Admissions - January 2023
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status
- English Grade 12 C or U(See Mature Student definition for details.) Mature students must demonstrate their potential to work at the post-secondary level in one of two ways: by successfully completing equivalency testing in English, or by completing Conestoga College Preparatory Communications COMM1545.
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
Note re: admission requirements
Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English mustdemonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following languageproficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:
- Diploma and Certificate Programs Standard Language Requirements:
- IELTS overall band of 6 with no band less than 5.5
- TOEFL iBT 80
- CAEL 70 with minimum 60 writing, no sub-test band score less than 30
- PTE Academic 51
- Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 5
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
- Academic eligibility for a co-op work term is based on the term that occurs two terms prior to any work term. Should a student’s academic performance decline considerably (including cumulative missed courses) during the term just prior to any work term, the college reserves the right to withdraw the student from the upcoming work term.
- Students may only defer one work term regardless of the reason(s) (e.g. failed or missed work term).
- Students who do not successfully complete their deferred work term will be removed from the co-op stream.
- Since only one work term may be failed/deferred regardless of the reason(s), should a subsequent work term be missed/failed/unsecured (not successfully completed for any reason) the student will be immediately removed from the co-op stream.
- Students who are discontinued are not eligible for co-op work terms.
Pathways and credit transfer
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Learn more about PLAR.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College. Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.