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

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Holland College offered admissions to 7,811 out of 9,082 applicants in the Fall Intake of 2018. Holland College is a community college, offering one-year certificate courses and two-year diploma courses to students from across the world. Applicants can choose from 65 programs, with 150-degree pathways available.

Having an outstanding acceptance rate, a good student to faculty ratio of 11:1 and ranked as one of the best value schools with very good job prospects makes it a good choice for both international as well as in-state students.

In response to COVID 19, Holland College has suspended all in-person operations through the end of the Spring semester. Holland College is providing remote education in the response of pandemic while all the documents’ submission is accepted electronically by the university.

  • Holland College is a publicly funded postgraduate institution.
  • Holland College admits students in two seasons: Fall/ Spring.
  • The admission process is carried out online through Holland’s Online Portal.
  • Required documents are to be submitted online and the university asks to mail additional documents depending on your category as an applicant by mail.
  • The deadline for the Early decision is February 28 for an international applicant.
  • Holland College has a rolling admission policy.
  • Financial aid is available for international students in the form of merit-based grants, bursaries, and entrance scholarships which are auto credited as per the student’s academic performance. To be considered for entrance scholarships and financial assistance, one must apply before Feb 28.
  • On-campus- jobs available at Holland College can assist the expenses of students.


Application PortalHolland’s Online Portal
Acceptance RateDepends on seat availability
Application Fee (non-refundable)100 CAD
Average SAT ScoreVerbal Score: 480
Average ACT Score19
Mode of PaymentVISA/ MasterCard / Discover / AmericanExpress
On the online portal.
Academic CalendarSemester - Based
Intake TermsFall/Spring
Work ExperienceRequired for Graduate Programs
Financial AidAvailable
Merit-based scholarships are also available.
Contact for any queryOffice of Admissions
Tel: 902-629-4217 or 1-800-446-5265

Admission Deadlines

Students are required to complete their admission process through the university’s Online Application Portal and send their additional documents by mail.

The applicants should complete their applications by February 28 to be considered for the first round of admissions and to be eligible for entrance scholarships and financial assistance.

Holland College has a rolling admission policy and the prospective students can apply after February 28 depending on the availability of the seats.

International Admissions

Holland College accepts international students willing to study in Canada with good academic records, good scores on internationally standardized tests with verified monetary support for the academic course, and living expenses.

Application Portal: Applicants can apply online and track the admission process through Holland Web Advisor by logging in with the user name and password received through email after application.

Admission Requirements:

An international applicant must meet the following requirements to be eligible for Holland College admissions:

  • A filled online application.
  • Official / Certified High school and college transcripts both in the original language and in English.
  • SAT/ ACT and TOEFL/IELTS official score report directly sent to Holland College.
  • Class 12 Equivalent for Diploma Courses.
  • An Affidavit of Support.
  • A Confidential Statement showing enough funds to cover Tuition Fees and Living Expenses.
  • A copy of Passport.
  • Cadet form.
  • Statement of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation.

English proficiency test requirements for International applicants

International applicants can produce the scores of TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, etc to demonstrate their proficiency in the language.

The minimum scores to apply are: -

IELTSOverall score of 6.5 with no other band below 6
TOEFL- PBTManual score of 550
CanTest4.5 in each section
PTE Academic58
CAELOverall Score 60, with minimum 50 in each band

VISA requirements for International Applicants

International applicants can apply for a study permit after they are offered admissions into the Holland College. Shortlisted Candidates are issued a letter of acceptance and it is mailed via FedEx or e-mailed once the application process is completed.

The documents which are required while applying for study permit are as follows: -

  • A valid Passport.
  • An acceptance letter.
  • A filled Visa Application.
  • Fee receipt of 150 CAD (non-refundable).
  • Two Photographs.
  • Transcripts of academic and standardized tests.
  • Proof of financial support and medical cover.
  • Letter or explanation/intention.

After the submission of the completed form and payment of VISA fees, applicants can schedule their appointment with the nearest embassy.

Undergraduate Admissions at Holland College

Holland College offers more than 40 bachelor’s degrees in Applied Sciences, Business, Computer Studies, Culinary Arts, Engineering Technology, Health and Community Studies, Industrial Technology and Trades, Marine Training, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Journalism, Sports and Leisure and Tourism.

Where to apply: Online Admission Portal

Application Fees: 100 CAD

Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following documents at the time of admission: -

  • Certified transcripts of previously attained school.
  • Transcripts of ACT / SAT.
  • All applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to commencing studies at the college.Domestic students have to provide proof of having studied at a full-time post-secondary school for a minimum of 3 consecutive years where the language of instruction and examination was English (as recognized by Holland College). 
  • Reference Letters and Statement of Purpose (SOP) as per the program
  • Police Science Application form.
  • Confidential financial statement for supporting expenses of attendance

Cost of attendance: -The tuition fee at Holland College is 11,553 CAD per year and the total cost of attendance might estimate up to 23565 CAD per annum for an international student for both fall and spring terms. Holland College claims that 85% of its students get some financial assistance and offer 450,000 CAD through scholarships, bursaries, and grants.

Graduate Admissions at Holland College

Holland College offers a graduate certificate, training, and diplomas in Applied Sciences, Business, Computer Studies, Culinary Arts, Engineering Technology, Health and Community Studies, Industrial Technology and Trades, Marine Training, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Journalism, Sports and Leisure and Tourism. Details of some popular programs at Holland College are: -

RequirementsDiploma in Construction Technology and ManagementDiploma, Electronics Engineering TechnologyJournalism and Communications Post-Graduate CertificateDiploma in Graphic DesignAdministrative Assistant Certificate
Application Fees (Non- refundable)100 CAD100 CAD100 CAD100 CAD100 CAD
GMAT/GRENot RequiredGRE recommended.Not Required.Not Required.Not Required.
Personal Statement.RequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Work ExperienceRequired (2 Years).Not Required.Not Required.RequiredNot Required
Professional CV/ ResumeRequired.RequiredRequiredRequired.Required
RecommendationsRequired (2)Required (2)Required (2)Required (2)Required (2)
Tuition Fee for the whole program21,506 CAD24,442 CAD9,837 CAD20,756 CAD11,123 CAD

With 11:1 student to faculty ratio and good job prospects, Holland College is a very good choice for an international applicant. Applicants with excellent academic history and good scores on SAT/ACT are preferred. Holland College has a rolling admission policy but applicants should have completed their application process before February 28 for the first round of admissions and entrance scholarships and financial aid. Shortlisted candidates don’t have to apply for scholarships separately and they are auto credited based on GPA in the university. Financial Aid is available for international students and there are plenty of on-campus jobs also available to help with the cost of attendance.

The applicants are notified upon the acceptance through e-mail and an acceptance letter is sent to them via email or mail. Student Counselling Services of Holland College is always there to guide the students thoroughly concerning housing and on-campus part-time jobs.

One can reach out to this for any query:

Holland College,

Office of Admissions

Tel: 902-629-4217 or 1-800-446-5265


Ques. What GPA do you need to get into Holland College?

Ans. The average high school GPA of the admitted students is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates with a 3.0 or greater GPA would be preferred.

Ques. What is the job prospect at Holland College?

Ans. 97% of graduates in class 2018 are employed. Around 90% of the graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.

Ques. What is Holl Pass?

Ans. Holl Pass is a card issued to the students of Holland College that has a declining balance account and allows you to easily add funds to use for purchases on campus.

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