Admission Decisions

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Admission Decisions for Open Programs

Applications are evaluated based on published admission requirements. When the applicant provides proof of meeting the requirements, an offer of admission can be issued, provided space is available in the program. Where a required course is in progress at the time of evaluation, a decision will be rendered upon receipt of a mid-term grade. Offers of admission granted where one or more admission requirements are in progress will be conditional upon successful completion of the requirement. A conditional offer of acceptance will be revoked if proof of completion of all requirements is not received by the Enrolment Services Office before the start of classes.

For specific dates check the earliest admission offer date for competitive programs.

Admission Decisions for Competitive Programs

A program is considered competitive when the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number required to fill the program. Applications, as well as proof of all admission requirements, must be received by the Enrolment Services Office according to the deadlines listed under application deadlines to Niagara College, available at

Applications received on or before the application deadline will be equally considered, based on published admission requirements and residency priority. Selection is based on the average of final grades in required courses and, where required, pre-admission test scores, audition or portfolio evaluations. The highest senior level final grade available at the time of evaluation is considered. Mid-term grades are not considered for competitive programs however, where the required grade 12 course is in progress, grade 11 final grades will be used for ranking.

Example 1:

When an applicant is enrolled in a required grade 12 Math, and has no previous final grade for grade 12 Math at the time of evaluation, ranking is based on the final grade for grade 11 Math at the appropriate level. Offers of admission granted in this circumstance will be conditional upon successful completion of the required grade 12 Math.

Example 2:

When an applicant is enrolled in a required grade 11 or 12 Chemistry, and has no previous final grade for grade 11 or 12 Chemistry at the time of evaluation, the applicant will not be considered for admission to a competitive program. Final grades must be available at the time of evaluation.

Applicants currently attending a semestered secondary school are strongly encouraged to complete the subject-specific requirements for the programs to which they are applying in the first semester of their final year or during their 3rd year of studies in order that final marks for these courses may be used in the selection. This is particularly important for programs requiring SCH4C where no grade 11 Chemistry mark can be used in selections.

Waiting Lists

A wait list is established when there are more eligible candidates than available space in a program. Your position on the wait list is determined by your evaluation score compared to other applicants, or by your application date if you have applied after the application deadline. Your wait list status is valid until the fifth day of classes and does not carry over to future terms. Should space become available in the program, wait listed candidates will be contacted by the Enrolment Services Office. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide accurate contact information; including mailing address, email address and phone numbers.

Denials of Admission

Candidates may be denied admission when the program and/or wait list is filled, or when proof of all admission requirements has not been submitted by the required due date. Applicants may request an admission review. A written request must be received by the Enrolment Services Office within 15 days of the admission decision. You may contact the Enrolment Services Office at 111-111-1111, ext. 7619 or [email protected].


Students who wish to be readmitted to the first semester of any program must apply to . Standard application rules and deadlines, as well as admission requirements for the current application cycle will apply. Students wishing to return to a term other than the first term of a program must contact the Enrolment Services for consideration at 111-111-1111 ext. 7500.