Admissions - September 2021
- 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 (COMM1250)
- Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics for Trades (MATH1420)
- 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 must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the accepted language proficiency tests.
- Academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. 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.
- Applicants are assumed to have basic computer literacy.
- Students are expected to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality, attendance and conduct as would be required by the business or industry in which they expect to be employed.
- Students are required to provide their own CSA-approved (Omega symbol recommended) footwear and safety glasses.
- Information pertaining to tool requirements will be provided during orientation. Students should expect to pay between $300 and $400 for tools, and an additional $1,000 to $1,500 for materials over the duration of the program for student projects. These material costs may be higher if students elect to use more expensive materials or complete larger projects. These projects remain the property of the students.
- Academic eligibility for a co-op work term is based on the term that occurs two terms prior to any work term. If this term is also a co-op work term, then work term eligibility will be based on the student's achievement during the preceding academic 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.
- To be eligible for a co-op work term, the student must have a minimum 70% session weighted average, in Level 1 core (prerequisite) courses in order to participate in the first co-op work term. Maximum one failed or dropped core (prerequisite) courses during the term that occurs two terms prior to the co-op work term. Minimum 65% session weighted average two semesters prior to the work term for all subsequent co-op work terms.
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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.