Application Process

Upon completion of the academic program at NFCI, students are eligible to apply for admission to public and private universities anywhere in the world. Our academic advisors are committed to guiding students through the application process and to ensuring a smooth transition to post-secondary education. Advisors strategically direct students to key resources as they gather information in the initial stages of the application process, monitor their progress throughout, and help refine their choices when making final decisions about their university acceptances. Our graduates have been admitted to University of Toronto,  University of Alberta, McMaster University, Ryerson University, Waterloo University, University of Sydney, and many other prestigious universities worldwide.

Overview of the Application Process

Students often decide to apply to universities not only within Ontario, but in other Canadian provinces, as well as in the U.S. and globally. Each of these has distinctly different application processes and admission requirements that necessitate careful planning and preparation. While all applications are offered admissions during their final year of secondary education, students must pay close attention to the specific application requirements and deadlines of each university of interest.

During the fall term, thePost Secondary Counselling Office hosts information sessions with admission representatives from numerous universities. University Counselling prepares calendars and weekly reminders throughout the year to remind students of upcoming important dates and deadlines.

Information for International Students Interested in Applying to Canadian Universities

  • In general, Canadian universities do not require entrance examinations or external tests for application or admission
  • International students studying in Ontario secondary schools are admitted to Canadian universities on an equal basis and with the same academic requirements as domestic students
  • All students studying in Ontario secondary schools are equally eligible for the scholarships and awards for which they qualify


Admission requirements vary depending on the university program. Students should obtain information on the specific admission requirements and the application process from the post-secondary institution(s) of interest. Pay attention to the information for out-of-province students for Canadian universities outside of Ontario and for international students for universities/colleges outside of Canada.

Students interested in applying to Ontario universities should visit the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre  (OUAC) website for application instructions, important deadlines, university information, and procedures for responding to offers of admission.

Important University Application Dates for 2016

September 23-25, 2016 Canadian University Fair, where students can meet admission representatives from universities across Canada.
End of November Students receive their application access code. This signals the start date of the application process.
January 13, 2016 Deadline to submit completed application to the OUAC.