Admissions - September 2023
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
- Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1251), or equivalent
- Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1395)
- Two (2) sciences are required from the following:
- one of: grade 11 or 12 Chemistry, C or U, or Conestoga College Preparatory Chemistry (SCIE1030) or equivalent;
- one of: grade 11 or 12 Biology, C or U, or Conestoga College Preparatory Biology (SCIE1010) or equivalent;
- one of: grade 11 or 12 Physics, C or U, or equivalent;
- one of: Grade 11 or 12 Science (SNC3M or SNC4M)
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
Note re: admission requirements
- Applicants who wish to pursue a university degree after completing their diploma are encouraged to take Advanced Functions (MHF4U) as this is an entrance requirement for Honours Bachelor of Science programs.
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects (70% in Fall 2020). If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs may apply.
You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education. Learn more about
credit transfer opportunities.
Some Conestoga programs have pathways for current students, including certificate-to-diploma, diploma-to-diploma and diploma-to-degree opportunities. Learn more about
pathways at Conestoga.
Conestoga partners with other post-secondary institutions, allowing students the opportunity to study elsewhere, usually in pursuit or an academic credential. Learn more about
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
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