Applicants from Canadian Institutions Outside Quebec

Applicants from Canadian institutions outside Quebec must at least be in the process of completing Grade 11 or 12 at the time of application.

The minimum admissions requirements are:

  • Alberta: General High School Diploma – Grade 11 (67-100 credits)
  • British Columbia: High School Graduation Diploma – Grade 11
  • Manitoba: High School Diploma – Grade 11 (minimum 13 credits)
  • New Brunswick: High School Graduation Diploma – Grade 12 (minimum 12 credits or 13 credits, depending on regime)
  • Newfoundland: High School Graduation Diploma – Grade 11 (minimum 24 credits)
  • Nova Scotia: High School Certificate – Grade 11 (minimum 12 credits)
  • Ontario: Ontario Secondary School Diploma – Grade 11 (minimum 22 credits)
  • Prince Edward Island: General High School Diploma – Grade 11 (minimum 12 credits)
  • Saskatchewan: High School Graduation Diploma – Grade 11 (minimum 16 credits)

Program Specific Requirements

In addition to the equivalent academic background to the Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies, some programs offered at Marianopolis have specific high school course prerequisites (or equivalent) for admissions and additional application requirements.

Application Deadline

Fall admission – MARCH 1 
Winter admission – NONE

Applying to the College

Students can apply directly online by completing an online application through Omnivox.

Students attending a high school in Canada, will need to send to the Admissions Office after submitting an application:

  • A clear copy of your official birth certificate (with both parents’ names indicated)
  • An official translation of your birth certificate in English or French (if required)
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency (if required)
  • A copy of your official academic record from Grade 9 to the present
  • A copy of your official mid-year transcripts for the current year
  • A letter of intent (if applying to the Arts and Science, Honours Science or Liberal Arts programs)

Note: It is your responsibility to submit all required documents. An incomplete admission file may result in a delay in the assessment of your file or cancellation. Please write your seven-digit online application number on all supplemental documents.

What to send in case of extenuating circumstances:

  • A letter from a doctor describing major illness/accidents
  • A short letter explaining your situation

Important: Please review specific program requirements to determine whether a letter of intent or audition results need to be included with your application.

    Late Applications

    Applications received with a time-stamp after 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date will be considered only after all regular applications have been reviewed, if at all, and only if space is still available within the College.

    Proficiency in English

    The language of instruction at Marianopolis is English. To help us identify students who may benefit from some extra help, Québec students attending French-language high schools will be required to take an English Language Placement Test after admission to the College.

    Students attending schools outside of Canada, who have not studied in English as the primary language of instruction for a minimum of three years, are also required to submit results from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or another recognized language-proficiency test.  Proof that you have registered for this examination should be included with your application; the results must be forwarded directly by the testing institution to the Marianopolis College Admissions Office as soon as they become available. Please consult the accepted tests or proficiency certificates and levelsrequired for international admissions purposes.

    For more information on the courses and services available to students requiring English language support, please visit the Plan for Success page of our website.

    French Requirement

    Current regulations stipulate that all students must take two French courses in order to complete CEGEP Diploma requirements. All applicants must be completing Secondary V or equivalent level French. French placement at Marianopolis is based on Secondary IV and V high school grades for Français langue seconde and Français langue maternelle. If the grade information is incomplete, you will be required to write a placement test after admission to the College.

    Students found lacking a sufficient knowledge of French to enter the lowest level offered at Marianopolis will be required to take one or two extra courses outside the college. Students may be required to follow a reduced course load if it is determined that their English and/or French skills are not adequate.

    Evaluation of Applicants

    The Admissions Committee reviews each application individually, carefully considering the following:

    • The overall average of both final Secondary IV results and Secondary V term results
    • The performance of the student in each program-related and/or prerequisite course
    • The performance of the student in each required English/Anglais course

    Applicants who believe their academic record is not a true indication of their ability should submit an explanatory letter when applying, as well as a copy of all relevant transcripts.

    Though we make every effort to accommodate our applicants, please note that it may not be possible to consider grades and/or letters received after the published deadline.

    Notice of Decision

    Notices of conditional acceptance are sent out at the end of March and throughout the month of April. Final acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of all entrance requirements, as well as applicable program prerequisites and is automatic once these conditions have been met. We send a letter to every applicant regardless of the decision.

    Note: all offers of acceptance will be withdrawn from applicants whose file remains incomplete at Marianopolis, or who do not graduate from high school and complete the requirements to enter CEGEP.