admission. Students who meet the eligibility criteria are asked to proceed with the admission process. If an applicant fails to meet the eligibility criteria, the office asks to provide additional information.

Ques. Is there a priority order for accepting applications at Sheridan College?

Sheridan College reviews applications on a first-come-first-serve basis. However, in case of a competitive program that is oversubscribed, applicants who are residents of Ontario will be given priority followed by residents of provinces and territories in Canada and last in the list will be international applicants.

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