Admissions Policy and Procedure
Admissions to programs at ITD Canada require that applicants follow an application procedure that ensures that enrolling students meet all program admission requirements. In this way we believe that they will be able to make knowledgeable program and application decisions and therefore be positioned to meet their education and career goals.
All programs have admission requirements that applicants are required to meet to be eligible for program acceptance. Applicants are required to provide original documentation to demonstrate that they meet the program admission requirements.
General Admissions Requirements
Applicants must meet the following requirements for all programs.
1. Canadian high school Grade 12 graduate or its equivalent, or a mature student (defined as being 19 years of age as of the start date of the program and has accurately represented their age and other required information to determine they meet the admission criteria to the ITD Canada programs).
2. Proof of English Language Proficiency – one of the following
- IELTS: 5.5 (or better) or
- TOEFL (paper): 520 (or better) or
- TOELF (CBT): 190 (or better) or
- TOEFL (IBT): 70 (or better) or
- Canadian High School Diploma or
- Cambridge: CAE (or better) or
- Pre-Intermediate (or better) Certificate from a Language Canada accredited school or
- The student has lived and worked in an English speaking country longer than 10 years or
- Has earned a Grade 12 graduation diploma from a Canadian high school or earned a diploma from secondary school (or above) in a system in which English is the official language of instruction
- Passed the college’s English Assessment Test at the Pre-intermediate level for all programs.
English language proficiency test scores will only be accepted if they are dated within the last 2 calendar years from the programs start date.
The admission criteria cannot be waived by either the college or the applicant.
English Assessment Test
Applicants who are unable to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements will be required to complete ITD’s English Assessment Test at the college. Applicants are required to pass the college’s English Assessment Test at the Pre-intermediate level for all programs to be able to apply to non-ESL college programs.
ESL Admission Requirements
Those applicants who do not meet the proof of English Language Proficiency as described above, will have to take the college’s English Assessment Test. Depending on the outcome they will be placed into one of three Adult English Development programs
To be admitted into one of the academic programs the applicant will have to have successfully completed the Pre-intermediate level.
If an applicant places higher than Pre-Intermediate on the assessment they meet the academic program English language requirement.
Student Enrolment Agreement
An ‘Enrolment Agreement’ complying with regulatory requirements must be signed by the applicant and/or parent/guardian if the applicant does not meet the age requirement. The applicant will receive a copy of the enrolment signed by a college representative and a copy of the program outline once the student is accepted.
The student will also receive of the following policy documents.
- Admissions policy
- Dismissal Policy
- Refund Policy
- Dispute Resolution Policy
- Attendance Policy
- Student Conduct Policy
An interview is an important first step in assisting a program applicant in determining what their educational goals and career ambitions are. Therefore the college believes it is important that the following process is followed after a program inquiry request for an interview has been received. 1. The admissions representative arranges to meet with the prospective student on campus so that they can explore the student’s interest in the college’s program, their educational history and their educational and career goals. If the prospective student is undecided the admissions representative will provide an overview of all of the college offerings and provide any additional information that may be requested, such as program outlines. A follow up discussion will be arranged to identify an appropriate program of study.
For international students this interview/discussion may occur via telephone, Skype, Face time email or other web enabled communication tools. Notes to file will be kept.
2. When the prospective student decides on a program of study the admissions representative will
- Ensure that the applicant has the appropriate program information.
- Describe the student support services available on campus.
- Answer any additional inquiries with respect to the program, curriculum, and program delivery.
- Provide program admission criteria and assist the applicant in determining if they meet the requirements.
- Provide the applicant with program tuition and ancillary costs.
3. The admissions representative will request that the prospective student submits required program admission documents. After confirming that all of the admission criteria have been met they will prepare a ‘Student Enrolment Contract’.
4. A meeting will be scheduled with the Admissions representative to review the terms and conditions of the contract, to review the following policies, so that the applicant understands their rights and responsibilities and then sign the contract.
- Admissions policy
- Refund policy
- Dismal policy
- Attendance policy
- Student Conduct policy
- Dispute Resolution policy
Admissions representatives cannot imply that the successful completion of a program guarantees employment.
Non-Canadian Applicants International students require a study permit and are required to follow the process described above with these additions.
- Original or official copies of all educational transcripts and credentialing documents. must be in English. If the document has been translated the original along with a certified translated copy must be submitted.
- Proof of English language proficiency as described above.
- Photocopy of a current passport for proof of citizenship and birth date.
- A formal letter of acceptance as required by Canadian Immigration Canada.
For those international applicants who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements and wish to take one of the other program offerings they will be required to follow the ‘ESL Admission Requirements’ described above.
All international agents are vetted by the college and approved by the college President.
It is the applicants/students responsibility to obtain a Study Permit prior to entering Canada. If an international student withdraws or is dismissed from a program ITD is required to notify Citizenship and Immigration Canada with in two weeks, with a copy of the notification placed on the student’s file.
To be placed in paid Co-op work experience International students need to apply for a work permit and will require a study permit to do so. They can apply after they have arrived and are in program.