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    Seneca College (Newnham Campus) 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Located in Toronto, Seneca College is a public Canadian institute established in 1967 that offers admission to more than 300 full-and part-time programs at the ranging levels of degrees, diplomas and certificates. 

    Regarded as one of the finest higher education institutes of Canada, the college offers admissions to its various courses for international applicants of around 150 countries in the seasonal intakes of Fall, Summer and Winter. Renowned for providing some of the brilliant programs in the fields of Accounting, Management, Social Work and Computer Science, the college is one of the highly coveted institutes worldwide.

    Following a comprehensive approach towards admission, Seneca College observes an acceptance rate of approximately 85%, making enrollment at the institute highly accessible. The organization considers various parameters while offering admissions inclusive of an individual's GPA and extracurriculars. Hidden factors like availability of seats in a program, completeness of application at the time of receipt and quality of academic history along with English language proficiency play an equally significant role in while offering admissions.

    Graduate programs of the college are unparalleled in terms of industry experience and career-focused opportunities they offer which is evident in the institute’s high graduate employment rate of nearly 82%. With an employer satisfaction rate of more than 90%, the institute provides you enough exposure of real-world challenges through its co-op programs and field placements and prepares you well for landing one of the high-paying jobs in Canada

    COVID-19 Updates:

    • The Seneca campuses have been temporarily closed due to the global pandemic.
    • The admissions are open, with semesters continuing through an online-offline hybrid teaching.
    • Enrolled students can apply for the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit

    Highlights

    Application Fee 68 USD for both undergraduate and graduate admissions
    English language proficiency accepted tests TOEFL/ IELTS or equivalent
    TOEFL (iBT) minimum score 80
    Application Season Fall, Summer, and Winter
    Acceptance Rate Around 85%
    Financial Aid for International Students Available as Scholarships, bursaries, and awards
    Work-study Available on campus
    Students’ Helpline 416.491.5050 ext. 22608
    Seneca.International@senecacollege.ca

    Deadlines

    For international applicants wanting to study in Canada, admission intakes at the college become available in the three seasonal intakes of September (fall), January (winter), and May (summer). But, not all programs are available in these respective intakes and thus, candidates must ensure a close track of the deadlines. 

    The popular highly-competitive programs fill very early and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Some of the upcoming deadlines for international candidates to be observed at the institute are as mentioned below.

    Type of Deadline Fall 2020 Semester Winter 2021 Semester Summer 2021 Semester
    Enrolment Begins August 6, 2020 December 9, 2020 April 14, 2021
    Classes Begin September 14, 2020 January 4, 2021 May 3, 2021

    Graduate Courses

    Deadlines for admission in graduate programs during its 3 seasonal intakes varies for different courses. International aspirants must note that the applications for the term of January 2021 will be accepted starting March 2, 2020.

    International Admissions

    Seneca College International Admissions

    Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

    Application Fee: 68 USD.

    Basic Academic Requirements: Higher Secondary School Certificate.

    Additional requirements to be observed before applying are as follows:

    1. Scanned PDF copies of the photo and signature pages of the passport.
    2. Original academic record in native language along with their translated.
    3. Proof of English language proficiency like IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent.

    Non-Academic Requirements:

    • Some programs may require essays, auditions, interviews, and questionnaires, which must be complied with by the aspirant.
    • The admission for competitive programs depends upon the academic ranking of the applicants, which must be noted before the application.

    Admission Process

    Application process for international aspirants of Seneca College explained in a few easy steps.

    1. Create an account at the official website or sign in using your Facebook, Google or Twitter account.
    2. Provide complete personal information as required and choose the program of choice along with the semester and campus you are interested in.
    3. Provide details regarding your academic history, language proficiency proof and upload the corresponding documents.
    4. Complete the Information Release form and print your application for personal record.
    5. Provide any additional nonacademic requirements exclusive to the program of your interest such as questionnaires, essays, portfolios, auditions or testing.
    6. Submit the completed form with a nonrefundable application fee and wait for an acknowledgement mail.

    What to do after you have applied?

    1. Wait for an acknowledgement email sent within 24 hour of applying that will include your Seneca Student Centre login details to help you access your account for all admission-related updates.
    2. Follow the instructions step-by-step as mentioned in the mail and activate your account for any further important messages and updates regarding your application status.
    3. Keep a close track of your application and contact the college directly if no response is received after 4 weeks of waiting. 
    4. If your application is selected, you will receive an offer of place from the organization. Accept the offer letter, deposit the required tuition fee as mentioned and apply for study permit at the earliest. 

    NOTE: The required documents can be sent to the institution via Email or courier.

    1. By Email: 
      1. E-mail the application with the subject saying “Scanned Application-Confirmation Number # 55-xxxx-xxxxx” to international.documents@senecacollege.ca.
      2. Attach the scanned signed application along with the remaining academic documents and test proofs in PDF format.
    2. By mail or courier to International Admission, Seneca College, 1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, ON M2J2X5 Canada.

    English Proficiency Requirements

    The primary medium of instruction at the institute is English and thus, international aspirants of the college require to submit a proof of their proficiency in the language by submitting the acceptable test scores. Some of the tests with their corresponding minimum scores are as tabulated below.

    Name of Test Certificate programs Diploma and advanced diploma programs Degree programs Graduate certificate programs
    IELTS Academic Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0 Minimum 6.5 with no skill below 6.0
    PTE Academic Minimum score of 58 Minimum score of 58 Minimum score of 60 Minimum score of 60
    TOEFL iBT Minimum 80 with no skill below 20 Minimum 80 with no skill below 20 Minimum 84 with no skill below 21 Minimum 88 with no skill below 22

    Visa Application Process

    International candidates hoping to enrol in a course of duration longer than 6 months will require a study permit and visa to study in Canada, both of which can be obtained from the help of nearest Canadian Embassy. Students can apply for a study permit online or on paper and should remember to apply them at the earliest as soon as they receive their Letter of Acceptance. 

    Study permit can be obtained via the regular application process or Student Direct Stream (SDS) which is currently open for the legal residents of countries including China, India, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam on meeting specific requirements. 

    To apply for the permit, following easy steps need to be observed.

    1. Create an account at the official IRCC website.
    2. Answer an online questionnaire and upload the mandatory documents along with the completed form.
    3. Submit the entry along with a nonrefundable application fee of 113 USD.

    Graduate Admissions

    Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

    Application Fee: 68 USD.

    Basic Academic Requirement: Bachelor’s degree.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Submit university and college transcripts for all years of study.
    • Bachelor Degree or 3-year diploma course
    • Copies of degrees, diplomas or certificates.
    • A credential assessment from a recognised agency might be required in some cases which shall be informed accordingly to the students.
    • Official English translation of all the academic records that are not originally in English.

    Program-wise specifications for graduate-level international admissions are tabulated as follows:

    Requirements Human Resource Management Project Management-IT Public Relations-Corporate Communications Clinical Research Visual Effects for Film and Television
    Duration 8 months 8 months 1 year 1 year 8 months
    Intake Seasons Fall, Winter Fall, Winter Fall, Winter Fall Fall, Winter
    Work Experience Not Required Required Not Required Not Required Not Required
    SOI/Essays Not Required Not Required- Required Not Required- Required
    Resume/CV Not Required Not Required Required Required Not Required
    Additional Requirements - - Writing Exercise Reading/ Language Test Art/ Image Portfolio

    Aspirants must note that though the college observes first-come first-served practice, however, at no times preference to applicants shall be given on this basis while reviewing entries and sending out offer of place.

    Respective additional requirements mentioned with various programs play a very significant role and hold a heavy weightage during the time of issuing a letter of acceptance. For some highly-competitive programs, they even determine the ranking of the applicants. Candidates are thus advised to ensure they have completed all such specifications at the earliest opportunity to avoid any complications.

    Seneca College (Newnham Campus) - Ontario, canada: 4 answered questions

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    Ques. Which Canadian college is best for hospitality management George Brown, or Seneca?

    ● Top Answer By Vidushi on 13 Jan 21

    Ans. With so much diversity, Toronto is the hub of Canada's top restaurants and hotels. Hence, hospitality management is a popular option among international students in Canada.  GBC offers a specialty in cooking, baking, bar, and wine. You will learn from expert faculties offering dynamic education and preparing future taste-creators. The college grants dynamic training from in and around the world. Students are at cutting edge of innovation and take pride in opportunities they create by connecting with the school's industry professionals in the field. The following table gives the basic highlights of both colleges: Seneca's School of Hospitality and Tourism prepares its students for a vibrant global hotel and hospitality industry. Students will not only get an opportunity to closely associate with their peers and professors but also practice through paid works. The school is being certified by various industries including Smart serve, First Aid and CPR, Guest Service Gold, etc. Service Leadership, Teamwork, and Decision making are some of the skills that students tend to develop through the program. On completion of the course, students turn really professional owning a deep-rooted knowledge in the market of Hospitality and tourism.Read more
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    Ques. Which is the best college to study graphic design, Seneca, Centennial, Humber, or George Brown?

    ● Top Answer By Debdeep Majumder on 13 Jan 21

    Ans. All these four colleges for graphic design are about the same but Seneca is among the top Colleges and is completely PC based as is George Brown College, Centennial has a dedicated school for the subject which make a small difference and Humber is having advanced learning techniques for this subject. Particulars of universities expenses for 1st year are given below for graphic design: Centennial College has an employment rate of 67% for the subject of graphic design with an average salary of $39,327. Seneca College has an employment rate of 81.7% with an average salary of $33,769 for Graphic Designer. Humber College has an employment rate of 85% with an average salary of $33,769 for Graphic Designer. George Brown College has an employment rate of 84% with an average salary of $33,001 for Graphic Designer. Seneca College has been ranked #69 in Canada and #4781 in the world, Centennial College has been ranked #75 in Canada and #5312 in the world, Humber College has been ranked #76 in Canada and #5367 in the world, George Brown College has been ranked #80 in Canada and #5584 in the world by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2020. Choosing a college completely depends upon one’s requirements but if we see the overall aspect of these four colleges then Seneca is the potential choice for the program graphic design.Read more
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    Ques. Is Seneca College better than Centennial?

    ● Top Answer By Bhargavi Ram on 11 Jan 21

    Ans. Since both of these are well recognized community colleges in Canada, your choice will depend largely on the subject you want to study and what type of location you want to spend your college years in. The infrastructure and curriculum is good in both of them with similar facilities. Still, Seneca College has an edge over Centennial due to its greater ranking, placements and huge variety of programs.  Seneca College You are safe to go for it as It is ranked #69 and has great placements if you follow through. You will have access to their job bank with over 16,000 companies posting 7,000 jobs every year. You don’t need to worry about your career prospects if you work hard enough- it has also maintained over 70% placement record since many years.  Co-ops, internships with great industrial partners, work terms and field placement are also an added bonus to help you get some extra funds while studying. Their alumni have an average income of 47,000 USD and the highest paid ones earn as much as 80,000 USD.  Here is a comparison between both these universities: Parameters Seneca College Centennial College Number of Programs Full time: 146 Part time: 135 Full-time: 100 Webometric Ranking (Canada) #69 #75 International Students 5,500 13,000 Tuition CAD/semester 8,963.5  6933.485- 9044.39  Courses in Arts and Management are good at both colleges, however if you want to pursue Engineering and IT related courses then you are better off at Centennial. Seneca College is also located in a rapidly growing part of the North York region so it is very good for those looking for courses and a career in management. All in all, both colleges have good placements with top graduate salaries ranging from 47,000 to 87,000 CAD but Seneca definitely offers much more including reputation and return.Read more
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    Ques. Which is the best college to study graphic design, Seneca, Centennial, Humber, or George Brown?

    ● Top Answer By Devnath Tiwary on 03 Dec 20

    Ans. All these four colleges for graphic design are about the same but Seneca is among the top Colleges and is completely PC based as is George Brown College, Centennial has a dedicated school for the subject which make a small difference and Humber is having advanced learning techniques for this subject. Particulars of universities expenses for 1st year are given below for graphic design: Centennial College has an employment rate of 67% for the subject of graphic design with an average salary of $39,327. Seneca College has an employment rate of 81.7% with an average salary of $33,769 for Graphic Designer. Humber College has an employment rate of 85% with an average salary of $33,769 for Graphic Designer. George Brown College has an employment rate of 84% with an average salary of $33,001 for Graphic Designer. Seneca College has been ranked #69 in Canada and #4781 in the world, Centennial College has been ranked #75 in Canada and #5312 in the world, Humber College has been ranked #76 in Canada and #5367 in the world, George Brown College has been ranked #80 in Canada and #5584 in the world by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2020. Choosing a college completely depends upon one’s requirements but if we see the overall aspect of these four colleges then Seneca is the potential choice for the program graphic design.Read more
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