Review the program information and admission requirements outlined in this publication. It is important that applicants are enrolled in or are completing the required courses needed for admission. If applying as a mature student, applicants should begin to collect any educational documents and review the admission-testing sample at admissions.humber.ca/admission_testing.htm.
Visit ontariocolleges.ca to apply online or call 519.763.4725 or toll free at 1.888.892.2228 (in Canada only) to request a paper application. A fee of $95 is required for applications submitted for the academic year September 2009 – August 2010. This fee must be submitted at the time of application.
Ontariocolleges.ca receives, records and then forwards application information to the appropriate college(s).
All educational documents should be forwarded to ontariocolleges.ca. Grades will be transmitted electronically for all applicants currently enrolled in an Ontario high school.
Humber will acknowledge that an application has been received using the e-mail address provided on the application. We may need to contact you throughout the admissions process. It is important that applicants keep their contact information up to date.
Applicants may track their application online at srs.humber.ca. To access this site applicants will need their Humber student number and a password, which is provided when we acknowledge, by e-mail, that the application has been received.
Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmation dates and fee due dates vary depending on the approval date. Applicants should check their documentation closely. Late confirmations and payments will only be accepted if space is available in the program.
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Gaining admission is a competitive process. Applicants must meet a minimum standard set by the college. This standard is based on research that ensures students have a chance of academic success while attending Humber. In addition, applicants are ranked against each other. The highest ranked applicants are the first to be offered admission to the program.
Grade and/or course requirements are used in the selection processes for all programs. If applicants are enrolled in Grade 12 required subjects (as indicated under each program), in the second semester (February to June), Grade 11 marks will be used.
If you attended secondary school in another province or country, you must prove that your educational standing is equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). For all Canadian provinces or territories, successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma is required. For the province of Quebec, Secondary V is required.
For admission equivalents by country, see international.humber.ca/admission-reqs.
The minimum admission requirement for eligibility into postsecondary programs is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or eligibility as a mature student.
All programs have additional admission requirements. These may include specific secondary school courses, voluntary work experience, etc. As requirements vary from program to program, you should refer to the specific admission requirements sections of each program.
Applicants who do not possess the minimum admission requirements but who have reached their 19th birthday by the first official day of classes may be considered as mature students.
The admissions department will assess the current academic strengths of mature student applicants by reviewing any completed high school credits or through admission testing. After reviewing the results, the admissions department may recommend direct entry into a program or academic upgrading to help better prepare a mature student for their studies.
The following fee will be charged for mature student assessment testing: one, two or three subjects $35.
If you have acquired significant knowledge and skills outside of a formal classroom environment, you may be eligible for credit. You should complete a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition application at plar.humber.ca and pay the associated fees.
In addition to the eligibility criteria listed, please refer to the detailed admission requirements for each program to confirm specific subject requirements. Admission is competitive and will be based on your overall qualifications and the availability of space in the program.
If you are at least 21 years of age and have not graduated from secondary school with the required 12 U, M (U/C) or OAC credits and have been away from secondary school studies for at least two years, you will be considered as a mature student providing:
If you have previously attended a postsecondary institution you will be considered as a transfer student. Admission will be based on the grade point average you achieved during your most recent postsecondary studies. You must also meet the published subject requirements or equivalents with a minimum grade of 60 per cent. Once you are admitted, Humber will assess your previous postsecondary credits to determine if you are eligible for transfer of credit and subsequent advanced standing in a Humber degree program.
International students refer to the Admission Information for International Students in this publication.
These programs are commonly referred to as technical certificate programs. Refer to the calendar for further information, including admission requirements.
Applicants must be at least 19 years of age on the first official day of classes. (Applicants who lack this age requirement but possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with credits in the college, university/ college or university pathways or at the general level or above may apply as secondary school graduates.)
Admission to the college is a competitive process. Applicants must meet a minimum standard set by the college. This standard is based on research that ensures students have a chance of academic success while attending Humber. Refer to admissions.humber.ca/cutoffs for admissions cut-offs. In addition, applicants compete against other applicants for available seats. The highest ranked applicants are the first to be offered seats in a program. As a result of these two factors, meeting the minimum admission requirements that are listed in this publication does not guarantee admission.
Generally Humber admits in three ways:
If an applicant is enrolled in Grade 12 required courses in the second semester (February to June), Grade 11 marks will be used to determine eligibility. Where possible, applicants should attempt to enrol in required courses during the first semester.
These are programs that attract enough qualified applicants by February 2 to fill the program for the fall. In such cases, all pre-February 2 candidates receive equal consideration. Applicants who apply after February 2 are only considered if space remains in the program. For winter and summer terms the applicants are considered and admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Those applicants approved for admission to a program may need to meet the following conditions on or before the first day of classes before their admission is considered final:
Applicants placed on a wait-list will be advised in writing. As seats become available, applicants on the wait-list will be notified. Wait-lists will be maintained until September only. Those remaining on a wait-list must re-apply to the program the following year and repeat all components of the admission process for that program (i.e. interview, testing, etc.).
Applicants placed on a wait-list for a program that also has a scheduled January or May intake, may be offered admission for the next session without the need to reapply. Applicants will be advised if this applies.
International students will be provided with offers of admission as early as December to allow for application of their necessary visas. For further information, call our International Office at 416.675.5067, or fax 416.675.6386, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An offer of admission may be withdrawn if an applicant fails to confirm acceptance and/or pay fees by the stipulated deadlines.
Applicants who wish to question or who wish to have the admission decision explained in some detail, may do so by calling the admissions officer or associate registrar at the campus where they applied. Following that process, applicants may choose to launch a formal admissions appeal.
Students seeking re-admission to the College should review the Admissions section of Humber's Academic Regulations.
Since most activities (lectures, seminars, laboratories) at Humber are conducted in English, it is essential that all students possess the writing and speaking skills necessary to cope with the rigors of the academic curriculum and successfully complete the co-operative components of the programs. Therefore, if your first language is not English, or if your previous education has been conducted in another language, you will normally be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by undertaking and submitting the results of one of the following at the level relative to the program to which you apply:
Note: Applicants to the UNB-Humber collaborative Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree program, whose first language is not English, must meet the English language requirements outlined by the University of New Brunswick. Applicants to Humber’s degree programs, whose first language is not English, must meet the requirements of the English Language Proficiency Policy.
The above requirements are in addition to the Grade 12 U, M (U/C) or OAC English subject requirements, or equivalents. The above requirements are general guidelines only. Humber reserves the right to require a successfully completed language proficiency test based on the requirements of the specific program.
For admission purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated above.
Applicants whose first language is French must present transcripts to indicate that they have taken three (3) years of English in a Canadian secondary school, or equivalent in order to be admitted without an English as a Second Language requirement.
There are many students applying to Humber who may have already completed certain similar courses through previous postsecondary studies.
Students must have a minimum grade of 60 per cent in all courses (however, some courses require a minimum grade of 70 per cent), and use the Transfer Credit form available on the web at humber.ca/myfuture. All supporting transcripts and detailed course outlines (course descriptions in calendars are not sufficient) must be included with the transfer credit application. There is a fee of $25 for processing each exemption up to a maximum of $75 if applied for at the same time.
Applying for PLAR
Students may have acquired related learning through work experience, informal study or experiential learning. Students will be required to demonstrate their achievement of the course learning outcomes. Credit in individual courses is granted only for demonstrated ability to meet a pass standing. Students may obtain a course outline from the academic area responsible for delivering the course to determine if their knowledge and skills match the course learning outcomes. A fee is charged for each course challenged.
Students requiring services to accommodate a disabling condition such as a mobility impairment, hearing impairment, visual impairment, medical condition, psychological disorder, attention deficit disorder, or specific learning disability are urged to contact Services for Students with Disabilities at Humber upon submission of their application.
Applicants requiring assistance during the admissions process for interviews, auditions, testing, etc., are advised to contact Services for Students with Disabilities to make appropriate arrangements. Although every consideration will be accorded to applicants with disabilities Humber cannot guarantee the opportunity of another test, audition or interview to applicants who did not identify themselves to Services for Students with Disabilities prior to the admissions process and were subsequently unsuccessful in gaining admission.
It is the student’s responsibility to notify Humber of disability-related resources needed during the academic year.
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Students in programs or occupations involving direct contact with vulnerable persons are required to undergo a Police Record Check.
Humber reserves the right to deny admission or withdraw a student from a program based on an unpardoned criminal record bearing relevance to the academic or field placement requirements of the program. It is important for potential and current students to understand that failure to meet the Police Record Check requirements may prevent them from successful admission or completion of the program.
Employers and agencies offering student placement opportunities will require a Police Record Check before accepting a student for field placement. Failure to meet the requirements for field placement will prevent students from completing the program and/or securing employment.
Instructions on how to apply for a Police Record Check will be provided before the start of classes or at the appropriate time during the program.
Additional information and application instructions are also available at oesc-cseo.org.
Depending on the duration of the program, students may be required to update their Police Record Check at specific times throughout the program.
Humber offers many co-op programs. These programs provide the student with an opportunity to obtain work experience related to their program of study.
The timing of work semesters (15-week semesters) varies by program, however, most occur after two (2) semesters of in-class study. Students may be required to meet specific academic criteria prior to obtaining a co-op placement.
The admission requirements to co-op programs vary. Please refer to the individual program listings for further details.
Prior to a decision to suspend or phase out a program, Humber will provide the students enrolled in the program with the opportunity to complete the program within the normal time period (i.e. the Ministry approved program duration).
As a general principle, Humber will provide the students with the opportunity to complete the program at the college in which they are enrolled. However, there may be special circumstances where it is not possible for Humber to do so, or where a transfer of the students to another college would be more practicable for both the students and Humber. Under such circumstances, Humber assumes the responsibility to assist the students to become enrolled in the same program offered by another college located within a reasonable distance from Humber.
Statistics Canada is the national statistical agency. As such, Statistics Canada carries out hundreds of surveys each year on a wide range of matters, including education.
It is essential to be able to follow students across time and institutions to understand, for example, the factors affecting enrolment demand at postsecondary institutions. The increased emphasis on accountability for public investment means that it is also important to understand outcomes. In order to carry out such studies, Statistics Canada asks all colleges and universities to provide data on students and graduates. Institutions collect and provide to Statistics Canada student identification information (student’s name, student ID number, Social Insurance Number), student contact information (address and telephone number), student demographic characteristics, enrolment information, previous education, and labour force activity.
The Federal Statistics Act provides the legal authority for Statistics Canada to obtain access to personal information held by educational institutions. The information may be used only for statistical purposes, and the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act prevent the information from being released in any way that would identify a student.
Students who do not wish to have their information used are able to ask Statistics Canada to remove their identification and contact information from the national database.
Further information on the use of this information can be obtained from Statistics Canada’s website: www.statcan.ca or by writing to the Postsecondary Section, Centre for Education Statistics, 17th Floor, R.H. Coats Building, Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, ON K1A 0T6.