How to Apply

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How to Apply

Full-time Studies

To apply to a fulltime postsecondary program offered by Confederation College, you are required to complete an online application through the Ontario Colleges Application Centre in Guelph, Ontario.

Apply Online

You can apply online by visiting the Ontario Colleges Application Centre website and follow the step by step application instructions.  You can also contact the Customer Contact Centre by calling toll free (within Canada) 1 (888) 892-2228. Applications received by by our equal consideration date of February 1, 2016 will be given first admission consideration.

Check our Program Status page for current program status definitions.

High School Students

If you are applying from an Ontario high school we encourage you to work with your Guidance Office to complete your application. This ensures that your Ontario Education Number (OEN) is provided on any high school transcripts and that your high school transcripts are sent electronically along with your application.

Mature Students

Applicants 19 years of age or older (on or before a program begins) and who do not possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or its equivalent, may be eligible for admission. Applicants who meet the age requirement can apply for direct entry into the1 year College Access Certificate program, the1 year General Arts and Science Certificate program or the 2 year General Arts and Science Diploma program.

Mature applicants will have demonstrated the required competence level:

1) on our Mature Student Assessment; or 2) as a graduate of an accredited postsecondary institution; or 3) by successful completion of the recommended courses in our Academic & Career Entrance (ACE) program. Mature student applicants must meet any specific entrance requirements of the program to which they are applying. Please refer to the individual program descriptions for additional admission requirements including specific additional courses required in the math or science areas.

Applicants can schedule a time to write our Mature Student Assessment by calling our Testing Centre at 807-475-6476. Testing dates are scheduled for every 2nd Thursday, however, the Testing Centre may be able to accommodate requests for individual test times.

Students with College or University Transcripts

If you have previously attended a college or university, be sure to provide these academic transcripts to us. Please request your Ontario postsecondary transcript online with or arrange for these to be mailed directly to your college choice(s). The Ontario Colleges Application Centre does not accept hard copy Ontario postsecondary transcripts.

Part-time Studies

Our Continuing Education Department offers an extensive selection of part-time courses, programs and online course equivalencies in a variety of traditional and non-traditional delivery formats. Applicants apply online through the secure Banner Web Registration system. For a complete listing of the programs and courses available, please visit the Continuing Education website for more information.


Academic Upgrading Program

For information about the Academic Upgrading (ACE) Program, or Personal Career Development (PCD) program, please contact the Academic Upgrading Office at (807) 473-3723, or call the Program Coordinator at (807) 473-3781.

International Students

All Applicants applying to Confederation College who have completed education outside of Canada must have documents/credentials assessed to Canadian educational standards. We would require a complete course-by-course assessment of your High School and Post-secondary transcripts. The Applicant will need to send official copies of their documents to one of the assessment agencies listed below. Please be advised these assessments can take some time to come back.

All Applicants who are Internationally trained and are not a resident of Canada - please contact our International Education Centre at 807-475-6467 or email for assistance. You can also visit their website for further information International Applicants may be directed to one of our International Agents depending on their location.

Apprenticeship Programs

There are three ways to become an apprentice:

  1. an applicant can find an employer who is willing to train
  2. enroll in a pre-apprenticeship program like the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) through their secondary school; or
  3. contact the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities Apprenticeship Branch 
    Thunder Bay, Ontario Office (807) 346-1550

People who want to become apprentices usually apply directly to employers, unions or joint apprenticeship training committees for the trade they are interested in.


If you require any additional information please contact us!

Admissions Department
Confederation College
P.O. Box 398, 1450 Nakina Drive
Thunder Bay, ON  P7C 4W1

Email us:
Phone our live line: (807) 475-6213
Toll Free (ON, MB): 1 (800) 263-9415