Applying to College can sometimes be confusing and intimidating. Student Advisement has put together this page to help you navigate your way through the application process and make you aware of some other useful information that may help you in preparing for your Academic Career at Sheridan.
To find your answer quickly simply click on the question below:
- How do I apply to Sheridan?
- When can I apply to Sheridan?
- What are Sheridan's admission requirements?
- What programs does Sheridan offer?
- How do I know if I have been accepted to my program?
- How much does it cost to go to Sheridan?
- Can I transfer my credits from another school?
- What is mobile comuting?
For specific information regarding applying to the September 2013 term please click here. (To apply to one of Sheridan's joint programs please click here).
Step 1: Obtain ontariocolleges.ca application form click here to apply
Step 2: Complete ontariocolleges.ca application form
You will need the following information:
- Your 5 College choices including College/Program/Campus Code – you can apply for a maximum of 3 Sheridan programs
- A valid e-mail account
- Ontario Education Number (OEN) – high school students only (anyone not in high school should enter 000 000 000 in the allotted space)
Step 3: Submit ontariocolleges.ca application form with $95.00 Processing Fee (please note: the amount of the application fee is subject to change) and Supporting Documentation to ontariocolleges.ca. Your application will be submitted online.
The compulsory $95.00 Processing Fee can be paid online by using VISA, or MasterCard. You can also pay using online banking, telephone banking, certified cheque or money order payable to ontariocolleges.ca (Note: the application will not be sent to Sheridan until ontariocolleges.ca has received the $95 application fee).
If you are a current Ontario High School Student – Your transcripts will be sent directly to ontariocolleges.ca by your high school.
All other applications have two options:
1) You can request your Ontario College and University transcripts electronically. You may request these transcripts through the “My Transcripts” option from the main menu of your online application.
2) Obtain your official transcripts and forward them to Sheridan at:
1430 Trafalgar Road
NOTE: If you receive the transcript from your school in a sealed envelope, DO NOT break the seal. Write your Sheridan Student ID number on the outside of the Envelope.
Please be advised that if you would like to apply to the following Sheridan programs you are required to apply to Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC):
- Art and Art History (Bachelor of Arts) – University of Toronto
- Communication, Culture and Information Technology – University of Toronto
- Theatre and Drama Students (Bachelor of Arts) – University of Toronto
- Bachelor of Science in Computing and Network Communications – Brock University
Click here to apply.
September 2013 Starts:
Although the equal consideration date from ontariocolleges.ca for September programs is February 1st. Some of our programs still have seats available after this date and new applications are encouraged for open programs on a first-come first-served basis. Applications will be accepted until the 5th day of classes but are preferred before the first day of classes to ensure a smooth registration process. Applications will not be considered for programs that are closed – please check Sheridan’s Program Status website or ontariocolleges.ca
January 2013 and May 2013 Starts:
Applications for January and May programs are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check Sheridan’s Program Status website or at ontariocolleges.ca for up-to-date program availability.
Applicants are expected to meet their specific program admission requirements as outlined online on individual program pages or in Sheridan’s printed Full-Time Program Calendar.
Applicants for Ontario Secondary Schools:
Applicants must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent. In the current secondary school curriculum, this diploma must include C,U or M destined courses. Under the former curriculum, this diploma must be at the general or advanced level, or the OAC level for Bachelor programs.
Please Note: Under the former curriculum the admissions requirements for Pharmacy Technician are a 60% at the advanced level or 70% at the general level. And the Journalism program requires 80% at the general level or 70% at the general level.
Applicants from Outside Ontario:
The GED (General Educational Development) Certificate and all Grade 12 diplomas from other Canadian provinces (including Yukon, Nunavit, and Northwest Territories) are considered equivalent to the OSSD with the exception of Quebec – Quebec equivalency is High School Leaving Certificate Secondary V.
Applicants from Other Countries:
Sheridan recognizes academic credentials from secondary schools (high schools) and post-secondary institutions. An applicant is required to hold a secondary school graduation diploma/certificate which leads to postsecondary education in the country where it was obtained. Applicants must also have completed the required subjects with an average grade acceptable to Sheridan.
Applicants to Applied Degree Programs:
Applicants must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent and U,M or OAC secondary school courses.
Applicants to Ontario College Graduate Certificate Programs
Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs are available to eligible applicants who possess post-secondary academic experience. Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs require a diploma or a university degree. Please refer to individual program pages for specific requirements.
Mature Student Applications:
Mature students do not possess a secondary school diploma or equivalent and are 19 years of age before the starting date of the program.
Applicants must demonstrate their ability to work at the postsecondary level in one of two ways:
- By successfully completing equivalency testing in English and/or mathematics; or
- By completing a program of academic upgrading at a level appropriate to the program of choice.
Mature students must demonstrate proficiency in meeting specific program prerequisites.
English Language Requirement:
All instruction within Sheridan is in English. In order to be successful in a program, your communication, listening, comprehension, reading and writing skills must be at a level sufficient to meet the demands of postsecondary/Ontario College Graduate Certificate study.
For Canadian applicants with international documentation and transcripts, Sheridan will consider the length of time the applicant has lived in an English-speaking country, the number of years of secondary school or postsecondary education and if English was the language of instruction. Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.
*If you have any questions about Sheridan’s admissions requirements please e-mail Sheridan’s Contact Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheridan offers a wide range of Certificate programs, Ontario College Diploma and Ontario Advanced College Diplomas, Ontario College Graduate Certificate Programs and Bachelor’s Degree Programs.
To view a complete list of our programs please click here. To find out more information on each program, including career opportunities and admission requirements, please visit individual program pages.
If you know what program you would like to apply to and would like more information please e-mail email@example.com
You can check your application status online by logging into AccessSheridan with your username and password, and following these links myStudentCentre > scroll down to Admissions heading > Application Status. .
Sheridan will inform you of our admission decisions for Fall 2013 beginning February 2nd, 2013– this does not include students that have applied for any program with additional admission requirements (ie. portfolio/auditions). Admission decisions for the Winter and Spring terms will be sent to you throughout the year.
To accept your offer of admission:
You will receive your offer of admission from Sheridan, online through AccessSheridan. To accept the offer, visit ontariocolleges.ca and follow the steps below:
- Log into www.ontariocolleges.ca using your username and password
- Click on “My Application” on the navigation bar
- Enter your username and password and click “Login”
- From the main menu, click on “Offer of Admission”
- Click on the link for the date that you wish to start college
- Select the Offer of Admission you would like to confirm
*if you do not wish to confirm online, you can call the ontariocolleges.ca Customer Contact Centre at (888) 892-2228 to confirm your offer over the phone.
For information and to see the cost of tuition for our Sheridan programs please click here
If you require financial assistance to meet your college expenses, there are a variety of options for you to consider including:
- The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
- Sheridan Student Assistance Program – Entrance Awards and Bursaries
- Sheridan Workstudy Assistance Program/Ontario Workstudy
- Other sources of Student Assistance – Academic Awards and Scholarships
For more information on these options, please click here
Some Sheridan programs have articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions. Articulations agreements provide explicit agreements that specific courses completed at Sheridan will transfer to the university/college for credit towards a specific degree/diploma. The agreements may also provide for a block transfer of unspecified credits toward a specific degree/diploma. To search for university transfer agreements, please click here
Credit for work-related prior-learning
Applicants may be eligible for Sheridan credits for learning gained through work and life experiences. To apply for a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition credit:
- Obtain a Prior Learning Assessment Application from the Office of the Registrar (Trafalgar Campus – room D100 and Davis Campus – Front counter [main entrance, B-wing]) – You will need your Student Number, the course details (Course Name, Code and CRN) and your program name.
- Pay the $104.50 Processing Fee – You may pay in person at the Office of the Registrar by cash, certified cheque, money order, VISA, MasterCard or debit card.
- Submit Prior Learning Assessment Application or register for Challenge Test – You will have to submit your Prior Learning Assessment Application to the instructor of the course you would like credit for or, if applicable, register for the challenge test.
- Perform Assessment – If a challenge test does not exist for the course you would like credit for, you will be assessed by the instructor through:
- Samples of work
If your application is approved, you will be able to view your grade online by logging into AccessSheridan
This symbol indicates that the program you have chosen is a mobile computing program. Mobile students at Sheridan are required to have a Sheridan approved laptop to participate in the program. Be sure to visit the Mobile Computing website for the most up-to-date information regarding laptop selection information and important FAQs.
Please visit the links below for more helpful information regarding admissions to Sheridan
Accessible Learning Services (information for registering with our Accessible Learning Services Office)