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Application to College

Colleges offer 2 or 3 year diplomas and less lengthy certificate programs (often less than 1 year) 4 General Areas of Study: Applied Arts, Business, Technology, Health, Science
Nature of Studies: The focus is on work and job oriented courses that concentrate on both application and skills with 30-50% being practical, hands-on work which often leads to specific occupations.
High School Requirements (minimum): Diploma including grade 12 College-level English, often grade 12 Math is required for Business and Technology.
Cost per Year (8 months): Varies greatly between programs and institutions. Check course calendars. Go to open house and information sessions at the college of your choice. Check each college websites for the most current information.

There are 24 colleges spread out across Ontario. You can locate the web site for each of these schools, by clicking here.


OSAP is a program run by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and funded by the provincial and federal governments. OSAP is a needs-based program. This means that it provides loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries based on a formula that compares your educational costs to expected contributions from your parents or your spouse (if applicable) and your own income and assets. OSAP provides eligible Ontario students with financial assistance to help pay for their tuition, books, mandatory fees, living costs and transportation.


Financing College: OSAP-Ontario Student Assistance Program

The goal is worthwhile ...

... and there are ways
to make the cost
manageable. - Links to all Ontario Colleges, use the program locator, download colleges handbooks. This is the site where you actually apply to colleges. Be sure to have your OEN number. - Ontario College and University Transfer Guide providing transfer agreements between colleges and universities.

Algonquin College:
1385 Woodroffe Avenue,
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Applicants who have not obtained an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, and who will be nineteen (19) years of age by the program start date may be considered for admission to the College as mature students.

Algonquin will help you with the first step in applying for admission:
For advice on:
How to get accepted into the college program of your choice
How to become college eligible
How to obtain college prerequisites

Contact them for a FREE consultation:
613-727-4723 ext. 5722
Toll Free: 1-800-565-4723 ext. 5722
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
J - Building,
Room J205

820 Woodroffe Ave.

Ottawa, ON, K2A 3V7











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