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Estd 1966Established Year

St. Clair College 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vidushi Vidushi
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Established in 1966, St. Clair is a public non-denominational college of Applied Arts and Technology located in Southwestern Ontario counties. With campuses in Windsor, Downtown and Chatham, it is placed among the top colleges in Ontario. The college has Applied Research and work-integrated learning for research aspirants in arts and technology. There are many student government bodies that regulate and provide student services in the college including counselling, library resources, health centers.

With 128 programs offered by the college the academic staff approximates at 264. The employment rate for students of St. Clair within 6 months stands at an average of 8.7/10 graduates. The Institute provides programs for International Students under different academic streams that include Technology, Business, Media, Arts, and Social Services.

  • Applications are invited for the fall and winter semester.
  • International applicants can apply online through Ontario Colleges International Applications.
  • Minimum IELTSScore required by Indian applicants varies from other international applicants.
  • Due to the Coronavirus pandemic,admissions procedure, assessment test policy and visa procurement for International students at all levels of study have been subject to changes and shifted online.
  • The new admission deadline for fall semester is October 2, 2020.
  • The stage 1 approval from IRCC and stage 2 approval for a Canada study permit visa are necessary conditions during admission.
  • Financial Aid is provided to International students including slashing the Health Insurance fee.


Admission ModeOnline
Application fee125 CAD
Academic IntakeFall, Spring, winter
College TypePublic
Academic ModeFull-time, Part-time, Online
GPA2.0 min
Campus SettingSuburban
AffiliationsCCAA, OCAA, CICan, CBIE
Financial AidAvailable
HousingAccommodation available on and off campus


The applications for admission at St. Clair are considered on a first come first serve basis. The commencement of admission process is from October 1 for the upcoming fall session with the notification for oversubscribed and vacant seats of different courses sent out latest by March 29, 2020.

Fall termFebruary 1
Winter termSeptember 15

International Students

Admission at St. Claire for International students require some additional documents as stated by the institute as well as the Canadian laws. The college has a considerable number of international students from all over the world.

Application Portal: Through the online application for all bachelor degree courses.

Application Fee: 125 CAD

Application Requirements: The documents required for all bachelors, diploma and certificate level courses are as followed-

Canada and USAHigh-school diploma, official transcripts of grade 12 or equivalent
West AfricaOfficial transcripts of WAEC/ NACO along with scratch card number and PIN
Caribbean CountriesHigh-school diploma, transcripts from grade 12 or equivalent
South AsiaHigh school diploma, official transcripts of grade 12 including marks and subjects.

English Language Proficiency

RegionAssessment Tests
South AsiaCAEL 50, IELTS 6.0 with minimum 6.0 in each band/ PTE Level 51/ TOEFL PBT- 500/ TOEFL iBT-61/ TOEFL CBT- 173
IndiaCAEL 60 with minimum 50 in each band/ IELTS 6.O with minimum 6.0 in each band/ PTE Level 51/ Duolingo- 100 min
Other regionsTOEFL iBT- 78 with min 20 in each lower band/ PBT- MIN 550/ CBT- 213 scores / IELTS- 6.0 with min 5.5 in each band/ Duolingo- 100 min

Visa Requirements

Upon the confirmation of admission at St. Claire, students need to apply for a Canada Study Visa to be eligible to enter the country and stay on the basis of academic reasons. The fee of the study permit is 123 USD. Applicant need the following documents for a visa-

  • Acceptance letter from St. Claire college
  • Valid passport
  • Passport size photographs (recent preferred)
  • Official Documents demonstrating financial solvency.
  • The financial proof could be an official statement issued by the bank/ educational loan transcripts from the bank/ bank statement of last 4 months
  • Letter of explanation
  • Other country specific documents

Undergraduate Programs

UG programs at St. Claire College offers Diploma, bachelors and advanced skill enhancement courses for high school students and undergraduates. The top choices of applicants include the oversubscribed courses while applying at the college. They include-

Nursing BscNOSSD with 6 grade 12 (U/M) courses including English with min 65%, Chemistry and biology with 70% overall and Mathematics. Or
pre health sciences pathway to advance diploma and degree certificate
4 yearWindsor and Chatham campuses
Social justice and Legal studies (Honors Bachelors in applied arts)OSSD or equivalent
Or 6 university courses at grade 12 with 65% minimum. Grade of minimum 65% in English with min 60% in remaining courses.
Mathematics recommended in grade 12.
4 yearWindsor campus
Business Administration (information communication technologyOSSD or equivalent or 6 university courses at grade 12 with a minimum 65%.;
Subjects in grade 12- English with 65% min average, Mathematics with advanced functions or calculus and vectors, four other grade 12 credits
4 yearAnthony P. Toldo center for Applied Health Sciences
Graphic DesignOSSD or equivalent;
1 Arts or Media class recommended & Portfolio
3 yearDowntown campus- Windsor

The application is submitted online at first come first serve basis resulting in waitlisted courses. students can contact admission counsellors or the Registrar’s office for any query relating to the admission process. Applicants can directly contact the campus offering the choice of course to avoid any hassle.


Ques. How are the classes being conducted in the pandemic?

Ans. The classes are conducted online, face to face or through the hybrid mode depending upon the program that the student is enrolled in.

Ques. Will the International students be allowed to visit Canada without the stage 2 study permit visa?

Ans. In a case where the stage 2 visa is not permitted the college will refund or defer the tuition fee for the international student, less the 125 USD application fee is already paid.

Ques. What are the financial aids provided to international applicants affected by COVID 19?

Ans. The health fee is being refunded by the college since the health center services are not being availed by the students. The restrictions of the work study permit that allowed the international students to work for maximum 20 hours has been removed as well provided they are engaged in other essential services and functions.

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