FAQs for Prospective Students
Where to go to school and what program to choose are some big decisions to make and thinking about your options can lead to a lot of questions. Find the answers to some of our most common questions prospective students have for us below.
- How do I apply to Confederation College?
- How can I learn about Confederation College and its programs?
- Can I take a campus tour during COVID-19?
- What is Confederation College doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Who can help me review my options?
- How will programs be delivered during COVID-19? Will they all just be online? What if I don't like it?
- Due to the interruption in the high school year, my grades don't meet the requirements for the program or I don't have my final marks yet. What should I do?
- What do you use for selection in a highly competitive program if I am currently in high school and have not completed the required courses?
- What criteria are used in the selection process for highly competitive programs?
- Do you use mid-term grades from the second semester?
- Do you use an overall high school average during the selection process?
- I do not have high enough marks or the prerequisites to get into the program of my choice. Do I have any options?
- What are the average grades for highly competitive programs?
- Where can I learn more about the selection criteria for highly competitive programs?
- Where can I learn more about the admissions process at Confederation College?
You need to apply online through OCAS at ontariocolleges.ca. There is a $95.00 application fee payable directly to the ontariocolleges.ca application site. Please note: your application will not be released to our College until your application fee has been received and processed by the application site.
You can contact one of our Recruitment Officers at (807) 475-6335 or email@example.com to make an appointment to discuss your options. We also have comprehensive program information available about each of our full-time programs at www.confederationcollege.ca/programs. Visit each individual program page for detailed information.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to offer in-person on-campus tours; however, we have several alternative options that are sure to provide you the information, experience and confidence you need to pursue your educational and career goals with Confederation College. They include booking a video or phone appointment with a Recruitment Officer, booking a phone appointment with a Program Coordinator, booking a guided virtual tour or signing up for our on-campus wait list. Visit www.confederationcollege.ca/tours to learn more and request any option.
Confederation College has put a number of measures in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, employees and entire College community, following direction from government and public health authorities. For the latest information and updates, visit our dedicated webpage at www.confederationcollege.ca/COVID19.
You can contact one of our Recruitment Officers at (807) 475-6335 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to discuss your options.
For the fall 2020 semester, Confederation College is instituting a hybrid approach, blending online/alternate delivery with face-to-face delivery where possible. All theory programming will be delivered remotely. Where possible, some labs and/or placements may be delivered face-to-face, ensuring physical distancing protocols are followed. You can learn more about how programs will be delivered for the fall 2020 semester at www.confederationcollege.ca/fall2020programlist.
For the fall 2020 semester, first-year, first semester students can experience a Confederation education risk free through our Confederation College Commitment. If you decide the current learning environment isn't for you at this time, you can withdraw as late as October 7, 2020 without academic penalty and receive a full tuition refund, including your tuition fees and deposit. See full details at www.confederationcollege.ca/fall2020commitment.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the required courses in Grade 11 and/or during the first semester of Grade 12. If they are currently enrolled in the required course, the first semester mid-term mark will be used. If the applicant is not taking the required course until the second semester, the applicant will be given a minimum grade as long as the transcript indicates registration in the required course.
Marks in the required courses are the ONLY tool used to compare applicants to one another with the exception of Medical Radiation Technology: 70% grades, 25% program choice questionnaire and 5% work/volunteer experience.
As all of our decisions are made well before second semester mid-term grades are available, we do not use second semester mid-term grades. We will substitute other senior level related courses for scoring and eligibility.
No, we do not. We use the required courses for selection. In an instance where the required course is only English and/or Math, we use the required course(s) and two (highest) additional Grade 11 or 12 courses at the College or University level to rank the applicant.
Confederation College offers programs that will assist you in achieving your goal, such as Pre-Health Sciences, Pre-Technology, College Access, General Arts and Science, and Academic Upgrading. Contact one of our Recruitment Officers at (807) 475-6335 or email@example.com to make an appointment to further discuss your options.
Selection scores (made up of the required courses) vary somewhat from one year to the next, depending on the pool of applicants.
Learn more about selection criteria for highly competitive programs at www.confederationcollege.ca/selection-statistics.